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Cult Recap

Season 2, Episode Six

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Season 2, Episode Six
Aired Tuesday, Mar 27 2007 at 21:00 BST on BBC One

Sam dreams about Maya, his girlfriend before his accident, fearful that she is bidding him farewell in the present day.

Deepak Ghandi, a Ugandan Asian, is found shot in his record shop with heroin in his pocket and taken to hospital in a coma. Sam hears his name called out from another room, only to discover the voice is coming from the present day via a radio transmitter. The voice belongs to Maya and Sam desperately responds to no avail. He then finds a young lady called Layla hiding in the shop. She claims she was just a customer who hid after hearing gunshots.

Sam believes the drugs were planted, but finds that the racial prejudice of his fellow policemen works against his theory. Gene and the gang visit local drug dealer Rocket to learn more. After some testicular torture he confirms to Gene that Deepak was selling heroin from his shop. Sam is still unconvinced.

Layla admits that she was working as Deepak’s accountant. She tells Sam she didn’t speak the truth before because the police don’t care about his race.

Maya pops up in a screening of a Bollywood film whilst Sam visit’s a local community centre. She is saying goodbye to him, that she’s given up and won’t be visiting anymore. Sam searches for the radio to try and make contact.

Meanwhile, at least seven people have recently died due to heroin overdose, with Gene very angry at this. A man named Toolbox - a local enforcer whose work is tolerated by the police - visits Rocket with some ferrets to bully into revealing more information. It works and he says that Deepak’s brother Ravi is behind importing the drugs.

Layla is probed by Gene about Ravi, who was seen with her earlier in the record shop. She admits she is romantically involved with Deepak. This disgusts Gene, but Sam rushes to her aid by saying that he dated a Pakistani woman once because he loved her. This incurs more abuse from Gene. Later, Layla’s house is scrawled with racial abuse so she stays with Sam, with her personality reminding him of Maya. The following morning Annie pays Sam’s flat a visit and is taken aback to find he has female company.

Ravi, taken in for questioning, reveals he saw a white man leaving the shop when he paid his brother a visit, only to find he’d been shot. Chris then enters the room to break the news that Deepak has died. Sam takes issue with Gene for his insensitivity to the news, but the copper retorts by stating that his brother was a drug addict and hadn’t been seen for ten years.

The police take a look at Deepak’s corpse and Sam makes the grim discovery that a fresh stab wound has been made in the hospital, with an attempt to conceal it by knifing him through the gunshot wound. Ray, who was guarding him, says the only person to have paid a visit was Layla. She then confesses that her real name is Lesley Roy - the name of Maya’s mother - and that she is pregnant but planning an abortion.

Sam pays the local Asian community centre a visit only for the place to be attacked by a couple of skinheads. He chases them and catches one, who claims that the Asians are smuggling things into the country and that he knows when and where they do it.

The police investigate the warehouse where they find several Asians unloading items such as carpets and crockery. However, Sam accidentally uncovers bags of heroin stashed away in a secret compartment of one of the crates. Gene calls in Toolbox to explore the matter further.

Sam and Annie track down Ravi, who claims innocence but agrees to come in for questioning rather than face Toolbox. Sam is suddenly struck down from behind and wakes up to find himself bound and gagged. Gene arrives on the scene to set him free, but there’s no sign of Annie or the assailants.

The police pay Toolbox a visit, with his Asian rugs alerting Sam to his double dealings. Toolbox’s female accomplice shoots Ravi but Chris puts a bullet in her before she can do any more damage. Rocket, who was also in on the act, is also arrested. They find Annie tied up, but safe.

Sam pays a visit to Layla at the hospital. She has changed her mind about having an abortion and has an ultrasound scan and says she will call the baby Maya if it’s a girl.

Gene is busy keeping an eye on Ravi, who is in a hospital bed recovering from being shot. He tells Sam that his brother is dead. Together, they hang around Ravi’s hospital bed and put the music up loud, much to the nurse’s annoyance.

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