Thorn In My Side

Improvisation is the order of the day, especially when Tom DeLuca offers to help you escape.


Scene summaries may contain spoilers
Ian knows you’re alive now, and is threatening to torture people unless you give yourself up. Everyone hastily prepares for the plan to evacuate Paula. You receive some unexpected help from Tom DeLuca
Tom’s distractions work a treat giving you and Paula time to escape. Before you return to safety though, he has something troubling to show you in the woods.
On the way to the woods Tom talks through the new plan with Janine. He says what you’ll see might help.
Dr Lobatse's working out in the woods, looking after quarantined patients. Tom reveals that the Minister wants to restart Van Ark’s research. Dr Lobatse decides to stay behind to look after her patients.
Time to make a break for safety but some of the freed residents won’t leave. Ian’s almost on you, but Steve provides your escape route with some well timed smoke bombs so you’ve got to go.
Safe for a moment, Janine and Jody aren’t sure what to do with Tom. Steve wants to come with you but Janine denies his request. He must maintain his cover.
You head for Sam’s waiting getaway car. Owen’s still active transmitter allows you to hear Ian punishing Steve for his ‘incompetence’. Janine turns this into a positive, and is more determined than ever to take Abel back.


Cast listings may contain spoilers
Natalie Neagle
Ian Golightly
Jonathan Leinmuller
Janine de Luca
Eleanor Rushton
Jody Marsh (Runner 4)
Jennifer Tan
Dr. Kefilwe Lobatse
Madeleine Brolly
Owen Landia (Runner 6)
Francis Beresford
Paula Cohen
Victoria Grove
Sam Yao
Philip Nightingale
Six to Start Ensemble
Soldier 2
Six to Start Ensemble
Steve "The Builder" Sissay
Adam Lannon
Tom de Luca
Alex Harland
Naomi Alderman
Matt Wieteska
Sound Designer
Mark Pittam
Series Created By
Naomi Alderman