LOS ANGELES — The 69th prime-time Emmy ceremony will be about winners and losers and more, including politics and a cheeky turn by host Stephen Colbert.
Colbert, whose “Late Show” is a regular forum on the Trump administration, said that the president is fair game during the awards show airing at 8 p.m. EDT Sunday ( 8 a.m. Monday, PHT) on CBS.
The Emmys are a celebration of TV, “and the biggest television star of the last year was Donald Trump,” Colbert said at last week’s ceremonial red-carpet rollout outside Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. He’s also claimed that his nude rear – or part of it, suitably tanned – will be included in the opening musical number.
How will winners and presenters approach the evening? Will they weigh in with political jokes or speeches, or could the recent devastating hurricanes that ravaged parts of Texas and Florida prompt moments that avoid divisiveness, at least for the show’s three or so hours?
Thirteen is a British drama television miniseries created and written by Marnie Dickens. The series centres on Ivy Moxam (Jodie Comer), a 26-year-old woman who escapes from the cellar where she has been imprisoned for 13 years.
The first episode was released on BBC Three in the UK on 28 February 2016. It began airing on BBC America in the US in 23 June 2016. Each episode was broadcast on BBC Two a week after its release; the first on 6 March 2016. In Saudi Arabia, and the rest of the Middle East, the series began airing in the middle of August 2016. The title music is In Your Dreams from the album Wild Go (2010), by Dark Dark Dark. The final soundtrack in episode 5 is “Out of the Black” by Billie Marten.
On 27 March 2016, the writer of the series, Marnie Dickens, stated that there won’t be a second series of the show.
Thirteen tells the story of Ivy Moxam, a 26-year-old woman who was abducted at the age of 13 and held in a cellar for the next 13 years of her life. The story begins when she escapes from her captor’s house, and we follow Ivy as she is taken to the police station. Here, she meets her family liaison officer, as well as D.I. Carne and D.S. Merchant, who proceed to interview her. Her family are informed after information leaks to the press, and DNA test results confirm that she is the Moxams’ daughter.
We then learn that Ivy’s childhood crush, Tim, has moved on with his life and got married, but he does not relay this information to Ivy. Ivy runs from her home when everything becomes too much, and it is Tim who finds her. After Carne tells her that she should ‘press play’ on her life and start living again, she decides to write a letter to Tim, as they used to in the past. Despite this, D.S. Merchant warns Carne that Ivy is getting attached to him, which becomes clear in the episode when she tells him that she trusts him, and he gives her his business card in case she needs someone to talk to.
The police manage to locate the house of Ivy’s kidnapper, but he has bleached the place to avoid DNA traces of him or Ivy. The police find a passport photo of Ivy and hair on the kidnapper’s bed, which leads them to deduce that she was in fact let out of the cellar, and that she lied. She tells them that he took her out of the house only once. The police then manage to identify a face through tracing his credit cards and bank cards, which lead them to a petrol station where they gain security footage of a man who Ivy confirms as her kidnapper. At the end of the episode, it is revealed that Henry Stone, the headteacher of the school Ivy used to attend (and should have been attending on the day of her kidnapping), employed Ivy’s kidnapper and that the kidnapper has taken a second girl, Phoebe, hostage.
The kidnapping of a second girl, Phoebe, puts more pressure on Ivy to relive her ordeal. Carne and Merchant find themselves surrounded by a new team from Scotland Yard.
Ivy is soon summoned back to the police station as Merchant comes up against suspicions, and when evidence is produced which suggests that Ivy has lied to the police about being allowed outside, she comes under fierce scrutiny. She reaches out to Tim for support, but suffers a shattering betrayal when she finds out he is married. Ivy is seen to be dragged away at the end of the episode by an unseen person.
Phoebe’s father attacks Ivy and tries to drag her away, screaming at her to tell him where his daughter is. Her family quickly helps her but she falls into a state of shock. Ivy tries to reconnect with her sister, but a mysterious letter that seems to be from Mark White threatens their reconciliation. Carne tries to get Ivy to open up about her captivity, but is forced to take drastic measures when she refuses to cooperate. As doubts about Ivy’s story grow, Merchant returns to White’s house, and makes a shocking discovery.
Ivy is arrested for perverting the course of justice after the discovery in the cellar of the body of Mark White’s half-brother Dylan, who went missing in 2009, revealing more inconsistencies and lies from Ivy. She withdraws completely while being questioned as she realises she has lost Carne’s trust. Christina begs the police to allow her to speak to her daughter, and persuades Ivy to reveal the shocking truth behind her disappearance. Ivy reveals Mark White killed his brother, however, only Ivy’s DNA is found on the sheet Dylan’s body was wrapped in. Meanwhile Mark White gets in touch with Carne and Merchant and will only talk with Ivy.
The Moxam family is plunged into the same horror they faced 13 years previously, leaving Ivy faced with the prospect of risking her own life to save Phoebe – being confronted with the memory of her earlier ordeal. Carne and Merchant try to find a way to ensure her safety, but have underestimated Mark White, putting themselves in danger. They are seen in the local shopping centre. Ivy is meeting with Mark White, the police are with her. She gets scared and in turns finds Mark in a photo booth with Phoebe. He abducts Ivy leaving the shopping centre with her in an industrial bin. They see Mark leaving with her in a van. Police chase them he gets away.
We later see find Ivy tied to a chair with tape on her mouth. He gets cross with her, she persuades him to untie her. He shows her the wardrobe which has stuff from their old house; she sets it up to look like the old one. He reports he would be keen to start a family again. He makes her change into a granny nighty and a bra that has no underwire.
She bathes him when he tries to get her to have sex. She then gets the gun and tells him she wants to leave as she now realises how controlling he is. Ivy fires the gun but it is not loaded. He knocks her out.
Later we find Mark revealing he wishes he and Ivy will reunite with the miscarried child and his brother in heaven. He has set fire to downstairs as smoke comes in they lie on the bed. She climbs on top of him to kiss him passionately. She bites him and smashes his head against the wall. Ivy escapes the house just as it blows up.
|Created by||Marnie Dickens|
|Written by||Marnie Dickens|
|Opening theme||“In Your Dreams” by Dark Dark Dark|
|Ending theme||“In Your Dreams” by Dark Dark Dark|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||5 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Elizabeth Kilgarriff|
|Location(s)||Bristol, England, UK|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Picture format||16:9 1080i|
|Original release||28 February – 27 March 2016|
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