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This review is from: She's Out [DVD]  (DVD)
She's Out is the third and final part of Lynda La Plante's excellent 'Widows' trilogy and follows central character Dolly Rawlins (the always amazing Ann Mitchell) as she is released from prison having served eight years for the manslaughter of her husband. What police don't yet know is that Dolly has stashed stolen diamonds worth millions from a raid her husband carried out in 1984. Unfortunately, the diamonds have been stolen and sold, Dolly is left penniless and the police are on her back. Thrown to the wolves (or six ruthless women she was inside with) Dolly devises a surefire plan to secure her future and theirs, if they help. Dolly is going to rob the mail train. She's Out is gripping from start to finish, never letting up throughout it's six parts. Unfortunately, the series suffers from lack of continuity (Dolly never saw Shirley Miller shot, despite telling Esther so, and just where is Bella O'Reilly? She took the diamonds so surely she'd be back for a cut?) and the fact that none of the other leads can match Ann Mitchell for sheer talent, nor are any of them at all appealing in any sense. The mail train robbery is far-fetched at best, but leads to one of the best shock-endings of a tv series since the final part of Widows series two. Gripping, tense, enjoyable, let down slightly by huge plot-holes and some uncharismatic leads. Still recommended.