Season 01, Episode 03 – “Episode 3”
Julien is woken by a frantic message on his mobile phone from Lea asking him to call her. Molina and his team trace the call to the train station. Nicolas, a waiter at Morel and Sons restaurant, shows Julien the illegal police radio interceptor he has in his car, and as Julien listens to the communications, he begins to shadow their investigations.
Set in Lyon, the show traces the increasing trauma of the Morel family who fall apart when their 17-year-old daughter fails to return home from a night out. As the hours pass and the police investigation builds, The Disappearance explores every parent’s worst nightmare. There are similarities to Broadchurch in that the lead detective has a complicated backstory while the family members and friends each appear to be hiding something.