Following last week's dramatic cliffhanger which saw Yvonne Carmichael (played by Emily Watson) and Mark Costley (Ben Chaplin) make a quick escape from George Selway's (Steven Elder) flat, the third instalment was infuriatingly slow.
Minutes into the episode, viewers learned that Yvonne's attacker has been killed by her lover and she was soon forced to face up to the consequences of her actions as she was arrested during a meal with her family.
The reaction to her arrest was brilliantly edited as Yvonne realised how serious her actions were while her family were left shocked and confused.
Unfortunately, her interrogation was underwhelming, with Emily's portrayal as a bemused bystander rather unconvincing. It also felt too rushed and didn't allow time for the viewers to gain a real understanding of what was taking place and how Yvonne felt.
Apple Tree Yard: Emily Watson stars as Yvonne Carmichael
Apple Tree Yard: Olivia Vinall plays Yvonne's daughter Carrie
Perhaps the most sobering scene was Yvonne's chat with her daughter Carrie (Olivia Vinall) as she defended her reasoning for keeping her rape a secret.
When probed about why she didn't tell the police about the sexual assault, she explained: "I didn't have the courage."
The pair shared a number of scenes together and the insight into their relationship was handled much better than the disappointing look into Adam and Yvonne's relationship last week.
It was also refreshing to see more of Yvonne's husband Gary as he was finally given a more significant role in the storyline.
Apple Tree Yard: It was great to see Gary take a more significant role
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Apple Tree Yard: The third instalment was rather slow and underwhelming
Mark Bonnar was fantastic as his character demonstrated to Yvonne's barrister why a woman might not fight back against an attacker by holding a knife to his throat. It was both intense and brilliant.
And, things didn't go too smoothly when Yvonne finally stood in court. Mark's wife arrived in dramatic fashion and threw insults at the scientist as she took to the stand.
Sadly, the ending of the episode was underwhelming as it simply fizzled out as the details of George's death were read out in court.
Here's hoping the final instalment will see the series go out with a bang.
Apple Tree Yard concludes tomorrow night on BBC One at 9pm.