DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
IDON’T know – is a big ‘‘ SURPRISE!’’ what you want when you’re just back in the office after three months off because of a stabbing? Which, given it was administered in your home by a life-long family friend, may have also been quite the SURPRISE!
Still, Janet – the DC Scott part of the equation here – is a total pro, or else she came back to work far too soon. Probably the second one, but either way she handles this idiotic party with somnambulant aplomb.
And now the cops/shrink combination handling the Geoff Hastings case – said nutter who stabbed her – have decided only Janet (Lesley Sharp) can get out of him just how many women he dispatched over the years. Genius idea, isn’t it?
Geoff Hastings, if we asked his neighbours, would’ve been polite and kept to himself. I watched that episode where we met Geoff and I can’t remember now, but I’m pretty sure I had to stop myself from telling you he was the killer.
Based on the golden rule of screen production that says the highest paid guest star is the murderer.
Geoff was played by that
Surprised: Lesley Sharp