DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
POOR victim. Dead before the credits have finished. On the other hand, she did wind up displayed in a pretty garden, looking like an exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show. Blow to the head killed her. Wasn’t boredom after all.
DS Hathaway, mindful of the fact the audience may have been born in the 1900s, describes the dead girl as a deceased damsel. Or perhaps it’s for Lewis’s benefit. Lewis appears defeated by life. He doesn’t know yet that Dr Hobson was out at dinner last night with a much better looking guy, and when Hathaway saw them Dr Hobson looked totally busted. She’s been weird with Lewis all day. Lewis remarks Hathaway seems upbeat. Of course he is. Hathaway lives for murder. He’ll probably start killing people himself, just to have something to do.
Assuming anybody’s left. This is as bad as Midsomer Murders. In every sense. The girl who dies at the start was part of a drug trial being run by a shrink who also has a piece of the patent. These kids were being given ketamine as an anti-depressant. Sounds like a
Dumb: Lewis (Kevin Whately) bit of fun, but nobody looks happy. Apart from Hathaway. Maybe the girl topped herself and that rock was in the way.
Sad kids high on drugs doled out by a manipulative psychiatrist and his doe-eyed assistant: I’m liking everyone as a suspect. They’re in a big old building so you don’t have any reason not to expect more from this episode. It’s too long, and silly, and heavy-handed.
It also makes Lewis (Kevin Whately) look dumb. Or maybe this was the most realistic part— he’s the DI but it’s Hathaway, a DS (Laurence Fox) who knows what’s going on. All Lewis was worried about was Laura Hobson and OMG does she like me? Lewis Channel 7, 8.30pm