DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
WHEN are you meant to eat the chocolate? Is it today? I’m going to guess yes, which is why Dripping In Chocolate is on tonight.
I just hope you haven’t been saddled with any of that lowgrade supermarket confectionary with a cocoa mass of under 3 per cent. Because, gee, you’re going to see some fine choc- olate tonight. Handily, one of the main characters is what’s prettily known as a chocolatier. Juliana (Louise Lombard) is making some truffles, it looks like — or possibly some bon bons — when tonight’s first victim is being dispatched. And not far from her Sydney shop.
She knew the woman, she tells the homicide detective who asks the next morning, but only slightly. They all say that when there’s a sharp cop standing in front of them.
And Bennett Omara (David Wenham) should be feeling sharp. He’s given up everything, to the point that when he has to chase a suspect tonight he vomits on the footpath. He even spurns Juliana’s treats, and perhaps he’s right to. Every time someone’s murdered— and there’s
Truff love: Louise Lombard soon a string of them — there’s a trail of her chocs.
It emerges that the girl who died that first night was the face for the campaign for a big new controversial real estate development that will see the bulldozers go through Juliana’s chocolate shop.
Juliana turns up at an art opening to confront planning minister Stuart Verger (Geoff Morrell), and would’ve been thrown out by security if Bennett Omara hadn’t also been there and intervened. But what’s Bennett doing there? And why does Juliana walk around with a stash of chocolates on her all the time?
Tell you what, you’ll be doing well to guess who did it. Dripping In Chocolate UKTV, 8.30pm