MID­SOMER MUR­DERS

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - Program Highlights -

The PR fan­fare for this se­ries last week her­alded the re­turn of the leg­endary de­tec­tive, by which we sus­pect it re­ferred to Tom Barn­aby (played by John Net­tles from 1997 to 2011) and not Neil Dud­geon’s John Barn­aby, who ar­rived in Mid­somer only last year.

While John Barn­aby hasn’t had enough time to reach leg­endary sta­tus, he does share one char­ac­ter­is­tic with his pre­de­ces­sor, and that is an in­abil­ity to iden­tify a killer un­til there have been sev­eral mur­ders, as hap­pens tonight when a con­victed mur­derer re­turns to town hell­bent on re­venge. It’s fa­mil­iar fare even down to the light-hearted bick­er­ing be­tween Barn­aby and his younger part­ner, Jones. It’s the episode view­ers have been­wait­ing for – Gene Sim­mons fi­nally pro­poses to his part­ner of al­most 30 years, former Play­boy Play­mate Shan­non Tweed.

Yes, this episode is al­most two years old, but for fans of the se­ries it’s no less grip­ping as the pro­posal is a bit­ter­sweet moment for Tweed. She’s happy she has fi­nally be­come en­gaged but sad be­cause she feels Sim­mons only did it be­cause he thought he had to.

In the rest of the episode the pair tackle this is­sue in coun­selling and we also see the re­ac­tion from their friends as they share their news.

It’s voyeurism at its best.

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