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The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - News -

THIS se­ries re­ally finds its legs, or more ap­pro­pri­ately teeth, in this episode; with vil­lain Do­minic Mon­aghan (pic­tured) sure to blind­side many view­ers with his men­ac­ing ways. Who knew the lit­tle hob­bit had it in him?

What I like about this drama are the self-con­tained cases each in­stal­ment, as the longer form sto­ry­lines play out. This week, it’s in­spired by the mur­der of Syd­ney man Mor­gan Hux­ley, who was fol­lowed home from the pub and bru­tally stabbed to death in his own bed.

Co-cre­ator and writer John Ri­d­ley told the true crime was a “start­ing point” with his writ­ing part­ner Sarah Smith, ad­ding: “What fas­ci­nates about this case was why it hap­pened, rather than how it hap­pened. It was just so sense­less.”

Ri­d­ley con­tin­ued: “Most crime pro­ce­du­rals don’t fol­low that model … there’s al­ways rea­sons, there’s al­ways an in­tri­cate re­veal. But we were in­ter­ested, es­pe­cially with this episode, where it ap­peared mo­tive­less.”

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