SEARCHING FOR A MOTIVE
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.”