Deputy Chief Constable Stephen Blackton is called into the Met to investigate two possible scandals. Known as Blackdog, he has a well-deserved reputation at pursuing corrupt police officers...
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Deputy Chief Constable Stephen Blackton is called into the Met to investigate two possible scandals. Known as Blackdog, he has a well-deserved reputation at pursuing corrupt police officers. The first case is the Cripps shooting where an unarmed man was shot by an armed police squad. Although a coroner's enquiry found no fault, Commander Blake has raised doubt as to DCI Mike Hedges' role. The case takes a particular turn when one of the armed officers, Graham Warner, is found dead. Blake also finds herself under investigation by Blackton over her sexual relationship with accused serial killer James Lampton. With the trial approaching, there is great concern as to the adverse publicity that will result. Written by
Stephen 'Blackdog' Blackton (David O'Hara) is known for his dogged pursuit as a lone wolf investigator. He is called in to investigate DCI Mike Hedges' role in the Cripps shooting despite the case being supposedly closed. He also investigates Commander Blake's role as well as her expected coming testimony in the Lampton case. Blake's sister dies. Officer Graham Warner, who was at the Cripps shooting, is found killed.
I like the Cripps story more than the Lampton story. David O'Hara is a good addition. I'm interested in his investigation even though there isn't a big mystery. The audience has been watching it for two long movies and is essentially waiting for Blackdog to catch up. The first half tries to compensate with a lot of moody visuals. There are ultra-closeups and murky styles. There is also a splitting of point of views. Blake goes all the way to the darkside as she pushes sweet DI Carol Browning to do her dirty work. Blake becomes an utterly unappealing character. It would be easier to swallow if Blake was always this morally corrupt. This franchise continues to be in flux.
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