September 1940: When the police and the civil authorities suspect that petrol is being stolen from a local depot, Foyle agrees to let Sam Stewart go undercover as a driver to see if she can find out what is going on. Sam is partnered with Connie Dewar who is in love with a flying officer, Rex Talbot who just happens to be Andrew Foyle's best friend. It becomes apparent to Sam that Connie is involved in the petrol thefts and when she is found dead, there are a number of suspects. Connie is also several months pregnant but she didn't tell anyone who the father was. For DCS Foyle, the case becomes especially complicated when it turns out his son Andrew was perhaps the last person to see her alive. Written by
Did You Know?
When Sam says that Fred Pierce "ended up like the Crystal Palace", she is referring to the fact that the large London landmark burned to the ground in November 1936. See more
The Spitfire Andrew Foyle is shown flying bears the insignia of No. 317 Polish Fighter Squadron. However, this episode is set in September 1940, but 317 Squadron wasn't formed until February 1941. See more
You see, the trouble with war is committees, and the trouble with committees is that people take an hour to say what you or I could say in a couple of minutes.
Mmm. I had an instructor at the MTC. We called him Chloroform, because when he finished talking, there was nobody left awake.
What did he teach?
Now you tell me.