Sam volunteers to go undercover to discover how rationed gasoline is being stolen from a fuel depot, and Andrew becomes a suspect in a murder case.

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Fred Pierce
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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 garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | War

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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 »

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The clock used to set off the bomb in the suitcase has a large second hand which moves in 1-second jumps, indicating a quartz movement. Quartz clocks weren't available commercially until about 30 years later. See more »

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[a black market truck rams through a roadblock, and Sam speeds after it]
DCS Foyle: You up for this?
Samantha Stewart: You bet I am, sir!
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Contemporary Themes in World War II Plot - Excellent Story
7 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Several social themes are cleverly woven into "Among the Few", in the highly entertaining Foyle's War, starring the charming Michael Kitchen as Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle, in Hastings, England. Foyle applies intuitive logic to solving murders, while World War II is consuming all of England's resources. This episode is among the best in the excellent series, because of the realistic human conditions underlying several of the sub-plots. This particular story puts Foyle's driver Samantha "Sam" Stewart (Honeysuckle Weeks) at risk when she volunteers to go underground to help determine how fuel thefts are being heisted from a highly strategic depot. At the same time, Foyle's son, an RAF pilot, is involved by association in the death of a female depot driver, who happens to be the roommate of his sweetheart. But, that's just the plot. "Among the Few" reveals contemporary themes far beyond the situations in the story. As with all the Foyle's War stories, the authentic 1940s sets are as captivating as trying to figure out how the story's untimely death will be solved. I was especially smitten with the RAF scenes and the use of several World War II vintage English fighter planes. Everything about "Among the Few" is well done. This episode is interesting, well directed, expertly acted and a tribute to the sophisticated talent of writer Anthony Horowitz. If you can only watch one episode of Foyle's War, this is one I would recommend, but all episodes are superb.


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