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 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
[a black market truck rams through a roadblock, and Sam speeds after it
You up for this?
You bet I am, sir!