Morse's police work and love of music come together as he investigates the murder of a journalist who was writing about college benefactor Andrew Baydon, and is witness when opera singer Gwladys Probert is shot while standing next to Baydon at the annual procession. Written by
Definitely the weakest episode of the 7th series but I still liked it!
John Thaw and Kevin Whately are always excellent in Inspector Morse, and their performances in Twilight of the Gods are no exception. However, compared to the outstanding Day of the Devil, Twilight of the Gods was a disappointment. My main problem was that although Robert Hardy is a very good actor, he does overact so wildly here, that I couldn't really relate to his character at all. Though, John Gielgud almost steals the show, with a witty performance that almost compensates the episode and its flaws. My second flaw was that although there were some very good moments, like Morse's argument with Strange, which was very funny, the poignant final scene between Morse and Lewis and Shiela Gish's character's recital at the beginning, the dialogue just lacked the sparkle that makes Morse so intriguing. Don't get me wrong, I liked the episode, I liked the performance of Shiela Gish, who gave the character a sense of fire, such a shame she didn't get more screen time. The plot is also very clever, and does well not to get tedious. The music was also excellent. Overall, a disappointing, but still a very good episode, that benefits from standout turns from Gish and Gielgud, and of course Thaw and Whately. 8/10 Bethany Cox.
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