Dangerous Davies investigates the death of Geoff Fallon, a stock car driver who was killed during a race at the local stadium when his car exploded due to a leaky fuel line. There seemed to... See full summary »
Dangerous Davies investigates the death of Geoff Fallon, a stock car driver who was killed during a race at the local stadium when his car exploded due to a leaky fuel line. There seemed to be a considerable animosity with his brother, also a stock car driver, but it turns that Fallon was convicted of killing a child with his car some years previously and the dead child's older brother was working at the stadium on the night in question. When a second person is killed, Davies determines that the case is far more complex than originally thought. Meanwhile, all of the officers at the local station are under investigation when information is leaked to the press. Written by
This is the only episode from Season three that I was able to see. All the regulars were in it, and it was great to see the biting interplay between Dangerous and Mod Lewis again. Wonderful dialog: ''Depress the clutch! And I don't mean tell it your life story!'' Other series from Britain seem very trite and stale beside this one. A Touch of Frost relies on Jack Frost barking orders and casting baleful looks at his underlings. How much more realistic is The Last Detective.
The key to the show is that Davies will never be promoted, no matter how many cases he cracks, because he just does not have the look and the rough speech a detective should have. Truth to tell, he often is pained by the insensitivity and dullness of his detective colleagues. Hope this is not the last season for this show.
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