Midsomer Murders: Season 8, Episode 5

Second Sight (23 Jan. 2005)

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John Ransom collapses and dies outside a pub after a fight with his brother-in-law over the baptism of his niece. He has electrical scars across the top of his head.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Hopkins ...
Jane Wymark ...
Little Mal Kirby / Young Mal
Will Keen ...
Preaching Pete Kubatski
Geoffrey Whitehead ...
Dr. Gregory Ransom
Tom Frederic ...
Ben Kirby
Bill Stewart ...
Lucky Lol Tanner
Romany Rose
Jimmy Kirby
Emma Kirby
James Hoare ...
John Ransom


DCI Barnaby and Sgt. Scott investigate the death of John Ransom in the village of Midsomer Mere. He had just been ejected from a pub for fighting but the post mortem shows a series of burn marks on his skull indicating he may have been subject to electric shock. The police find that the dead man's brother Max was conducting experiments in precognition and had applied the shocks. As Barnaby delves deeper, he learns of an ongoing dispute between the Ransom and the Kirby families over whether a newborn niece should be baptized. The families have a long history of fighting and both claim to have the power of second sight. Written by garykmcd

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DCI Tom Barnaby: And what are you doing living in a caravan with Romany Rose?
Lucky Lol Tanner: It's not illegal, is it? We've been shacked up since she arrived, to tell the truth. I have this - er - weakness for Northern gypsies. You've got to admit it, she's a very good-looking woman.
DCI Tom Barnaby: She's also got two dead husbands.
Lucky Lol Tanner: Bet they died happy 'n all.
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The Worst of a Great Show
15 August 2013 | by (Troy, NY) – See all my reviews

Like the other reviewers, I am a huge fan of this series, but very disappointed in this episode. I love the characters, the writing and the great details on English country life. I even have a lot of fun trying to recognize British cars that we never see in the US and the repeated patterns in the plots (how many times do they have to have three victims?). The idiotic psychic plot line and even the writing were terrible. It appears that they threw this together over lunch and filmed it nearly in real time (except of course for the weather). It reminded me of times when my students hope they can get by on their charm instead of actual substance (and I teach future engineers!). If the Midsomer Murders team has any standards at all, they should delete this one and never show it again.

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