Midsomer Murders: Season 7, Episode 1

The Green Man (2 Nov. 2003)

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Barnaby and Troy tackle two separate cases as Troy prepares to leave Midsomer after his promotion to DI.

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Laura Howard ...
Barry Jackson ...
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John Carlisle ...
Lord Fitzgibbon
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Timothy Webster
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Lillian Webster
Marc Buchner ...
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A cave in of a local canal tunnel under restoration reveals the skeletons of eight individuals. While most of the skeletons are from a cave in when the canal was under construction in the 19th century, one is obviously of a more recent vintage. Dental records identify him as Eric Edwards who was reported missing in 1965. Supt. Barnaby delves into the history of the canal to see if he can find a connection. DS Troy is over the moon when he learns that he has qualified as a Detective Inspector and that there may be a job for him in another county. In what may be his last case in Midsomer, he follows up on an anonymous tip that teenagers are harassing a local hermit, Tom. When one of those teenagers is shot through the head, Barnaby leaves "Inspector" Troy in charge of the case. Written by garykmcd

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Troy drives a Rover 45 with registration plate BX03 ZZG. When Barnaby and Troy learn that Cully may be in mortal danger, they jump into Troy's car and leave the station with a blue rooftop light and siren. But the plate on the car has changed to BU03 ZZG. As they are seen driving with the flashing light and siren, and arriving on-scene, the plate has returned to the original BX03 ZZG. See more »

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Daniel Webster: Trouble.
Cully Barnaby: What?
Daniel Webster: Incoming. My dynamic dad.
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Sergeant Troy moves on
5 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A sad episode, "The Green Man" marks the end of Sergeant Troy as Barnaby's partner, as he becomes an Inspector in his own right and is promoted. He had that little flirtation with Barnaby's daughter Cully for a while, and I was hoping...that's a couple of seasons away.

To give Troy the hang of working without him, Barnaby works on one case, and Troy another. Barnaby investigates some old bones walled up in a cave where Joyce and Cully are volunteering. Except one of the skulls appears to have had National Health, given the state of his teeth, so he's not as ancient as the others. Who was he, and what was he doing dead in the cave? Troy's case involved a homeless man, protected by the local Lord, who is being attacked and harassed by teen boys out in the woods shooting for fun. The man, Tom, takes the gun away from one of the boys and throws it in the bushes. Later it's used in a murder. Troy has to find Tom, learn what happened to the gun, and if he saw anything. While he's at it, there are a couple of other murders.

The plot has some interesting twists, one of which is Barnaby's actions when learning the identity of the man in the cave. I actually don't agree here with the other reviewers. Rather than give a spoiler, I'll just say that given the circumstances, I think Barnaby did the right thing. It's true he took two people to task for doing basically the same thing, but I think he also saw ahead that nothing was going to come of doing anything about it now.

Tom, the hermit, has a fascinating interaction with the wildlife around him, and this is one of the best things about the episode. It's an unusual one, and a melancholy one, as Troy moves on.


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