Silent Witness: Season 9, Episode 5

The Meaning of Death: Part 1 (8 Aug. 2005)

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Harry investigates the death of a woman who drowned in a backyard pool. She was apparently struck on the side of the head and her husband claims that her expensive necklace is missing. Leo ... See full summary »

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Harry investigates the death of a woman who drowned in a backyard pool. She was apparently struck on the side of the head and her husband claims that her expensive necklace is missing. Leo and Nikki investigate the death of Lucie Philips, a kidnap victim who was taken a week previously. The girl's father tried to pay the ransom but the money was never collected leading the police to believe that the kidnappers may have had other motives. They also investigate the murder of a pizza deliveryman that has similarities with the Philips crime scene. A third murder leads the police to suspect that they may be seeing the work of a serial killer. Nikki's grandmother dies bringing her into contact with her estranged father. Written by garykmcd

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Fascinating and multi-layered
16 March 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful two-parter from the series, which definitely seems to have benefited from Amanda Burton's departure. It's no longer a star vehicle, and all that posturing has gone.

This story is a sensitive look at the 'Meaning of Death' from various angles, including Christian and nihilistic Nietzschean ones.

Emilia Fox does particularly well, and Nicholas Sidi as the sensitive and suffering policeman is absolutely excellent. He should have been given his own series on the strength of this.

It is interesting that his character, Tom Wimber, shares a similar name, ailment and saliva spray as John Wimber, the leader of the Vineyard churches who died in 1997 (see Wikipedia for details).


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