The opening scene in this episode is genuinely frightening. A young woman climbs into a car only to have the another one tail gate her while trying to get her to stop. Is he trying to rescue her or harm her? You will have to watch it to find out.
The story line is simple. A number of attacks start turning to murder. One of the victims, who survives an attempted rape, commits suicide.
Fans of the series will note this is the first appearance by Detective Micheal Jardine who went on to replace Detective Peter Livingstone. Neil Duncan, who played Livingstone, had given the producers notice that he wanted to pursue his career on stage in London. His relationship with Taggart was always fairly competitive as the two barely tolerated each other. Jardine would become like a son to Taggart and the relationship endured until McManus tragically passed away.
This is a very good episode of Taggart for all the right reasons.
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