As is usually the case, there's a lot on DI Jack Frost's plate these days. He's been assigned a new officer, DS Terence Reid who has been transferred somewhat abruptly after investigating a university student for selling contraband cigarettes. He has other problems as well, as Frost soon learns, but generally he is a good copper. Their first case is that of a woman, eventually identified as Sylvia Carter, whose remains are found on the railroad tracks after being run over by several trains. She worked for a local sandwich maker and Frost is convinced she was having an affair with someone. Dr. Helena Gibson, a senior surgeon at the local hospital in Denton, goes missing over a weekend. From all accounts she was in on Saturday but didn't show up at a colleague's house for lunch on Sunday. She was brilliant in her field but was disliked by virtually everyone at the hospital so there is no shortage of possible suspects if in fact anything is amiss. Lastly, Jack has a lookalike who is ... Written by
This may be my favorite episode. It has good writing and great characters. We get to meet Reid, who has been assigned to Frost. He is on his last legs as an investigator and his hope now is his work with our favorite detective. Unfortunately, he has addiction problems and a past that is suspect. In this offering we have two cases, both of which are the deaths of women. The first involves a woman whose body parts are found strewn over a railroad yard. She has been run over several times by various trains, but the odd thing is that her arm was found in another place. The second concerns a superb heart surgeon. She is a terse, driven woman who alienates her fellow, much less competent, colleagues. They recognize her talents but resent her methods. She has operated on a boy who has died. She had assure the parents that there would be no problem. During the operation, the primary surgeon's work is interrupted by her when he can't handle a complication. One day she disappears. The episode ends with a startling revelation when a young woman whom we have seen several times delivers a startling pronouncement.
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