Waking the Dead: Season 5, Episode 5

Subterraneans: Part 1 (2 Oct. 2005)

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Morse and the team discover that two decomposed bodies, one a suicide and the other murder, both kidnap victims are linked to the same man, a medical researcher.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Esther Hall ...
Félicité Du Jeu ...
Dr. Nick Henderson
Julia Henderson
Mary Sharman
Dr. Jonathan Lynch
Kelly Harrison ...
Gordon Christie
Imogen Bain ...
Miriam Tate
Alexis Conran ...
Michael Sharman


A millionaire businessman is found dead one year after he disappeared. The team discover that he has been kept prisoner in an underground cellar but the kidnapper made no ransom demands. On first look it appears that the victim committed suicide with pills. However, questions are raised when another male body is found in the same cellar but appears to have been brutally murdered some years earlier, presumably by his kidnapper. Retracing the steps of the two men leads the team to an unlikely suspect. The team know they have their man - now all they have to do is prove it. As they collect the damning evidence, their suspect disappears and shortly afterwards, so does his wife. The team realise that the murders took place in order to prevent the truth of the killer's secret life from reaching his wife. In a bid to prevent her being hurt by the revelations, the killer is going to kill his wife. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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When Dr. Nick Henderson is returning to the drive as Boyd & Grace pull up, while he is still on the walk, he is wearing Wellington boots. When he is in the drive he is not wearing boots. See more »


Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd: Come in, Grace. What are we dealing with here, a front rack sadist or someone with a bluebeard complex or what?
Dr. Grace Foley: Ahh, I'm for informed views, not hunches.
Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd: well, give me an informed view of the paracetamol then.
Dr. Grace Foley: Oh, okay. I believe that Sharman was given the option to kill himself.
Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd: Why?
Dr. Grace Foley: Well, um... either to be cruel or be kind.
Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd: Taunt him with choice? Perpetuate a living hell or die?
Dr. Grace Foley: That's the cruel explanation.
Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd: Well, I'm racking my brains for the kind one.
Dr. Grace Foley: To put him out of his misery.
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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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