Blue Murder: Season 4, Episode 2

Desperate Measures (10 Dec. 2007)

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DCI Jeanine Lewis and her team investigate the murder of Dr. Donald Haliwell who was shot as he was leaving his surgery. There are several possible suspects. He had just been exonerated at ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Caroline Quentin ...
Ian Kelsey ...
Paul Loughran ...
Nicholas Murchie ...
Lisa Goodall
Ceallach Spellman ...
Eden Garrity ...
Eleanor Lewis
Dr. Fraser Mekee
Sudha Bhuchar ...
Dr. Sarita Gupta
Teo-Wa Vuong ...
Ms Ling
Aaron Mathews
Elizabeth Banks ...
Nurse Dawn Langan (as Liz Banks)
Neil Langan
Claire Hackett ...
Marcie Young


DCI Jeanine Lewis and her team investigate the murder of Dr. Donald Haliwell who was shot as he was leaving his surgery. There are several possible suspects. He had just been exonerated at a Coroner's Inquest over the drug overdose death of a young woman whose mother, Marcie Young, believes he reduced their daughter's methadone dosage too quickly. Then there's a young associate, Dr. McKee, who has just learned that he was to be released at the end of his contract. Lastly, the surgery in question had previously been the subject of a burglary by the Wilson gang and the police had intelligence that the gang was planning another major robbery. Staff at the surgery also think Dr. Halliwell may have been stealing drugs. The solution definitely lies in a connection with the surgery. Written by garykmcd

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Morphine provides you with such a peaceful sleep
23 June 2008 | by (Olliergues, France) – See all my reviews

Here is the General Practitioner of your neighborhood. Respectable, respected, for sure, but not by all. Believed, venerated, trusted, indeed but not by all. To be a GP, to have an important surgery and a lot of patients, to have a second younger doctor helping you, that's success, but what is behind all that? Not much. A doctor becomes very sloppy fast, sloppy or maybe simply lazy or impotent. And in front of his impotence, his incapability to solve problems like depression or drug addiction, he backs up and just repeats useless trite commonplace sentences like, "life must go on", or is it "the show" after all, because it is all a show and one can die in no time, out of depression, an overdose of morphine or just a good old suicide, with a good gun coming up at the last minute. But the series is coming to its end. The younger black woman inspector messes up the arrest of a prime suspect who could have been the criminal and had to be released. But the boss will mess up a far more important arrest later on. When a team starts doing blunders it is quite obvious the end is near and the team has to be de-structured to be recomposed. Yet intricate enough to keep you interested.

Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, University Paris Dauphine, University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne & University Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines

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