Wallander: Season 1, Episode 3

One Step Behind (14 Dec. 2008)

TV Episode  |   |  Crime, Mystery, Thriller
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Three youngsters are shot dead whilst having a woodland picnic in fancy dress. One girl's mother reports her as missing but postcards from Paris supposedly sent by the daughter negate any ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sadie Shimmin ...
Tom Beard ...
Ben Meyjes ...
Louise / Ake
Anna Ahlerup ...
Melker Sörensen ...
Nicole Briggs ...
Lorraine Brunning ...
Eva Hillstrom (as Lorrainne Brunning)
Samantha Best ...
Duncan Holmes ...
Ragnar Landerholm ...


Three youngsters are shot dead whilst having a woodland picnic in fancy dress. One girl's mother reports her as missing but postcards from Paris supposedly sent by the daughter negate any police involvement. Then another parent reports that Wallander's troubled colleague, Svedberg, had earlier expressed an interest in the kids' movements, and then Svedberg is also found shot, photos of the dead trio being found in his flat along with one of a mystery woman, identified by Svedberg's cousin as his ex-girlfriend Louise. The corpses are found, and a friend of the victims is also slain, having told Wallander that his workmate was really gay, and that 'Louise' is a transvestite, and a wholly murderous one, who adds to his toll of dead by killing a further trio of innocents. Diagnosed as diabetic and aware that he never truly knew the dead colleague who regarded him as his best friend, Wallander must not only avenge Svedberg but halt a psychopath from an ordinary but obvious walk of life ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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He's Shagging a Trannie!
10 November 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A group of young people who are out for some thrills are gunned down by a non-descript shooter as they enjoy a picnic dressed in period clothes (it looks like the French Revolution but I have no knowledge of this). One of the kids that was supposed to be with them, wasn't able to go for various reasons. She is now overwhelmed with guilt and remorse. Wallander now must wade through a lot of sludge to get a handle on this person. Meanwhile, his taciturn partner is murdered in his apartment. He has some connection to these kids, but we don't know what it is. He proves an utter enigma. It turns out he is probably gay and Wallander is amazed he never knew this. Things become sticky when the woman who escaped harm is murdered after connecting with Wallander. It appears that someone has a vendetta against the Swedish cop, that he is somehow in the middle of all this. We are quickly immersed in the gay community and danger lurks there. A mysterious woman is at the center of all this and her identity is critical. There is some really lousy police work here and some rather homophobic stuff going on.

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