Wallander: Season 2, Episode 10

Vålnaden (29 May 2010)

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An adulterous couple, Nina Adler and Martin Rittner,are blown up in a beach-house explosion and foul play is suspected. Peter,Nina's husband and Martin's business partner, is a thuggish,... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sverrir Gudnason ...
Nina Zanjani ...
Fredrik Gunnarsson ...
Svartman (as Fredrik Gunnarson)
Mats Bergman ...
Douglas Johansson ...
Stina Ekblad ...
Henny Åman ...
Hanna, Katarinas dotter
Kim Kristensen
Per Morberg ...
Peter Adler
Felix Engström ...
Anna Bjelkerud ...
Cecilia Runesson ...


An adulterous couple, Nina Adler and Martin Rittner,are blown up in a beach-house explosion and foul play is suspected. Peter,Nina's husband and Martin's business partner, is a thuggish,dodgy sort but Rittner's wife gives him an alibi. A tramp,subject to memory losses,known to be in the area at the time of the murders,who participated in scams for Adler and Rittner, is also killed but again Adler has an alibi. Wallander learns that the key to the murders lies in a particularly despicable business fraud and a man out for terrible revenge for deeply personal reasons. Written by don @ minifie-1

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More excitement, less character development
6 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This Wallander series is running out of steam, coasting on its past, and looking more and more like an ordinary once-a-week TV detective story.

Not that the stories are bad, but that they have less meat to them. More implausibilities are entering the scripts. We are learning less about characters and their motivations. Wallander is much less clever and thorough because the stories do not allow him to be, since they are less clever.

Several murders occur via an explosion at a beach house. It turns out that multiple adultery is involved among rich but -- once again -- underhanded business people who don't fail to use others to do their hanky-panky.

To add suspense, Katerina's daughter is chummy with the daughter of one of the couples and both get caught up in a dangerous situation. Wallander manages not to call for backup, when he should. Karin looks lonely among her corpses. Nyberg doesn't come up with his usual clues.

At one point, Wallander looks like he swam a good half mile with his shoes on in the ocean.

Little things made the earlier episodes very good. These are less and less visible and being replaced by more exciting chases.

Looks like almost time to call it quits.

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