During a Halloween, one of Dr Hobson's college roommates is found dead with a stake through her heart and a garlic bulb in her mouth.



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One Halloween, Ligiea Willard, stem-cell researcher and ex-roommate of Laura Hobson, is killed on her way to a reunion with Laura and another old friend named Ellen Jacoby. Her work attracted protests, and she was about to go public on shady practices at her institute. Psychic Ursula Van Tressell senses the killing and exorcises a house where the three women once lived at its owners' request. The next day, a resident is found slain, and a message on the fridge urges to find Mary Gwilliam, who was also murdered after trying to phone Laura. Mary was a nurse at a mental hospital where another of Laura's roommates--and boyfriend--died. After an unsuccessful attempt to kill Ellen, Lewis, her boyfriend, realizes that Laura has not been honest with him. But is she a killer? Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery






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26 September 2010 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Rupert Graves (Alec Pickman) has also appeared in Series 6 of Morse in the episode titled "Happy Families" where he played the the newspaper man that got under Morse's skin. See more »


DS James Hathaway: There's been threats; stem cell research. Not overly popular with some of the more spiritually certain.
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References The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) See more »


Inspector Lewis Main Theme
Written by Barrington Pheloung
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Anti-Stem cell people put in a bad light
12 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A woman is killed who his connected with a stem-cell research company.

The episode goes on to make the viewer believe that the people involved in this killing and others are connected because of the research. They showed people protesting, yelling and screaming. As usual pro-lifers are put in a bad light.

This story was complicated and went in to many directions. Too many scenes with Lewis and Hathaway sipping water or coffee or always carrying a cup to be believed.

In the end one of the culprits with a Cross around her neck is involved in the killing.

Faith and religion are also put in a bad light by "Lewis" in other videos.

The media seems to always put Crosses on killers or the bad people in the scripts even in the US. This is no different. I am very disappointed in the way Christians and people against stem cell research are cast as portrayers of crimes in stories like this which even has nothing to do with the plot of this story.

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