Inspector Lewis: Season 4, Episode 4

Falling Darkness (26 Sep. 2010)
"Lewis" Falling Darkness (original title)

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



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Brodie Ross ...
Lauren O'Neil ...
Louise Hunt ...
Lynsey Baxter ...


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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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 »


Dr. Laura Hobson: People sift through the cracks if you're not careful.
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References The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) See more »


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Written by Barrington Pheloung
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Great Gothic episode with Lynsey Baxter stealing the show
1 August 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Nice episode, of which the best bit was picking up all the references to classic horror films/novels in the character names & dialogue...

Mrs RENFIELD (Dracula) Ms VON TESSEL (Sleepy Hollow) CLERVAL (Frankenstien) Ligeia/Madeline/Roddy (Roderick) (all Edgar Alen Poe characters)

..and the killers final line as he falls from the balcony 'we belong dead' is from BRIDE OF FRANKSTIEN when the creature pulls the level to destroy Frankenstien & Pretorious.

Oh, and it all took place on HALOWEEN

I'm sure there's more....

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