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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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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In keeping with the Halloween setting several character names allude to the horror/ mystery genre. Victor Clerval combines Victor Frankenstein and his friend Henry Clerval. Madeleine Escher evokes Madeline in Edgar Allen Poe's Fall Of The House Of Usher. Ligeia is a story by Poe which also features Rowena Trevanion. Van Tessel evokes Katrina Van Tassel in Washington Irving's Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Jonathan Corwin was an important inquisitor in the Salem Witch Trials. Ken Strickfaden was a film effects designer, notably on the iconic laboratory sets for Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). See more »


Professor Angus Rawbone: [Leaving a house with a dead body, presumably after the initial on-site examination] Between 2 and 4 this morning, to save you asking; have to wait for the PM
[Post Mortem = autopsy]
Professor Angus Rawbone: for anything further
DI Robert Lewis: First impressions?
Professor Angus Rawbone: Throat cut from left to right, finger marks on the lips and chin? I think we can discount suicide
DS James Hathaway: You know, what he lacks in bedside manner, he more than makes up for in basic incivility
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References The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) See more »


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Brilliant Mystery
17 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A woman is killed on halloween and is revealed to be a friend of Dr Hobson. More murders occur that appear to be connected to her and her university friends and Lewis and Hathaway become convinced she is hiding something...

This is a fantastic episode. It is very dark and creepy and is packed full of twists and turns.

The final scenes are stunning and particularly chilling..

As a trainee doctor i find one of the other reviews deeply worrying... When will you people realise stem cell research is about SAVING lives and finding cures or treatments for, among other things, serious degenerative diseases that cause unimaginable suffering to those who have them and their loved ones!

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