Foyle's War: Season 7, Episode 3

The Hide (16 May 2010)

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Foyle battles to save a young man accused of high treason from the executioner's noose in a case that will shatter his personal world to the core.

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James Devereaux
Richard Goulding ...
Jack Stanford
Tim Van Eyken ...
Singer
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Richard Braine ...
Mr Harmworth
Rupert Frazer ...
Commander Howard
Kirsty Besterman ...
Caroline Devereaux
Will Keen ...
Alan Deakin
Georgie Glen ...
Mrs Ramsay
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Joseph Kloska ...
DC Perkins
David Yelland ...
Sir Charles Devereaux
Anastasia Hille ...
Jane Devereaux
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DCS Foyle is replaced and is free at last - he's resigned his position and planning to travel to the United States for an extended tour. Before departing however, he's asked to look into the case of James Devereaux, a young man who joined the Nazi British Free Corps during the war. He was taken prisoner by the Germans and refuses to explain to anyone, including Foyle, why he agreed to join the Free Corps in the first place. In a related case, DI Paul Milner investigates the murder of Agnes Littleton who was strangled with a nylon stocking. The woman worked as a secretary for James' father, Sir Charles Devereaux. Agnes was living with the Devereaux's now retired cook, Mrs. Ramsay and from all accounts was quite happy there. She also had a friend named Jack who did something hush hush during the war. A case of mistaken identity and events from James' childhood are key to solving the mystery. Sam Stewart and her friend Adam Wainwright meanwhile have lost the support of the bank who have ... Written by garykmcd

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A recurring theme of this story, and indeed of the series' entire seventh season, is DCS Foyle's determination to travel to America to take care of some unfinished business. It is likely this refers to the events of Foyle's War: Fifty Ships (2003). At the end of the earlier episode, Foyle was forced to release his chief murder suspect, American diplomat Howard Paige, who was helping the UK obtain critical aid at the height of the Battle of Britain. Foyle warned Paige that when the war ended, "you will still be a thief, a liar, and a murderer, and I will not have forgotten. And wherever you are, I will find you. You're not escaping justice, you're just postponing it." See more »

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When Mr. Dillon at the hotel offers to pass the letter on to anyone who comes to collect it, Foyle replies that any such person should be sent on to him (Foyle) for the letter. However, apart from his surname, Foyle has given Dillon no contact details. He hasn't even mentioned that he is connected with the police. See more »

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Samantha Stewart: Perhaps Mr. Foyle was wrong about the settlement.
Adam Wainwright: Mr. Foyle is never wrong.
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Somewhat Contrived End to the Series
17 December 2013 | by (New York, United States) – See all my reviews

I love Foyle's War. It is one of the finest series ever developed for television, with a great setting, excellent mysteries, appealing characters, and fascinating history to learn on the side.

This episode was evidently to be the last one. Foyle has finally retired and is preparing to go to America, when he takes a deep interest in the trial of a traitor named James Devereaux recently returned from Germany. Coincidently (?) a young woman is murdered in the nearby town of Brighton. She was renting a room in a house owned by someone who spent many years working for James Devereaux's father, a very wealthy and important man. Hmm.

I guessed the reason for the strange intense interest Foyle had in Devereaux; that was a very nice touch. The plot reminds me very much of many of those written by the great mystery writer Ross Macdonald. As in his stories, the present day evil stems largely from an act committed a generation ago.

I like many other parts of the story, including the side plot with Sam, but couldn't help noticing some plot holes.

** spoilers below ***

  • Mrs. Ramsay has been renting a room to Agnes for some months, and
recognizes the picture frame when Milner shows it to her. Yet she had not recognized in those months the face of someone she knew well -- James Devereaux.

  • Jack Stanford is a fake, yet he essentially "rejoins" MI5 when he
gets back to England, and no one there recognizes that he is a fake. Really?

  • I find it just unbelievable that James would commit suicide and
betray himself by not explaining his actions. That he was doing this to punish his father just doesn't make sense.

  • What's with that sudden explosion in the house/hotel that Wainwright
owned? Talk about a deus ex machina. Don't have to worry about selling or fixing up the place now!


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