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
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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
After discussing with Milner, Foyle realises that the letter is coded and the address must be a letter drop for an intelligence service. Dillon denies that the addressee lives at the hotel, but offers to take the letter in case the person comes to collect it, which confirms to Foyle that the hotel is a letter drop. He says to Dillon "why would you do that?" Foyle only offers his surname because he is already known to the intelligence services, confirmed earlier in this episode, and in previous episodes. Dillon makes an immediate phone call and not long after, Foyle is picked up by Military Intelligence, Section 9 (MI9). MI9 specialised in helping British prisoners of war escape - an underlying theme of the episode. See more
Do you think we'll be hanged or shot? Mind you, in Carrington's case in might be neither. He might get lucky and die of the clap first.