Three women, last seen walking home alone at night, have been murdered in five weeks. The killer, Graham Shand, removes a necklace from the latest corpse to give his unfaithful wife Linda ... See full summary »

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Three women, last seen walking home alone at night, have been murdered in five weeks. The killer, Graham Shand, removes a necklace from the latest corpse to give his unfaithful wife Linda for her birthday before striking again. He is a failed taxi driver with a virility problem and Luther eventually traps him - after spotting the tell-tale necklace on Linda - with the aid of undercover decoy Layla, though it is Linda who has the last word. Elsewhere, Alice, still running free despite being a prime suspect, kills Henry Madsen to 'save' Luther. Written by don @ minifie-1

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DS Justin Ripley: [enters to see Luther surrounded by a ring of photos on the floor] What's all this?
DCI John Luther: Decoupage, a cut-up technique. Take a bit of text, cut it up, randomize it, make new text. See new patterns...
DS Justin Ripley: Where'd you learn this?
DCI John Luther: David Bowie. It's how he wrote his lyrics.
DS Justin Ripley: You a fan?
DCI John Luther: Don't I look like a fan?
DS Justin Ripley: Well, songs a bit like "Aliens" & that...
DCI John Luther: There's a bit more to him than "Aliens"; I'll make you a tape.
DS Justin Ripley: A... a what? Sorry, I...
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Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometimes
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Too Violent
23 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the most violent episodes I ever watched in any series.

A man is killing women that are walking alone at night. He steals things from them and goes through their pocketbook.

In the episode it shows women that were killed all bloody and laying on the ground.

He steals the necklace off one of the dead women and gives it to his wife as a birthday present. She loves it and does not know it was stolen from a woman he killed. The violence started against other women because he read text on his wife's phone that she was cheating on him.

This shows how violent the man was even hitting his own head against a wall, stabbing a door to get a victim, punching a bathroom door and killing a man and wrapping him up in plastic.

This episode is disgusting and I don't understand who Luther is but he is a cop with problems.

Save yourself the trouble. No wonder so many nutters are out there programs teach them how to kill and get a kick out of the rage.


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