Luther: Season 1, Episode 2

Episode #1.2 (24 Oct. 2010)

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Mark claims he threw the first punch, so Luther is released. He blames Alice for setting him up and she rapidly becomes an irritating, patronizing stalker. Meanwhile, a sniper is killing ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Geoffrey Lumb ...
PC Steve Gorman
Owen Lynch
Diveen Henry ...
PC Jenny Hanson
Gary Shelford ...
PC Mardel
Terry Lynch


Mark claims he threw the first punch, so Luther is released. He blames Alice for setting him up and she rapidly becomes an irritating, patronizing stalker. Meanwhile, a sniper is killing police officers all over London and ex-marine Owen Lynch, wounded in Afghanistan, and whose father Terry, another ex-soldier, is in jail for killing a police man, sends Luther's office a video tape claiming responsibility. Luther believes the father has ordered the son to do it to get his case re-examined but Terry refuses to call his boy off. Luther stages a television interview reviling the Lynches so that Owen will be forced into a confrontation. Written by don @ minifie-1

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This episode stars both Sean Pertwee, son of Jon Pertwee who was the second actor to portray Doctor Who, and Paul McGann, the 8th actor to portray Doctor Who. See more »


When the two policemen arrive at the tunnel, the blue light of the police car is turned on and then turned off when they stop and get out. Moments later the blue light is on again although the policemen did not enter the car again. See more »


DCI John Luther: Don't you ever worry that you're on the devil's side without even knowing it?
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Written by Neil Codling and Brett Anderson
Performed by Suede (as The London Suede)
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12 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After a slightly disappointing opening episode this Idris Elba vehicle showed a noticeable improvement. Luther is still getting calls from Alice Morgan who pays visits to his estranged wife and the man in a coma who Luther let fall in the first episode, this however isn't the main story, that concerns a former soldier who has gone to war against the police, gunning down several officers. Once identified Luther believes he is acting on the orders of his father for is in prison for killing a policeman.

This episode was pretty taut and there were a few surprises, there was little or no warning when the police men got shot which made me jump. The scenes between Luther and the killer's father were particularly good, I loved how Luther persuaded him to give him the information needed to find his son. I hope this series manages to provide more quality episodes like this, it is still not perfect but it is certainly a move in the right direction.

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