DCI John Luther is still on the job - ex-wife Zoe's boyfriend Mark North doesn't pursue the assault charge - and he now investigates the murder of two police officers who were lured to site by a 999 call and then shot. CCTV footage suggest that someone with a military bearing was in the area and it leads him to Owen Lynch, a former Royal Marine who was discharged due to psychological problems. His father Terry, also a formal Royal Marine, is in prison for having killed a police officer some 18 months before and Luther believes he's out for revenge. Meanwhile, Alice Morgan contacts Luther and lets him know that she has decided to investigate him. She also threatens Zoe. Written by
Did You Know?
When Alice tells Luther that anything bad that happened between them is in the past, Luther responds, "the past isn't dead. It's not even past." This is a close paraphrase of one of William Faulkner's best-known quotations ("The past is never dead. It's not even past"), originally from his 1951 book Requiem for a Nun. Two years after this episode aired, the Faulkner Estate sued Sony Pictures Entertainment for copyright infringement over another paraphrase of the line used in Woody Allen's 2011 movie Midnight in Paris; the estate lost that case on the grounds that the line constituted a small enough portion of the whole work to be considered fair use. See more
Luther said that the Army had left Owen Lynch high and dry; Royal Marines belong to the Royal Navy, not the British Army. See more
DCI John Luther
One coffee doesn't make us friends.
[John and Alice walk off together
Written by Neil Codling
and Brett Anderson
Performed by Suede
(as The London Suede) See more