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Alice is now in a mental institution and Luther,after a failed suicide attempt,returns to work having been cleared of killing Zoe. Assisted by the loyal Justin he joins a team headed by Superintendant Schenk hunting a masked serial killer. Luther pursues a suspect,failed art student Cameron Pell,who escapes after attacking him and later phones to say he wants to emulate the Victorian killer Spring-Heel Jack. Luther also agrees to help Caroline Jones,widow of a man he once arrested,to stop her young daughter Jenny from appearing in hard core sex films and kidnaps the girl from a film set. Written by don @ minifie-1

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29 September 2011 (USA)  »

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A good start to the second series
14 June 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When this series started I wasn't sure what to make of it but by the end of the first series I was hooked and when I heard that there was to be a second series I eagerly awaited its return. The series begins with Luther joining a new crime squad and his unusual friend Alice Morgan in a secure unit; his new boss orders him to stay away from her but it isn't long before he is paying her a visit. Soon after joining the new unit Luther is investigating the murder of a woman in Spittlefields; the crime was caught on camera bit the killer can't be identified as he is wearing a distinctive Mr. Punch mask. Luther is sure that the killer will strike again and it isn't long before he does; this time Luther spots a man behaving suspiciously at the crime scene and gives chase; this nearly gets him killed but at least he gets a DNA sampler from the killer. Not content with one investigation he also agrees to help the widow of a man he put in gaol when her daughter gets involved in the making of extreme pornography.

As I expected Idris Elba was great as the eponymous Luther and Ruth Wilson was rather good as Alice, although unfortunately she didn't have too much screen time in this episode. The story was tense with some nicely scary scenes and one or two jumps. Once Luther had identified the killer I was sure that the crime would be wrapped up within the episode but instead it ended with a shocking cliffhanger that left me eager to see what happens next! While it is too soon to say if the second series will be as good as the first it certainly got off to a good start.

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