Investigating Murdoch Foyle leads Phryne to a murdered antiques dealer and a case involving Egyptology and reincarnation. With her closest friends in grave danger, can Phryne finally defeat...
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Investigating Murdoch Foyle leads Phryne to a murdered antiques dealer and a case involving Egyptology and reincarnation. With her closest friends in grave danger, can Phryne finally defeat her arch-nemesis and solve the mystery that has haunted her for years? Written by
At the end of the previous episode "Murder in the Dark," Foyle cuts the phone line at Phyrne's home. At the beginning of this episode, which apparently takes place the next day, Burt makes a phone call to the police. See more »
Forewarning, there are quite a few "spoilers" in this review. If you have not yet watched the episode and don't want to have it ruined for you, stop reading now.
I have some big problems with this episode. It continues on from the previous episode Murder in the Dark. In that episode, Murdoch Foyle was in Miss Fisher's house and he cut the telephone wires. Now, this episode, which is just a few hours after where the previous episode ended, they make a phone call from that same phone that had its wires cut. How could they do that? To make matter worse, they find out that Foyle has been killing off people that he had been on an archaeological excursion with several years ago. They find 2 more of the people that were on that trip with him that he has not yet killed as well as his first victim that had escaped harm. But, the police do not have those people being guarded. Perhaps they didn't do that back then? I just find it really hard to believe that Miss Fisher is making sure her ward Jane and her friends and staff are all together and to help keep each other safe, but no one thinks to keep the first victim and the other two people from that trip under guard.
Then, detective Robinson puts Miss Fisher in jail to help protect her. However, while Dot is visiting her, she realizes that the professor (one of the people that had been on the archaeology trip with Foyle), must be in on it which means that detective Robinson is in danger. She gets Dot to help her escape and constable Collins knows of this as well. But, when the events unfold, Miss Fisher and detective Robinson end up all alone dealing with Foyle and the professor. As soon as the constable knew what was going on, he should have had every single available policeman on their way to the university. That place should have been crawling with police.
If it weren't for these really glaring faux pas in the storyline, I would have rated this episode much higher. But because these were such terrible mistakes to make, I had to deduct quite a few points. Normally, I would have given this 8/10. But with the deducted points I give it 5/10.
It was nice that she finally found out all about what happened to her sister and why. At least she now has closure.
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