As the fifth and final story featuring Stockholm Police's A Unit opens we see an elderly man at a family party; shortly after he leaves the action cuts to a train where a group of neo-Nazis are acting in an intimidating fashion. When they leave the train they go to a nearby Jewish cemetery and start desecrating the graves. Not long afterwards the old man turns up and is murdered by an unknown assailant. The team are soon on the case although some of them have other things on their minds; Unit boss Jenny Hultin has been told she must reduce the squad's size by three members due to budget cuts, Kerstin is attempting to regain custody of her son and Aarto is finding a large unexpected inheritance to be bringing more trouble than happiness. There is soon a second murder; this time a body has been found in the wolverine enclosure at the local zoo. Initially the cases seem unlinked but phone records link the second dead man and a phone found at the scene of the first killings to a group of Russian women who fled from hotel that was doubling as a brothel.
This was a typically instalment with a good mix of humorous moments with some very bleak scenes; the conclusion to the first episode was particularly shocking. Inevitably the resolution involved some unlikely coincidences but it was none the less enjoyable for that. There are plenty of tense moments; it even looks as if one of the team is going to die at one point. There are also some shocking revelations concerning three Nazi doctors who experimented of Jewish prisoners during the war; viewers will probably guess one of them; two if they are more astute than me but the third is likely to surprise most viewers. As with previous instalments of the series there are some disturbingly violent scenes although if you've enjoyed the other stories there is nothing worse in this one. If this is the last outing for the team I think it ended on a high although I'm sure I'm not the only person who hopes more stories are made at some point.
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