"Luther" Episode #3.1 (TV Episode 2013) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • Emily Hammond is killed in her flat by a fetishist who makes up and wigs her corpse,the slaying recalling the murders thirty years earlier by a serial killer the Shoreditch Creeper,who had connections with Emily's house. At the same time Ripley is introduced by embittered Erin Gray to creepy,'unretired' superintendent Stark, anxious to nail Luther for killing people who eluded justice and taking the law into his own hands. Stark and Gray put a wire on Ripley as he and Luther investigate the apparently ritual murder of obscene Internet troll Jared Cass. Prime suspect is Ken Barnaby, who was plagued by Cass with taunts over his dead daughter but Luther feels sorry for him,warning him of likely arrest which spurs Ken to take extreme action. Luther finds romance with Mary Day after they literally bump into each other in a traffic prang but the killer strikes again,murdering Dani Lane, who was Emily's baby-sitter in the 1980s, and her husband.

    - Written by don @ minifie-1
  • DCI John Luther investigates the murder of Emily Hammond who is found strangled in her bed and costumed by her killer. Luther thinks he's seen this before and is reminiscent of a serial killer, the Shoreditch Creeper, who in 1980-81 assaulted 8 women, killing 3 times. The crimes then inexplicably stopped. He's barely started when he's told by his boss Supt. Martin Shenk that he's been ordered to assign him to another case, the murder of Jared Cass who was also found dead that morning. He ends up with both cases. Cass was known to attack people via the Internet and his death seems to be a revenge killing. One of his victims was Ken Barnaby who is still grieving over the death of his daughter Kathy. When Luther asks him to come to the station to provide fingerprints he reacts. As for the Hammond case, the police find a link to the 30 year old murders while the serial killer strikes again. Meanwhile Luther's Sergeant, DS Justin Ripley, learns that Superintendent Stark has been brought out of retirement to investigate Luther.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • Following the murder of Emily Hammond, Luther is put on the case of a fetishist killer. Ripley is persuaded by Erin Gray, now DCI under formerly retired DSU George Stark, to monitor Luther's movements on a case regarding the murder of Jared Cass. Stark hopes to expose Luther as a corrupt cop, and with Luther's attention divided and stress escalating, Ripley finds himself in a compromising position.

    - Written by Anonymous


DCI John Luther and his partner DS Justin Ripley participate in a dramatic takedown of two suspects inside a burning warehouse...

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