In a psychiatric hospital, Nurse Violet is brutally stabbed. An inmate is found over her body holding a bloody knife, but Dr Lucien Blake is unsure he is really the culprit and begins an investigation.
The police seem to have an open and shut case after finding 23 year-old Nurse Violet Ashby stabbed to death in the mental hospital where she worked as they also find patient David Hoyle near her holding the knife that killed her. Violet was the daughter of retired senior police officer Douglas Ashby, who was Supt. Lawson's superior for 10 years, and wonders if an earlier complaint against his daughter may be behind the killing. Hoyle is undergoing electroshock treatment at the hospital under the care of Dr. Kenneth Laine and his memory is fuzzy at best. Patient Oriel Vogel paints two pictures of Blake, one light and one dark, which sets him on the path to identifying the killer. Written by
This episode takes us inside a mental institution where a young savant is accused of murdering a nurse. After a confrontation with her, she is found in the bathroom, stabbed to death, with the young man holding the murder weapon. Blake starts by handling this as a cut and dried case. What else could it be, but as is the case in many of these series episodes, there is something that just doesn't smell right. For one thing, he only confesses because he logically assumes that he is the killer; after all, he had the knife. Blake gets in some trouble for pushing the envelope a few times.
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