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Episode #3.3 

Still fishing for dirt on Luther, the desperate Gray and Stark visit Mary, suggesting that Luther killed his wife. However Gray begins to sense that Stark is getting out of control in his ... See full summary »



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Gordon Murray
Alan Ramsey


Still fishing for dirt on Luther, the desperate Gray and Stark visit Mary, suggesting that Luther killed his wife. However Gray begins to sense that Stark is getting out of control in his desire for revenge and confides in Ripley. Meanwhile a young couple are saved from an attack by thugs by a mysterious man who shoots two of the assailants dead. Both of the dead pair are convicted killers and later another man who had been charged with murder is found hanged. Through a website, Luther discovers the perpetrator to be Tom Marwood, taking revenge on killers freed by the system - such as the murderer of his wife Caitlin. He next abducts a paedophile Dennis Cochran, whom - following a public vote of approval on the Internet - he hangs. Luther and Ripley track him down but he steals Luther's phone and shoots Ripley before making his escape. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The web address used in the show (now defunct) went to a BBC website. See more »


When Luther drives through a fence, his front windshield is smashed. The next scene (at night) the windscreen is whole again. See more »


DCI John Luther: George, if you sow these seeds...
DSU George Stark: And what? I reap the whirlwind? Is that right? You know your problem? You've spent your life thinking you're the whirlwind. Well, you're not because I'm the whirlwind, John. I'm the whirlwind.
DCI John Luther: We'll see.
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A vigilante stalks the streets of London
16 July 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

With his first case of the third series solved it is time for Luther to catch another killer; this time it is a vigilante who is killing those he thinks the law has treated too leniently. We first see him as he come to the rescue of a young couple being savagely attacked by a gang; he kills some of them and when questioned the woman he saved refused to help Luther; after all she sees him as her Saviour. It is clear that he is more than that though; he has left his calling card with each of the victims; it contains a web address and a time. At the appointed time be makes a streamed broadcast outlining his grievances; his own wife was had been killed by a man out on bail and it is clear that he won't stop until he is caught or killed. If that case wasn't enough for Luther Det Supt Stark and DCI Gray have approached his new girlfriend Mary and shown him the file of allegations against him.

This was a fine opening to the latest case and those concerned about the number of women brutally murdered on the BBC, including the previous case for Luther, will be relieved that none are killed in this instalment. The killer is shown in a light that initially makes him come across as more sympathetic than most screen killers… after all he is killing those society wants behind bars. However it soon becomes apparent that he can't be reasoned with and seems to revel in the role he sees himself in… namely an executioner removing the most reviled from society. This serves to make the story more interesting as it makes a change to have a killer who is more sympathetic than his victims. The investigation into Luther takes a bit of a back seat which to my mind is a good thing as the main case is more interesting; in mainly serves to stir up problems for Luther with Mary rather than anything else. There are plenty of tense moments; the initial assault on the couple was shocking and fairly disturbing as was the scene where a mob tries to prevent Luther from saving one of the vigilante's victims… these weren't half as shocking as the end of the episode though… I won't say what happens as I don't want to spoil it! Overall I thought this was a really good episode and look forward to seeing what happens next… the preview certainly suggested things will get even tenser before the case is solved.

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