Midsomer Murders: Season 16, Episode 2

Let Us Prey (8 Jan. 2014)

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A series of murders in Midsomer St Claire seem to be inspired by macabre images on a medieval fresco recently discovered in the church crypt.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tamzin Malleson ...
Reverend Martha Hillcott
Frank Dewar
Ava Gould
Doc Brown ...
Zach Lime (as Ben Bailey Smith)
William Beck ...
Michael Dewar
Roy Hudd ...
Victor Spencer
Patricia Brake ...
Stella Spencer
William Postlethwaite ...
Noah Evans
Gerard Horan ...
Ewan Evans
Reverend Arthur Gould
Professor Philip Hamilton


Nancy Dewar's hooded corpse is found in a river, having left her alcoholic husband Michael to live with art historian Philip Hamilton. Her death resembles that of a woman in a fresco Hamilton is restoring at a local church. Michael names shopkeeper Ewan Evans as his alibi and whilst Ewan is perturbed that his art student son Noah has a book depicting medieval tortures, the reverend Martha Hillcott hopes to sell a cottage on church land belonging to previous vicar, the ailing Arthur Gould and his daughter Ava, to raise money to save the frescoes from rising river water. On the night she died, Nancy, as one of the church council, was about to sell her vote to Martha to support the sale of the cottage. But then two more murders occur, both styled after pictures in the frescoes. As the river bursts its banks and villagers take refuge in the church, Barnaby works out that the killings were not based in religion but perpetrated to keep hidden a shameful secret, a case less of Let Us Pray ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Good mystery but ending does not make sense.
27 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A woman is found dead in the water. Later her car is found crashed down a hill.

There are people that oppose each other in this story. The female minister against those who want to keep a old Pastor in a cottage owned by the church, a father and son, the husband of the dead woman and more.

There are 3 people murdered in horrible ways that resemble a historical picture that is on the wall in the basement of the church.

So the mystery is good but this is another Midsomer Murder episode defaming of religious people portraying them as hypocrites and recognizing a homosexual relationship as loving.

The person that is the murderer must have strength to kill a man that was chained and a heavy object dropped on him from the ceiling. This makes no sense to me because the murderer did not seem to have the physical ability to do this.

The suspense in the story is good and so is the acting. So enjoy the suspense and flush the rest down the toilet.

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