Recovering from the horrors of World War I, British Army officer Arthur Hastings hopes to find peace and quiet at a country manor in the English countryside. But when the matriarch dies during the night from strychnine poisoning, Hastings enlists the help of an old friend staying nearby with other war refugees to help solve the murder: former Belgian police detective Hercule Poirot.
Did You Know?
The red-white-blue ribbon worn by Hastings is the 1914 Star; the bronze clasp surmounted indicates the wearer was in actual combat. Additionally, Hastings is referred to as "Lieutenant Hastings" near the beginning of the episode, and the markings on his uniform sleeve correspond with this rank. At some later point, he earned the title of Captain, which is how he is addressed in most episodes. See more
When Poirot starts to rebuild the house of cards, he first leans two vertical cards against each other then leans the five of spades horizontally against them. However after a brief cut to Captain Hastings the horizontal card has changed to the two of spades. See more
Madame Dainty, has it ever occurred to you to organize the goods by the country of origin?