Forensic pathologist Dr. Sam Ryan returns to Cambridge to take up a teaching assignment and to work for the police as required. In her first case, she has to deal with the death of a six ...
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Forensic pathologist Dr. Sam Ryan returns to Cambridge to take up a teaching assignment and to work for the police as required. In her first case, she has to deal with the death of a six year old girl find floating in a nearby river. The autopsy reveals that the child has suffered previous abuse, including cigarette burns and several broken ribs. Sam receives information from a prison inmate that implicates someone in a previous death and Sam suggests a radical step. In her personal life, Sam has to deal with her elderly mother who is showing signs of dementia and her sister Wyn with whom she has a strained relationship.Written by
Like most first episodes, this one is a bit lacking in interconnectedness. The characters, except for the main one, are a bit stiff. Again we have the superintendent who is inflexible and interested only in clearing her in box. This involves a little girl who has drowned. She comes from a family where the woman's boyfriend has a history of violence. He seems to find women who become dependent on him and attached to him, even though he is incredibly cruel. Sam, the pathologist, must use all her muscle to get any sort of investigation into the cause of death when it is discovered that she was physically abused.
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