Having solved the death of Sylvia Carter, DI Jack Frost now focuses on the murder of a prominent local surgeon, Dr. Helena Gibson who was found in a plastic bag in a truckload of medical waste. According to the pathologist, she was killed with a blow to the head from a blunt instrument. Many at the hospital didn't like the woman including the hospital administrator, Jameson and several members of her surgical team including Dr. Retnick from whom she was demanding a letter of resignation. She had also recently had a run-in with a parent whose young son inexplicably died in post-operative care. In fact, there is an investigation into an abnormally large number of post-operative deaths at Denton General but as Frost learns, everyone who dies seems to have done so while occupying bed #5. DS Terence Reid is in hospital having been beaten in a public washroom. Frost is certain it has to do with his earlier investigation of Tim Hamilton, a university student from a well-off family who could ... Written by
David Tristan Birkin, who played Tim Hamilton in this episode, appeared in two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation as two different members of the Picard family. In the season 4 episode Family, he played Jean-Luc Picard's (Patrick Stewart) nephew René; and in the season 6 episode Rascals, he played a young version of Picard himself. See more »
After a strong beginning, it was nice to see just as satisfying conclusion. In this second installment, Sgt. Reid is found in a public toilet, badly injured and in a coma. It is suspected that a group of persons selling illegal cigarettes and running an extortion ring is responsible. Meanwhile, Frost has two things on his mind. The first is that a young woman (played by Joane Froggatt, later on "Downton Abbey) has appeared, believing Frost to be her father from some previous dalliance. The second is the continuing effort to find out who killed a skilled female heart surgeon. Of course, his looking after Reid keeps him in or around the hospital. Reid is a decorated war hero and Frost is appalled by another gung-ho bureaucrat who assumes he was in the public bathroom doing drugs, when there is no evidence at all. She is willing to throw him under the bus to save face for the department. Of course, those who harmed Reid are also in his sites as well as the extortionists. There is also an issue of five people who have died, post op, after being in the same bed in intensive care. Fine episode, completed nicely.
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