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Pastor Steadman King, a faith healer returns to the Island after decades; unfortunately his joyous return is cut short when one of his clients dies during a service.


Stewart Svaasand


Robert Thorogood (created by), Tom Higgins

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Episode cast overview:
Steve Toussaint ... Steadman King
Jenny Jules ... Amelia King
Clare Perkins Clare Perkins ... Fabienne Jordan
Richie Campbell ... Dashel Jordan
Don Warrington ... Commissioner Selwyn Patterson
Ardal O'Hanlon ... DI Jack Mooney
Tobi Bakare Tobi Bakare ... Officer J.P. Hooper
Joséphine Jobert ... DS Florence Cassell
Danny John-Jules ... Officer Dwayne Myers
Ginny Holder Ginny Holder ... Darlene Curtis
Pascal Major Pascal Major ... Security Guard


Faith healer Steadman King returns to the island with his wife Amelia after thirty-five years in America. During a healing session, his childhood friend, terminally ill Fabienne, is poisoned and dies. Steadman is the prime suspect, but none of the others from the congregation who drank from the same cup as Fabienne is harmed. Amelia tells Jack why Steadman was forced to leave America, but Jack reopens events from decades ago to arrive at his solution. Written by don @ minifie-1

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UK | France | Guadeloupe



Release Date:

25 January 2018 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Deshaies, Guadeloupe, France

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A solid episode which took it's time to get going.
25 January 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Fabienne has travelled to visit Pastor Steadman King, a successful faith healer, absent from the island for thirty five years, but know home with partner Amelia. The ceremony is brought to a halt when Fabienne collapses and dies having received a blessing from Steadman, in the form of water from a jug. Steadman must be guilty?

If I'm honest I think this was the slowest episode to this very strong season, it just seemed to take so long to get going, and when it finally did the ending seemed somewhat implausible, as a viewer I felt like the rug was pulled from under my feet. I couldn't really believe in the relationship between Fabienne and Steadman, surely there's a huge age gap?

There were positives, Ardal is now firmly in the role, I've really come to like him, he's so delightfully uplifting to watch. Steve Toussaint was a great addition to the show, he brought true star quality with him and stood head and shoulders above the rest, he is an exceptionally good actor.

There's always a flat story in every season, I'm pretty sure this is it, it wasn't bad by any stretch, it was just a bit slow.

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