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Friday, September 11

Masterpiece Mystery Inspector Lewis Preview: Life Born of Fire Airs Sunday

The second season of the Inspector Lewis mysteries continues with ‘Life Born of Fire’ Sunday, September 13, 2009, 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm ET on PBS. Here is a brief description from the Masterpiece Mystery website.

Will McEwan staggers into a church and takes his own life at the altar, leaving behind a suicide note cloaked in religious symbolism — "On the road from Gethsemane to Calvary, I lost my way" — and a pamphlet for a shadowy spiritual group "The Garden." What would lead a young and faithful man to such desperation? Lewis and Hathaway launch an investigation, seemingly aided by the fact that Hathaway knew the victim. But as those most intimately associated with "The Garden" begin to die, Lewis questions Hathaway's sudden vow of silence. In a case involving blind faith and faltering trust, Lewis hurries to know more about the lofty world of Oxford religion and his partner before fire threatens to engulf one final victim.

Watch a preview of the Masterpiece Mystery season
Read the full synopsis (spoilers ahead)
Read the full cast and crew listing
Watch last week’s episode 'Music to Die For' online through Sunday, September 20, 2009, ET

This is one of my favorite series in the Masterpiece Mystery lineup this season from PBS. It is smart, reflective, and features excellent casting. I hope you enjoy it also.

Cheers, Laurel Ann, Austenprose


Patricia Barraclough said...

Wouldn't miss an episode of Masterpiece. Inspector Lewis is carrying on without Morse, but we all miss him.

Breemgrrl said...

After a brief snack of three episodes in the first "Inspector Lewis" season, I was eager for more. And apparently wasn't alone, because now we're getting a glorious SEVEN installments.

Would it be sacrilege to say I'm liking this series better than the Morse episodes?

Don't get me wrong, I adored the old grump, but there's something so satisfying about seeing Lewis come into his own, with a few slightly rougher edges. (I never thought Lewis was just a "plodding sidekick," as he's been described elsewhere.)

And maybe I'm dense, but it was only just before the last few minutes unraveled that I figured out the plot twist in last night's episode. Or maybe it was a willing blindness because I was enjoying it so much ... yeah, yeah, that's it ...

Anonymous said...

Loveeeet.........did not even know about the Inspector Morse series so I have nothing to compare Lewis and Hathaway which makes them the BEST.......

Laurel Ann said...

Breemgrrl - I did not suspect the plot twist in Life Born of Fire either, but what a stunner. I do not want to give anything away for those who have not seen the episode, but I loved how they revealed Hathawy's reasons for leaving the Seminary. THAT also had me guessing until the end. This series has me enthralled and addicted. Glad you like it also.