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Friday, October 16

Masterpiece Mystery Inspector Lewis Concludes with The Point of Vanishing on Sunday

The second season of the Inspector Lewis mysteries concludes with ‘The Point of Vanishing’ on Sunday, October 18, 2009 at 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm ET on PBS. It’s been a great run of detective drama and dishy DS Hathaway (Laurence Fox), but unfortunately we have come to the seventh episode and must patiently wait another year for series three. *sigh* So fellow Gentle Readers and detective mystery fans here is a final brief description of the episode from the Masterpiece Mystery website. I wonder if it will be a cliff hanger or elude to more mysteries of the two detectives personal lives. This episode has a religion slant, and of course murder!

Steven Mullan is found dead in his bathtub, the scalding water indicative of the white-hot rage that motivated the murder. Lewis recognizes Mullan as having been recently released from prison after having tried to kill celebrity atheist Tom Rattenbury while driving drunk. Mullan's sentence may be over, but have the scars healed for the Rattenburys, especially daughter Jessica who remains in a wheelchair from the incident? Lewis and Hathaway find a postcard at the crime scene of a Renaissance painting inscribed with the words, "It was no dream." But the case is about to take a surreal, dream-like twist, leaving Lewis and Hathaway drowning in questions about crimes of the past and the present.

Read the full synopsis (spoilers ahead)
Read the full cast and crew listing

Last week’s episode ‘The Quality of Mercy’ revealed who killed Inspector Lewis’s wife! After five plus years of Lewis searching for clues, the killer virtually fails into DS Hathaway’s path in an round-about way. The developing relationship between the two detectives is quite interesting and makes this drama more than just a whodunit. If you missed this episode, you can watch it online on the PBS website through Sunday, October 18th, 2009, ET.

Really sad to see the series end. The combination of Oxford University locations, detective drama and literary connections makes this series a cut above in my book and definitely my favorite series of the Masterpiece Mystery season.

Cheers, Laurel Ann, Austenprose


buckndi said...

I am wondering why PBS isn't airing the last episode from the series, Counter Culture Blues, with Joanna Lumley. According to IMDB, the first four episodes aired by PBS as series II, were series II, but the last three, plus CCB, are considered series III. The good news is that they are filming a fourth/third series this summer, so we will have more Lewis to anticipate...

Arabella said...

Oh, I love Inspector Lewis. I'm very frustrated, though, because I don't have a working tv and will have to see if I can get the series somewhere else. Masterpiece Mystery is what make tv worthwhile.

Laurel Ann said...

Arabella - you can watch last week's episode online. The link is listed in the post. Enjoy

ChaChaneen said...

Sigh, the last episode. What will we do on Sunday nights now?

P.S. I wonder what that actress in the back who is drinking from the glass thinks of herself in this picture. Poor thing, reminds me of a turkey neck.

Vic, Ms Place said...

I'm sad to see this series end too, Laurel Ann. Good writing and acting, great sets, wonderful story lines. The combination can't be beat.

Laurel Ann said...

Ok - just had to ask if anyone else noticed that Mr. Wisley had a fling with Eleanor Tilney in this episode? ;-) On first viewing I did not recognize Catherin Walker who played Eleanor Tinley in Northanger Abbey 2007 was the young lady Fiona McKendrick
that Sargeant Hathaway (Laurence Fox) had an office romance with. She has slimmed down so much that I did not recognize her. Not happy her character threw him over for her career. Heartless wench. Hope they do not bring her back and attempt a long distance relationship. He could do better say the mother hen.

Anonymous said...

I'm so very happy to find that I am not the only woman who finds both Laurence Fox and Kevin Whately attractive. So nice to come out of the closet, so to speak! Both my husband and I love this series - perhaps he fancies the coroner.