Morse and Lewis investigate the death of Jackie Thorn who was found bound and stabbed in her flat. The murder is a carbon copy of one that occurred 27 days previously and they assume both were committed by the same man. The team is joined by Sgt. Siobhan Maitland, a expert in crimes against women. In the course of the investigation, they find that both women had purchased their cars from the same dealer and Morse becomes convinced that the owner, Jeremy Boynton, is the culprit. When they find a third assault victim who survived an attack some 5 years previously, Morse is more convinced than ever. The only thing now is that Morse needs evidence, provided he has the right man of course.
Did You Know?
David Ryall, who plays Derek Whitaker, the head of the driving school next-door to Jeremy Boynton's motor dealership, later appeared in the 'Lewis' episode 'Life Born of Fire'. He is Inspector Lewis' next-door allotment gardener. See more
Detective Sergeant Lewis
You can't arrest the man just because you don't like him.
Chief Inspector Morse
More's the pity.
In the opening credits of this episode it states that the characters were created by Alan Dexter when of course it should be Colin Dexter! See more
Why Can't You Behave
Written by Cole Porter
Killer plays on audio cassette in car See more