Morse finds himself the subject of a murder investigation when his friend, Beryl Newsome, is murdered at a rehearsal of the Magic Flute and he foolishly touches the murder weapon. Morse is suspended and DCI Bottomley, with DS Lewis assisting him, is put in charge of the case. Morse feels that he was set-up and looks to his past to see who, among the many criminals he arrested, might now be setting about seeking revenge. When someone scratches masonic symbols all over his car and he is reported for erratic driving, Morse wonders if Masons may somehow be involved. When a large number of his personal items are found in Beryl's apartment, Morse is placed under arrest.
Did You Know?
The principal antagonist is called Hugo De Vries. The historical Hugo de Vries was a Dutch, Nineteenth Century botanist and geneticist. He suggested the concept of genes (after - but independently of - Gregor Mendel) and introduced the term mutation. See more
The wind blows Morse's tie as he's walking with Lewis revealing the mic that was hidden underneath it. See more
Chief Superintendent Strange
You know, Lewis, Morse is a very good copper, but sometimes he's more trouble than he's worth.
Referenced in Endeavour: Trove
The Magic Flute
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sung my choir and heard on several recordings including one conducted by Arturo Toscanini See more