With Hathaway on leave Lewis has eager D.C. Gray to assist as he investigates the discovery of the corpse of an elderly man in a field. The body was stolen from Millers' undertakers and another cremated in its place. At the same time Lewis is concerned that a colleague, Jack Cornish, has left his family for an affair with Tara Faulkner, whose husband Peter owns Millers. Tara's brother, Dr Whitby, who confirmed the death of the elderly man as caused by cancer, is found dead, made to look like suicide. He and his partner, lecturer Emma Barnes, had been dinner guests at the Faulkners, along with Jack Cornish and Brian Miller and his wife where Jay, Emma's student who sometimes worked at the funeral parlour, had been a waiter. Jay was also the last person to see Dr Whitby alive. Cornish disappears but he has not run away with Tara, who is shocked by her brother's death. Jay is anxious to tell Lewis something but is discovered at the undertakers close to death, having been attacked.
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Did You Know?
The title of this episode, "The Ramblin' Boy," refers to the 1964 Tom Paxton song. The father and son are singing the song in the opening scene. And--near the end of the episode--the son, sitting on a bench, is listening to it over his headphones as Lewis approaches him See more
Dr. Laura Hobson
You just can't get enough of me, can you?
DI Robert Lewis
I'll take out a restraining order if you don't pack it in.
References Another Fine Mess
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