This was the worst season so far of this great Swedish crime series, based on the characters, created Sjowall and Wahloo, the ''godfathers'' of Scandinavian crime fiction. Beck is semi-retired and still exists as part of the team but only in order to act as intermediary between Steinar and the new addition to the team, Alexandra Beijer. The stories are mediocre with the exception of the last episode (''Djävulens advokat''), having Roland Møller (''R'', ''Northwest'') in the role of the villain. I believe that the show went downhill from the moment that Gunvald died in the first episode of season 6. From that point the protagonist seem to be out of his depth and almost disconnected from his surroundings. Even though Peter Haber continues to do a solid job in his portrayal as the grumpy and old-fashioned Inspector of Homicide, the flaw lies in the script of the series and more specifically to the character(s) (non)development. Steinar is a nicely crafted character but not equal to the one of Gunvald, while the secondary characters (Oskar, Jenny) and their sub-plots are tedious to say at least. I think that it would be better for the producers to wrap-up the project and i hope that we won't have to see another season analogous to this one. ''Beck'' is an emblematic series, one of the first Nordic Noir series which found its way outside Scandinavia and it should be remembered for the greatness that we, as viewers, witnessed in the previous six seasons. The hardcore fans of the series would be disappointed at season 7, but those who are not familiar with ''Beck'' universe will be able to find some enjoyable moments in it.
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