Tragedy strikes Morse with the suicide of his step-niece.
Morse takes compassionate leave but soon begins searching
for reasons to explain the death of his niece. When he makes
the connection with drugs he is horrified and has to face
his own miserable childhood...
and Seraphim has an unusual opening sequence, making a
change from the usual Oxford college spires intro. Morse feels
his age in this episode realising how out of touch he is with
Morse is on leave, Lewis has to put up with Chief Inspector
Holroyd on his back, who doesn't care for Morse's detecting
skills and soon tries to steer Lewis on the right course.
As would be expected Lewis favourers Morse's ways and doesn't
really pay much attention to Holroyd.
pathologist tries his best to encourage Morse to try some
mood altering drugs so that he can best see their effect -
as you guessed Morse declines this invitation. Eastenders
fans will be pleased to see a young 'tricky dicky' .
a bad episode touching on the sensitive issue of today's teenage
drug culture, a scary thought that drugs can 'make you think
you have seen all there is to see of the world by the age
Brewster, owner of a private clinic, is found dead in his
car. It first appears as suicide but Morse soon learns that
it is murder. The obvious suspect is Michael Steppings whose
daughter Avril was permanently brain damaged during a routine
operation that went tragically wrong at the Brewster's clinic...
Deadly Slumber Morse surprisingly finds himself liking
Steppings but will this cloud his judgement? A thought provoking
episode with a delicate subject matter.
Brian Cox gives a flawless performance as Michael Steppings.
Morse shows his sensitive side again when he buys Avril flowers
and takes them to her bedside at the hospital.
excellent episode with a surprise ending.
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