Season Five will be interesting. Banks discovers that Horsley owed money to Charlie Franklin, whom Banks suspects of dealing on behalf of outwardly respectable property developer Steve Richards. By the way, this is yet another one of those episodes where Banks is sort of pushing the envelope, wanting revenge. I'm sort of glad to see this end because there doesn't seem to be another level to go to. His daughter is also involved in some way. In this one, we are introduced to professionals who, had they stuck to their ethics, would have been happy themselves and kept a relationship with their kids.
Her contributions give the team the cohesiveness that it needs. Banks' prior brief sexual history with Cabbot is a great source of friction between the two. We may come to look back on the last ten years as the Golden Age of British Police on Television. While his old team struggle, Banks operates for the first time on the other side of the law, using his years of experience, wits and wisdom to secure the all-important break-through. The case is further complicated by the fact the victim, a wealthy businessman, came to Leeds after fleeing persecution from his birth country of China. But every moment he comes closer to nailing Richards, evidence fades, witnesses disappear or scapegoats step up to take the fall.
The way the victim died suggests a local protection gang is to blame, but nailing the hard-nosed woman they believe is behind it proves challenging - witnesses know the price they will pay for talking to the police. The first by her own hand and the other two murdered. I would have thought the lower ranks were off-limits to Detective Chief Inspectors. I found them at the library and took a chance. Then he hears that Kat has become the next victim at the shrine.
Without giving everything away, one of Banks' coppers doesn't last through the end of the season. I used to think I was fairly liberal about such things, but just realized that I am a prude. Banks has a new girlfriend on the force, a computer expert. All three are back for Season Five. Inspectors Foyle, Lewis and Gently all received national exposure on Masterpiece Mystery. Cabbot came back as a single mother for Season Three, but D. Sian's father Brendan had also visited the murder site and when Richards' alibi is blown apart Banks, desperate to nail him after an earlier failed conviction, triumphantly arrests him.
Since the series began, Stephen Tompkinson has played Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks, and Andrea Lowe has played Detective Sergeant Annie Cabbot. Find us on and , or. . Helen Morton's husband has just announced that he wants a divorce. I won't give away the ending, but I'll say this--wish it would have ended on a happier note. As he struggles to find the proof, Banks becomes obsessed with pinning it on Richards.
Directors: , , , , ,. Banks wonders if the motives could be connected to his past. Grave consequences for Sergeant Olson. I won't give it away - you'll have to watch Season Five. But then we wouldn't have a show.
No consequences for Superintendent Gibson. And a tragedy occurs that is even closer to home. While his old team struggle, Banks operates for the first time on the other side of the law to secure the all-important break-through. Although the tension between Banks and Cabbot is palpable, they continue to inch closer to the identity of the killer. His personal life is also in shambles having been divorced from his wife -- who is remarried and pregnant -- and his estrangement from his children, with whom he barely has a relationship. He is struck from behind and killed with repeated blows. The crime stories in these episodes are excellent, but I found the love longed Banks annoying with his relationship with Annie, appearing like a love sick teenager that, in my opinion, detracted from the overall stories.
If you like British crime series, I recommend this one. My only real complaint is the lack of Blu-Ray. Sergeant Oswald is out of a job he's still better off than Sergeant Olson. Banks and crew find a connection to a guy that Banks try to get years earlier. Sergeant Cabbot has gone back to her old boyfriend.
Banks, however, has a theory of his own. Nobody knows who the father is, and there is a great deal of speculation among her fellow officers. Filmed in and around the city of Leeds in Yorkshire. But when Banks uncovers a link to local crime boss Steve Richards, he formulates a theory of his own. This bit of news is even darker than the series which makes no attempt to sugarcoat the gritty work of homicide investigation. Cabbot took maternity leave at the start of Season Two.
There are also young people being manipulated or directed by evil parents. Drug dealer Damon Horsley is murdered at the woodland shrine of suicide Sian Haddon, Sian's teen-aged friend Kyle Finn finding the body. Franklin is arrested but denies murder and Richards denies any involvement, despite his daughter Kat being shown to have been the dead man's girlfriend. Once again, three children die. Without waiting for an introduction, she hands Sergeant Olson her hotel room key, and orders him to report for duty that night. Set in the industrial North of England.