Season 1 Episode 3


Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 04, 2007 on ITV
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Episode Summary

All is not what it seems between two married couples who are old friends, as Lewis and Hathaway start to discover when one wife is found hanged.

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  • I finally watched this final episode of Lewis, and all my reservations were laid to rest. I was a big fan of Morse, and his faith in Lewis was well justified - he is a worthy successor, and Hathaway a great sidekick. Spoilers here.moreless

    I was worried when they said they were bringing Lewis back to Oxford, and it didn't help that my video failed to record the pilot.

    So I came to this series of 3 with a certain trepidation. I was not disappointed, the first two were very good, very enjoyable detective shows. But not exceptional.

    Then I watched this last episode - and it was an excellent detective story. Nothing was as it seemed, nothing, from beginning to end, there was reveal after reveal.

    And Lewis, he was becoming more and more like Morse with every turn - the ocasional abrasive techniques, the subverting authority, encouraging his sergeant to do the same, he had certainly learnt from the master.

    The comedic moments were rather good too, and Hathaway was a good foil to Lewis, I particularly liked the moment in the school :)

    If Lewis is back, so will I.moreless
  • A very good season finale.

    This could equally easily have been called "Surreptitious". Lots of secrets and lots of characters looking furtive. The secrets range from innocuous to deep and sinister. What starts as a sunny day scenario turns quite dark. Lewis proves he can be just as single minded and abrasive as his mentor, Morse, when it comes to interrogations and investigations of murder. This is also the first epsiode in either Morse or Lewis where I've seen Lewis be kissed by someone he's met during the case. This is another echo of Morse who, more often than not, found a woman to latch on to. The way Lewis and Hathaway find the suspect (at the very end), individually and seperately, seems to be a mirror of how they've worked so far. Lewis thinks out loud, whilst Hathaway speaks to someone to find out more information. The final line of the series was a very well tailored joke. Very enjoyable programme all round.moreless
James Wilby

James Wilby

Hugh Mallory

Guest Star

John Wood (I)

John Wood (I)

Edward Le Plassiter

Guest Star

Josette Simon

Josette Simon

Stephanie Fielding

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Lewis: (Sarcastically) Doctor, you bring me all this because you secretly love me.
      Dr. Hobson: If I bring you anything at all, Lewis, you cocky sod, it's because I secretly love Hathaway!

    • Hathaway: I'm not smug, ma'am; it's just the unfortunate shape of my face!

    • Lewis: Don't pretend to be dead: it's bad manners and it won't work!

    • Lewis: I need to get this eye seen to, know anyone?

    • Lewis: Oh God, you're dead, aren't you, you stupid cow?

    • Dr. Hobson: How can I put this with professional integrity? The man's a ninny and outstandingly crap at his job!

    • Dr. Edward Leplassiter: Who's the boy?
      Lewis: Detective Sergeant Hathaway.
      Dr. Leplassiter: (to Hathaway) Why are you here? Oh, don't tell me, it's because Lewis is afraid I might use words of more than two syllables.
      Lewis: Iye, you already said syllable, I'm gonna have to lie down.

    • Lewis: When my wife died I drank a bottle of brandy every day for a year. And then I considered my situation like an adult, and the following year I drank 2 bottles.
      Hugh Mallory: And the year after?
      Lewis: I had a headache.

    • Lewis: Call me old fashioned but isn't it a bit strange, Uncle... (aside) ...David is it?, sitting in the back cuddling the kids while Auntie drives the car?
      Hathaway: You are old-fashioned Sir, but yeah, it is strange.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Filming Locations
      Brasenose Lane, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK (Hathaway tells Lewis that Innocent has taken them off the case)
      Brunswick Gardens, Ealing, London, England, UK (Eleanor Mallory's house)
      Dorney Court, Dorney, Buckinghamshire, England, UK (Merton College: Le Plassiter's room)
      Exeter College, Turl Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK (Merton College: exterior)
      HDS Studios, Beaconsfield Road, Hayes, Middlesex, England, UK (Natural History Museum tower: interior)
      Ironmongers Hall, Shaftesbury Place, Aldersgate Street, Barbican, London, England, UK (Merton College: dining room)
      Little Green Lane, Chertsey, Surrey, England, UK (Jane Templeton's house)
      Magdalen College School, Cowley Place, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK (Park Town prep school)
      Mortuary, St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey, Surrey, England, UK (mortuary)
      Natural History Museum, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK (Hugh shows Izzy and Anna the shrunken heads/chase scenes)
      Pembroke House, Valley End Road, Chobham, Surrey, England, UK (Caroline Croft's consulting room)
      Portobello Restaurant, South Parade, Summertown, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK (Lewis and Stephanie meet at Gee's Restaurant)
      Qinetic Building, Chobham Lane, Longcross, Surrey, England, UK (Police station - interior)
      Radcliffe Square, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK (Lewis and Stephanie return to her car after going to the restaurant)
      Sainsburys Supermarket, Lake End Road, Taplow, Berkshire, England, UK (supermarket where Stoker works)
      Sheldon Avenue, Highgate, London, England, UK (Haywards' house)
      Victoria Arms, Mill Lane, Old Marston, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK (final scene with Lewis and Hathaway after Innocent has rebuked them both)
      Whitby & Co Opticians, Fleet Street, Holborn, London, England, UK ('Mallory and Hayward Opticians')
      Woodville Gardens, Ealing, London, England, UK (The Mallorys' and Stephanie's houses: interior and exterior)

    • This episode was watched by 8.4 million viewers.

    • Music
      Janis Kelly - Als Die Alte Mutter Opus 55