Season 1 Episode 4

Episode Four

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM May 25, 2010 on BBC
out of 10
User Rating
87 votes

By Users

Episode Summary

A serial killer is at large and has killed four young women, but there is no obvious connection between the victims and the killer's identity remains a mystery. Luther tries to distance himself from Alice. Madsen emerges from his coma.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

No results found.
No results found.
No results found.
  • Luther in Wonderland

    Luther tracks a serial killer murdering young women on their way home from bars in the night who may or may not be a taxi driver. Zoe breaks down and tells Mark about her little thing with Luther from last episode and he already knew Alice having already told him. The killer's wife and boyfriend may be in danger as well as many other if Luther can't find him in time. Meanwhile, Luther tells Alice he wants him out of his life for good and Henry Madsen wakes up from his coma and says Luther's name. Alice does something awful to get Luther's attention and they have it out and Shenck suspects Luther to have involvement in Alice's wrongdoing. Another solid installment in the series, I hope for things to get even more intense.moreless
Rob Jarvis

Rob Jarvis

Graham Shand

Guest Star

Anton Saunders

Anton Saunders

Henry Madsen

Guest Star

Nicola Walker

Nicola Walker

Linda Shand

Guest Star

Michael Smiley

Michael Smiley

Benny Silver

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • At the beginning of the episode it is stated that previous murders took place in Isleworth, Whitton and West Drayfield. The first two are towns in west London but West Drayfield does not exist.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • John Luther: Graham knows we're onto him, all right? And he'll try and kill as many as he can before we catch him, and if I have to terrify his wife to stop that happening, I can live with that.
      Rose Teller: Oh, thus spake John Luther, gentleman of the parish.
      John Luther: She knows what her husband is.
      Rose Teller: Yeah, but maybe not what he's done. There is a difference.

    • Rose Teller: Do you want to know the real tragedy about marriage?
      John Luther: No, thanks.
      Rose Teller: Women always think men will change, but they don't. Men think women won't change, but they do.
      John Luther: Where'd you get that from, a fortune cookie?

    • (Luther is sitting in a chair surrounded by photos and maps in a circle on the floor.)
      Justin Ripley: What's all this?
      John Luther: Découpage, a cut-up technique. Take a bit of text, cut it up, randomise it, make new text, see new patterns.
      Justin Ripley: Where'd you learn this?
      John Luther: David Bowie — it's how he wrote his lyrics.
      Justin Ripley: Are you a fan?
      John Luther: Don't I look like a fan?
      Justin Ripley: What, of songs about, like, aliens and that?
      John Luther: Well, there's a bit more to him than aliens. I'll make you a tape.
      Justin Ripley: A-a what, sorry?

    • John Luther: Do you have any sexual fantasies?
      Justin Ripley: What? Yeah, not that I'm gonna tell you about.
      John Luther: Does the reality ever live up to the fantasy?
      Justin Ripley: Well, I, um— well, no, no, not really.
      John Luther: Yeah, it can't, can it?

  • NOTES (0)