When Joyce Barnaby finds herself trapped in a collapsed canal tunnel she discovers she is not alone when the bodies of seven skeletons are unearthed with her when she is rescued. For Tom, it looks like something he can't do much about as the skeletons have clearly been there for a very long time, except one which is clearly a more recent death and must be investigated. To add to that, two local boys are found shot dead in the woods at Midsomer Worthy and a local man is suspected of killing them, but did he?
Topping it all off is the bittersweet news that Troy has passed the exams and become an inspector and has been given a posting of his own, meaning that he will be leaving Midsomer and Tom (and those of us who have adored his sweet, bumbling character right from the beginning!).
It's the end of an era when the Barnaby family gather to have a farewell drink with Troy (and the end of a recently hinted at possibility that there might be a romance in the air for Troy and Tom's daughter, Cully.) It was an average episode with regard to the plot and script but a must-see for all of those Gavin Troy fans who never wanted him to go.