The Murder Game

Season 1 Episode 5

Episode 5

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Aired Saturday 9:10 PM Apr 26, 2003 on BBC
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Mervin selects Ruairi to be the next Lead Investigator in his will, as he thinks he will "blossom in the role". Richard sees this as a personal attack to get rid of him. The killer clue that Andrew returned is the necklace that Goldie was looking for that Catherine was wearing when she was murdered. Richard says that he has seen something similar, in the portrait of Alice, Felicity's mother in the Wilmington household. The other vital information is the dead baby that Mervin and Andrew found. An autopsy says the infant was full term but newborn. Andrew thinks the baby is Felicity's. Meryl reckons the dark secret must be figured out, and thinks Catherine is a decendant of the Wilmingtons. Team 1 are to interview the Wilmingtons and find out what they know about the baby. Team 2 are to confront Trevor Dobie, as information that "Anya's father" was threatening Catherine. Ruairi puts Meryl, Richard and Mel in Team 1, and Andrew and Nick are in Team 2. Team 1 set off to interview the Wilmingtons, staying at a hotel nearby. After greeting the investigators, Jennifer reacts in shock when hearing of the dead baby. Meanwhile at the vicarage, Tina Wells hears a noise at the front door. She has been broken into and the burglar has written "KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT" on the walls. Nick and Andrew dash to the scene and collect evidence to assist the case. Back at HQ, Ruairi takes a nap. Team 1 interview Felicity. She tells what happens, knowing they are talking about the baby. Saying when she was 14, she had a baby, premature and hid it from her family in the cupboard. She left it there. Team 1 know the baby was full term, not premature, but at this point, Team 1 are taken in by the lies. As they arrive back at HQ and read the full post mortem, they realise that maybe Felicity wasn't telling the truth. When Team 2 go to confront Trevor, Ruairi telephones some information. It turns out that Trevor telephones Catherine and was talking to her just before she was killed. When asked what they were talking about, Trevor says she was annoyed at him for not doing a good job on her roof. Andrew notices a familiar picture on Trevor's wall - the same as found in Catherine's grave. Trevor points out that his mother - the maid - was in the photo. Distracted by this find, Andrew and Nick forget what they went to see Trevor for - to confront him about threatening Catherine. The Killer Clue necklace has been valued and the necklace reaches about £6000 but the stones are only around £6 - showing that it cant be the same necklace. Tina feels under threat as someone has been in the church grounds. Team 2 go to protect Tina. As they arrive, Nick stays outside while Andrew stays around Tina. After having a cup of tea, Tina receives a phonecall and Andrew follows her. The phone goes dead on her - andrew has failed to realise there is 8 new messages on her answer machine. She shows him a box Catherine gave to her for safekeeping - in it, it shows that Catherine was working on the Wilmington family tree. There is a loud bang upstairs and Tina rushes to see whats happened. Andrew trails behind. Tina's husband, the vicar, has taken an asthma attack. He grabs onto Andrew and Tina rushes downstairs to get an inhaler. As she passes the stairs she is attacked and screams can be heard from the outside. Andrew rushes downstairs and sees the blood stained walls and floor with no sight of Tina. As Nick comes in, he calls for backup. The uniformed police arrive and Team 2 are relieved of their duties. Back at HQ when Team 2 return, the chief asks Andrew what happened. As he recalls the story, the Chief recieves a phonecall. A farmer has reported a disturbance in his land and Team 1 are sent out to investigate. When searching, they find the body of the murdered Tina Wells. A calling card is left for the investigators too - a pigs heart with a knife through it, and polaroids of the locations of the next Killers Game. The day has ended disastrously. "Tina is dead" says the Chief and therefore eliminated. The answer phone in Tinas machine is played - its Dean, threatening her. In the box that Tina gave to Andrew, there is a dictaphone. This is then played. There is a conversation between Catherine and an elderly women, in what appears to be a nursing home. It was recorded on the 14th October - around the same time Catherine broke into Creaksea. The investigators come to the conclusion that the elderly women is Trevor's mother - Dorothy. They hear her talk about the baby, and realise that Felicity could not be telling the truth. Team 2 have to return to Trevor and confront him with the information that Catherine felt threatened by him. When they meet Trevor, he is clearly annoyed that someone would say it. Trevor then says to them that Catherine told him that Jay was Anya's father. Team 1 go to the nursing home to make sure that the story that the baby's mother was Dorothy and to make sure the interview did take place. When they ask around, they realise that it is true - Catherine took the interview here and the baby is Dorothy's. Richard creates tension when he gives himself the title of "Lead Investigtor", to the annoyance of Ruairi. The feeling vice-versa. Team 2 go to question Dean to see if he has an alibi for the time of Tina's abduction. Dean doesn't co-operate to well, but gives the impression he doesn't know Tina is dead. He says that Tina was spreading rumours and talking about him - thats why he was threatening her. As Mel's 22nd birthday celebrations are underway, personal drifts are showing, spliting Richard away from the group, and Meryl slighlty at arms with Ruairi. Team 2 are told they should have taken Dean's computer away. As not only does Dean have an alibi for the time of Tina's abduction (a log of an email). It also has a record of an email at the time of Catherine's murder. Therefore he is eliminated as a suspect. Team 1 pass and Team 2 fail altogether, when the Chief gives his analysis. Andrew is voted by the group for the fourth time and Ruairi picks Meryl to join Andrew in playing the Killers Game. Andrew goes to the Dark Woods and Meryl to the Old Docks. MERYL DOES NOT COME BACK!moreless

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    Colin Spaull

    Colin Spaull

    George Hawick

    Luke de Lacey

    Luke de Lacey

    Jay Wilmington

    Guy Scantlebury

    Guy Scantlebury

    Trevor Dobie

    Mervin Merchant

    Mervin Merchant

    Himself/Special Investigator - Eliminated 4th

    Richard Sharrocks

    Richard Sharrocks

    Himself/Special Investigator - Eliminated 7th

    Meryl Holt

    Meryl Holt

    Herself/Special Investigator - Eliminated 5th

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