The Murder Game

Season 1 Episode 6

Episode 6

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Aired Saturday 9:10 PM May 03, 2003 on BBC
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Meryl chooses Nick in her last will and testament, making it Nick's second time as the Lead Investigator. At Chief Bob's briefing, he announces that there has been a leak to the local paper and they have run an article saying the Investigators have the peacock necklace. Bob wants to know who leaked this story as the only people who could know are the Investigators and the killer? Nick is told to follow this leak up. This week's Killer's clue is four passport photos of Anya. Ruairi says perhaps the clue points to Catherine having a plan to take Anya abroad, and Anya's dad might not have liked this? They already know that Catherine feared Anya's father, but which one? Catherine always said the father was Jay, but Trevor's the real biological dad. The first line of enquiry must be to interview Jay Wilmington and ask why people think he's Anya's dad and if he has been threatening Catherine, and this will be investigated by Team 1, Mel and Ruairi. Nick chooses Andrew and Richard for Team 2 and they must talk to George Hawick and find out if he left the island on his boat when he was cut off by the tide. Andrew laughs as Richard tells him so long as he tags along with him, keeps his mouth shut and lets him do the crime solving, they'll both pass. Meanwhile Mel and Ruairi confront Jay about people thinking that he's Anya's dad and that he's been beating up Catherine. Jay Wilmington is outraged and denies the accusations and wants to know the source of such malicious gossip. The Investigators are wise not to tell Jay anything. Back at the HQ, Nick has called the local newspaper to find out where the information came from. It turns out that it was anonymous, posted in a letter through the door. Nick is told he can come to the office and see this letter. Richard and Andrew go to see George on his island. George plays games with them, asking questions before revealing in a manic like fashion that Dottie was pregnant and that Charles, Tony's dad, was the father. George's friend Rodney Lewis then arrives back with the boat and shows them a picture of himself in the newspaper holding a big fish - "Whopper of the month". It seems Ron borrowed George's boat on the same day as Catherine's murder, so it looks like George could have an alibi. Richard and Andrew then get stranded on the island with the driver on the other side. Back at the house, Mel tries to influence Nick by saying she wants them to be the last two in the house and she adds he's 'so nice and brilliant to work with', but Nick seems wise to her girly charms. Richard and Andrew are forced to try and get on, but it's strained. 2 hours later Richard's calculated that the tide will now be low enough for them both to cross the water on foot. As they do, they get stalked by the killer who fires a flare and leaves a 'coming out to play' message on the fence with the next two locations for the killer's game: the old quarry and derelict barn. Back at the house, Andrew lets off steam about being stranded with Richard "I've never heard so much s**t in all my life." At the morning briefing, Bob says Team 2 must get to the bottom of the leaked story and follow up on this "Whopper of the month" article as George's alibi is not complete for what if another boat had been taken? Mel and Ruairi have to go and interview Felicity to see why she's being lying and find out whose baby it is. Is she aware it is Dorothy's baby? Bob asks the group about Trevor's relationship with Jennifer. Mel says maybe it's a fake friendship i.e. 'keep you friends close and your enemies closer.' Perhaps says Mel, Trevor is trying to get revenge on the Wilmington's. Ruairi says if Tony's in a wheelchair perhaps Jennifer is sleeping with Trevor? Later Mel and Ruairi follow up with Felicity. They are unaware that Jennifer is listening outside the door. Mel asks Felicity about Dorothy and Felicity tells her that 'Dottie gave birth to a baby' that was her father's. Felicity says she knew such a scandal could not be allowed to get out, so she admits to the Investigators that she killed the baby. At this point the Investigators should caution her, and take a statement as Felicity has admitted to murder, but Mel misses this point, feeling sorry for the old woman. Mel kindly tells her that 'she has nothing to worry about'. As they leave Mel and Ruairi disagree. Ruairi thinks the old woman killed the baby in badness, but Mel says it was accidental, but Mel's now worried. What if she got it wrong and they fail and the group vote her for this week's killer's game? The Blackwater Gazette is visited by Team 2 to find out about the leak and the alibi. The Editor shows the killer location photos, but he has no idea about where they came from. Richard asks to see the original photo of "Whopper of the month". They notice in this larger photo that George is on the roof. The Editor asks about the necklace, but the Investigators tell him nothing. Meanwhile back at the house, Nick gets a video email showing that Goldie has been kidnapped by the killer who's demanding the peacock necklace in exchange for Goldie's life. Bob calls an emergency briefing and tells the Investigators that Goldie Prior is in great danger and they must move quickly or she may be killed also. Team 1 are to go to Layer wood to do the swap and Nick picks Mel to be the negotiator for she has the best skills for this type of operation. Team 2 must attach a bug to the necklace, so that after the exchange, they can follow the signal, but they must not be seen. During the covert operation, Richard comes up with a plan for following the bugged necklace. Communication is the key to the exercise, but it looks like the Investigators have no reception by walkie talkie. Eventually Ruairi and Andrew manage to communicate, but the atmosphere is tense. Mel goes for the ransom exchange, tying the bagged necklace onto the end of a rope as requested. Live rounds are fired above the terrified Goldie's head by a shadow figure. The necklace is pulled in by the killer, who then flees by car leaving a crying Goldie behind. Mel goes to question Goldie but she's in shock and is taken by the paramedics to the Hospital. Richard and Andrew go to track the killer. They follow the signal to the old quarry - they've lost the car and necklace, but they've found the bug in the bag. Back at the house, Mel slags Richard off behind his back and during the evening case conference, Andrew and Richard come to loggerheads about possible motives for who they think killed Catherine. The next morning at the final brief, Andrew reckons that the killer and kidnapper who wanted the necklace could be different people, for why would the killer give the necklace, and then go and retrieve it back? Bob gives his assessments. Team 1; Mel and Ruairi did some good work, but they fail for not cautioning Felicity and taking her killer confession. Without this caution, nothing that Felicity said will be admissible in a court of law. Team 2; Andrew and Richard pass. They saw the importance of the photo in the newspaper and followed this up, clearing George as a suspect. That was good work. The Investigators go up the stairs to cast their vote. Mel breaks down and cries as she casts her vote for Ruairi in front of Bob. The outcome is Mel and Ruairi tie. Nick has to pick between them as well as picking his own choice. Nick picks Ruairi. Then Nick picks Richard, telling him he thinks he 'will do well out there'. The group all cross their fingers that Richard will be killed and Ruairi will come back. But Richard returns...moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    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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