The Murder Game

Season 1 Episode 7

Episode 7

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Aired Saturday 9:10 PM May 10, 2003 on BBC
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Richard comes back from last week's killer game so group tensions are high. Ruairi chooses Andrew to be the next Lead Investigator saying Andrew "hasn't got a lot of confidence, but he's a good man." Only four suspects remain; Goldie, Jay, Jennifer and Trevor. The original necklace design drawing is brought back by Richard as this week's clue. The drawing shows that there is an extra part of the pendant that hangs down. Mel concludes that it's the top part of the necklace that's worth £6000 and put it together with the pendant and it's worth 2 million. Bob asks was Catherine wearing the complete necklace? Richard says it would be hard to tell as the bottom part of the necklace was hidden under her tee shirt. They look at the enhanced version of Goldie's kidnap video and see that there's a cardboard box saying 'pill boxes' in the background. The enhanced audio footage also detects a clock chime in the background. The Investigators conclude that there's a clock in Jennifer's antique shop and there should be a box full of antique pills boxes. The first line of enquiry is to go and confront Jennifer and tell her that Goldie was kept in the antique shop and to ask her what she might know. The second enquiry is to discover whether the murder of the baby sheds any light on the current murder. Richard says if Dorothy had Charles baby, maybe Trevor is also Charles child, but one that lived? And as Catherine and Trevor produced Anya, the heritage could go to Anya, as a Wilmington, which Jay and Jennifer wouldn't be happy about. Perhaps they killed Catherine as she had this knowledge? This theory also gives Goldie a motive as she's about to marry into the Wilmington family. The Investigators get a call from a local farmer to say the grain store has flooded, so it looks like the killer had been back to cover their tracks. Bob says he wants two people to go and investigate and try to find evidence. He also tells Andrew that for the first time in the Murder Game, the Lead Investigator will go into the field and will not be exempt from the group vote. Andrew chooses to work with Richard and go and search the grain store becoming Team 2. Nick and Mel are to be Team 1 and have to go and confront Jennifer about her premises been used to hold Goldie hostage. Mel and Nick are delighted that Andy took the dirty job and took Richard with him! Richard and Andrew are faced with 10,000 gallons of cold, dirty water, so they put on the waders and start searching for clues. Nick and Mel don't directly confront Jennifer regards Goldie being a hostage in her shop. Instead they ask who has access to the room. She tells them Jay and Trevor. She takes them into the back room and tells them she hasn't been in the room for days - they miss that the latest paper is on the table, thus, Jennifer is lying. Mel asks Nick if it should be a crime scene and he says no - but he's wrong. There is enough evidence there to make it a crime scene. Meanwhile, Richard and Andrew are getting on great guns - they've found a bag with something in it. Nick and Mel are about to leave the shop having still not told Jennifer that Goldie was held hostage on her premises. Before they leave, Jennifer tells them she's arranged to meet Trevor tomorrow and she's frightened of him and wants the Investigators to be there. Back in the house, Andrew says that Richard has not been that bad today. Later, Richard and Nick try to make sense of the shredded letter that was found in the flooded grain store. It's tough work, so when the going gets tough, the lead Investigator Andrew goes outside and leaves them all to it. A couple of hours later and the Investigators have pieced together the letter - it's from Charles Wilmington and written to his son and heir Tony. The letter talks about the spectacular peacock necklace that he had made for his wife. Now she's dead, he wants Tony to have the jewel and never part with it, and when he dies, he wants Tony to pass it onto a child you trust. It mentions that Charles never approved of Tony's choice of wife. Richard says maybe Trevor's angry because he thinks Jennifer killed Catherine? Why was Catherine wearing the necklace? Why does Jennifer claim to be scared of her lover? At Chief Bob's briefing, Nick and Mel admit they did not confront Jennifer regards Goldie being kept hostage in her house, and Bob is furious. Jennifer might have revealed other stuff. They should have found the box and the grand father clock. He tells them if Jennifer was working in the shop and the kidnap victim in the back, then she might have heard something. Nick tries to argue back saying they thought they has discovered another line of enquiry, that Trevor has access to the shop, but Bob is having none of it. They should have done as he told them to do, and if they'd confronted Jennifer she might have confessed to the kidnapping. He reminds them this is a murder enquiry so go for the jugular! Bob asks about the shredded letter. Richard says the letter shows that Tony knew about the necklace. The Chief says it also shows who Charles didn't want to have the necklace - Jennifer. Andrew says does Jennifer even know that it exists as Charles told Tony to tell no-one, thus, no motive? The Chief congratulates Andrew and agrees that this is a "good point" but we don't yet know that she didn't know. The Chief concludes the meeting saying that the killer is leading them toward the necklace, but where is the missing diamond? Team 1 must now go and keep and eye on Jennifer. Team 2 must follow up on the letter and question Tony Wilmington and see what he knows about the necklace and why Catherine is wearing it. Andrew and Richard are getting on okay. Richard says that he thinks that Andrew is voting for Mel, and he says that he will do the same. But Andrew says that he wants Nick and Richard to go into the killer's game. He says Mel has good lines of enquires and should be allowed to continue. Meanwhile Mel is annoyed that Nick did not take the blame for their mistake about confronting Jennifer about the kidnap situation. Mel and Nick tell Jennifer they are setting up cameras in her shop and will observe Trevor from their van. An oblivious Trevor enters and Jennifer's claims to being scared of him don't ring true. She tells Trevor that the Investigators were asking her 'whose been in the room' and she said that he was in a few days ago. This makes Trevor very angry. Why would she want to say that? Jennifer says 'I could have said you'd been in the church' which makes Trevor furious. He says to Jennifer 'we have to talk', but a nervous Jennifer says 'there's nothing to talk about and you should go'. As the Investigators watch this live drama unfold, noises can be heard outside the surveillance truck - they're locked inside by the killer leaving the next ocations for the killer's game; the bottling plant and the boathouse. This forces Mel and Nick to witness Jay entering Jennifer's shop unaware of the cameras. He tells Jennifer in a panic that 'the things missing'. Jennifer calms him down, saying 'we'll search later', and signals for Jay to leave. Jennifer Wilmington goes to the van and releases the door, confessing about the kidnapping saying that Jay was involved. Nick cautions Jennifer, and asks why she wanted the necklace? She says 'it's worth millions who wouldn't, but I'm not a murderer. We argued abut the jewel not the music, She was wearing the whole thing and I couldn't believe she was wearing it'. The Investigators ask how Catherine got hold of it, but Jennifer doesn't know. She says she'd never seen it before. She phoned Jay to tell him about Catherine wearing the necklace. Nick picks her up on this as in a previous statement she gave Jay an alibi saying that he was at Creeksea Place that morning. So where was Jay? Jennifer says he was at Creeksea Place. Jennifer then claims on the morning of the murder, she was at her solicitors, but the solicitor wouldn't tell her anything about the necklace as it's all in Tony's will. Meanwhile, in the house, Richard says he's had no problem working with Andrew. He says 'they are fields apart intellectually, but he knows that, and I respect him for that.' When Andrew is asked about Richard he says 'Richard has been less of a nightmare and has mellowed a bit. Richard and Andrew show Tony Wilmington his father's letter to him. Tony tells the Investigators he knows people think he's 'not of sound mind', so he records his conversations. He gives them a tape of him talking to Catherine, and telling her he wants her to have the necklace. She tells him she knows he's her father as her mother told her before she left, but Catherine says Trevor is Anya's father and it would be unwise to except the necklace as Trevor wants Anya. Tony assures her his will shall make sure Trevor never gets the necklace. Team 1 fail to ask if anyone else has access to the tape, or if there are any copies. Tony concludes he gave Catherine the necklace 4 or 5 days before she was murdered. She had the complete necklace with Wilmington jewel, and he gave her £20,000 to start a new life away from Blackwater. He says the Wilmington jewel was kept in a safety deposit box and Catherine was the only one who knew about it's existence. The boys discuss murder motives. Richard says that he thinks that Jay committed the murder as he was trying to get the necklace from Catherine before she left the country, and he saw the necklace as rightfully his. Andrew thinks Trevor did it and he's been lying about knowing he's Anya's father all along. Mel's annoyed that Richard and Andrew didn't ring to tell Team 1 this breaking information. Mel and Nick go to visit the solicitor who remembers that Jennifer visited him on Monday the 11th leaving at about 11am, which means Jennifer has lied again> When he checks the sign-in log book, the solicitor apologises - he's made a mistake - Jennifer did visit him on the 11th, from 11.45am. Jennifer is cleared as murder suspect. Meanwhile, Andrew and Richard get called to a fire at Creeksea Place. They are shocked to see the whole house on fire. All get out except Tony - 2 hours later at Creeksea Place, the blaze in under control and Richard and Andrew enter seeing Tony being taken out as a casualty. Richard takes the letter Tony is clasping from his hand - it's from Catherine and it's addressed to Jay: 'Now that you've heard the tape, you know what I've known for years. If I can forgive them, so can you. I love you now as a brother, and hope we can rebuild our relationship. I love you always. Catherine' At the final briefing Bob says that Tony Wilmington died in the ambulance on the way to the Hospital. The Investigators discuss the letter. Richard says perhaps Jay told Goldie which would give her a motive? Andrew says that Jay would have been very angry being a full Wilmington who wasn't getting anything. Bob asks Nick and Mel 'whose the one person who could be an alibi for Goldie?' It's Anya. Bob shows the Investigators an interview he's arranged with Anya carried out under family liaison officers. Anya says 'Auntie Goldie needed to go out for half an hour, and then she came back 5 minutes before grand-dad got back'. The Investigators know that this means that Goldie was away from 11.45am - 12.15am, which means she could have committed the murder. Bob starts to assess the Teams. Team 1 fail as they did not confront Jennifer about the kidnap situation in her shop, plus they missed the newspaper clue. Team 2 fail for not following up if anyone else knew about the tape, for not asking if there were any copies made, and for not asking if anyone else has access to the tape. For the first time the Lead Investigator can be voted for. They all go into secret room and Andrew is picked to play the killer's game. Andrew now knows that Mel and Nick conspired against him, but he sticks with voting for Richard to join him to play the killer's game. Back in the house Mel tells Nick that she thinks Andrew is noble for what he did. Richard asks Andrew why he voted for him for he has never voted for Andrew, regardign him not to be 'the weakest link?' Andrew feels guilty. Both men go to face the killer... RICHARD DOES NOT COME BACK!moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

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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