The Murder Game

Season 1 Episode 8

Episode 8 - Case Solved (aka Finale)

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Aired Saturday 9:10 PM May 17, 2003 on BBC
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Episode 8 - Case Solved (aka Finale)
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At the morning briefing there are only three Investigators left. This is the final episode and there will be no Lead Investigator as the Investigators directly compete with each other. The Killer Clue that Andrew brought back is that of a joint bank account shared by Goldie Prior and Jay Wilmington. It's shown that the pin number is used to withdraw £50 in cash from a building society at 11.52am on the day Catherine was murdered. The Investigators say that there might be CCTV footage to see who used it - Jay or Goldie, as one of them could then be eliminated. Goldie's motives could be anger if she discovered that Jay was having an affair. The line of enquiry is to go to the solicitor's office where the family are there for the reading of Tony Wilmington's will. They must quiz Goldie and Jay to see which one of them made the withdrawal and why they didn't tell them. This is the last chance for the three remaining Investigators to speak to the three remaining suspects. The solicitor reads Tony Wilmington's will. He's left a recorded tape where we learn that he wants Jennifer and Jay to inherit Creeksea Place and the estate, and he says the Wilmington jewel he has left to his daughter Catherine Prior, and on her death, the jewel must become the property of her daughter Anya Prior. He puts a clause in saying that under no circumstances must the blood father of Anya, Trevor Dobie, get the jewel. Jay is shocked and says 'bas***d' out loud and storms out. Goldie approaches the Investigators to speak in private. They are wary to trust her as she has proved a liar on many occasions. Goldie tells Andrew that that she got a phone call from Jay at 11am on the morning of the murder telling her to go to the church as Catherine had something and they had to get it back. When she got there Jay told her it was the Wilmington necklace and he had to get it back or the wedding wouldn't go ahead. Goldie claims she went into the church to ask Catherine if she could have it as her 'something borrowed' but Catherine would not let her have it. Catherine wouldn't say where she got it from, and said that it would all come out later. Goldie then left, but she heard Catherine's mobile go off (it was Trevor) and she remembers Catherine saying 'leave it. I don't want to talk about it.' Goldie then left the church and told Jay that she couldn't get the necklace and said they could deal with it later for they had their wedding to go to. Nick asks who instigated the kidnapping. Goldie says it was Jay's idea, and she went along with it thinking if he wanted the necklace back, then Jay couldn't have done the murder. Mel asks what are your feeling snow about Jay, and Goldie says she doesn't know. Nick asks why she didn't tell them about the cash point? She says she didn't want to say anything about it lest it implement Jay and she wasn't sure if he was guilty or not. Meanwhile Trevor clears his belongings out of Creeksea Place preparing to leave. Jennifer sees him and alerts the Investigators, but by the time the Investigators get there, Trevor has gone. Jennifer takes them up to the annex, and they see Trevor's room has been turned into a child's shrine as though he was preparing to move in a child. Did Trevor plan to kill Catherine to take custody of Anya and then the jewel? The Investigators decide that the room looks like that of someone who's 'not all there.' Next they go to speak to Jay. Was Jay having an affair with Catherine? He found out she was his half sister two days before she was killed and he also found out she'd been given the necklace that he always thought was to be his. Mel notices a new answer on Jay's answer machine. It's Goldie warning and apologising to Jay for 'telling the Investigators everything.' The Investigators see photos of Goldie and Catherine pinned to the wall - the same Polaroid type the killer delivers. There's also a letter from Catherine saying Jay is the godfather to Anya. In the truck on the way back to the house, Mel says that Catherine seemed to have been with everyone - no wonder she was murdered. When they reach the house, they see it is in the dark as the power has been cut, and it has been trashed by the killer, who's even sinisterly hung up Mel's barbie doll in a noose and has left photos of their belongings (including Mel's dirty knickers) all over the place. At the briefing the next day, Andrew tells the chief about the raid by the killer and that the two locations they found for tonight's killers game are the Nuclear Bunk Living Quarters and the Nuclear Bunker operational Zone. Chief Bob says that he will now choose two of them at this half way point to play the killer's game and he will make his choice depending on who has failed the most times during the series. Andrew has 6 fails, Nick 5 and Mel 4. Andrew and Nick face the killer - it's Nick's first killer game and Andrew's 6th - Nick does not come back. The Chief welcomes the two final contestants, Andrew and Mel on the last day of the Killer Game. Andrew can't believe he's still there, and Mel wants to go the last mile to catch the killer. Chief Bob says that the Killer Clue that Andrew has brought back is a set of Polaroids with a message: 'who am I. if you are right you live, if you are wrong you die.' Bob tells them he has recent developments. The cash point had cameras in it and they see photos of Goldie taking cash from the machine. Goldie is cleared. For the last stage of the game, Andrew and Mel must assess all the information and evidence for an hour and make their choice between Trevor and Jay. If they both pick the killer, they share the prize, if they both pick wrong, they walk away with nothing. The Chief says that he has looked at all the evidence in the room and he now knows who the killer is, so they should be able to get this right. Does the evidence point to Jay Wilmington, or does the evidence point to Trevor Dobie? Mel and Andrew go up to the private room to give Bob their choice of killer and the motives. Andrew picks Trevor and Mel picks Jay. Andrew says that he thinks it's Trevor because 'he felt that if he could get rid of Catherine then he could get Anya, his daughter. He saw the necklace during the crime and took it as well. His mum was killed by the Wilmington's so he hated that whole dynasty and he knew Catherine was a half Wilmington and he didn't want his daughter being brought up with anything to do with the Wilmington's. He's moved out of the residence as he has the jewel and he was going to go away with Anya hence the passport photos.' Mel says all along she has felt it was Jay so she's going to be consistent. She says 'it was an emotional attack. Jay's been having a relationship with his sister, and he's lost all his family and friends through this. The murder weapon - the chart dividers were his, and Trevor wouldn't have had access to these. Goldie said that Jay wrote the ransom note and one of the lines in his note was 'come along tonight' which is also the motto of the killer. There also were Polaroid photos of Goldie in Jay's boathouse that were the same as those used in the killer's game. Trevor Dobie is not smart enough to commit a crime like this.' Chief Bob reminds them of final killers clue - only one of them will come back when they both go to play the final killer's game, this time decided not by luck, but by their investigative skill. Andrew must go to the Yacht club where Trevor has been spotted, and Mel must go to the Disused Airfield where Jay was spotted. Bob wishes then both luck. Andrew arrives as Trevor leaves by boat and a boat chase ensues. Mel arrives at the Airfield to see Jay taking off on his motorbike and their truck flags the bike. Both loose the potential killer. Both wait till night fall for news of their where abouts: Mel is told to go and find Jay at the Old Grain Store, while Andrew goes to pursue Trevor at the Construction Warehouse. Both see the 'coming out to play?' sign of the killer as they both enter their final killer game - and only one will survive. Is Andrew correct? That Trevor killed Catherine to get Anya and because he hated the Wilmington dynasty? Or is Mel's theory right that Jay killed for the jewel and the shock of sleeping with his own sister? Andrew survives winning £25,000. His theory is correct that Trevor killed Catherine. Trevor wanted Catherine to confess that he was Anya's father so he went to the church with a camera. They argued and Catherine admits he's Anya's dad, but he's never going to see either of them again as Catherine has been given money by her father Tony Wilmington. This family name is one that Trevor has hated for years over the abuse they inflicted on his late mother. Catherine tells Trevor they are going to move away from Blackwater to make a fresh start so he better get used to them not being around. In a rage, Trevor stabs Catherine with the navigational dividers that Catherine has stolen from Jay's caravan to defend herself. After the crime, he sees the necklace and takes it to frame the Wilmingtons. Chief says to a happy, shell shocked Andrew after his seventh killer's game, 'what do you have to say for yourself?' Andrew says 'I'm absolutely knackered. Would you like to come out for a drink Chief?' The Chief says he's very proud of Andrew, but he suspects he'll never come out of his house again! Andrew agrees saying he is going to go home now 'and become a recluse and no-one is ever going to see him again'. Andrew leaves The Murder Game with the £25,000 cash prize and we suspect the odd killer scar...are you coming out to play?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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