Wire in the Blood

Season 5 Episode 4

Anything You Can Do

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Aug 01, 2007 on ITV
9.0
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An elderly woman is suffocated in her own home. DI Fielding and Tony Hill stage a public meeting and suspect a security guard with a dysfunctional relationship with his own mother. Similar murders follow, showing increasing daring but with sufficient differences to suggest that there are two murderers at large. Psychologist Jonathan Goode arrives and drives a wedge between his old friend and Alex.moreless

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  • I enjoyed this episode, but it could have been better.

    8.2
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    There was quite a lot of cliche in this episode (sibling rivalry/sons and mothers etc), and Tony's thoughts didn't seem quite so original as they often do, although I still quite enjoyed the running commentary on the telling of lies; that was nicely done.



    The very beginning of the episode and the introduction of Tony's old friend hinted at the fact that he wasn't mentally stable. After all, it seemed unbelievable that a highly successful man would fly all the way to Britain with no idea where he was staying that night which therefore made Tony's generosity in giving him his keys seem thoughtless and added-up to make the character even more suspicious. Luckily they didn't make Johnathan the murderer as that would have been too much and too harmful to Tony's intuition. However they avoided that situation well when Johnathan made his fake confessions.



    Sadly I think the situation they created between Tony and Alex somewhat distracted from the real case...which would have been fine had it later been added to. After an episode where an outsider purposefully muddled in their relationship to highlight the tension to both characters and the audience, it was a shame to see no real progression by the end of the episode.



    The DID was well done, nice and subtle. Sadly I suspected him from the start; one of the downturns of Wire in the Blood following a main suspicious suspect every episode, is that the prime suspect continuously turns out to be innocent and so by now I have learnt that a minor side character may be to blame instead. Plus this guy had put himself forward as a witness, which very early on in the episode Tony suspected the murderer may do.moreless
Ken Bradshaw

Ken Bradshaw

Frank Donovan

Guest Star

Ian Peck

Ian Peck

Bernard Kelly

Guest Star

Mary Cunningham

Mary Cunningham

Elizabeth Kelly

Guest Star

Emma Handy

Emma Handy

DC Paula McIntyre

Recurring Role

Mark Letheren

Mark Letheren

DS Kevin Geoffries

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