March 1943: Foyle receives a visit from his goddaughter, whom he has not seen for 10 years, and her young son who is shell shocked from when his school was bombed. When she runs off leaving her son, Foyle must locate her. A new Assistant Commissioner is after Foyle to crack down on illegal gambling. Sgt. Milner is assigned to the case and goes undercover with mixed results. Milner sees two young lads gambling lots of cash and decides to find out where they're getting their money. Foyle is also investigating a group of saboteurs. When a murder occurs near a military research facility, Foyle believes he has solved the crime but the new AC insists he release the subject in question. Foyle in turn feels he has only one option open to him.
Did You Know?
It's likely that RN Captain Boothroyd who leads the experimental weapons development is a nod to "Q" or Army Major Boothroyd of Ian Fleming's 007 novels. See more
Two Naval officers speak to Foyle to get Evelyn Richards released due to her top secret work which turns out to be connected with the bouncing bomb. However the plan to attack the Ruhr dams was a purely RAF Operation so the it would have been RAF officers not Naval who sought the release of Evelyn. See more
You can't have people shooting each other in the middle of the night. It's not right.
References The Lady Is Willing