Young drug addict Nathan Weaver is found murdered in a rural river and Vera wonders why he had not sold a valuable ring found on his body to finance his habit. He had briefly worked at Brian Bennick's food factory and fathered a child by Kelly, another addict he met at Father O'Brien's needle exchange. On the night he died he had been dossing at a deserted farmhouse where, several years earlier, Eddie Thurston was arrested for murdering his wife, and a suspect in the case, Jeb Branning, just happened to find the body. There are several other links between the night of Mrs. Thurston's death and the present that will ultimately assist Vera in solving both murders and the mystery of the ring.Written by
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The body of Nathan Weaver is discovered by a dog walker, head down in a river. Nathan was an addict, who'd recently lost his job and was homeless.
It's a very gritty episode, very solid, it has a very dramatic start, a good set of characters, and is very well acted. One criticism I have always had for this show, is how underused Kenny is, Jon Morrison has been excellent from the start, but doesn't always get a fair crack of the whip, not so here, it's a big story for him.
One big difference here is the tone, not just the story, but the visuals as well, we don't get the gorgeous landscapes here or notable landmarks, we get a dingey pawnbrokers and working class estate, it's very well made.
Dramatic, very good. 8/10
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