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and i have missed an hour of it.
will be iplayering it too. Has it got Julia Sawahla in it and everything?
He got a new assistant for this one, didn't see it so not sure if they explain where Julia went etc.
so i heard
I didn't guess it at all, I love it!
gripped we were I tell you! The bath thing was creeky-creepy! Is it a whole new series now? Or was that a one off episode? The two pints of lager new girl is bizarre in those heels that you know she would never wear..
I hated every second she was on screen. ARRGRGHHH. What happened to Caroline Quentin?
woman from the it crowd should have swapped roles with the two pints of lager girl, i think it would have been much better casting.
it crown women was very caroline quentin-esque.
that she was too similar to the previous sidekicks- I thought the new girl was fine.
There were quite a few plot holes and the evil magician guy was such a ham, but overall it was pretty enjoyable. I think the bath setup was strong enough to warrant it being the only narrative thread in the programme.
the whole kidnap plot seemed a bit shoe-horned in
And frankly I can't believe how bad it was. I have mostly always enjoyed the show, suspending healthy doses of disbelief from time to time - it's always been engaging and interesting. But this episode was shocking.
True the bath idea was good but the rest of the plot was appalling.
What reason could there be for Blondie not calling the police about her missing friend? Surely you'd do so as soon as she became missing? And if not then why not the day after or the day after that? Amazingly, according to the narrative we were privy to, the police didn't even know she was missing until she turned up in the tank.
I loved the fact that the assistant carried out doing the windows and clearing up even after it turned out his secret lover was dead. Fucking hilarious.
And even when they found the tank with the bodies Blondie and JC still didn't call the police.
If any of us had the gall to send in a storyline like that to the BBC it would be rejected by even the most junior member of the reading room.
I seriously am wowwed by how bad this episode was. I demand an enquiry.
though i too thought the handyman still cleaning up after his 'lover' was murdered pretty ridiculouis
i thoroughly enjoyed it. Even a bad episode of JC is worth a thousand of any other
And it was better than the alien episode
especially the bit with the bees, and the flashabck to the scene where she hands over the jar of honey. Also, the whole "mystery of the Bosch painting". Eh? What mystery? I didn't know there was one until Jonathan was all like "I wonder what the mystery behind the painting is?"
Still - all good fun. And they did have 2 hours to fill I suppose.
More holes than a collander.
My main issue was that it was impossible for the viewer to work it out. Good JC's always worked around the fact that you could solve it if you thought laterally enough - for example, how did Mr X escape from sealed room: answer, he didn't, he's still in there behind a false wall, and there'd be a clue that led you to the wall.
Here, JC and co inspects the room and says "Oh, it's all solid, no way in or out." Except there was. Because apparently they didn't check the bath. Which we were never to know.
Aside from that:
Twelve people disappeared, yet no one has ever taken up the floor boards?
Bollocks could you not work out that the room wasn't in the attic - spiral stairs are not that disorientating.
Why did the magician go to such elaborate lengths to conceal the murder of his wife, then simply club the newspaper editor over the head?
Add to this the other flaws mentioned above and you're left with a really unsatisfying piece of telly.
but the later ones were always ridiculous and you coould never work them out. It was particularly silly that the police had apparently either never been involved with the previous disappearances, or had never taken the floor up. But the bath was suitably creepy.
Renwick had obviously run out of ideas but the BBC kept flinging him the cash...