History Recap / InspectorLynleyS01E01WellSchooledInMurder

20th Jul '16 5:44:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: The reason why Matthew Whateley's body was mutilated. [[spoiler: The killers knew that it would divert the investigation from the school if it seemed like a ritualistic killing]].
24th Aug '14 3:49:27 PM TVRulezAgain
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* TheCastShowoff: Hardly obnoxious, but Lynley is shown riding dressage in this episode. NathanielParker is an equine enthusiast and amateur equestrian in real life.

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* TheCastShowoff: Hardly obnoxious, but Lynley is shown riding dressage in this episode. NathanielParker Creator/NathanielParker is an equine enthusiast and amateur equestrian in real life.
23rd Oct '13 3:47:06 AM aishwarya
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* BeleagueredChildhoodFriend: John Corntel is in considerable danger of being a victim of PaedoHunt, thanks to some of his students' propoganda that AllGaysArePaedophiles.

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* BeleagueredChildhoodFriend: John Corntel is in considerable danger of being a victim of PaedoHunt, thanks to some of his students' propoganda house prefect's insinuation that AllGaysArePaedophiles.



* DepravedHomosexual: John Corntel fears that this is how he is perceived by everyone, including his old friend Lynley.

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* DepravedHomosexual: John Corntel fears that this is how he is perceived by everyone, including his old friend Lynley.



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Chas Quilter. Also Edward Hsu in the backstory]].

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Chas Quilter. Also Edward Hsu in the backstory]].Quilter]].



* PaedoHunt: The investigation initially follows this line of enquiry, and dredges up Mike Canerone. Canerone is the prime suspect until Havers manages to coax out the BigSecret behind why he had parked his truck right outside school premises on the night of Matthew's murder -- [[spoiler: he was cheating on his wife with a barmaid he had picked up from a nearby pub]].

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* MeaningfulName: Erebus, the name of the house under Corntel's supervision. It's "the primal darkness that emerged after chaos."
* PaedoHunt: The investigation initially follows this line of enquiry, and dredges up Mike Canerone. Canerone is the prime suspect until Havers manages to coax out the BigSecret behind why he had parked his truck right outside A boys' school premises on the night of Matthew's murder -- [[spoiler: he was cheating on his wife with and a barmaid he had picked up from a nearby pub]].[[AllGaysArePaedophiles gay housemaster]]. 'Nuff said.



* PrincelyYoungMan: Chas Quilter, Head Boy.



* TeacherStudentRomance: The reason [[spoiler: John Corntel]] was being blackmailed. [[spoiler: In reality, [[JailBaitWait he waited until the student left school]], but there was no evidence to prove this.]]

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* TeacherStudentRomance: The reason [[spoiler: John Corntel]] was being blackmailed. [[spoiler: In reality, [[JailBaitWait he waited until the student left school]], but there was no evidence to prove this.]]]]
* YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: For the first time, we hear Lynley call Havers "Barbara" when [[spoiler: her father passes away]]. This will become something of a hallmark of their most poignant moments together.
22nd Oct '13 5:19:36 AM aishwarya
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* BoardingSchoolOfHorrors: Bredgar Hall certainly seems like one in this episode.

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* BoardingSchoolOfHorrors: Bredgar Hall certainly seems like one BeleagueredChildhoodFriend: John Corntel is in this episode.considerable danger of being a victim of PaedoHunt, thanks to some of his students' propoganda that AllGaysArePaedophiles.
21st Oct '13 4:24:06 PM aishwarya
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* PaedoHunt: The investigation initially follows this line of enquiry, and dredges up Mike Canerone. HilarityEnsues when Canerone divulges the BigSecret behind why he had parked his truck right outside school premises on the night of Matthew's murder -- [[spoiler: he was cheating on his wife with a barmaid he had picked up from a nearby pub]].

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* PaedoHunt: The investigation initially follows this line of enquiry, and dredges up Mike Canerone. HilarityEnsues when Canerone divulges is the prime suspect until Havers manages to coax out the BigSecret behind why he had parked his truck right outside school premises on the night of Matthew's murder -- [[spoiler: he was cheating on his wife with a barmaid he had picked up from a nearby pub]].
20th Oct '13 9:37:45 PM aishwarya
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* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: Cowfrey Pitt sponsored Matthew Whateley to make up for having [[DrivenToSuicide driven Matthew's biological father to suicide]]]].


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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Chas Quilter. Also Edward Hsu in the backstory]].


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* PaedoHunt: The investigation initially follows this line of enquiry, and dredges up Mike Canerone. HilarityEnsues when Canerone divulges the BigSecret behind why he had parked his truck right outside school premises on the night of Matthew's murder -- [[spoiler: he was cheating on his wife with a barmaid he had picked up from a nearby pub]].
20th Oct '13 5:42:34 PM aishwarya
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* DiabolicalMastermind: Subverted with [[spoiler: Clive Pritchard]]. He believed himself to be this, but as it turns out, he wasn't the only one pulling the strings.

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* DiabolicalMastermind: Subverted with [[spoiler: Clive Pritchard]]. He believed himself to be this, but as it turns out, he wasn't the only one pulling the strings.strings.
* HomoeroticSubtext: Brian's feelings for Chas seem borderline romantic. [[spoiler: This explains [[LoveMakesYouEvil Brian's part in Matthew's murder]]]].


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* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler: Why else would a nice, bright kid like Brian Byrne commit murder?]]
20th Oct '13 1:11:31 AM mlsmithca
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Twelve-year-old Matthew Whateley, a pupil at the prestigious boys' school Bredgar Hall, is found dead and mutilated in a cemetery. Lynley, who went to Eton with Bredgar Hall's headmaster, decides to take Havers along to investigate, since she can look at the institution with fresh eyes. As they probe into the truth, the school's respectable facade of "proper" British upbringing begins to crumble to reveal a subculture of blackmail and oppression, of which Matthew isn't the only victim.

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Twelve-year-old Matthew Whateley, a pupil at the prestigious boys' school Bredgar Hall, is found dead and mutilated in a cemetery. Lynley, who went to Eton with one of Bredgar Hall's headmaster, housemasters, decides to take Havers along to investigate, since she can look at the institution with fresh eyes. As they probe into the truth, the school's respectable facade of "proper" British upbringing begins to crumble to reveal a subculture of blackmail and oppression, of which Matthew isn't the only victim.



* AdultsAreUseless: Several schoolmasters in Bredgar Hall fit this trope to a T.

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* AdultsAreUseless: Several schoolmasters in Bredgar Hall fit this trope to a T.T; for example, Lockwood, the headmaster, is much more concerned about preserving the school's reputation than he is with helping to find Matthew Whateley's killers.
20th Oct '13 12:35:18 AM aishwarya
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* ScholarshipStudent: Matthew Whateley was one -- meaning that he was not only a StrangerInAStrangeSchool but also too smart to blindly put up with "accepted" norms. This proved to be a fatal combination.
* TeacherStudentRomance: The reason [[spoiler: John Corntel]] was being blackmailed. [[spoiler: In reality, [[JailBaitWait he waited until the student left school]], but there was no evidence to prove this.]]
13th Sep '13 10:42:37 PM RoseAndHeather
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* TheCastShowoff: Hardly obnoxious, but Lynley is shown riding dressage in this episode. NathanielParker is an equine enthusiast and amateur equestrian in real life.


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* PastimesProvePersonality: Lynley is shown riding dressage in this episode. There is no more stereotypically "snooty", aristocratic sport than English riding, and ''especially'' dressage.
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