History Recap / InspectorLynleyS05E04InTheBlinkOfAnEye

11th Apr '15 10:48:47 AM Enhas
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* TheBadGuyWins: Sure, he's caught and will go to prison for the rest of his life, but not before goading Nina into completely ruining her own in the process. Not to mention what also happens to Lynley. He was grinning as he was being arrested.
16th Oct '13 2:19:29 AM aishwarya
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Following other leads, Lynley discovers that Rooker was having an affair with Melissa Booth, the editor of a top newspaper. Her husband, media magnate Eddie Price, was probably aware of it. Earlier on the day of Rooker’s murder, Eddie's chauffeur saw Eddie start a fight with Rooker, which ended in Rooker punching him.Matters become more complicated when it emerges that Rooker’s time as a war photographer in Serbia could hold the secret to why he was killed. As Lynley and Havers try to find the link between Rooker’s past and present, little do they realize just how heavily the case is going to cost them personally.

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Following other leads, Lynley discovers that Rooker was having an affair with Melissa Booth, the editor of a top newspaper. Her husband, media magnate Eddie Price, was probably aware of it. Earlier on the day of Rooker’s murder, Eddie's chauffeur saw Eddie start a fight with Rooker, which ended in Rooker punching him. Matters become more complicated when it emerges that Rooker’s time as a war photographer in Serbia could hold the secret to why he was killed. As Lynley and Havers try to find And the link between Rooker’s past and present, little do they realize present is the troubled young woman who's currently on the run.

Despite all their investigation, though, there is one thing which Lynley and Havers don't see coming -- and that is
just how heavily the case is going to cost them personally.



* AdultFear: Seeing your spouse [[spoiler: [[TakingTheBullet getting fatally shot]]]] in front of you.

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* AdultFear: Seeing your spouse [[spoiler: [[TakingTheBullet getting get fatally shot]]]] in front of you.



* CharacterDevelopment: At the end, the once-reticent Havers does not hesitate to intrude into the privacy of a [[spoiler: grieving]] Lynley to let him know that [[YouAreNotAlone he is not alone in the world]]. This just goes on to show how close they have grown as a pair since the early series.

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* CharacterDevelopment: At the end, the The once-reticent Havers does not hesitate to intrude into on the privacy of a [[spoiler: grieving]] grieving Lynley to let him know that [[YouAreNotAlone he is not alone in the world]]. This just goes on to show how close they have grown as a pair since the early series.



* EmpathyDollShot: In the TroubledBackStoryFlashback, as [[spoiler: Nina's little brother]] is made to kneel by his would-be executors, the football drops from his hand and rolls hopelessly on the ground.

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* EmpathyDollShot: In the TroubledBackStoryFlashback, as [[spoiler: Nina's little brother]] is made to kneel by his would-be executors, the football drops from his hand and rolls hopelessly lifelessly on the ground.



* HeroicBSOD: Let's just say that the one Lynley finds himself in now is more severe than any he has experienced in the past.

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* HeroicBSOD: Let's just say that the one in which Lynley finds himself in now is more severe than any he has experienced in the past.



* RelativeButton: Arrghh, [[spoiler: Pavletic]]!! Did you have to taunt [[spoiler: Nina]] before she put her gun away??

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* RelativeButton: Arrghh, [[spoiler: Pavletic]]!! Pavletic]]! Did you have to taunt [[spoiler: Nina]] before she put her gun away?? away?
16th Oct '13 1:58:25 AM aishwarya
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War-photographer-turned paparazzo Peter Rooker is shot dead on a deserted alleyway next to a pub. Shortly after his death, someone breaks into Rooker’s flat and leaves bloodstains on the walls. When DC Winston Nkata of the investigation team goes inside the flat to search for evidence, he is confronted by a traumatised young woman holding a firearm, who shoots and nearly kills him before running away. Lynley and Havers instruct their team to track her down and find out her identity.

In the meantime, Lynley discovers that Rooker was having an affair with Melissa Booth, the editor of a top newspaper. Her husband, media magnate Eddie Price, was probably aware of the affair. Earlier on the day of Rooker’s murder, Eddie picked a fight with Rooker, which was witnessed by Eddie’s chauffeur.

Havers, in turn, suspects bar-owner Michael Wren – Rooker’s best friend and ex-army comrade – who admits to arguing with Rooker an hour before his murder. Her suspicion grows when she finds out that Wren has an unlicensed gun, which is now missing.

Matters become more complicated when it emerges that Rooker’s time as a war photographer in Serbia could hold the secret to why he was killed. Lynley and Havers try to find the link between Rooker’s past and present, not realising that just how heavily the case is going to cost them personally.

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War-photographer-turned paparazzo Peter Rooker is shot dead on a deserted alleyway next to a pub. Shortly after his death, someone breaks into Rooker’s flat and leaves bloodstains on the walls. When DC Winston Nkata of the investigation team goes inside the flat to search for evidence, he is confronted by a traumatised young woman holding a firearm, gun, who shoots and nearly kills him before running away. Lynley and Havers instruct their team to track her down and find out her identity.

identity. In the meantime, Lynley discovers the gun that Rooker was having an affair with Melissa Booth, the editor of a top newspaper. Her husband, media magnate Eddie Price, was probably aware of the affair. Earlier on the day of Rooker’s murder, Eddie picked a fight with Rooker, which was witnessed by Eddie’s chauffeur.

Havers, in turn, suspects bar-owner
she fired is traced to Rooker's best friend, ex-armyman Michael Wren – Rooker’s best friend and ex-army comrade – who admits to arguing with Rooker an hour before his murder. Her suspicion grows when she finds out that Wren has an unlicensed gun, which is now missing.Wren.

Following other leads, Lynley discovers that Rooker was having an affair with Melissa Booth, the editor of a top newspaper. Her husband, media magnate Eddie Price, was probably aware of it. Earlier on the day of Rooker’s murder, Eddie's chauffeur saw Eddie start a fight with Rooker, which ended in Rooker punching him.Matters become more complicated when it emerges that Rooker’s time as a war photographer in Serbia could hold the secret to why he was killed. As Lynley and Havers try to find the link between Rooker’s past and present, not realising that little do they realize just how heavily the case is going to cost them personally.



* AdultFear:

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* AdultFear:AdultFear: Seeing your spouse [[spoiler: [[TakingTheBullet getting fatally shot]]]] in front of you.



* CharacterDevelopment: At the end, the once-reticent Havers does not hesitate to intrude into the privacy of a [[spoiler: grieving]] Lynley to let him know that [[YouAreNotAlone he is not alone in the world]]. This just goes on to show how close they have grown as a pair since the early series.



* DiabolusExMachina:

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* DiabolusExMachina:DiabolusExMachina: Series finales don't end well for Lynley, so...



* DramaticSitDown:
* EmpathyDollShot:
* ForcedToWatch:

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* DramaticSitDown:
DramaticSitDown: Poor, poor Lynley. It's like the ground gets pulled away from under his feet as he tries to register just how ''completely'' his life has been screwed in the matter of a second.
* EmpathyDollShot:
EmpathyDollShot: In the TroubledBackStoryFlashback, as [[spoiler: Nina's little brother]] is made to kneel by his would-be executors, the football drops from his hand and rolls hopelessly on the ground.
* ForcedToWatch: The reason Nina is a BrokenBird -- she had to witness [[spoiler: her entire family being wiped out by a group of Serbians]] as a 10-year-old.



* GoryDiscretionShot: The blood-splattered football.

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* GoryDiscretionShot: The blood-splattered football. Instead of showing [[spoiler: Nina's brother being shot]], the camera focuses on the football as it gets splattered with his blood.



* HeroicBSOD:
* IdiotBall:

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* HeroicBSOD:
HeroicBSOD: Let's just say that the one Lynley finds himself in now is more severe than any he has experienced in the past.
* IdiotBall:IdiotBall: If only [[spoiler: Brendon [=McGuire=]]] had been more forthcoming about the seemingly UselessSecurityCamera, the killer would have been traced within a day -- meaning that Lynley would probably have ended the episode a happier man.



* MusicalSpoiler:
* NervousWreck: According to his friends, Rooker became one after returning from Serbia.

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* MusicalSpoiler:
* NervousWreck: According to his friends, Rooker became one after returning from Serbia.



* RelativeButton:
* RevengeBeforeReason:
* SenselessSacrifice:

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* RelativeButton:
* RevengeBeforeReason:
* SenselessSacrifice:
RelativeButton: Arrghh, [[spoiler: Pavletic]]!! Did you have to taunt [[spoiler: Nina]] before she put her gun away??



* StunnedSilence:
* TakingTheBullet:

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* StunnedSilence:
* TakingTheBullet:
TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler: Helen]], in stead of the person who fully deserved it.



* TroubledBackStoryFlashback:
* TrueCompanions: Just as an indication of how close Lynley-Havers have become since the pilot, notice that the once-reticent Havers does not hesitate to intrude into the privacy of a [[spoiler: grieving]] Lynley to let him know that [[spoiler: [[YouAreNotAlone he is not alone in the world]]]].
* UselessSecurityCamera:
* WhamEpisode: Oh let us count the ''ways''.
* YouAreNotAlone: Havers makes this very clear to Lynley.

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* TroubledBackStoryFlashback:
TroubledBackStoryFlashback: Helen manages to bring out [[spoiler: Nina's]].
* TrueCompanions: Just as an indication of how close Lynley-Havers have become since the pilot, notice that the once-reticent The last shot shows Lynley and Havers does not hesitate to intrude into sitting on opposite ends of the privacy of a [[spoiler: grieving]] Lynley same bench, looking out at the city sprawling ahead. They are silent, but they don't need to let him know speak. Merely ''knowing'' that [[spoiler: one is there for the other [[YouAreNotAlone he is not alone in makes all the world]]]].difference]].
* UselessSecurityCamera:
UselessSecurityCamera: {{Subverted}}.
* WhamEpisode: Oh Oh, let us count the ''ways''.
* YouAreNotAlone: Havers makes this very clear to Lynley.
Lynley at the end. Whatever else has happened, she is still there to anchor Lynley to the world that's out there.
15th Oct '13 11:14:49 PM aishwarya
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* LivingOnBorrowedTime: Rooker was so riddled with illness even when alive that Lafferty is tempted to send his body to a museum as a miraculous specimen.

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* LivingOnBorrowedTime: Rooker was so riddled with illness even when alive that Lafferty is tempted to send his body to a museum as a miraculous specimen.miracle in medicine.



* TooDumbToLive:

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* TooDumbToLive:TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: Helen]] steps in front of a mentally unstable woman and tries to talk sense into her while she is hell-bent on revenge and pointing a gun at the intended target. Unsurprisingly, it doesn't end well.
15th Oct '13 8:39:43 PM RoseAndHeather
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-> '''Havers''': I dunno. Just…letting you know, when you’re ready, that there ''is'' a world out there.

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-> '''Havers''': I dunno. Just…letting Just… letting you know, when you’re ready, that there ''is'' a world out there.



* BrokenBird:

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* BrokenBird:BrokenBird: Nina. Poor girl.



* MeaningfulFuneral:

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* MeaningfulFuneral:MeaningfulFuneral: [[spoiler:Helen's]].
* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler:Guess who oh-so-conveniently dies in this episode, clearing the way for the fandom's FanPreferredCouple]]?



* StuffedIntoTheFridge: [[spoiler:Helen]], who dies because her character dies in the novels.



* ThousandYardStare:

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* ThousandYardStare:ThousandYardStare: Lynley, once again. The poor man does ''not'' handle trauma well. Thank God he has Barbara.



* TrueCompanions: Just as an indication of how close Lynley-Havers have become since the pilot, notice that the once-reticent Havers does not hesitate to intrude into the privacy of a [[spoiler: grieving]] Lynley, to let him know that [[spoiler: [[YouAreNotAlone he is not alone in the world]]]].

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* TrueCompanions: Just as an indication of how close Lynley-Havers have become since the pilot, notice that the once-reticent Havers does not hesitate to intrude into the privacy of a [[spoiler: grieving]] Lynley, Lynley to let him know that [[spoiler: [[YouAreNotAlone he is not alone in the world]]]].



* WhamEpisode:
* YouAreNotAlone:

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* WhamEpisode:
WhamEpisode: Oh let us count the ''ways''.
* YouAreNotAlone:
YouAreNotAlone: Havers makes this very clear to Lynley.
15th Oct '13 8:32:41 PM aishwarya
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[[caption-width-right:350:May be she realised that three was a crowd and left.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:May be [[caption-width-right:350:Maybe she realised that three was is a crowd and left.crowd.]]
15th Oct '13 8:31:34 PM aishwarya
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[[caption-width-right:350:May be she realised that three was a crowd.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:May be she realised that three was a crowd.crowd and left.]]
15th Oct '13 8:30:23 PM aishwarya
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[[caption-width-right:350:May be she realised that three was a crowd.]]

-> '''Lynley''': What are you doing here?
-> '''Havers''': I dunno. Just…letting you know, when you’re ready, that there ''is'' a world out there.

War-photographer-turned paparazzo Peter Rooker is shot dead on a deserted alleyway next to a pub. Shortly after his death, someone breaks into Rooker’s flat and leaves bloodstains on the walls. When DC Winston Nkata of the investigation team goes inside the flat to search for evidence, he is confronted by a traumatised young woman holding a firearm, who shoots and nearly kills him before running away. Lynley and Havers instruct their team to track her down and find out her identity.

In the meantime, Lynley discovers that Rooker was having an affair with Melissa Booth, the editor of a top newspaper. Her husband, media magnate Eddie Price, was probably aware of the affair. Earlier on the day of Rooker’s murder, Eddie picked a fight with Rooker, which was witnessed by Eddie’s chauffeur.

Havers, in turn, suspects bar-owner Michael Wren – Rooker’s best friend and ex-army comrade – who admits to arguing with Rooker an hour before his murder. Her suspicion grows when she finds out that Wren has an unlicensed gun, which is now missing.

Matters become more complicated when it emerges that Rooker’s time as a war photographer in Serbia could hold the secret to why he was killed. Lynley and Havers try to find the link between Rooker’s past and present, not realising that just how heavily the case is going to cost them personally.

!! Tropes

* AdultFear:
* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: This is the episode in which [[spoiler: Helen dies]]. Full stop.
* BrokenBird:
* ChekhovsGun: Literally.
* DiabolusExMachina:
* DiesWideOpen: [[spoiler: Helen]].
* DramaticSitDown:
* EmpathyDollShot:
* ForcedToWatch:
* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Nina holds DC Winston Nkata at gunpoint, he manages to talk her into lowering the gun. Just when he thinks it’s going to be all right, she fires at him. [[spoiler: Later, the same scenario plays out again, with Helen at the muzzle end. She isn’t so lucky]].
* GoryDiscretionShot: The blood-splattered football.
* GrowOldWithMe: Coming from Helen to Lynley, this is replete with [[spoiler: DramaticIrony]].
* HeroicBSOD:
* IdiotBall:
* LampshadeHanging: If anyone ever thought that the only reason Lafferty gets screen time in every episode is because he draws laughs – well, you aren’t the only one:
--> '''Lafferty''': You don’t really need me!
--> '''Lynley''': No, but you brighten the place up for us, you know.
* LivingOnBorrowedTime: Rooker was so riddled with illness even when alive that Lafferty is tempted to send his body to a museum as a miraculous specimen.
* MeaningfulFuneral:
* MusicalSpoiler:
* NervousWreck: According to his friends, Rooker became one after returning from Serbia.
* ParentalSubstitute: Rooker, to Nina.
* RelativeButton:
* RevengeBeforeReason:
* SenselessSacrifice:
* StunnedSilence:
* TakingTheBullet:
* ThousandYardStare:
* TooDumbToLive:
* TroubledBackStoryFlashback:
* TrueCompanions: Just as an indication of how close Lynley-Havers have become since the pilot, notice that the once-reticent Havers does not hesitate to intrude into the privacy of a [[spoiler: grieving]] Lynley, to let him know that [[spoiler: [[YouAreNotAlone he is not alone in the world]]]].
* UselessSecurityCamera:
* WhamEpisode:
* YouAreNotAlone:
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