History Series / InspectorMorse

2nd Nov '17 12:09:37 PM RF99
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** The murderer in "Deadly Slumber" is implicitly another case, [[spoiler: despite ending up killed himself, as he achieves his revenge on the married doctors whose negligence and fraud resulted in his daughter's brain damage. Indeed, there is an implication that his own death at the hands of the couple's son may very well be another part of his plan, as it will likely result in the son's imprisonment thus furthering his revenge against the family]].

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** The murderer in "Deadly Slumber" is implicitly another case, [[spoiler: despite ending up killed himself, as he achieves his revenge on the married doctors whose negligence and fraud resulted in his daughter's brain damage. Indeed, there is an implication that his own death at the hands of the couple's son may very well be another part of his plan, as it will likely result in the son's imprisonment thus furthering his revenge against the family]].]].



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Grayling Russell vanishes after the third season, and unlike Max doesn't even get a token explanation as to where she went. The next regular pathologist, Laura Hobson doesn't show up until near the very end of the show's run.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Grayling Russell vanishes after the third season, and season and, unlike Max Max, doesn't even get a token explanation as to where she went. The next regular pathologist, Laura Hobson doesn't show up until near the very end of the show's run.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: In 'The Wench is Dead':
--> '''Strange:''' I don't know why you want to stay, it's all changing. There's a new generation waiting to take over -- why not let them get on with it?\\
'''Morse:''' You mean Series/{{Lewis}}?



* NeverGiveTheCaptainAStraightAnswer: "In Service of all the Dead", after Lewis spots a corpse from the top of a belltower, he tells the elderly and exhausted Morse to 'come and see for himself'.

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* NeverGiveTheCaptainAStraightAnswer: "In Service of all the Dead", after Lewis spots a corpse from the top of a belltower, he tells the elderly and exhausted Morse to 'come and see for himself'.



* OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope: One episode had to have a particularly embarassing disclaimer added to the end credits. The story involved Morse investigating a murder in a screwed-up upper-class family, with an extreme AssholeVictim named Sir John Balcombe. Unfortunately, it was realised too late that the AssholeVictim had exactly the same first name, surname, and knightly title as a senior judge, forcing a disclaimer to be read out after the episode explaining that the character had [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial ABSOLUTELY NOTHING]] to do with the real person.
* OvertookTheSeries: Originally averted by mixing adaptions of the novels with original plots, but [[spoiler: since the death of Morse, the spinoff series ''Series/{{Lewis}}'' has obviously ended up doing this]].

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* OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope: One episode had to have a particularly embarassing embarrassing disclaimer added to the end credits. The story involved Morse investigating a murder in a screwed-up upper-class family, with an extreme AssholeVictim named Sir John Balcombe. Unfortunately, it was realised too late that the AssholeVictim had exactly the same first name, surname, and knightly title as a senior judge, forcing a disclaimer to be read out after the episode explaining that the character had [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial ABSOLUTELY NOTHING]] to do with the real person.
* OvertookTheSeries: Originally averted Averted by mixing adaptions of the novels with original plots, but [[spoiler: since the death of Morse, the spinoff series ''Series/{{Lewis}}'' has obviously ended up doing this]].plots.



* SentencedToDownUnder: In "The Wench Is Dead", Morse is forced to go on sick leave and busies himself by reinvestigating a murder case from Oxford during the 1860s, which he suspects resulted in three wrongful convictions. The men were sentenced to hang, but one found religion in prison and became a model inmate. For this his sentence was commuted at the last minute to transportation (presumably to Australia given the time period).

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* SentencedToDownUnder: In "The Wench Is Dead", Morse is forced to go on sick leave and busies himself by reinvestigating re-investigating a murder case from Oxford during the 1860s, which he suspects resulted in three wrongful convictions. The men were sentenced to hang, but one found religion in prison and became a model inmate. For this his sentence was commuted at the last minute to transportation (presumably to Australia given the time period).
26th Jul '17 9:09:23 PM Scoutstr295
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* AlasPoorVillain: "Deadly Slumber" marks one of the few times Morse shows deep sympathy for the killer. [[spoiler:The killer's young daughter had been rendered brain dead during what should have been a minor surgery thanks to cost-cutting on the part of the clinic which treated her, and the man had taken revenge on the owner of the clinic. When the AssholeVictim's son calls the killer a monster, Morse bluntly replies that he had been ''made'' monstrous.]]

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* AlasPoorVillain: "Deadly Slumber" marks one of the few times Morse shows deep sympathy for the killer. [[spoiler:The killer's young daughter had been rendered brain dead during what should have been a minor surgery thanks to cost-cutting on the part of the clinic which treated her, and the man had taken revenge on the owner of family which owned the clinic. When the AssholeVictim's son calls the killer a monster, Morse bluntly replies that he had been ''made'' monstrous.]]



** The murderer in "Deadly Slumber" is implicitly another case, [[spoiler: despite ending up killed himself, as he achieves his revenge on the married doctors' whose negligence and fraud resulted in his daughter's brain damage. Indeed, there is an implication that his own death at the hands of the couple's son may very well be another part of his plan, as it will likely result in the son's imprisonment thus furthering his revenge against the family]].

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** The murderer in "Deadly Slumber" is implicitly another case, [[spoiler: despite ending up killed himself, as he achieves his revenge on the married doctors' doctors whose negligence and fraud resulted in his daughter's brain damage. Indeed, there is an implication that his own death at the hands of the couple's son may very well be another part of his plan, as it will likely result in the son's imprisonment thus furthering his revenge against the family]].
13th Jul '17 8:20:12 PM Rhialto
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** The murderer in "Deadly Slumber" is implicitly another case, [[spoiler: despite ending up killed himself, as he achieves his revenge on the married doctors' whose negligence and fraud resulted in his daughter's brain damage. Indeed, there is an implication that his own death at the hands of the couple's son may very well be another part of his plan, as it will likely result in the son's imprisonment thus furthering his revenge against the family]].
22nd Mar '17 4:49:39 AM LondonKdS
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* OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope: One episode had to have a particularly embarassing disclaimer added to the end credits. The story involved Morse investigating a murder in a screwed-up upper-class family, with an extreme AssholeVictim named Sir John Balcombe. Unfortunately, it was realised too late that the AssholeVictim had exactly the same first name, surname, and knightly title as a senior judge, forcing a disclaimer to be read out after the episode explaining that the character had [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial ABSOLUTELY NOTHING]] to do with the real person.
13th Feb '17 12:12:14 PM morenohijazo
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* TwistedEucharist: In the episode "The Day of the Devil", a group of Satanists are performing a Black Mass, only for one of them to be murdered by the VillainOfTheWeek, in costume as the Devil himself. In comparison to the grimness of the rest of the episode, it comes across almost as a comic interlude.
14th Nov '16 5:57:30 AM john_e
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* AdaptationalAlternateEnding: In the book of ''Last Seen Wearing'', Morse realises that Valerie (the missing schoolgirl) is alive and that he's even spoken to her without realising who she was. But by the time he's worked this out, she's disappeared again. In the TV episode with the same title, he succeeds in returning her to her family.
9th Oct '16 11:12:31 AM RoseAndHeather
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Sergeant Lewis later received his own spin-off in ''Series/{{Lewis}}'', joined by Laura Hobson as the only other regular returnee from this series. A {{prequel}}, ''Series/{{Endeavour}}'', set in 1965 and starring Shaun Evans as the young Detective Constable Morse, aired in 2012; it was renewed for a series airing from April 2013.

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Sergeant Lewis later received his own spin-off in ''Series/{{Lewis}}'', joined by Laura Hobson (Clare Holman) as the only other regular returnee from this series. A {{prequel}}, ''Series/{{Endeavour}}'', set in 1965 and starring Shaun Evans as the young Detective Constable Morse, aired in 2012; it was renewed for a series airing from April 2013.
9th Oct '16 11:12:06 AM RoseAndHeather
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Sergeant Lewis later received his own spin-off in ''Series/{{Lewis}}''. A {{prequel}}, ''Series/{{Endeavour}}'', set in 1965 and starring Shaun Evans as the young Detective Constable Morse, aired in 2012; it was renewed for a series airing from April 2013.

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Sergeant Lewis later received his own spin-off in ''Series/{{Lewis}}''.''Series/{{Lewis}}'', joined by Laura Hobson as the only other regular returnee from this series. A {{prequel}}, ''Series/{{Endeavour}}'', set in 1965 and starring Shaun Evans as the young Detective Constable Morse, aired in 2012; it was renewed for a series airing from April 2013.
30th Sep '16 8:38:13 PM JackG
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* BatmanGambit: In "The Day of the Devil", a serial rapist escapes from prison and murders several people [[spoiler:before being shot dead by police. Turns out his female psychiatrist arranged the whole thing -- she convinced him the other members of his gang had betrayed him, but was actually one of his victims who'd been raped by the gang.]]
4th Aug '16 7:02:00 PM PaulA
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* ExtremelyColdCase: In "The Wench Is Dead", Morse is laid up in hospital and passes the time by reinvestigating a murder case from Oxford during the 1860s, which he suspects resulted in three wrongful convictions. (The murder case is fictional, but inspired by a real 1839 case.)



* SentencedToDownUnder: In "The Wench Is Dead,", Morse is forced to go on sick leave and busies himself by reinvestigating a murder case from Oxford during the 1860s, which he suspects resulted in three wrongful convictions. The men were sentenced to hang, but one found religion in prison and became a model inmate. For this his sentence was commuted at the last minute to transportation (presumably to Australia given the time period).

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* SentencedToDownUnder: In "The Wench Is Dead,", Dead", Morse is forced to go on sick leave and busies himself by reinvestigating a murder case from Oxford during the 1860s, which he suspects resulted in three wrongful convictions. The men were sentenced to hang, but one found religion in prison and became a model inmate. For this his sentence was commuted at the last minute to transportation (presumably to Australia given the time period).
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