What better way to start a new year than with some dubious policing, violent serial killing, and an irascible old-school gangster. (You can check out recaps for S04E01 and S04E02 to get familiarized with Gorgeous George.) Yep, another series of “Luther” has aired, and it is bonkers.
DCI John Luther (Idris Elba) is once again up to his eyeballs in it. He’s on the path of a deranged serial killer but other matters just have a way of popping up. Luckily, he’s got a new DS, the delightfully chipper Catherine Halliday (Wunmi Mosaku), to keep the serial killer story going as well as the ever reliable DSU Martin Schenk (Dermot Crowley). That is a good thing because Luther is always being distracted by the likes of George Cornelius (hooray) and Alice Morgan (Ruth Wilson). Wait, in’t Alice dead? Spoiler: No, she in’t.
George and the Spice Girls
Luther is outside minding his own business checking out a damaged tail light when a van suddenly veers into the scene. A bunch of masked thugs hop out, zapping him with a stun gun despite his suggestion they “relax” and shove a bag over his head as they drag him off.
Luther finds himself in what appears to be a deserted nightclub. He’s tied to a chair and is being buzzed with that pesky stun gun while also receiving a few choice punches. The hood is removed and before him stands his old frenemy George Cornelius surrounded by a gaggle of goons. Continue reading