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    • Author: Arlelond
    I'm a big fan of Beck and have seen all the movies. This is not one of the best, perhaps one of the weakest. Perhaps that's because the protagonist Martin Beck now gets a more and more retrenched role, and new investigators have come in. Much of the series's strength was built around this character. Now that the new ones have come, it looks more like other competing crime series. Something special is gone. I also did not like the story here, it is not the most exciting or sensational. But it's certainly demanding to come up with new good stories when this is movie No. 38. I think if the series is going to survive, they must come up with stronger content than this and I'm unsure whether the new female lead role owner has what it takes to be a good substitute for Beck. I doubt it, but I will continue to follow.
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    • Author: Keath
    When a woman is found dead at the bottom of her stairs it is assumed that she was murdered. The two prime suspects are her abusive ex-husband and her current boyfriend. Tensions are already high between Steinar and new boss Alexandra 'Alex' Beijer before disagree about who the killer is. The way Steinar goes about stresses his belief serves to undermine Alex's authority. The more we learn about the two suspects the harder it is to determine which, if either, is guilty. Beck himself takes a relatively minor role; mostly mediating between Steinar and Alex; he also has to deal with his neighbour who has stopped drinking and seems all the worse for it.

    This episode provides a decent central mystery although it is clear from early on that this is there to provide a source of tension between Alex and Steinar. This in turn gives Beck something to do; with is ever reducing role in the solving of cases I can't help wondering how long the character will survive in the series that bears his name. He still provides some entertainment; mostly in the scenes with his neighbour; they are always an hilarious highpoint to episodes. The story provides some good tense moments; especially the gripping finale. Overall a decent enough episode if not a classic.

    These comments are based on watching the episode in Swedish with English subtitles.
  • Episode cast overview, first billed only:
    Peter Haber Peter Haber - Martin Beck
    Kristofer Hivju Kristofer Hivju - Steinar Hovland
    Ingvar Hirdwall Ingvar Hirdwall - Grannen
    Jennie Silfverhjelm Jennie Silfverhjelm - Alexandra Beijer
    Måns Nathanaelson Måns Nathanaelson - Oskar Bergman
    Anna Asp Anna Asp - Jenny Bodén
    Elmira Arikan Elmira Arikan - Ayda Çetin
    Jonas Karlsson Jonas Karlsson - Klas Fredén (credit only)
    Åsa Karlin Åsa Karlin - Bergström
    Pia Tjelta Pia Tjelta - Heidi Hovland
    Nicoline Stub Nicoline Stub - Grete Hovland
    Alexander Stub Alexander Stub - Tristan Hovland
    Nina Sand Nina Sand - Lina Karlgren
    EvaMaria Oria EvaMaria Oria - Manuela Svensson
    Snöa Ryytty Snöa Ryytty - Maria Svensson
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