Midsomer Murders Star Reacts To Big Twist In Scarecrow Episode

Midsomer Murders Season 22 resumed tonight (Sunday May 29) with Episode 4, The Scarecrow Murders, in which three people were brutally murdered before being hung as straw men and women.


But in a shocking twist, it emerged that there was not just one rampant killer, but a total of three: Naomi was killed by Rachel (real name Lisa), while her father and Reverend Oscar were killed by Jack, and Thea was beaten. to death by Samira.

Adele was next on her list, but the police managed to apprehend the culprits before they could do their worst.

Speaking to RadioTimes.com, Nick Hendrix, who plays Detective Sergeant Jamie Winter, said, “The challenge with something like Midsomer is: how do you keep it the same, but also make it different every time? And often there’s only one.” . murderer who has often killed one person by accident or a crime of passion, and then killed two more people to try to cover his tracks.

“And the idea of ​​having multiple assassins makes it a little more interesting, I think, and a little more complicated because sometimes it feels too easy, well not easy, but too well put together when Barnaby and Winter connect the dots at the end, and everything falls into place. So it’s really nice to have that different version.

“We’re always trying to think of ways to break the tropes and break the pattern, while also keeping it the same. We always have red herrings. They’re all basically suspects. You don’t really have any characters that aren’t suspicious in some way, so I thought it was good. I thought it was smart and I hope we keep doing that, keep trying to reinvent the wheel.”

Jaqueline Boatswain as Rachel Taylor. itv

Naomi, Oscar, and Thea were killed for their involvement with Ventuity, an online casino founded by Adele. Naomi handled public relations, Oscar was a majority shareholder, and Thea was the client relations manager.

But while Ventuity had benefited the trio, fattening their pockets substantially, it had left the assassins’ lives in tatters.

Lisa’s son racked up so much debt that he took his own life at the age of 20, while Jack’s father had used payday loans to gamble with Ventuity, resulting in the loss of his house. He tried to stop, but the company wouldn’t leave him alone, just as Thea had given Samira a series of free bets, despite knowing she was desperately trying to break her destructive habit.

They met on an online forum and started joking about what they wanted to do to Naomi, Oscar, Thea and Adele, before turning their shared fantasy into reality.

“The other thing with the show is that we’re always trying to modernize and stay current while also honoring history,” Hendrix said. “And by bringing in topics like that, like gambling addiction, there’s kind of a gentle nod to current issues.”

Simon Shepherd and Amara Karan in Midsomer Murders.

Simon Shepherd and Amara Karan in Midsomer Murders. itv

Speaking about the series celebrating its 25th anniversary, Hendrix added: “Somehow, for 25 years and no matter how many episodes, Midsomer managed to keep up the standard.

“We’re shooting one right now and it feels, looks and is written as well, eccentrically and funny as any other episode. From 25 years ago to now, they’ve managed to keep that somehow, even though they’ve changed Changed actors, changed producers, changed writers over the years.

“You know what you get with Midsomer. Sometimes people like a little stability in what they see on TV. I don’t know about you, but I always spend a lot of time sitting in front of the TV. [deciding what to watch].

“There’s a little bit of stress and administration around that. And sometimes people just say, ‘Midsomer’s on,’ and there’s no debate about what it’s going to be like, or whether they’re going to enjoy it or not. They just know what they’re going to get.

“We like new and cutting-edge things, but people like stability too, people like a friendly face, a trustworthy, trustworthy source, and I think Midsomer is that.

“And also, everyone loves crime novels. Everyone loves trying to solve a mystery. You don’t need to set it anywhere in particular. People love that.”

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