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Episode 3

Episode 3 of 4

Crime drama series. Luther must confront his demons when a vigilante killer embarks on a crusade to punish past offenders. Meanwhile, the campaign against him knows no bounds.

Two young hoodies are shot at close range in what looks like a gangland crime. But when another man dies shortly after, Luther realises that what the three dead men have in common is a criminal record. It looks like a new killer is on the loose - a vigilante with a personal vendetta against all past offenders.

When the killer posts a video of himself online, calling for changes to the public justice system, Luther struggles to control the increased public attention. The killer is clearly on a mission and it is only a matter of time before he strikes again. The team struggle to predict who his next target might be with so many potential victims.

Luther's investigation is interrupted by a distraught Mary. She has had a visit from Stark and Gray, whose dirty tricks seem to know no bounds. Mary doesn't know what to think or where to turn, but Luther can see that there's now fear in her eyes where there had been love. Can he convince Mary to trust him again before he is called to another crime scene?

When the killer abducts a known paedophile, he invites the public to decide his victim's fate. Luther counter attacks with a similar publicity stunt, but when it doesn't go as planned Ripley and Luther find themselves thrown into the middle of an angry mob, baying for a public execution.

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Last on

Tue 23 Jul 2013 01:20


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Role Contributor
DCI John Luther Idris Elba
DS Justin Ripley Warren Brown
DSU Martin Schenk Dermot Crowley
DCI Erin Gray Nikki Amuka-Bird
Mary Day Sienna Guillory
DSU George Stark David O'Hara
Callum Mark Rowley
Maxine Gemma Lawrence
Shaun Butler Oliver Stark
Steve Meredith Ryan Calais Cameron
Tom Marwood Elliot Cowan
Benny Deadhead Michael Smiley
Dennis Cochrane Rupert Procter
Gordon Murray Michael Shaeffer
Alan Ramsey Jason Riddington
Kiera Mills Michelle Duncan
Director Farren Blackburn
Writer Neil Cross
Executive Producer Phillippa Giles
Producer Claire Bennett


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