dancing on the edge

(85 Posts)
MrsBucketxx Wed 06-Feb-13 07:31:16

whos been watching it, I have been gripped the last few nights.

I'm still trying to work out what luis has done at the start.

oh and id kill. for all the dresses too.

gaelicsheep Tue 19-Feb-13 21:43:54

Fussychica - there were some suggestions of that this week weren't there? But I'd like to think it was a bit too obvious because of the pointers. I agree most dramas turn out to be damp squibs in their final episode.

Anthony Head's character was in the hotel the night of the murder and then he was going to help Louis, but the lawyer never turned up and Louis was locked in the kitchen 'so the children wouldn't disturb you' is what Sara said. hmm

So it could be Anthony Head, Julian or Mr Masterson. Three suspects.

I love Poliakoff. Did anyone else watch Glorious 39 and Spies in Warsaw? I really enjoyed those. Makes such a change from the usual dross.

BooToYouToo Wed 20-Feb-13 11:38:10

I said at the beginning that Anthony Head's character was a bit too smooth so could well be covering something up.

However having caught up with the last episode I now wonder whether it was Pamela as she was acting rather unhinged at being left out. Also the chess-playing scene demonstrated how close they were. She was desperate for Julian to catch his train, maybe to get him out of the way while she did the deed?

Can anyone remember where she was when the attack happened?

Pamela was in the hotel too with AH's character, she was all peculiar about Julian leaving. Yes, she could be another suspect. She is a lost soul and she only has Julian really so could have felt threatened by Jessie.

gaelicsheep Wed 20-Feb-13 13:16:17

I think she knows, and she knows Julian was "supposed" to be on the train as part of his alibi, but I don't think Pamela did it.

comeonbishbosh Wed 20-Feb-13 16:23:54

Yes, Anthony Head's character def looking higher on the list of suspects. I was remembering that he also failed to come through for the band when their manager was deported (ep. 1 or 2), was wondering if that was going to be relevant. But a bit confused why AH would want to killJessie or frame Louis. Whereas with a Masterston - Julian combo there seems to be more of a need for power / control thing going on.

And what about the transvestive looking 'fan' the camera keeps focusing on? Slightly odd that this character hasn't been allowed to develop if they are involved, but a lot of emphasis on him if he's only going to be a rather lame red herring.

Is it the final episode next week?

comeonbishbosh Wed 20-Feb-13 16:29:18

As for motives, my prime suspect is clearly MrsBucketxx who stated in the OP that she would "kill for the dresses".

RedToothBrush Wed 20-Feb-13 18:52:41

But a bit confused why AH would want to killJessie or frame Louis

Why was he at the German Embassy? Just a thought.

I think Masterston isn't guilty. Mainly because there has been too much emphasis on him being weird.

Equally same goes for Julian really.

I think Pamela is perhaps the other suspect - her brother's train / not on the train thing could be covering up for her. She doesn't seem to have approved of inter racial relationships (both Lester and Jessie's). Their parents harbour very strong racist views which she may also have but covers up, because she has this weird relationship with her brother. And again the strange women in the bedroom. What if it was Julian with her and she went mad and jealous over that too...

diddl Sat 23-Feb-13 19:38:06

I´m only just watching ep1, & tbh, after Louis saw the hotel room & the girl, I don´t understand why they all went on Masterson`s train picnic.

limitedperiodonly Sun 24-Feb-13 18:10:02

I'm very impressed by all the sleuths on here. I never guess anything right. It didn't help that I was tired when I saw the first two episodes so missed loads.
I know it's on iplayer but I read this hoping to catch up.

Up to date now. Still have no idea whodunnit. Good though, isn't it?

diddl Sun 24-Feb-13 18:14:57

I´m curious to know who did it & why, but it's not really gripping me.

They all have nothing to do but be where the band is playing.

How/why were they all invited to the German Embassy??!!

And what has happened to Wesley??

And Julian is so fucking annoying!

I loved Perfect Strangers though.

limitedperiodonly Sun 24-Feb-13 18:26:56

They all have nothing to do but be where the band is playing

You might have a point or several there diddl.

I've just come back to say the dinner party in the cowshed/pighut would have been freezing in those gorgeous dresses and the ginormous windchime would have clanged away all night. It's a bit nitpicky, but...

diddl Sun 24-Feb-13 18:37:51

Oh yes-the pigplace in a flimsy dress-on NYE!

When they´d been freezing in the house when they stayed over!

I'm still wondering about Julian-whether he got his alibis organised even though it wasn´t him iyswim?

ShipwreckedAndComatose Sun 24-Feb-13 20:49:00

I do think Julian did it but caught a plane instead on the train. his friends will have backed him up just as he did when he helped sort out the girl in the trashed room.

Or it could be someone else... grin

I am loving it too!

diddl Sun 24-Feb-13 21:24:14

And the thing with Donaldson-did he call the police?

And now that everyone is working for Masterson??!!

Clawdy Mon 25-Feb-13 22:55:34

Just watched the end. I've been gripped throughout,although tonight's was a bit drawn out - Louis moving from place to place - and the acting has been wonderful,love to see so many new faces. But I felt a little let down by the end,not sure why,perhaps wanting a final twist.

MrsBucketxx Tue 26-Feb-13 07:18:09

I was expecting a twist too,

the locations have made me giggle throughout, the village was the black country museum, and at the train station both of them where the sevenvalley at Kidderminster, I felt like saying I know its bad love your in kiddy when she was crying lmao.

I was convinced it was mr materson all the way through, but it was more simple than that.

both are close to where I live

survivingwinter Tue 26-Feb-13 09:48:55

Ok so did anyone else feel the ending was ambiguous?

Yes Julian confessed but surely most of the others were implicated by some degree or other. Maybe I'm reading too much into it!!

In a way, the murder was secondary to the web of complicated friendships and strangeness.

Still want to know what all the odd groupie type people had to do with the story...

diddl Tue 26-Feb-13 15:18:35

Odd really-everyone ended back as they were after the promise of so much from Masterton!

So Masterton & Donaldson were both acquiring young boys-or were both in on the coverup?

And Lady Cremone ignoring Stanley at the end?

So she only had anything to do with him because she thought she had to?

Disappointing overall, I think.

RedToothBrush Tue 26-Feb-13 15:22:59

Lady Cremone had pride. She didn't like the fact that Stanley was right and she was wrong... and she protected her 'class' ahead of her friends.

Masterton & Donaldson both protected their own again (both Masons?) so were in on the cover up.

Pamela was a nice surprise though.

I wasn't disappointed. I liked the ending...

diddl Tue 26-Feb-13 15:44:21

In what way was Pamela a nice surprise?

RedToothBrush Tue 26-Feb-13 15:50:47

That she stuck by her friends more than anyone else, when everyone looked at her and thought she was the stupid, worthless dumb upperclass twit. She was the only one who showed themselves to be worth knowing in the end and didn't look after no1.

diddl Tue 26-Feb-13 15:56:58

Oh I see what you mean.

And ultimately chose helping them rather than being with Julian.

I guess a lot of it pissed me off-the detective threatening Sarah & her telling where they were.

Pretending he was a servant!

I quite liked the secretary-Rose?

But I just loathed Julian the whole time so was quite glad when he shot himself.

RedToothBrush Tue 26-Feb-13 16:06:06

But don't you think that the police threatening Sarah and pretending he was a servant was probably more realistic for the period than the alternative though. It wasn't nice to see Lester betrayed by people who he thought accepted him, especially from those who suggested they understood prejudge. One of the themes of the serious was where Lester said about its surprising were prejudice came from, and it was often from places you wouldn't expect. Very sad all round really.

And perhaps a message we should be thinking about in 2013...

diddl Tue 26-Feb-13 16:19:18

Maybe, although I don't know a lot about the period.

I thought that he was supposed to be well known.

So I find the thought of him being unrecognisable due to being dressed as a servant insulting iyswim.

But then I suppose it depends who they were mixing with at that point.(wasn´t taking much notice by then)

I suppose the other point was that none of them were really accepted-they were all "dancing on the edge"

And of course Louis committed the absolute faux pas of saying that he had seen Julian, which was never going to be acceptable.

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