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Jonathan Creek

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Merlincat07 Wed 28-Dec-16 21:49:29

Is anyone else watching?

I ADORED this when it was first shown.

I am really disappointed with the last few Christmas specials. Is it just me or this one just as bad as the others?

sparkle789 Wed 28-Dec-16 21:52:22

I'm watching. Who is the man trying to attack Jonathan?

Merlincat07 Wed 28-Dec-16 21:53:48

Haven't the foggiest. And I've seen ALL previous episodes. I'm assuming he's connected with the Monkey Case Warwick Davies referenced but he doesn't look very familiar.

SumAndSubstance Wed 28-Dec-16 21:54:28

It's his wife. They don't seem to have any chemistry or anything in common and she doesn't even seem to like him at all. Why would they get married?

SumAndSubstance Wed 28-Dec-16 21:55:18

Obviously, I didn't mean his wife is the man trying to kill him...

BiggerBoatNeeded Wed 28-Dec-16 21:55:28

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Merlincat07 Wed 28-Dec-16 21:56:01

I don't know! He was brilliant when he was with Caroline Quentin. It hasn't been the same since she left.

Merlincat07 Wed 28-Dec-16 21:57:09

Sumandsubstance - I did have to re-read your post a couple of times to get what you meant!

SumAndSubstance Wed 28-Dec-16 21:57:56

Haha, sorry. But yes, Caroline Quentin was great!

Merlincat07 Wed 28-Dec-16 22:01:15

I think you're right, though. It's the lack of chemistry that makes him seem like a pompous, know-it-all arse and the situations so silly.

Merlincat07 Wed 28-Dec-16 22:02:20

I mean, the situations/plots were always very silly but Caroline Quentin (and even Julia Sawala) made it so much more entertaining.

TrustySnail Wed 28-Dec-16 22:06:24

I'm watching, and the number of posts I've made on here since it started are an indication of how unenthralled I am ...

A shame, as I was a real fan of the episodes before 'Jonathan' got married.

SumAndSubstance Wed 28-Dec-16 22:07:14

Yes, it was always quite character-driven and the fact that you liked the characters and their relationships made the silly plots enjoyable. Now all the characters seem miserable and cranky, all that's left is the silly plot!

Cosmicglitterpug Wed 28-Dec-16 22:10:41

That burning bit was a bit much

Merlincat07 Wed 28-Dec-16 22:13:10

So, he sets the mysterious man on fire (self-defence - don't think the police would see it that way) and then closes the hatch on him so he can burn alive??

TrustySnail Wed 28-Dec-16 22:13:55

That 'lottery' episode was the pits for me (where the winning lottery numbers were 'miraculously' discovered under some stripped wallpaper).

I should at this point say 'SPOILER ALERT' although it scarcely seems worth it.

Anyway, it was obvious that the numbers must be significant in themselves, and the premise for their having been painted on the wall was utterly ludicrous.

DMCWelshCakes Wed 28-Dec-16 22:32:31

I'm feeling smug because I worked out 2 of the plot points ahead of the reveal. I never used to be able to do that.

themorus Wed 28-Dec-16 22:37:46

I'm confused... he basically just murdered someone, whose presence wasn't explained...?

How did the CCTV man know the other guy murdered his wife's sister?

Was his wife the lady doing a scarecrow? Why wasn't she more bothered about him going?

Merlincat07 Wed 28-Dec-16 22:38:14

Trustysnail: I have absolutely no recollection of the lottery episode you mention (previous Christmas special?) so that must show how much interest I've lost in it.

Welshcakes: I've got to the end I don't really have a clue what the point was, let alone attempted to solve the mystery.

And the bloke Jonathan killed? Any thoughts?

Merlincat07 Wed 28-Dec-16 22:42:37

Themorus: yes, the CCTV guy was the OH of the woman doing the scarecrow. But now I'm confused because the first wife of the Scottish guy was the CCTV guy's wife's sister? Or did I mis-hear that?

themorus Wed 28-Dec-16 22:47:39

Thats what I thought, did they all just carry on with that lady, pretending they didn't know her husband just murdered someone and left the country?!

And whats with the flashbacks to his brother? Is he dead? That bit was very sad.

susannahmoodie Wed 28-Dec-16 22:47:48

No it wasn't his wife- scarecrow woman's husband was the ginger taxi driver at the start- playing on audiences assumption that the two black characters are married to each other?

NickAngel Wed 28-Dec-16 22:52:00

But why didn't the murdering husband recognise his brother in law?

themorus Wed 28-Dec-16 22:53:33

The woman making the scarecrow at the beginning said her husband was working at the house and said there was all sorts going on, I didn't notice a taxi driver at all.

themorus Wed 28-Dec-16 22:58:45

Good point nickangel he would've recognised him surely? I'm either being really thick today or there is loads of unanswered questions.

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