Death in Paradise filming for season 10 is currently on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the nation. In the meantime, BBC have fulfilled fans needs with all nine previous seasons being available to watch on their iPlayer. During an old instalment of the popular prime-time comedy-drama, those watching at home noticed an error during the grand finale of season six, Murder in the Polls. Did you spot it too?
Yet again, another murder had occurred on the Island of Saint Marie, and this time round it was DI Jack Mooney’s (played by Ardal O’Hanlon) job to figure out who the culprit was.
Towards the end of the episode, BBC viewers experienced a flashback which saw the Detective Inspector and Florence Cassell (Josephine Jobert) retrace the events which lead up to the death.
Walking back into the community centre, Jack got to work.
“Storage cupboard, polling booths, ballot box,” he muttered walking around the room.
“Florence, would you mind doing me a favour, could you go and stand in the boot Victor was in,” to which she did.
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“Now, the fan wasn’t working and there was no pen in that booth and Revered Dawson handed Victor one, Catherine was in here,” Jack explained.
“Legs visible there, and that’s when Victor was stabbed.”
A flashback then occurred of the main suspects each making a startling comment, with one arguing Catherine Bordey (Elizabeth Bourgine) was the person to attack Victor Pearce (Geoffrey Burton).
“I couldn’t be? Could it?” Jack muttered. “It’s a stretch but it’s the only thing that explains it!”
“Explains what?” Florence asked and Jack explained: “The ‘how’ and maybe the ‘who’. I think we might have to curtail Reverend Dawson’s prayer service a little.
“He gives their killer, apparently, all the time to go back to their accomplice before Catherine notices the blood pouring on the floor – how rude of him to silently bleed all over the booth without cleaning after himself,” it concluded.
Jack then gathered the suspects and summarised his findings.
“Catherine had no alibi, she also had the means of committing the murder, being in the booth right next to the victim. But it wasn’t Catherine who killed Victor Pearce,” Jack revealed.
“Ah, straight to the point, Miss Bousquet. You know I like that about you. I appreciate your directness, thank you. And in answer to your question… it was you [who killed Victor],” Jack stated.