After young psychic Randolph James is murdered he is exposed as a fraud,a psychology research fellow called Reuben Beatty,who leaves a young wife Polly and baby - as well as a healthier bank balance than expected. Reuben's colleague Vicki Walmsley tells Lewis Reuben pretended to be a psychic to gather research and their boss,Professor Andrew Clare,endorses this. However Vicki also says that Clare wanted Reuben to use a truth drug he was developing for a project involving the armed forces. Investigations lead to a bereaved couple,the Dhuttas,who believe in euthanasia and Justine Skinner,a psychic who visited Reuben and saw he was a fraud. She tells the police she senses danger,involving one Frank McLean,but he too turns out to be a psychic who exposed Reuben online. Then Vicki is killed.
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Confusingly, from this episode on in the series, where the 2 hour (with adverts) 2 part versions were originally broadcast as 1 hour episodes on the UK's ITV, some broadcasters show an alternate 2 hour movie version, as all the previous stories had been. This can cause confusion as to the number of episodes in the series run. See more
Do you believe in God? An afterlife?
DI Robert Lewis
No, but I don't believe in conning people either.
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