This episode sees Borowski heading to Suunholt, an island off the North Sea coast where a man has been found dead in his bath. This girlfriend, Famke, is convinced that he was murdered and as he had disappeared from Kiel following a corruption scandal in which a large sum of money disappeared there is at least one obvious motive. It is soon confirmed that it was indeed murder but the identity of the killer is far from clear. Suspects soon emerge; there is the pig farmer the victim sometimes worked for, the baker who Famke worked for, two mystery individuals who came from Kiel on the same ferry as Borowski and a woman whose religious views are fervent to say the least. There is also a further death and Borowski gets closer than might be considered professionally advisable to Famke.
This episode was a fine conclusion to what was billed as Series Two of 'Inspector Borowski' here in the UK. The island setting was atmospheric and for a change there was a genuine mystery about who did the killing and why. We are quickly introduced to a range of possible suspects so the viewer has plenty of possibilities to consider. Since Borowski is sent to investigate alone there is no Brandt in this episode but there are two local officers in her place. There is also the relationship that grows between Borowski and Famke; is he just protecting a witness or about to cross an ethical line? The story provides some exciting moments and an ending which was both satisfying and rather poignant. Overall I think fans of 'Inspector Borowski' will enjoy this episode... I hope we don't have to wait too long before we get 'Season Three'.
These comments are based on watching the episode in German with English subtitles.
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