Dante’s Divine Comedy consists of three parts, of 33, 33 and 34 cantos respectively…so should Endeavour have 34? Registered in England. By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. Educated at the universities of Leiden, Heidelberg, and Würzburg, de Vries became a professor at the University of Amsterdam in 1878, serving there until 1918. Overreach perhap, and somewhat muddled, as Endeavour Morse said he was a sergeant when he first met De Vries. What a tawdry end to poor Bright and his wife’s storyline, she absolutely did not deserve to die off screen in such a stupid way after so much effort had been put into that plotline across the seasons to humanise Bright.

Change ). Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article (requires login). Dissecting the best crime drama on television and radio from around the world. Just too much going on, trying to be clever but in the end just confusing us. And if so, why? Incidentally, Ludovico Talenti was the name of a parish priest in the church of San Giovanni Crisostomo in Venice in the 1500s. I was quite impressed by Grado's English accent - although playing a wrestler shouldn't be too far out of his comfort zone. As this was the one in which Morse’s nemesis Hugo de Vries popped up, is this a hint about the identity of Ludo?). Ludo asks for advice about Violetta, who he thinks is having an affair – ‘I’m the last person you should ask about this’ says Morse – no kidding. I also agree with Andy D’s comment about the demise of Mrs Bright. In what twisted version of international policing would a British policeman be allowed to arrest two (presumably Italian) citizens and shanghai them back to Oxford? Two actors from the Scottish comedy Two Doors Down playing wrestlers in this episode. Is this where we finally find out why the older Morse never spoke of his former boss Fred Thursday? If Ludo is in fact Hugo de Vries, then he didn’t die in the canal. They probably should get better writers for the final series to send off Endeavour on a high note. View the profiles of people named Ludo de Vries. Corrections? Enjoyed this weeks apart from the Ludo/Violetta subplot. (I predict) Series 8 will be three episodes so that Endeavour completes on 33 total episodes too. A notion from another site "The similarity of the continuing Morse/Ludo sub-plot to "The Talented Mr. Ripley" is cheekily emphasized in this second episode by the revelation that Ludo's surname is "Talenti".". El botánico y científico neerlandés Hugo Marie de Vries fue uno de los primeros genetistas de la historia y uno de los principales descubridores de las leyes de Mendel, fundamentales para entender la herencia genética. So a copycat crime, which made about as much sense as anything else in this episode I guess. Are the faith healers in fact hastening people’s unfortunate ends? At the opera (La Sposa del Demonio o La Cura per l’Amore, as seen in episode 1, not we think a genuine opera but a composition by series composer Matthew Slater), Morse confronts Violetta, tells her he knows Ludo is behind the insurance murders and she is complicit, and that he’s there to take them in.