Promotions on Seven for the second last episode of City Homicide are using the line “ Could this be the end of Homicide?”
Given the events in the six part series “No Greater Honour” that make up the end of season five of City Homicide – it could well be.
Apart from the usual murders that are solved in each episode, this final series of City Homicide has a six episode story arc that uncovers corruption and lies going right to the top – right to the Attorney-General. As investigations get closer to the truth, more murders are encountered, and Homicide is ordered to be shut down.
If you have missed this years’ series so far, it might well be worth catching the last two. The opening minutes of each episode give enough information in the “previously on City Homicide” scenes to inform any new viewer the main points of the story.
The final episode ends with a montage of scenes highlighting the last four years of the show.
Having watched City Homicide pretty much from the beginning, there certainly was a decline in quality in the past year, but this series has the show back to its old form. It’s a shame Seven didn’t put more promotion into it, and screened it at an earlier time – I believe the ratings would have been there. But then again, the writing was probably already on the wall anyway.
Whether City Homicide will return or not is still in the air.
9:30pm – Wednesday, March 23 on Seven
- JEREMY LINDSAY TAYLOR, JOHN HOWARD AND MARCUS GRAHAM GUEST STAR
Dane Majors’ lawyer. The judge at his trial. Both murdered. As Jennifer searches desperately for a missing Nick, the net closes in on a vengeful Dane Majors.
Dane Majors’ lawyer. The judge who presided over his trial. Both murdered. Were they killed for their part in Dane Majors’ conviction? And could Nick Buchanan be the next target?
When Nick fails to return to work, Jennifer takes her concerns to Stanley. A search of Nick’s home reveals he may have met with foul play and as the body count grows, so do Jennifer’s fears.
The squad has been warned to leave Dane Majors alone – no matter what. But Jarvis uses every trick he knows to keep the pressure on Majors – with devastating consequences.
Jennifer is determined to find Nick and pursues the killer to the horrifying end. Meanwhile, Waverley reaches out a helping hand to Rhys – but the opportunity of his career comes at a hefty price.
9:30pm – Wednesday, March 30 on Seven
- SEASON FINAL
- MARCUS GRAHAM GUEST STARS
A dying man confessed to murder. But who were the victims of this long buried crime? Attorney-General Lombardi has ordered the Homicide Squad be shut down but Duncan and the team are determined to close one last case.
Homicide is called out to a hospice where a dying man wants to confess to murder. But by the time our cops arrive he’s already dead. So was he telling the truth? Who are the victims of this long buried crime?
The path of discovery gets muddy when it’s revealed that the killer didn’t die of natural causes. Someone didn’t want these murders to surface.
Waverley and Jarvis announce that the Attorney-General Michael Lombardi is about to disband Homicide. In the emotional fallout, Rhys makes a sacrifice but is it too little, too late? Then, the investigation turns up an unlikely connection; Deep Throat is finally unmasked… but is it enough to save Homicide?
CITY HOMICIDE stars NONI HAZLEHURST as Supt Bernice Waverley, DAVID FIELD as Det Supt Terry Jarvis, SHANE BOURNE as Snr Sgt Stanley Wolfe, NADINE GARNER as DSC Jennifer Mapplethorpe, AARON PEDERSEN as DSC Duncan Freeman, JOHN ADAM as DSC Nick Buchanan, NADIA TOWNSEND as DSC Allie Kingston, DAMIEN RICHARDSON as DSS Matt Ryan and RYAN O’KANE as DSC Rhys Levitt.