9:00pm – Friday, July 13 on Seven
- SEASON FINAL
This week on VERA, DI Vera Stanhope, usually awkward and disinterested around children finds a kindred spirit in the boy of a murdered woman. Along the way she realises that the key to the case lies deep in the child’s memory.
This episode follows DCI Vera Stanhope and her team as they uncover the murder of Margaret Wilde (Laura Norton), whose body has been discovered in a hedgerow, moments after her death, by PC Edwards (Riley Jones).
Margaret’s eleven year old son, Adam (Sam Jarvis), escaped the violent attack, only to fall into the water of a freezing cold pond, where Vera finds him twenty minutes later. She wastes no time in taking matters into her own hands and wades into the water to pull him out. Against all the odds, Adam survives and becomes a vital witness to his mother’s murder.
Sergeant Joe Ashworth is at first held up in court as a witness to a previous investigation, leaving way for DC Holly Lawson (Wunmi Mosaku) to step up to the plate and prove herself to Vera. However a connection between the two cases results in Joe returning to the investigation when Adam recognises Judge Patricia Carmichael (Kerry Fox).
Vera isn’t convinced that Bobby Slater’s (Kieran O’Brien) brief affair with Margaret is not all that it seems, especially when Joe discovers a petrol receipt putting him five minutes from where she was murdered.
As the team delve deeper into Margaret’s past they unearth deadly secrets and murderous consequences, fuelled by power and money, but above all a mother’s love.
Vera, usually awkward and disinterested around children, finds a kindred spirit in Adam and begins to realise along the way that the key to the investigation lies deep within his memory, and someone he calls ‘shiny man’.
VERA stars BRENDA BLETHYN as DCI Vera Stanhope, DAVID LEON as Sgt Joe Ashworth, WUNMI MOSAKU as DC Holly Lawson, JON MORRISON as DC Kenny and PAUL RITTER as Billy Cartwright.