Luther’s date with Mary and the promise of romance is interrupted by the news of another murder. The killer has struck again; the number of victims is escalating and fast.
Faced with the repercussions of their public disagreement, Luther orders Ripley to investigate the Jared Cass murder on his own. Meanwhile, he throws himself into a mountain of cold case files, determined to connect the past and present in order to predict the fetishist’s next move.
In a care home a cancer-ridden patient, William Carney, eagerly awaits a visitor. It’s the killer, who has a present for him – pictures of his spoils and promises of more to come.
Ripley has to choose whether to turn a blind eye to Luther’s unorthodox policing or go on record. In turn, Gray finds the line between right and wrong is becoming increasingly blurred as Stark’s obsession with Luther deepens.
The discovery of an accomplice forces Luther to engage in a nightmarish duel. Can he win this battle of wits in time to prevent the next horror? Elsewhere in London a trio of girls look forward to a quiet night in, unaware the killer lurks in the shadows of their home.
Luther, episode 2 airs on BBC One on 9 July at 9pm.
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