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Series 5 - Episode 15 Red Lacquer Nail Polish

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Review

An old-fashioned, almost Victorian-style murder mystery this week. At a crumbling mansion a rich widow is found dead, her remains burnt to ash on the carpet. She was the “tragic heiress”, a tabloid legend whose life was full of scandal and whose death looks like being the same, with relatives all wrangling over the will. It’s one of those plots where the suspects are set out neatly with possible motives, then the nicely embroidered rug is pulled from under our feet.

Meanwhile, that poor sap Rigsby is mooning over a postcard from his beloved Van Pelt. There’s a good scene where Cho offers typically curt relationship advice. He’s no agony aunt.

Summary

Lisbon, Jane and the team investigate when a rich, elderly woman's charred remains are found on the floor of a room in her mansion. They find the list of suspects is quite lengthy, including a nephew who was suing her in order to take control of the family fortune, a doctor who was overprescribing her pain medication and an alcoholic acquaintance at a war veteran's home. Jane, though, has a feeling that something about this case hasn't been right from the start.

Cast & Crew

Patrick Jane Simon Baker
Teresa Lisbon Robin Tunney
Wayne Rigsby Owain Yeoman
Kimball Cho Tim Kang
Cayce Robins Vanessa Ray
Elise Vogelson Mariette Hartley
Curtis Wiley Michael JX Gladis
Alex Wiley Elizabeth Bogush
Chaplain Griffith Lex Medlin
Director Geary McLeod
Executive Producer Bruno Heller
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