Prepare yourself. This is the beginning of the end for Inspector Lewis. Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox don’t want to do Lewis and Hathaway as a regular thing anymore. Or if they do, past this year's final Season 7, it won’t be for complete three- or four-episode season. Maybe just one or two now and then.
If I’m being objective I can’t really fault Kevin Whately—he’s been Lewis since 1987, and I’d expect that he wants to do something else from time to time. Although… I’ve seen him in other series playing characters who aren’t true blue and I simply refuse to accept it. (There are worse things than being branded as a sweet, soulful doer of good, Mr. Whately. Please remember that.) And Laurence Fox, who’s part of an acting dynasty (his cousin Freddie appeared in “Generation of Vipers” last year and his uncle Edward turns up in episode 3 of this series), has other fish to fry.
I’ll miss them, and I can’t help but remember the genuine contentment I felt back in 2007 when Lewis came back to TV. Fortunately, if this episode is any indication, they’re leaving us something truly Lewis-y to remember them by.