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Alice is incarcerated in the mental hospital because she confessed to the murder of John Luther's corrupt colleague and false friend DCI Ian Reed. We can infer that Alice was charged with his murder, although there were likely extenuating mental circumstances. A secondary explanation for her time in the mental hospital is her suicide attempt. There is no ...


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Luther finds the boat where Lucien Burgess commits his crimes and enters without exigent circumstances (from Wikipedia, "a situation where people are in imminent danger, evidence faces imminent destruction, or a suspect will escape"), meaning that any evidence he finds there will be inadmissible. He tells Lucien that he has discovered evidence tying him to ...


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While the ultimate story arc (revealed in the last episode: see the previous question) retrospectively explains some of Luther's behaviour as far as the story arc goes, it doesn't explain Luther's motivation at the time. The nature of the somewhat complicated relationship between Luther and Alice develops over the three series and isn't really sufficient to ...


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It might not be enough to exonerate him, but he doesn't have any other choice. Point 1: British law in taking the prints I can't remember where they find the fingerprint, but from the question I'm guessing it's an unidentified print in the victim's house. The police had no reason to take his fingerprints before then because a. whilst he was a suspect, ...


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Alice Morgan tells him to lose the jacket. Yeah, Alice has been trying to get Luther to leave the force for so long and Luther does it at Alice's suggestion, because the jacket is his work, his staple. Refer reddit by whitemithrandir Throwing the jacket represents that he is done with his violent life. We as an audience have only seen one side of Alice ...


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NB: This answer is written considering things as of season 1, since the OP hasn't seen past that yet I've included post-season 1 information in a spoiler tag. She is alleged to have murdered both of her parents so if convicted she would be double murderer for that crime, the typical definition of a "serial killer" is a person who murders 3 or more people ...


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Updated: I'm going to put the answer in spoiler tags, but if you're watching the first series, really don't look The last episode of the third series just premièred this week, and it's only just resolved your question, so I'd say just watch it and see, don't spoil it. It's a 3 series story arc and fundamental to the whole plot, so inadvertently ...


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It isn't shown in the episode so this isn't based on evidence, but I'm guessing with a very simple mechanism, probably something basic such as a bit of rope attached to the back of the fridge that he could use to pull it backwards once he was inside the vent. If I remember correctly the vent was also quite wide at the entrance, so in a crouched position he ...


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The attempt to prosecute Burgess failed because of the actions of the undercover cop Burgess was a careful murderer (as shown later in the episode). He was very good at eliminating forensic evidence of his crimes. So, after the initial murders, the police did not have enough evidence to convict him. Hence the use of an undercover policeman in an attempt to ...


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As per IMDB, Luther sympathizes with Ken: Prime suspect is Ken Barnaby, who was plagued by Cass with taunts over his dead daughter but Luther feels sorry for him, warning him of likely arrest which spurs Ken to take extreme action. Luther is well known to go by his own compass more so than the rulebook. He didn't feel like Ken deserved to be arrested and ...


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Quoting from a Wikia In Episode 5, he [Ian Reed] lets a robbery go ahead involving the Carrodus diamonds in return for a cash payment. However the Carrodus' are kidnapped by a rogue gang of American loansharks who kill the wife and one of their own members who tried to set her free. It turns out the [killed] gang member was the nephew of Ian's gangland ...


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Alice Morgan is an amoral character who has already murdered her parents for not particularly good reasons. She knows Luther thinks she is guilty but has not produced enough evidence. But he is a threat. But she also has a strange attraction to his character (this becomes much more obvious in later episodes). So there are several plausible reasons why she ...


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