. He had also had his left little finger cut off. Sean kills himself and Sally leaves him, watched by Neil's mother, who takes her boy to the police to confess everything. The family has a tangled web of personal relationships, which Frost has to understand, in order to find who is doing the threatening. When the assistant bank manager is murdered with the same gun used to kill the bank clerk, Frost must determine who else might have been implicated in the robbery. From all accounts she was in on Saturday but didn't show up at a colleague's house for lunch on Sunday. Jack has no idea where he's put his medal and can't find it.
It's primarily related to people of color, most specifically blacks. Ever the maverick, Frost enjoys crossing swords with James Callum, an unpleasant local business man who is going to tear down the local youth club to make way for new offices. She is in a coma and unlikely to recover. Melanie Monkton, the daughter of the local gentry, is also missing and although under pressure to include her disappearance as part of the murder investigation, Frost thinks it's a completely separate case. Cornish had been in a good deal of trouble lately.
He denies murder but confesses that he was shocked to realise what she did as she was a student friend of his daughter. Meanwhile a mysterious criminal is duplicating unsolved crimes on Frost's books from years earlier and, as he goes to rescue Christine, Jack finds chalked on his car's windscreen, 'You Die Next. Later the driver and his conductress are abducted from their bus. Her cousin disappeared on the same day and he was also accused of killing her. And indeed, if the remains in the pond aren't Flannagan, what does that have to do with the black market of smuggled exotic pets, centered in the sleepy town of Denton, of all places? There is a secondary case involving a beautiful young teacher who has an affair with a student.
His father, retired after a long career in the army, is a demanding patriarch and his oldest children hate him. The case takes a nasty turn when another elderly victim is found dead, with the potential to create a panic among the public. The same evening, 17-year-old Alison Cook has gone missing. In the course of searching for the girl, they uncover human remains that have been buried for 30 years or more. On examination, however, this case doesn't fit the pattern of the others and may not be related. He regularly played with children of that age and seems to be keeping a secret. But their initial suspect, armed bank-robber Charlie Lehman, turns out to have died in prison over a year earlier.
Two alternate endings were written and filmed for the series finale. It isn't all that interesting. His mother returns to Denton to identify the body and hasn't a clue as to how or why her son would be there. The only exception is victim Emma Fox who, while driving home late one evening, finds that a man has hidden in the back seat of her car. He has other problems as well, as Frost soon learns, but generally he is a good copper. Meanwhile, Shirley Fisher's mother dies, and he fails to attend the funeral. While Frost is contending with this a note arrives from a secret admirer and Mullet tries to push Frost into a promotion he doesn't want.
However, when two children are killed, both with indications of having injections, Frost may be in the soup. Looking into blank cages, a cobra pops up and strikes, with the scared Frost dropping his match. Things go awry when Pauline is brutally kidnapped by Linda's accomplice, Graham McCardy , who binds Pauline and demands £30,000 in ransom. All the body parts fit together, except that he has two left feet - could he be linked to the local ballroom dancing scene? Meanwhile, the missing person case involves Warren Barber, an environmental health officer who disappeared after investigating a local meat processing factory on the quiet. His intrusions onto the army base stir up hostility from the commanding officer.
Also, the victim was very difficult and disliked by many, including neighbours and community volunteers. Then a seven-year-old child of divorced parents goes missing, and the father is unable to account convincingly for his whereabouts in the hours afterwards. Bobby Palmer has gone missing whilst at a football match with his father, and there seems no doubt that the corpse discovered in a shed is his. At the farm he finds a crocodile and cages full of endangered species, as well as a severed leg. Things take a serious turn when an elderly woman is badly beaten. When a second child turns up dead in a deserted quarry, Frost is in a desperate race against time to stop a third child being murdered. More First Aired: May 11, 2006 David Jason, Bruce Alexander, Blake Ritson, John Lyons 7.
The quarry owner then turns up dead in a brook a small way from the quarry. Frost is summoned by Supt Mullett to sort things. Meanwhile, a local power station worker, Cocroft, is burgled. The only witness to the murder is an autistic boy, who immediately becomes prime suspect. The main suspect is Mike Patterson, a handyman who had been doing work for the couple and who may have also been having an affair with Jean.
Frost suspects the van robberies are an inside job. If you love British mysteries -- which I certainly do -- and you're new to Frost, this might be an okay introduction to the character, spurring you on to catch the older ones. Mullett is concerned that Frost is on a witch hunt but Frost soon realises there is a connection between Massie and the casino, in the form of Massie's girlfriend, Julia King. He is convinced that they have the culprits in custody but is frustrated by the limits placed on his ability to gather evidence. Then there is the wealthy Compton couple, who have been receiving threatening phone calls. At least one client became obsessed with him and he also may have set himself up in competition with the long-time owner of an escort agency. But only as a rental.