Writer/creator Neil Cross reminds viewers that this is a series that isn’t afraid to take it to the limit. Episode three features terrific performances from Cowan as the desperate vigilante who wants justice for his wife, and Warren Brown as DS Ripley who proved his loyalty to Luther last episode. You couldn’t pry me from my screen with a crowbar during Brown and Cowan’s scenes together. The tension was palpable. Cross has put his foot on the accelerator, and it doesn’t look like he’s going to ease up going into the final episode.
In my opinion, Luther is one episode away from cementing itself as one of the best police procedurals ever on television. Certain elements of the procedural portion of the show may be a bit predictable, but Cross has created characters that are a hundred times more compelling compared to others. What makes Luther so great is its ability to draw you into this world and leave you wanting more each and every time. This episode is no different and, in fact, leaves you picking your jaw up off the floor, wondering how things will end for Luther.
The final episode airs tonight on BBC America. Tune in!