Silent Witness: Season 9

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  • The departure of Professor Sam Ryan in the last series means that the forensic pathology department is now headed by doctors Leo Dalton and Harry Cunningham. Firmly established new recruit Nikki Alexander has become an indispensable member of the department. Together they must tackle a variety of mysterious and suspicious deaths: a spate of drive-by shootings, the result of a ongoing local turf war; a possible copycat sex killer preying on women in both London and Amsterdam; and an emotional return to Sheffield for Leo, to track down the crime boss who murdered his wife and child.



    Episodes:


    1. Ghosts

    Part 1

    Leo receives some devastating news from home and has to set off immediately for Sheffield, where he meets DSI
    Ryan Elliot (Nicholas Gleaves) and his colleague, DI Erin Jacobs (Noma Dumezweni).
    Nikki, meanwhile, is called out to the river where the bodies of two unidentified women have been discovered, a few
    days old, both apparently shot execution-style.
    Harry travels to Sheffield to assist Leo and they clash over the way that Leo is handling things. He believes that
    something doesn’t add up, and it’s clear that he intends to investigate further. They fall out and Harry returns to
    London, saddened that he was unable to help his friend.



    Part 2

    Narrowly escaping a beating, Leo is rescued by Erin. The police raid the unit and discover the body of Armstrong
    (Simon Meacock), the man linking the investigations in London and Sheffield.
    However, Leo is still not prepared to co-operate with a police team he doesn’t trust. He goes underground and
    returns to keeping tabs on Dawson and his associates in the club.
    Meanwhile, Harry and Nikki have realised that maybe Leo was correct after all – something’s not right. They return
    to Sheffield and find Leo. He’s a man on a mission of vengeance, still paranoid and full of rage, but they are able to
    persuade him to come in from the cold.



    Choices

    Part 1

    The team is called to a drive-by shooting outside a London nightclub. They arrive amidst carnage; a number of people
    are lying dead or dying on the ground.
    The team is joined by Detective Superintendent Ferguson (John McEnery) and Detective Sergeant Connelly
    (Craig Kelly), from the Operation Trident team, who shed some light on the situation. Ferguson believes that the
    event is part of an ongoing turf war between various drug gangs.
    As the team start the painstaking process of a fingertip search, they discover another bullet embedded in the opposite
    side of the road, which signals that the crowd were shot at from two directions and with two different weapons. It is
    clear that someone retaliated. In order to establish who fired the pistol, they take swabs from everyone at the scene,
    including club owner Ainsley Modest (Q), whose girlfriend was caught up in the incident.



    Part 2

    As Leo, Harry and Nikki continue their search for an explanation of the shootings, they discover that they were
    part of a classic underworld move. A local gang led by T Boy Thomas (Tyronne Lewis) is offering to take a share
    in Modest’s club in return for added muscle. If Modest agrees they will gradually ease him out completely; if he
    doesn’t, he will be forced to fight it out.



    The Meaning Of Death

    Part 1

    Nikki begins to question the meaning of life and death after attending her grandmother’s funeral. Meanwhile, Harry is
    called to investigate the death of Dawn Pivcevic, who seemingly drowned in a paddling pool containing three inches
    of water. Dawn’s husband, Chris (Velibor Topic), claims that he had left her to go indoors for a few moments, but
    returned to find her dead in the pool, and her expensive necklace missing. Dawn’s sister and niece were also at the
    flat at the time, and Harry gets off on the wrong foot with DCI Mumford (Paul Panting), with whom he’s working
    on the case




    Part 2

    Harry’s investigation comes to an end, as he concludes that Dawn Pivcevic died from natural causes.
    When Harry discovers that Dawn had been in the very earliest stages of pregnancy, he pieces together what
    happened. The heat, wine and pregnancy all played a role in the tragic accident: Dawn blew up the paddling pool,
    fainted, hit her head and fell unconscious in the water. But there’s another shock when Harry tells Dawn’s husband,
    Chris, the news. He reveals that it was a miracle that Dawn was pregnant because they had tried IVF several times
    and had just given up hope.



    Mind and Body

    Part 1

    Nikki is called to the suicide of Kevin Perry. The young man's death appears to be just routine, but shortly afterwards
    it seems that someone is on a killing spree on the streets of London. In a very short time, two men are killed and a
    third injured.
    The culprit is David Nicholson, a paranoid schizophrenic who has been treated by Dr Morrie Sanders (Richard
    Hope) at the January House Care Centre. Nikki is concerned that an apparently dangerous psychotic has been allowed
    back into the community, but Sanders assures her that, as far as he knows, his treatment had been successful.



    Part 2

    Nikki’s investigation takes an unexpected turn when she reaches January House Care Centre and finds that Morrie
    has tried to commit suicide. Both Nicky and Connor assume they were right and that Morrie has been doctoring his
    patients’ medication, until Harry stumbles upon a clue.
    Following his post-mortem on Nazim Theara, he concludes that the original verdict was right and that the teenager
    did, indeed, commit suicide. However, he also discovers that her body contains traces of a cocktail of anti-depressants
    – a cocktail that exactly matches the toxicology report from the suicide of Kevin Perry. Nazim was never treated at
    January House, but when Harry finally persuades her mother to tell him the truth, it transpires that she did order
    anti-depressants from an online pharmacist called Wanda Charlton (Claire Hackett), who just happens to be one
    of the centre’s suppliers.