Je n'aime pas dans les vieux films américains quand les conducteurs ne regardent pas la route. Et de ratage en ratage, on s'habitue à ne jamais dépasser le stade du brouillon. La vie n'est que l'interminable répétition d'une représentation qui n'aura jamais lieu.

Cribb: A Case of Spirits

This episode wraps up the eight episode first season of Cribb.  No big reveals or anything; this is truly episodic television.  No difference in this episode from all the others.  In this one, Cribb investigates a series of burglaries; they all took place soon after a séance was held in the burgled houses.  The real star of the show here is Mick Ford who plays a dashing, aristocratic medium who is, surprise surprise, actually a low-class con-artist.  He gets both parts right and is a lot of fun.  Judy Cornwell is also very good as an investigator of spiritualists; at first she’s just a comic character, and a lot of fun, but then she gets a really nice dramatic scene near the end.  Unfortunately, I don’t know that the ultimate solution to the central mystery really makes sense.  Either I missed something or it’s sporting a quite large plot-hole.  Regardless, this one is a lot of fun.  3 ½ stars.

tl;dr – Cribb enters the world of séances and spiritualists in this fun romp; a couple of really great performances compensate for a plot-hole or two.  3 ½ stars.

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