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The Best Episodes of Inspector Morse

Updated April 14, 2021 0 votes 26.9k views33 items

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There are so many intriguing episodes of Inspector Morse, encouraging you to pick-up on clues to solve the crime, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "The Last Enemy" the best, or is "The Wench Is Dead" your favorite episode of Inspector Morse? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Inspector Morse are, let's rank every Inspector Morse episode from best to worst.

Inspector Morse is a detective drama based on the novels of Colin Dexter. It featured John Thaw as the title character and Kevin Whately as Sergeant Lewis. Inspector Morse premiered on ITV on January 6, 1987. Inspector Morse inspired the spin-off Lewis and prequel Endeavour.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Inspector Morse, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be hard to put one Inspector Morse episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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    The Last Enemy

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    A body is found in the canal and the only clue to its identity points to a connection with one of the university's colleges. It happens that intense rivalry for one of the most prestigious posts in the university has led to murder. But which one of the highly respected contenders is the calculating killer?...
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      The Wench Is Dead

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      Morse collapses during a conference on Victorian crime and is admitted to hospital. To pass his time in bed, he reads a book about the famous Oxford Canal Murder of 1859. A young woman was found dead in the canal, and the local police believed she was the victim of four rough boatmen who were carrying her by barge to London. A murder trial resulted in two of the men being convicted and hanged. Morse becomes convinced there was a miscarriage of justice and he enlists the help of a young police recruit, as Lewis is away on a training course. They trace the physical evidence from the crime, which is still stored in a local archive, and subject it to modern forensic tests. The results lead...
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        The Way Through the Woods

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        A man suspected of being a multiple murderer is killed in prison while on remand awaiting trial, leaving the disappearance of a fifth woman unsolved. In the missing woman's effects was a postcard of a pre-Raphaelite painting, the background of which was painted in some woods near Oxford. Morse is assigned to a new murder investigation when what appears to be her body is found in the woods....  more
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          "The Daughters of Cain" is an episode of the British television detective mystery show Inspector Morse dramatized on ITV. It was first broadcast in November 1996....  more
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