Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
The legendary Inspector Morse (John Thaw) has passed away, and in the wake of a family tragedy that sent his ex-partner Inspector Robert Lewis (Kevin Whatley) on a two-year assignment in the British Virgin Islands, Lewis returns to Oxford, England to investigate the death of an American college student. Along with his new partner Detective Sergeant James Hathaway (Laurence Fox), Inspector Lewis seeks out the assistance of troubled student Danny Griffon - a prominent heir to a wealthy but notoriously secretive family - in cracking the increasingly difficult case. Now, as Inspector Lewis peers deep into his own past while learning that Griffon was once inspected by none other than his deceased partner, he must enlist the aid of his old boss in order to make the connection and bring the guilty party to justice. Just as everything finally begins to come into focus, however, Inspector Lewis learns much to his dismay that Chief Superintendent Jean Innocent is planning to take him off of the front lines to take part in a special training session; a prospect that doesn't sit too well with the man who just wants to get back to work.