A damp squib of a Christmas special was delivered by the family’s favorite murder mystery show. Danny John-Jules made a welcome return. Danny John-Jules came back to the island as Officer Dwayne Myers, which made things a little more cheery for the people there. During the seven-season run, he left to spend time with his father and to appear on Strictly Come Dancing.
This long-running mystery had a complicated storey line instead. If you haven’t seen it yet, it was about a billionaire shipping magnate who was found dead at a party with a list of suspects that included his ex-wife (Stevenson) and her replacement. The budget didn’t allow for a house that a billionaire would have lived in (Elizabeth Tan). When Colin Babcock, a poor minicab driver in south London, got a Christmas card from the billionaire’s family telling him that he had been killed, it made the movie even better. Why did poor Colin have to do with a crime on the other side of the world? That question helped keep things interesting in the story!
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Dwayne recalled an incident in which he had detained Trainee Officer Marlon Pryce (Tahj Miles) and the two had a fight. When Dwayne revealed his father’s sickness, they ultimately warmed up to each other. Dwayne afterward congratulated Marlon for his fine police work, and Marlon pushed him to go to London to be with him.
The mysterious card’s recipient arrived on the island, much to the amazement of Neville and the Commissioner (Don Warrington). Colin Babcock (Mathew Baynton) was completely unaware of his link to the murder case, which put him in jeopardy.
The truth was murky, as it usually was, and Philips’ ex-wife Natasha Carlton (Juliet Stevenson) was at the center of it all. After all, Philip had committed suicide; but he was an imposter named Andrew who couldn’t bear the guilt.
Andrew and Natasha were cousins who fell in love when they met Philip Carlton in their teens. Natasha seduced and murdered him in order for the pair to inherit his fortune. They buried him beneath the same bench where Andrew shot himself decades later, and Natasha relocated Andrew’s body to conceal suspicion.
In a heartwarming twist, Colin was discovered to be the real Philip’s true son and heir, inheriting his whole estate and business. In the season 10 finale, Neville revealed the outcome of his last-minute dash to see Florence to Mayor Catherine Bordey (Elizabeth Bourgine). A mosquito put him in danger just as he was about to reveal his feelings. The moment was passed by the time Florence accompanied Neville to the hospital.
On Christmas Day, he finally asked her out on a date via a touching video call, only for the screen to freeze. But, as he and Dwayne boarded a plane to England, Neville had no idea that Florence had heard his speech and was debating what she should do about it…