Endeavor Viewers Criticize Cluedo Season Finale “Absolute Farce!” | Television and radio | Show biz & TV
The eighth season of Endeavor ended in a disappointing way for some fans of ITV’s crime drama tonight (September 26). The TV series finale saw Shaun Evans take on the role of Inspector Morse as he helps a group of passengers on a bus track down a relentless killer. Viewers called the third episode an “absolute farce”, comparing it to an “Agatha Christie” or “Cluedo” story.
The murder mystery episode saw the main character (played by Shaun Evans) grapple with a drinking problem while investigating the brutal murder of an Oxford University professor.
The detective got stuck with a group of strangers after the bus he was in broke down.
As he got to know the rest of the passengers, a series of horrific events unfolded.
A number of murders took place and the murderer had marked “x” symbols on the eyes of his victims.
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The episode saw the detective and his new group of assistants attempt to track down the killer among them before he made his next move.
While some fans enjoyed the ‘Cluedo’ style episode, others were left very disappointed.
Speaking to Twitter to express their frustration, themunros said: “Good god #effort is absolute derivative shit tonight. Absolute farce. #Agathamorse.”
However, Nationwide Blog said: “#Endeavor It’s brilliant. @MrRussellDavis have you met Ms. @agathachristie?”
Other viewers have compared it to horror movies such as “The Shining”.
Not Geoff Hurst joked, “Very Cludo #Endeavor in the ballroom with a knife LOL.”
Dave Dowley echoed, “Tonight’s episode of Endeavor is kind of like Cludo #Endeavor.”
HM Smith also planned for the final episode, stating, “Well, this Endeavor is more like Agatha Christie’s thing. Not so good. #Endeavor.”
During the final moments of the season, Maggy said, “#Endeavor, I want #Morse, not Agatha Christie.”
At the moment, it’s too early to say if the series will return for another season.
With all of the main characters still present in the dying moments, Morse certainly has a chance to deal with other cases.
Creator Russell Lewis told Den of Geek, “Every year we had to wait – certainly to start – to see if we would go back.
“So we always ended the series in a satisfying place if we never came back. […] If force majeure had happened, if one of us had been struck by lightning, we could have left it there.
Endeavor is available to watch on ITV Hub.