The mobile phone being used by the elusive kidnapper couldn’t be traced as it was using a London based IP address. We learned this as well as the fact that the money thrown so cavalierly into the bus hasn’t been used which suggests a lone man seeking vengeance. The politicians continued to try to make political gains from the kidnapping gains either by trying to be helpful to Zeuthen or by pointing out cover ups and incompetency. A demand for toast to be constantly available on the Premier’s bus seemed odd even for a spoiled politico. Karen was accused of being in love with Kamper by his brother but she denied it but she has this perturbing look when he is meeting up with his paramour in the Central party. Kamper is not above sleeping with his political partner in order to get his own way – “Where’s his tie gone?” He also seemed to have lost a son year’s previously who was a – literally – closet anarchist.
The kidnapper had been keeping Emilie in a campervan and managed to stay one step ahead all the way through this double episode but Emilie, being a clever girl, left clues everywhere they went like the first few letters of her name scratched into the wall of one hideout and Top C 03 on the camper van window as clues about where she has been and where, presumably, she thinks they are going.
Much of the story revolves around the family dynamic of Emilie, her mother Maja, father and brother. A secret diary shows that she wants them all to be together despite the fact that her mother is about to remarry the man who was so annoyed about her allergies not being taken seriously. The husband’s faithful sidekick seemed to be becoming more and more like Batman’s valet as he fixed and solved problems to order – no job too small or big for him to be involved with whether it was looking into getting photos of every employee at the dock between certain dates or obtaining fortunes to be flown in on private jets or even finding a toy car – oh for a servant like that!
Denmark, like the UK, seems to have been suffering from cutbacks which are mentioned fairly frequently as the reason why things haven’t been done as they normally would have been. Of course, slowly we find out that an autopsy of the 13 year old orphan who had been sexually active (which was thought normal!!!)- had committed “suicide” and was found by the three sailors who were tortured to death in the first episode -has been altered and in fact it was murder. The woman who did the autopsy has a change of heart and wants to tell Lund what she really found out but of course it is a trap to draw Lund into another dark corridor to run down looking for our killer. Lund is once more put in the position of having to fire at the perp to save her partner and she can’t bring herself to kill him as Borch is there – either because the previous deaths she has caused have paralysed her or because she knows she can’t get a clean shot. At least she had a new blue and white snowflake jumper to wear though.
Mark and his pregnant partner feature mostly to show how even when there is yet another family crisis Lund can’t let go and stop investigating for even the length of one or two telephone rings. Her shock in the railway station wasn’t repeated in this episode. She tries to help but when push comes to shove, always gives to the job over her nearest and dearest.
Various clues and red herring popped up throughout and my suspects at this stage are:
The faithful butler-like sidekick