Lewis 5.02 Wild Justice
DI Lewis (Kevin Whately) and DS James Hathaway (Laurence Fox) © ITV

Episode 2 of 4
First transmission on Sunday, April 10th, 2011 (UK)

The official details…

Lewis and Hathaway enter the archaic world of St Gerard’s college when a visiting female bishop, Helen Parsons (PAMELA NOMVETE) is found dead after drinking poisoned wine. The college priest Father Moreno Mancini (RONALD PICKUP) confirms that the wine she drank was only available to college staff, and Lewis and Hathaway question whether she was murdered because her liberal views contradicted the reactionary religious leaders of the college.

When another two deaths occur, both mirroring macabre murders from Jacobean Revenge tragedy, it appears that the killer is knocking out candidates from the election to become Vice Regent of St Gerard’s. But when Innocent learns of a dark secret in one of the suspect’s past, Lewis and Hathaway realise that the motive is much more twisted, and that someone is seeking a bizarre form of wild justice for crimes committed against them over twenty years ago.