Oxford, England. In the shadow of ancient spires, the Inspector Lewis series ends with Lewis and Hathaway drinking a couple of pints.
No surprise, their table is outside a pub, in the sunset hours, overlooking the River Thames. A spot these two have visited often, after the workday.
Whatever the next chapters might be for these beloved characters -- Detective Inspector Robert (“Robbie”) Lewis and Detective Sergeant James Hathaway -- neither man is planning to spend it in police work.
Lewis is so close to the pensioner life he can taste it. Hathaway seems to be rudderless about his future, but he’s sure enough that he’s done with what police work has turned him into.
As we all know from the plot twists in Lewis, plans may be one thing. Events are another. Gone doesn't always mean gone for good.
Photo: Oxford cityscape, including Christ Church. Credit: sxc.hu/itropical