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      Season 7 – Prime Suspect

      2006 Crime Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      100% 23 Reviews Tomatometer 62% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score After a colleague suffers a near-fatal heart attack, Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison takes over an investigation into the murder of Delia Mornay, a young prostitute. The case is challenging enough in its own right, since Jane quickly determines that there is very little tangible evidence against the main suspect, an ex-convict. Worse, however, she suspects there is a cover-up going on in her department, where her male team of investigators isn't making a secret of their displeasure to be working for a woman. After a second body is discovered, what started as a single murder inquiry turns into an investigation stretching back over 10 years, forcing Jane to devote every waking hour to the case and taking a toll on her home life with her recently divorced live-in lover, Peter Rawlins. Read More Read Less
      Prime Suspect — Season 7

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      Critics Consensus

      Helen Mirren is at the peak of her towering powers in the concluding season of Prime Suspect, wherein Jane Tennison delivers her final bow in a wistful finale that will satisfy fans of the iconic character.

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      Episodes

      Episode 1 Aired Oct 15, 2006 The Final Act While dealing with her alcoholism and the death of her father (Frank Finlay), Tennison solves the case of a murdered teenage girl before retiring. Details Episode 2 Aired Oct 22, 2006 The Final Act As the truth about Sallie's death emerges, the search for her killer ends in a shattering confrontation. Details

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      Melanie McFarland Seattle Post-Intelligencer The simplest compliment we can give this profoundly stunning performance matches this chapter's finality: She is perfect. Apr 12, 2019 Full Review Mike Hale New York Times Through the ups and downs of a show that spread its handful of episodes across 15 years, Helen Mirren gave a performance that was a small miracle of depth, restraint and, perhaps above all, consistency. Apr 12, 2019 Full Review Matthew Gilbert Boston Globe As a woman bitterly sliding into oblivion, Mirren is a miracle of shrewd and yet intuitive acting. She bids farewell to TV's most unsweetened female detective with breathtaking, devastating pathos. Apr 12, 2019 Full Review Robert P. Laurence San Diego Union-Tribune Helen Mirren has played Tennison since the occasional British crime series began its PBS run in 1992, and if anybody has given a more intense and satisfying dramatic performance as the same character over such a stretch of time, I don't remember it. Rated: 4/4 Apr 12, 2019 Full Review Tom Gliatto People Magazine Over the years, the show has evolved into more of a virtuoso showcase for Mirren. She thunders through the role like a 12-fingered pianist on a caffeine buzz. Apr 12, 2019 Full Review Stuart Galbraith DVDTalk.com The Final Act is generally excellent and Mirren, not surprisingly, is superb. Rated: 4.5/5 Apr 12, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member this entire series is truly a masterful character study starring the unflinching helen mirren. i wish i had time to write a review for each season but alas, you'll have to accept my review that every season is a delectable treat. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Post a review

      Season Info

      Network
      ITV
      Rating
      TV-G
      Genre
      Crime, Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date
      Oct 15, 2006