In the Endeavour series finale Morse’s investigation is based on a string of death notices published in the Oxford Mail, each of which contains its own unique, enigmatic message.
After what seems to be a sudden death, several obituaries with similar but ambiguous messages start appearing in the Oxford Mail, and Endeavour (Shaun Evans) is determined to figure out what’s going on.
The trail of his investigation leads him first to a number of graveside services and then behind the scenes at a funeral home, where he is eventually confronted with his own death.
The past is threatening to catch up with Thursday (Roger Allam), who is also involved in multiple confrontations. Present problems must be addressed first, and he must take extreme measures to safeguard his loved ones.
Back at CID, a bad apple appears at Castle Gate, intent on ending the investigation into Blenheim Vale just as Strange (Sean Rigby) seems destined for a move to Kidlington and Bright (Anton Lesser) sets his sights on a more tranquil future.
Where does it leave Endeavour and Thursday now that the squad is dispersing to fresh pastures?
Airdate: Friday 17 March 2023 at 8.30pm on ABC TV.
Season 9 Episode 3