“December 1966. Change is in the air as winter’s chill grips Oxford. Plans to build a new police station lead both DC Endeavour Morse and DI Fred Thursday to question their respective places on the force. A brace of cases occupy the young detective’s time: a boy, Tommy Cork, reported missing from a broken home, and the body of a washed‐up journalist, found on railroad tracks in mysterious circumstances.”
Oxford police have their hands full in the S2 finale of British detective series Endeavour (a prequel series to the long-running Inspector Morse) as they need to deal with several cases at once: young Tommy Cork (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) has run away from home and journalist Eric Patterson is found dead by a railway track.
While on the look-out for the young boy, DC Endeavour Morse (Shaun Evans) also discovers the body of prison escapee George Aldrige, a former resident of Blenheim Valley, a residential home for wayward boys. The home closed years ago and its site is now being redeveloped for the new police HQ.
Morse’s investigations of these seemingly unlinked cases eventually lead him to Nicholas Myers (Andrew Gower), a junior clerk in a solicitor’s office, and he uncovers a deep mud of horrifying secrets and police corruption, that not only threatens his own life and freedom, but also that of veteran Detective Inspector Fred Thursday (Roger Allam).