Agatha Christie's Poirot: Hercule Poirot's Christmas
April 6, 2022 11:37 AM - Season 6, Episode 1 - Subscribe

The tyrannical patriarch of a dysfunctional but wealthy family summons his adult children for a Christmas reunion, but prior to the holiday his throat is slashed apparently by one of them.
posted by Carillon (2 comments total)
 
Another very clever solution, I do love the locked room mystery genre. Also she's great at putting in victims for whom you really have a strong antipathy towards, and Simeon Lee is no exception. Pilar though was great, just a treasure box of an episode.
posted by Carillon at 11:38 AM on April 6


“Please tell me, what is this Brown Wind Sor Soup?”
“Well sir, it is soup. From Windsor.”
(After being served)
“But it does not look very délicieux.”
“Well, it is Brown Windsor Soup.”

From wiki: While commonly associated with the Victorian and Edwardian eras, the practice of calling it 'Brown Windsor' did not emerge until at least the 1920s, and the name was usually associated with low-quality brown soup of uncertain ingredients…the 'Brown Windsor' varieties became an institutional gruel that gained a reputation as indicative of bad English food during the mid-20th century, and a later source of jokes, myths and legends.

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I was completely flummoxed by the “death scream” and couldn’t understand why anyone hearing it could mistake it for human in the first place. This probably worked better in the book.

The last bit of the prologue was a pretty heavy hint that there would be repercussions and it was just a matter of figuring out which character would be it. This is the second time that a perpetrator deliberately gets Poirot to be the witness. Will they never learn?

Poirot was quite taken with Lydia, that farewell scene was interesting.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 9:49 PM on April 7


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