In tonight’s delicious installment of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries titled ‘Queen of the Flowers’ Phryne (Essie Davis) is teaching some downtrodden young
ladies maidens, proper grooming, fox trotting and etiquette for a town event where they can show off there fine skills. In modern day terms it’s possibly a ‘Daffodil Parade’. Good heavens!
Luckily for us Phryne is teaching them Judo, cracking heads and how to attack men in the street, that certainly seems more like it! Unfortunately one of the girls ‘in the family way’ is murdered, one’s a kleptomaniac and the other has been harbouring a naughty secret about an illegal dalliance with an older man.
Detective Jack (Nathan Page) is very uncomfortable around teenage girls and asks Phyrne (who he’s now calling by first name!) to consult on the case. So-called ‘orphan’ Jane’s mother ( Danielle Cormack) returns unexpectedly to take Jane home with her but we soon find out that she is sadly unable to provide her care in a crushing short scene that had me teary eyed.
There’s no romantic action tonight for the frisky Fishy fans either, the closest Detective Jack and Phryne get is a short walk with her arm in his, plus, Jack’s gone backwards wearing that ridiculous wide brimmed hat again and hasn’t maintained his one-layer-less look much to Fishy fans disgust. It’s always one step forward, two steps back with you isn’t it Jack?
Sweetie-pie Dot (Ashleigh Cummings) and her sweetheart Collins (Hugo Johnstone-Burt) are a cute little couple tonight with Dot helping the investigation and her man as usual. I feel better in my heart now they are together. Admit it, we all do. Now, all that needs to happen is to find out who killed Phryne’s sister Jane, learn how she got rich and sophisticated and for Jack to keep moving forward until he has only one layer left. A sexy white singlet and some hottie matching braces will be fine thankyou.
There’s only four episodes left in this awesome series, how will they be able to fulfill all my dreams…..I mean, answer the important narrative constructs they’ve created? Only time will tell!