It is not immediately clear whether it was murder. But when a rich lady dies of insulin shock, Commissioner Ellen Berlinger immediately zeroes in on a suspect. With far-reaching consequences.

What’s the matter?

Bibiana Dubinski (Ulrike Krumbiegel), a woman in her 60s, dies of insulin shock. Commissioner Ellen Berlinger (Heike Makatsch) believes that the wealthy widow was killed. In the villa of the dead she meets her best friend Charlotte Mühlen (Michaela May), also widowed and sole heiress, with her much younger lover Hannes Petzold (Klaus Steinbacher). For Berlinger, the case is clear: a young man with an older woman wants her money. Especially since Petzold has already been in prison for six years for robbing women of their savings. With her hasty judgment, however, the inspector destroyed a lot of china – including in the private life of the suspect.

Why is the case “In his eyes” worth it?

This “crime scene” addresses two truths that are rarely seen on German television: that women are also sexually active over the age of 60. And that they can certainly be attractive to younger men without always having to be financially motivated. But the case also shows that many people – like Ellen Berlinger – still react to such relationships with prejudice.

What bothers?

This episode is told intricately and begins with the arrest of the alleged perpetrator. “Our life runs linearly in our perception, but we are always the sum of our experiences, memories, our convictions,” says screenwriter Thomas Kirchner, explaining the structure of the film. “Our actions today always consist of the convictions of the past.” The downside of this is that it takes a while to get into the case, sort the timelines, and follow the story. Impatient viewers could lose the overview and the desire.

The commissioners?

Ellen Berlinger and Martin Rascher (Sebastian Blomberg) are becoming more and more of a team: In this case, the two different commissioners pull together and prevail against prosecutor Jasmin Winterstein (Abak Safaei-Rad), who is not impressed by Berlinger’s brash investigative style and want to drop the case.

Turn on or off?

A “crime scene” worth seeing overall, which has one or two surprises in store. Turn on.

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