Doctor Blake Mysteries

First Dance

Season 1, Episode 42 of 45

When teenager Charlotte dies in the dressing room of the debutante ball, Blake does his best to investigate though he is still recovering from being stabbed weeks before. Her story is discovered in the autopsy. Charlotte's father is principal of her school, and she is badly treated by the girls, who had assaulted her with foods forced down her throat while she is bound to a chair, and other schemes that leave their marks. They had a plan for her on the stage before the dance started, but she was killed before the hairy spiders were released. Rose Anderson is good friends with one teacher at the school, who was aware of the bullying but did not intervene, just as her father failed to protect his daughter. Jean notices the scent of a particular perfume on Charlotte's ball dress; Charlotte did not wear perfume, but her teacher did. The teacher was having an affair with the boy who was Charlotte's escort to the ball, and she is arrested for that. Charlie will arrest the girls who assaulted Charlotte. Then Blake visits the flower shop of the mother of one of the girls who assaulted Charlotte. He realizes she had grown up at the hospital but had no chance for medical school. Instead, she was the local backroom abortionist, and Charlotte planned to announce that at the ball, to gain herself proper notice, as she endured so much herself. Molly's mother designed a flower headband for Charlotte, which she used as her murder weapon, and she is charged with the murder. In flashback images, we see Blake putting an envelope in the post box, which he recalls as he and Jean talk about their future, and making decisions together. It seems the doctor decided to file the divorce papers and has not told Jean yet.

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