[Warning: General spoilers ahead.]
Thursday on a new Coroner, Jenny returns to work with a case that tests her PTSD while Peggy shows up to test her patience and about a half-dozen patient privacy laws. The day is already stacked, with Jenny back on her first crime scene and in the morgue under the watchful eye of Eli (Thom Allison), who’s amused that she thinks he’ll now pack up and go. Au contraire. He intends to fulfill his nine-month contract (which means a full season of Allison — whee!).
Once that sinks in, she has to decide which battles are worth fighting. Things do thaw a teensy when Eli sees the value in her process and tips his hand about his own past path. Jenny has River on her side, while Dennis is hilariously non-committal to a team affiliation. She’s also got Donovan and Mailk, who are thrilled to have her back, but are dealing with their own drama after last week.
Once again, Donovan is repeating every refrain of “I’m fine, leave me alone.” While the professional ramifications are simmering, that song has immediate and negative repercussions on his personal life.
At Casa Cooper, Gordon and Ross bond in the kitchen when they find inspiration in old recipes they’d thought were lost. And the fractious relationship between Jenny and Peggy continues when Peggy’s good intentions in visiting her daughter at work for a heart-to-heart go off the rails.
As the show is so good at doing, the case heartbreakingly dovetails into a timely issue that’s part of the public discourse.
Coroner airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC and CBC Gem. The first three seasons are streaming now on CBC Gem, and all our previous coverage is here. Here’s a sneak peek of “Cutting Corners,” written by Shannon Masters and directed by Ruba Nadda.
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