Coroner Preview: “Neighbourhood Watch”

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.]

Thursday on the next new Coroner, Jenny is requested for a death confirmation that turns into a murder investigation — and a hate crime — while Donovan continues dismantling his relationships.

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“Neighbourhood Watch,” written by Nathalie Younglai and directed by Farhad Mann, tackles the current rise in anti-Asian crime when Jenny discovers that the elderly proprietress of a Chinese food restaurant died after an assault.

That drops her right into the surviving son’s social media campaign to combat hate, which irks Eli. Good thing he’s otherwise focused on gathering the bits of guy that turned up in a body of water. He brings in Jenny to assist and they realize their styles actually do complement each other.

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Donovan bristles at Jenny’s show of concern for his misbehavior and she makes a friendly overture but doesn’t blatantly call him out (yet). He’s pretty clearly forking his partnership with Malik, though.

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At Casa Cooper, Gordon is assigned a new home health aide against Peggy’s wishes. Jenny pushes back at her concerns and finds out the hard way that Peggy did actually know what she was taking about when she had Gordon’s best interests and well-being front of mind.

After last week’s bring-your-mom-to-work debacle, round two has Ross showing up at her office and making an awkward discovery. It’s a welcome moment of levity in an otherwise dark case.

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Also bringing the welcome levity is our Thom Allison, who is settling in quite nicely, flexing Eli’s supervisory muscle just so while leaving room for him to recognize that he works with an excellent team.

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


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