In season 4 of BBC’s Luther, DCI John Luther (Idris Elba) was told that Alice Morgan (Ruth Wilson) was killed. He even saw photographs and fingerprint evidence. But is she really dead? After all Alice is a certified genius and more than capable of faking her own death.
Clues arose that Alice Morgan may still be alive when for a split second at the end of a BBC trailer for season 5, Ruth Wilson’s face is shown with a trickle of blood on it. Does this mean she’s still alive or is it from a flashback scene that takes place in season 5 of Luther?
Soap Dirt has the answers. Spoiler Alert… read on at your own risk.
Luther Spoilers: Is Alice Morgan Alive in Season 5?
The short answer is “yes”, Alice Morgan is alive in this season of BBC’s Luther. At the end of the first episode Alice shows up on John Luther’s doorstep injured. Because she is still on the run for murder, John Luther is the only person she can turn to for help. In later episodes it will be revealed she was shot by George Cornelius (Patrick Malahide).
In the next episode, Luther spoilers reveal that Alice faked her own death in season 4. However, the real reason Alice wasn’t in season 4 of Luther was because the actress, Ruth Wilson, was filming the hit series The Affair for Showtime.
In upcoming episodes, John will remove shotgun pellets from Alice and later she will tell John that she faked her death. John Luther asks Alice how she faked her death. He tells her he saw the murder report and pictures of her body on the slab.
John Luther Doesn’t Get a Lot of Details
Alice Morgan doesn’t give John Luther a lot of details. She simply says “there’s not a lot you can’t buy from a retiring officer with a crappy pension and a chip on his shoulder. All I wanted to do was die, disappear and leave you in peace”.
It’s obvious that BBC didn’t want to waste a lot of time explaining how Alice came back from the dead, and instead explained it away with a couple lines of dialog.
Luther Spoilers: Does Alice Die in Season 5… Again?
At the end of episode 4, Alice Morgan falls to her death off scaffolding inside a construction site. John tries to save her, but she cuts John Luther with a straight razor forcing him to release his grip.
She falls several stories, hits her head and concrete, and loses a lot of blood. It’s a sure bet that Alice is finally dead and not coming back.
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