Death in Paradise sets up return for Ben Miller and Sara Martins –

Death in Paradise spoilers follow.

Death in Paradise has set up Ben Miller and Sara Martins’s return to the BBC murder mystery series.

In the first of a two-part episode, tonight’s scenes (February 4) saw Martins finally reprise her role as Detective Sergeant Camille Bordey.

She popped up right at the end of tonight’s instalment after receiving a call from Police Commissioner Selwyn Patterson (Don Warrington), who needs her help with a tricky new (but also old) case.

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DI Neville Parker (Ralf Little) and Sergeant Florence Cassell (Joséphine Jobert) have been left dumbfounded by the murder of renowned pianist Pasha Verdinikov, with all of the possible suspects having a concrete alibi.

However, in his dying moments after being shot, Pasha managed to write the initials ‘AS’ on a chair with his own blood.

These initials belong to one Aidan Shawcross, who Pasha’s wife Grace (Lia Williams) once had an affair with.

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The implication seems to be that Pasha was killed by Aidan, but there’s one slight problem with that theory: Aidan supposedly died in a road accident over 20 years ago.

Having covered the accident himself, Commissioner Selwyn was utterly convinced that Aidan was dead, but nevertheless ordered Florence to fly to London and review a case file.

In the closing scenes, Catherine Bordey (Élizabeth Bourgine) was attacked and strangled by a masked man in her home, but Neville luckily got there in the nick of time and scared off the assailant.

We then saw the commissioner call Camille, who’s currently working in Paris, to tell her that her mother had been attacked. And that’s all the convincing she needed to get on the next plane to ‘paradise’.

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With the second part set to delve into the 20-year-old road accident, and flashbacks being inevitable, the scene is also set for Ben Miller’s DI Richard Poole to make his long-awaited series 10 cameo.

Since the accident was actually before Richard’s time, it’s most likely that he’ll pop up as one of Camille’s memories. In any case, seeing both of the series originals back on the screen will undoubtedly be a pleasing moment for fans.

Death in Paradise continues next Thursday (February 11) on BBC One at 9pm.

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