K-Ville: Flood, Wind and Fire

Wednesday 11 August, 10:00pm on Five

US drama following a pair of tough cops as they try to restore law and order to a post-Katrina New Orleans. In this episode, Boulet and Cobb investigate a spate of arsons after a toothless corpse is found in a burnt-out house. Elsewhere, Cobb seduces an attractive fire marshal. An insurance investigator arrives at a abandoned house that has been razed to the ground. As insurance companies are not popular in post- Katrina New Orleans, the situation between the investigator and the owner quickly becomes ugly. When the investigator pulls out a gun to protect himself, he stumbles over and lands on a charred, toothless corpse. As Boulet and Cobb investigate at the scene, they are interrupted by Eileen McGillis, a fire marshal called in to investigate the blaze. She believes that the death may have been accidental, but Cobb points out that the corpse’s teeth were struck out prior to the fire, perhaps in an attempt to hide the victim’s identity. “It may be arson, but it’s definitely murder,” he announces. The three go to see the coroner, who reveals that the victim was badly beaten but still alive when the house was set alight. Although somewhat distracted by Cobb’s attempts at flirtation, McGillis notices in the toxicology report that the victim inhaled a fast-burning accelerant chemical before dying. From this, she is able to link the fire with several other non-lethal blazes in nearby unoccupied buildings. It is then revealed that the victim is Brian Studler, an insurance claims agent. “An insurance adjuster killed in post-Katrina New Orleans – that oughta narrow down our suspect list to 20 or 30 thousand people,” Boulet jokes.

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