I’ve heard of extremely elaborate remote-control cars before, but this was ridiculous! After a crazed high-speed chase, a car crashed, and it would seem that none other than John Merchiston (James Callis) was instantly killed when the car went boom at the end of his frenzied freak-out behind the wheel. Merchiston, you’ll recall, was the journalist who shadowed Russell for a while, notably during the case that closed last season and opened this one. He also had a fling with our Miss Finn, albeit short-lived. Here, he was the alleged victim of some sort of NSA-type shenanigans gone horribly awry, as if there was any other way the NSA could go, really.