The "Inspector Lynley Mysteries" were an excellent and sadly under rated series of stories fairly lossely based on the books by Elizabeth George, and featuring two excellent performances by Nathaniel Parker and Sharon Small as the aristocratic Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley (an Earl) and his working class Sgt. Barbara Havers.
"Series" six consists of just two episodes, which bring the series to a close. The first, "Limbo" takes up the story a few months after the death of Lynley's wife in a shooting, so sees him drinking too much and estranged from Havers until he becomes personally involved in a murder (he is accused). The mystery itself was not particularly difficult to solve - I had a fairly good idea of "whodunit" about half way in, and it takes quite a while to get going. But overall, it makes enjoyable viewing.
The second story, and the final episode of the series, "Know Thine Enemy" is stronger, with an excellent performance from Honeysuckle Weeks, a million miles from "Foyle's War" - but while it is very good in it's own right, it is a strange way to end the series run. Lynley and Havers walk from the station, and walk off in different direections - just a case of "see you tomorrow".
As the production team knew that this was the end, a better one must surely have been possible. I for one would have liked Lynley to finally have acknowledged Havers was the woman for him, and declared his love! But even a "I'll drive you home" or "Let's go for a drink" would have been better than this. Maybe a fade out on "Barbara, there's something I have always wanted to say..."
The episodes are good, and in my opinion far superior to shows like "Morse" and "Lewis" which they superficially resemble - but this ending for the series really lets them down and it's a sad way for the show to come to a close.