To: Russell Lewis
From: Dorothy McLean
Re: "Endeavour" Series 3 Finale
Dear Mr Lewis,
Please allow Morse to have at least one happy day with Joan Thursday. Even if afterwards Joan is trampled by a wildebeest or shot in a train robbery or blown up by the IRA, it would be nice to see Morse totally and incandescently happy for even just half of one episode.
Consider the joy allowed to the Tenth Doctor by Russell T. Davies, and the marital bliss bestowed upon the contemporary Doctor Watson by Messrs Gatiss, Moffat and Thompson.
I assure you that no-one will think the less of Morse if he is permitted one sunlit afternoon having a picnic with Joan by a river, be it the Cherwell, the Thames, the Seine or any one of many other potential bodies of water. Or perhaps, reflecting the changing opportunities for women in the 1960s, the two may be permitted to drive together at top speed from one end of this sceptered isle to the other.