So I've put together a theory of relateeveety which can connect 'Midsomer Murders' to the 'Inspector Morse' prequel, 'Endeavour'. And of course that means it would connect to the Morse mothership and to the sequel 'Inspector Lewis'.
The focus of the theory is DS Daniel Scott, whom we saw transferred to Causton CID in 2004.
From a 'Midsomer Murders' wiki:
Daniel Scott is a Detective Sergeant who joined CID after DS Gavin Troy's transfer. City boy Scott was reluctant at first to be working in Midsomer with Tom Barnaby, but soon warmed up to the job, despite itching to get back to London. He felt his transfer to Midsomer was punishment, so he was eager to prove himself a good detective. He is portrayed by John Hopkins and is not an original character in Caroline Graham's books.
Detective Sergeant Daniel 'Dan' Scott first joined the Midsomer team in 2004, in the episode, Bad Tidings, where he was thrown straight into a murder investigation. One of the first things that his new boss said was, when looking down at the dead body of a woman, "By the way, welcome to Midsomer." Not much is known about Scott's life before transferring to Midsomer but we do know that he worked for the Metropolitan Police Service in London.
It is standard for Toobworld Central's televisiological studies to consider a TV character to be the same age as the actor who portrays him or her. Therefore, Scott was born in 1974, just like John Hopkins who played him for two years (14 episodes) in 'Midsomer Murders'.
In Toobworld, telegenetics are strong. For anyone who was able to witness such a thing - a time traveling doctor, for instance - they might see that exact likenesses can echo exactly down through the ages. And such was the case with DS Scott's natural father.....
In 1967, Dr. Dean Powell was working at Cowley General Hospital with an eye to eventually succeed Sir Merlyn Chubb as the Chief Surgeon. And while there, he built up quite the reputation as a ladies' man.....
Course, most of them are potty about Dr Powell.
Except for Sister Clodagh, of course.
Later in the episode, when the nurses were relaxing and kibbitzing in their break room, Dr. Powell was the topic of conversation:
Dean says they've been in and out of everything.
Dean, is it, now?
I think "Dr Powell" would be appropriate.
I think after last night, I can call him what I like.
You're wasting your breath.
She's a big girl.
But you know what his reputation's like.
And they do talk, doctors.
She doesn't want to be just another notch on the bedpost.
We nurses need to look out for each other.
I don't get it at all.
Give them a white coat and a stethoscope,
and we're expected to fall at their feet?
By 1973, six years later, Dean Powell may well have still been practicing medicine at Cowley General. (He may have even succeeded Sir Merlyn as he had progressive tremors in his hands. Sir Merlyn might also have died by that point in time. (I shall have to keep track of David Yelland's status in the real world, but I expect he - and Sir Merlyn - will hopefully live on for some time in their respective timelines.)
And in that time, Dr. Powell may have continued on as the medico lothario, eventually enthralling and seducing the young woman who would become the mother of Daniel Scott.
To be fair to the woman, I don't think she cheated on her husband. I don't even think she was married at the time. I think she may have been a nursing student or already a staff nurse at Cowley General and perhaps an easy mark to the more experienced Dr. Powell. He may have plied her with over romantic gestures, such as making a request to Lester Fagen (the hospital's deejay who called himself "The Nightfly") to play one of her favorite pieces of music - "Midsomer Rhapsody". And eventually she succumbed to his charms... and became pregnant.
As I said, it was 1973, and Daniel's mother may have been seeing more than one man at that time. That other man, with the last name of Scott, would be the man she would eventually marry. She may have been torn between the two men until she discovered that after sleeping with Dean Powell, she discovered that he had still been having [CENSORED] with the other nurses she worked with. Overcome with shame, she cut ties with Powell and turned to Scott, accepting his proposal of marriage.
It was after they made plans to marry when she discovered that she was pregnant. She would not have had any clue as to which man was the father, but she couldn't take the chance. She begged her future husband to not only hasten their marriage ceremony, but also that they should move away from Thames Valley and move to London. Should it turn out that her child grew up to look like Dean Powell, she didn't want this to be noticed by the people surrounding their family.
And so they eloped and moved to London where Dan Scott grew up, looking like Dr. Dean Powell as his mother had feared. When he graduated from college, Dan Scott went to work for the Met in London until his unwanted transfer to the Midsomer area.
This is of course conjecture. But ain't it fun to think about?
Posted by Toby O'B at 12:30 AM
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