by Andrea Elizabeth
Fr. Brown ep 5. The bad guy was a spiritualist and Fr. Brown is an end justifies the means rationalist (as is Sydney in Grantchester). Isn’t it cute how he climbs over walls and peeks at police files?
Poirot seems to balance the two better. We’ve watched Season 7 through Season 11, Murder on the Orient Express. That episode has Poirot doubting his rules, however. His rules argument was better than the lady’s vigilante argument, but when the system fails… He still had a better answer for that too, but *spoiler* I wish his crisis of faith had a category for mercy while still believing in the rules. He let the people off because they had already suffered enough, not because one shouldn’t follow procedures. This shows how the lack of “economia” causes a crisis of faith in the west.