Beck fans, rejoice! Season 7 of Beck, the long-running Nordic noir mystery-crime drama series from Sweden, is set to make its premiere in the US and Canada.
There is one heckuva “Wait, what?!?” in the Season 7 opener of Beck, so prepare yourself, because it sneaks up on you. Before it does, though, there are bad guys to catch.
In “Undercover,” a convenience mart is drugs central in the neighborhood, and it is here that 17-year-old Sandor has a violent run-in with the guy supplying the narcotics. After promising to pay up, Sandor heads off to meet a customer, but this time with more than just coke. Then he’s found dead under a bridge.
Elsewhere in Stockholm, cops Niklas Gustavsson (Linus Wahlgren, Blue Eyes) and Emma Gavelin (Ellen Jelinek, Miss Friman’s War) are doing surveillance while crime squad team leader Alex Beijer (Jennie Silfverhjelm, Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves) and division chief Martin Beck (Peter Haber, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) are questioning the convenience store owner. Again there is a run-in, or run-out to be more precise, as the drug supplier guy bolts out of the place, chased and quickly caught by the just-arrived Steinar Hovland (Kristofer Hivju, Game of Thrones).
Only the guy, Josef Eriksson (Martin Wallström, Johan Falk, The Sandhamn Murders), isn’t actually a drug supplier but an undercover cop working for none other than police chief Klas Fredén (Jonas Karlsson, Death of a Pilgrim). Now that Martin et. al. know about Josef, Klas insists they do nothing to muck up his 8-months-and-counting undercover operation cos some kid got killed. (That’s Klas for you!) But Josef was in deep trouble with the drugs network he infiltrated even before the crime squad learned about him.
And Josef isn’t the only person under pressure. With his marriage broken and his children wanting him home in Norway, newly-single Steinar is having a hard time. So to help him ease his pains, Oskar (Måns Nathanaelson, The Sandhamn Murders) and Jenny (Anna Asp, A Thousand Hours) get Steinar set up on Tinder. Interestingly enough, Martin does some swiping, too, although not intentionally. (That’s Martin for you!)
Meanwhile, the murder investigation continues — and another innocent person becomes a victim of homicide…
Beck’s neighbor (Ingvar Hirdwall, Wallander) is always good for a chuckle, and he delivers once again before the closing credits begin to roll. Also appearing in the episode is Rebecka Hemse (The Days the Flowers Bloom) as Martin’s daughter, Inger, yet another Tinder user.
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