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These two.

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On this bone-chilling day…

Foyle's War: Sunflower: Michael Kitchen: frigid airfield 1
Foyle's War: Sunflower: Michael Kitchen: frigid airfield 2

Foyle doesn’t typically wear gloves, preferring instead to keep his hands in his coat pockets, so it must have indeed been cold out on that windy airfield as Honeysuckle Weeks described in the Daily Mail:

We’re filming on an airfield today and there’s no protection from the biting wind. At this stage in the shoot everyone, including Michael, who’s normally impervious to heat or cold, is putting on every thermal layer available to them.


Foyle's War: War Games: Michael Kitchen: Alan Howard: fishing 1
Foyle's War: War Games: Michael Kitchen: Alan Howard: fishing 2
Foyle's War: War Games: Michael Kitchen: Alan Howard: fishing 3
Foyle's War: War Games: Michael Kitchen: Alan Howard: fishing 4Foyle's War: War Games: Michael Kitchen: Alan Howard: fishing 5
Foyle's War: War Games: Michael Kitchen: Alan Howard: fishing 6
Foyle's War: War Games: Michael Kitchen: Alan Howard: farewell to Beck 1Foyle's War: War Games: Michael Kitchen: Alan Howard: farewell to Beck 2
Foyle's War: War Games: Michael Kitchen: Beck's departureFoyle's War: War Games: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: Don't let him down.

In memory of Alan Howard, whose performance as Stephen Beck in Foyle’s War was among the show’s most poignant.


Foyle's War: The Eternity Ring: Ellie Haddington: Hilda Pierce: It's just the way it is.
Foyle's War: The Eternity Ring: Michael Kitchen: closing car door
Foyle's War: The Eternity Ring: Michael Kitchen: last scene


Foyle's War: Elise: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: Hilda thanks Foyle in car 1
Foyle's War: Elise: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: Hilda thanks Foyle in car 2
Foyle's War: Elise: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: Hilda thanks Foyle in car 3

From a review of Elise by cultbox.co.uk:

If we started by asking ‘How do you live after the War?’ we end up asking ‘How do you live with what you did during it?’ In the final section of the episode we discover that in Hilda’s case, she can’t live with what she has learnt. An unshowy performance by Ellie Haddington as Hilda makes her final, shocking action all the more moving.

As for Foyle himself, he and the late Hilda Pierce could hardly be described as bosom buddies but there’s a streak of honour and absolute integrity that runs through them both…

…which is why, no doubt, our final shot is of Foyle leaving Hilda’s funeral and very pointedly turning away from Dr Addis and any possibility of a future with her. Is there some hint of attraction there? Yes, probably. But the fact that she can live with the horrible truth that killed Hilda, means she can no longer figure in his world.


Foyle's War: Elise: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: visiting Hilda in hospital 1
Foyle's War: Elise: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: visiting Hilda in hospital 2: finger snap
Foyle's War: Elise: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: visiting Hilda in hospital 3
Foyle's War: Elise: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: visiting Hilda in hospital 4

Adorable.


Foyle's War: High Castle: Michael Kitchen: behind the scenes 1

Michael Kitchen prepares to film this scene:

Foyle's War: High Castle: Michael Kitchen: requesting information 1Foyle's War: High Castle: Michael Kitchen: requesting information 2
Foyle's War: High Castle: Michael Kitchen: requesting information 3Foyle's War: High Castle: Michael Kitchen: requesting information 4
Foyle's War: High Castle: Michael Kitchen: behind the scenes 2




I love how Foyle nails Hilda Pierce and Sir Alec with his knowledge of the switched body. Valentine’s reaction as the revelation sinks in is priceless.

abjectadmirer said:

Foyle nailing Hilda Pierce. Hmm. Now there’s an idea. Nobody’s written that one yet.

I think that territory might be best left unexplored.

pdx144 said:

Agree, last 15 min was classic Michael Kitchen at his best. Do hope he makes up with Hilda though. Their scenes make it worth him being in MI-5 instead of Hastings!

Yes, I was hoping that in S8 Hilda and Foyle would continue to have a relationship of mutual benefit and respect rather than become adversaries.


Foyle's War: The Eternity Ring: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: I'd need a driver 1
Foyle's War: The Eternity Ring: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: I'd need a driver 2
Foyle's War: The Eternity Ring: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: I'd need a driver 3
Foyle's War: The Eternity Ring: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: I'd need a driver 4
Foyle's War: The Eternity Ring: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: I'd need a driver 5

Perfect ending for this episode.



Apparently, in the time it took Foyle to join her in her car, Hilda Pierce restyled her hair and went from curly to straight.  🙂


Foyle's War: The Eternity Ring: Hilda recruits Foyle 1
Foyle's War: The Eternity Ring: Hilda recruits Foyle 2
Foyle's War: The Eternity Ring: Hilda recruits Foyle 3
Foyle's War: The Eternity Ring: Hilda recruits Foyle 4
Foyle's War: The Eternity Ring: Hilda recruits Foyle 5
Foyle's War: The Eternity Ring: Hilda recruits Foyle 6
Foyle's War: The Eternity Ring: Hilda recruits Foyle 7


Foyle's War: The French Drop: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: Foyle helps Hilda 1Foyle's War: The French Drop: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: Foyle helps Hilda 2
Foyle's War: The French Drop: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: Foyle helps Hilda 3Foyle's War: The French Drop: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: Foyle helps Hilda 4
Foyle's War: The French Drop: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: Foyle helps Hilda 5Foyle's War: The French Drop: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: Foyle helps Hilda 6
Foyle's War: The French Drop: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: Foyle helps Hilda 7Foyle's War: The French Drop: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: Foyle helps Hilda 8

Foyle's War: The French Drop: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: Foyle helps Hilda 9
Foyle's War: The French Drop: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: Foyle helps Hilda 10

Despite his misgivings, Foyle agrees to temporarily withhold information to help the war effort, and as a result, his hopes for a transfer are dashed again. Hilda Pierce owes him big time:

Foyle's War: Plan of Attack: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: Hilda helps Foyle 1Foyle's War: Plan of Attack: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: Hilda helps Foyle 2
Foyle's War: Plan of Attack: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: Hilda helps Foyle 3Foyle's War: Plan of Attack: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: Hilda helps Foyle 4
Foyle's War: Plan of Attack: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: Hilda helps Foyle 5Foyle's War: Plan of Attack: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: Hilda helps Foyle 6
Foyle's War: Plan of Attack: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: Hilda helps Foyle 7Foyle's War: Plan of Attack: Michael Kitchen: Ellie Haddington: Hilda helps Foyle 8