What Are Some Highlights From Season 8 of "Foyle's War"?


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Highlights from season eight of "Foyle's War" include corrupt Nazi businessmen, oil politics, a pregnant undercover agent, anti-Semitism and an attempted assassination. Former detective Christopher Foyle is a senior intelligence officer with MI5 in the post-war era, and his investigations take on more complicated plots with international implications in the final season of the British crime series.

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In episode one of season eight, titled "High Castle," Foyle investigates the murder of a translator for the Nuremberg war crimes trials. Foyle focuses on a U.S. oil tycoon involved with Russian spies and Nazis. Samantha Stewart Wainright, Foyle's driver, goes undercover as a companion to the suspect's father, without disclosing her pregnancy to Foyle.

In season eight's episode two, "Trespass," Foyle looks into an attack on the son of a Jewish businessman. In an atmosphere of increasing anti-Semitism surrounding a resolution to create a Jewish state in the Palestine and a conservative reporter manipulating the situation to create mistrust and hatred, Foyle believes the assault is related.

Season eight's episode three, "Elise," is the series finale. A young boy attempts to murder Foyle's MI5 superior, Hilda Pierce, out of revenge for his sister's death. As Foyle reviews Pierce's history during the war, he begins to fear a traitor's hand in the ranks of the Special Operations Executive.

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