Leo Dalton Vital statistics Portrayed by William Gaminara Status Deceased Occupation Forensic pathologist First Seen The Fall Out Last Seen Greater Love Awakening part 2 flashback Relatives wife, deceased daughter, deceased former partner Marital Status Widowed Professor Leo Dalton titled Dr in and was a major character in Silent Witness. Sometimes her character makes me so mad. Adorable, but… The episode starts out on a rather jokey note with Harry calling Nikki from a temporary sleeping arrangement on his bathroom floor because of the frankly alarming racket that the builders next door are making. In the story Ghosts, Theresa and Cassie were killed in a tragic car accident, which left him heartbroken and continued to affect him for the rest of his life. We find out some really surprising things along the way and the 16th season ends with a real surprise. A lot more trouble could have been taken.
Leo sacrificed himself trying to protect Nikki, among others, citing her as being one of the things he truly loved. He was temporarily suspended from work after being set up by a government worker - who made it seem he'd taken sensitive case files home with him - to prevent him from uncovering a conspiracy in. However, when an imprisoned Taliban fighter is found dead in the compound, the team suspect he was cuddled, and suspicions grow about Sean Nugent and his men's treatment of prisoners. The begin to look into the body and are attacked by Taliban terrorists. As the new team are cemented, evidence from Deanna's body provides a vital lead on the killer's motive. Leo appeared to care deeply for Janet and respected her work as a profiler, but was reluctant to begin a family with her, only agreeing to adopt a child with her to make her happy. Silent Witness Season 16 Episodes.
Leo, warned by the Home Office to rethink the Lyell Centre's operations, helps Nikki prove Briggs died from a mysterious allergic reaction. However, when the team finally unearth the shocking truth about Imogen's murder, it exposes a web of lies and deceit which puts those connected to the case in imminent danger from the sinister Alan Lane. And suspicion falls on Lucas Ballinger, a scientist who works there. At some point in his life, he met and married a school teacher named ; in 1992, they had a daughter named together. Project leader Fawzia believes it was motivated by opposition to Western influences,exacerbated by the pathologists' arrival. The freedom the trio have seems a little far fetched, but it's the fact that all three have abandoned their base that I find hardest to digest. But when a third murder victim is found, it gives the team the forensic evidence to unravel the mysterious motives and smoke out the killer.
Nikki decides to nursemaid some prisoners. However, Leo soon realises that to achieve this he must re-examine the work of his pathologist friend, Richard Fell, and prove he made a mistake in his evidence against Shona. Personality The team leader, Leo is a highly experienced pathologist and born teacher who upholds the standards of his team at the Lyell Centre and leads them with a wisdom that only years of experience can bring him. Nikki finds some bones but her examination is interrupted by a Taliban attack,repulsed by Scott's men. He planned to go alone but Nikki and Jack insist on going with him. However, when Geraldine makes a sinister confession about why she gave her daughter up for adoption and disowned her wealthy family, it dramatically changes the course of the investigation. And yes, we could say that the intention here is to represent the numbness of a victim rather than the pathos of an atrocity, but why choose either? No longer able to trust anyone, the increasingly isolated team doggedly piece together the circumstances surrounding Dan Lambert's disappearance, but the shocking truth triggers a chain of events which leaves everyone's lives in danger.
You could have been forgiven for thinking this episode was going to be the showstopper of this series, but alas not. I had feared that the solution would have been more cliché as the head of security constantly looked like a bad guy but ultimately the opposite was the truth. Personally, I feel that rape has no place on television at all, and that suggesting it is always more effective than portraying it if you want to get a message across. Isolated in her quest to prove Roly's innocence, Nikki is defeated when Roly is charged with murder, and about to lose his daughter forever. He pleads with Leo to find an alternative cause for their son's fractures and death to free his wife before their other son, Darius, is adopted. On arrival in the country they encounter a road block and land mine and Jack's mistrust of the army does not go down well with ex-military man Sean,who heads the private security force. If I were to read the script I imagine if be sat scratching my head, as so many elements are just so unbelievable, you truly need to suspend belief.
New construction site evidence leads Jack to builder Brian Blackburn, with suspicion falling on his son, who has sudden behavioural problems. Fawzia shows Leo a ruined building where Daniel was apparently imprisoned and Jack finds proof of his being shot in the back of the head. No longer able to trust anyone, the increasingly isolated team doggedly piece together the circumstances surrounding Dan Lambert's disappearance, but the shocking truth triggers a chain of events which leaves everyone's lives in danger. Nikki's fixation on the prisoners really became tiresome. Anxious Leo, Nikki and Jack head for the war-torn country in search of the truth about the soldier's mysterious disappearance. And as Leo's investigation into a health hazard hits another barrier, he becomes convinced he is onto a cover up. Nikki, Jack and Leo struggle to identify the human remains with only sections of skeleton found and basic forensic facilities, but believe Dan Lambert must have been captured by the Taliban, executed and buried.
Whilst Leo grows closer to charity worker Fawzia, Nikki and Jack find and assemble the skull fragments and make an unnerving discovery that challenges their theory of what happened to Dan Lambert. Janet Mander Leo and Janet were involved in a romantic relationship. Leo had a paternalistic relationship with Nikki, with him stating at one point that he cared for Nikki and Harry as deeply as his family. As the evidence is presented it is possible to figure out what is really happened but not too long before the team figures it out. Another issue that this episode could have delved into better and come out on top with is the issue of race hatred, which is mentioned twice, I think, in the entire double bill. Leo respected Nikki, though her impetuousness sometimes exasperated him.
Meanwhile, Leo tried to keep order when there were threats to all of them. Leo likes Jack almost from the moment they meet, admiring his skills as a forensic scientist. He later confessed that he never wanted to adopt. If you can except that the story is pretty exciting; there is a good amount of action, frequent danger and some good twists. He is succeeded in his role as head of the Lyell Centre by. Very good viewing, full of thrills and spills, just let your mind switch off.
It's still very good, and better then the opening half, the reveal comes out of nowhere, and Leo's heroism is great. On her departure he was promoted to head of department. Nikki however worries herself over the treatment of the Taliban prisoners,who include an English fanatic,after one of them is killed by Sean and his death made to resemble suicide. He briefly appears in a flashback in part two of Awakening. The father, Mark, is adamant she is innocent. The spotlight soon falls on ex-cop Alan Lane, who served eight years for killing his wife, Imogen, despite her body never being found, only her severed fingertip. The area the body was found is officially under Afghan control so there are no British troops to protect them; just a group of ex-military security contractors.
And during his dogged efforts to expose the cause of the health hazard, Leo begins to suspect that Nikki's new man, science minister James Embleton, and his belligerent father, may be linked to a ruthless plot to silence him, which leaves Leo battling alone to seek justice and save future lives. Meanwhile, Leo draws a blank with his theory that Shona's baby died of natural causes, but when he discovers Mark's violent past, Leo fears Shona may have taken the rap for her partner's child abuse. He was one of the only people who seemed to be able to talk Jack around if his temper got the better of him and sacrificed himself to save him and numerous others. At the Lyell Centre the bodies mount up, as the unmanned facility struggles on. Whilst Leo grows closer to charity worker Fawzia, Nikki and Jack find and assemble the skull fragments and make an unnerving discovery that challenges their theory of what happened to Dan Lambert. He eventually ended their relationship in the story. Written by When the group goes foreign, things turn bad.