DI Neville Parker (played by Ralf Little) arrived in Saint Marie earlier this month taking over from DI Jack Mooney (Ardal O’Hanlon) when the star decided to leave Death in Paradise after three years on the BBC show. But could DI Neville already be looking for the exit after just one series of the detective show?
Viewers have watched over the last couple of weeks as DI Neville has failed to get his head around how the island works.
He is just a couple of weeks into his new role on the island but he has already had his hands full.
Last week, the team was left stumped when the owner of a hair salon was killed in front of her family without anyone seeing what happened.
DI Neville, JP Hooper (Tobi Bakare) and Ruby Patterson (Shyko Amos) raced to work out what happened and who in the salon was out to kill.
After arriving in Saint-Marie from Manchester, Neville seemed to think he would only be around for one case.
However, he was quickly told by Commissioner Selwyn Patterson (Don Warrington) that his boss in the UK wanted him to see through the case leaving the newcomer with no choice but to stay put.
Neville was obviously left annoyed by this and went about the cases with a sense of resentment.
However, this week will see DI Neville being told he can now leave the island – but is this the end for the detective after just a handful of episodes?
His move to the island came after DI Jack decided he needed time away from the community and the many deaths he has had to solve.
Jack had been a staple of the show since 2017 but recently revealed that it was “high time to leave”.
Speaking of handing over the iconic role to Ralf, Ardal told Radio Times: “Not just knowing the lines but knowing the story inside out so when your brain shuts down in the afternoon heat, which it will, you can go on autopilot.
“I remember Kris Marshall telling me stuff when we handed over and it doesn’t sink in at the time.
“You have to experience it yourself. It really is a different life out there.
“I told Ralf all the cool restaurants to go to, but the only real advice I could give him, other than preparation, is stay cool, literally and metaphorically, when things go wrong.”
He laughed: “Because they will go wrong.”
Death in Paradise continues on BBC One tomorrow at 9pm.