‘Endeavour’ Season 9 Episode 3 recap: What happened in ‘Exeunt’?

The last ever season of Endeavour concluded in the UK tonight!

Shaun Evans is back as the young Inspector Morse in ITV’s spin-off series, which first aired in 2012 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the character’s television debut.

He’s joined once again by Roger Allam (Murder in Provence) as DCI Fred Thursday in the three brand new feature-length episodes.

Set in the early ’70s, Season 9 finds Endeavour and Thursday entering a new era of change both professionally and personally with the return of some familiar faces along the way including Sam, played by Jack Bannon (Pennyworth), who arrives back from Northern Ireland following his service in the British Army.

Also returning are Anton Lesser (Killing Eve) as CS Reginald Bright, Sean Rigby (Gunpowder) as DS Jim Strange, James Bradshaw (Close to The Enemy) as Dr Max DeBryn, Abigail Thaw (Miss Scarlet and the Duke) as Dorothea Frazil, Caroline O’Neill (The A Word) as Win Thursday, and Sara Vickers (Watchmen) as Joan Thursday.

Endeavour‘s final season will air in the US later this year on PBS as part of their Masterpiece Mystery season.

Here’s a plot recap for the final episode of Endeavour, ‘Exeunt’, which premiered on ITV1 at 8pm on Sunday 12th March 2023:

Endeavour’s investigation into a number of untimely death notices in the Oxford Mail, each with a cryptic message, takes him to a series of funerals, then behind the curtain at a funeral directors’, before forcing him to confront his own mortality.

Thursday is facing more than one confrontation of his own, as his past closes in on him.

There’s trouble in the present to deal with first, and he resorts to desperate measures to protect those he loves most.

At CID, as Strange looks set to transfer to Kidlington, and Bright eyes retirement; where will this leave Endeavour and Thursday?

Following the broadcast of ‘Exeunt’, ITV1 will then air a documentary looking back at the series.

Morse and the Last Endeavour airs at 10.20pm, featuring interviews with all the main cast members!

Endeavour is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.