An old flame from Kilbey's past returns with suspiciously tempting offer. Theo puts her foot down, but if there's one thing Kilbey can't resist, it's... actually, there are plenty of things Kilbey can't resist.
But can Violet be trusted? And how much trouble is Kilbey in if she can't?
Keen-eared listeners will notice that tonight's episode of SALMON & DUSK is the first to directly contradict the podcasted version of HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY.
How can this be? I hear you ask.
Oh, really? No-one asked?
Well, let me explain anyway.
The current season of SALMON & DUSK is based on the final draft of HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY, which I'll admit is a little unfair, since very few people (thus far) have read that draft. My thinking in this is, I don't want to have to rewrite a second bunch of stories when the new draft of the original finally launches (in whatever form that is.) Also, the latest draft is the clearest expression of what I really want to do with the series, so it makes sense for me to base any new stories on that version.
The drafting process has been a long and rather torturous adventure and there have been casualties along the way. Theo's surname, for one thing - although I have days when I still waver on that one. Another has been a whole subplot in which we meet Violet, who has a rather special (at least, she thinks so) connection with Kilbey.
Violet played a small but vital role in the original novel and, indeed, continued to do right up until, ooh, January this year, when she was finally excised. To be honest, I only held on to her as long as I did as I quite liked the character and Victor had done a couple of smashing illustrations of her. But, sadly, she's gone.
Or that was the plan.
When I put aside the intended Story 4 (for reasons too complex to go into here), she came back with a story in tow. And, I thought, it made sense to reintroduce her, given that I wanted this season to be a "fresh start" for anyone who hasn't listened to the first book. I did consider creating a similar character, but then I thought again of those illustrations and, frankly, I don't like to throw anything away.
Hope you can forgive this act of authorial vandalism. Of course, with history gone, there's no saying that a few vital things about our world have changed without anyone noticing. Don't be surprised if we hear more in that line when Season 2 comes around...
The third in a new series of adventures for Salmon & Dusk.
When Kilbey is hospitalised after his latest cash-saving initiative, Nero is left alone to take on the case of a woman stalked by a cashed-up stranger.
Quickly, Nero comes to realise not everything is as it seems. His client seems more interested in finding out more about him than worrying about her own safety. Just who is she and who is she working for? Is Nero's past about to come back to bite him?
YESTERDAY CAME TOO SOON is a single episode story in the ongoing SALMON & DUSK series.
This song is mentioned several times in the new story, so for those of you unfamiliar with The Small Faces, here it is in all its (slightly tinny) glory. The first mix of Yesterday Came Too Soon actually saw the song fade up under the final scene, but I'm increasingly uneasy about using any copyrighted music in the podcasts, so you'll just need to imagine that still happens.
'People who once passed me by, will turn their heads round...'