8.7
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Inspector Montalbano

Inspector Montalbano

RaiPlay 1999

Inspector Salvo Montalbano is a fictional character created by Italian writer Andrea Camilleri in a series of novels and short stories.Set in the imaginary town of Vigata, the fractious detective's character and manner encapsulate much of Sicilian mythology - brooding philosophy, whip smart dialogue, rugged beauty, superb food - and astute detective work. Montalbano is played for RAI by Luca Zingaretti. The series is almost entirely shot in the Sicilian city of Ragusa, Italy, and surrounding towns.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Inspector Montalbano

Inspector Montalbano - S15E1

#1 - None

0.00

Season 15 - Episode 1

None

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Inspector Montalbano from 0 votes.

Inspector Montalbano - S13E1

#2 - The Other End of the Thread

6.84

Season 13 - Episode 1

While the incessant landings of migrants continue on the coast of Sicily and the humanitarian emergency has the Vigàta police station at full stretch, Salvo and his men also find themselves grappling with a brutal case: the body of a beautiful young girl, a friend of Livia's, is found in her dressmaker's shop. The injuries found on the woman's body denote a particular ferocity, suggesting a murder with unknown ramifications.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Inspector Montalbano from 19 votes.

Inspector Montalbano - S9E3

#3 - A Voice in the Night

7.00

Season 9 - Episode 3

A supermarket controlled by the Mafia is robbed, setting off a chain of events in which the Mafia's political links start to transpire.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Inspector Montalbano from 15 votes.

Inspector Montalbano - S14E2

#4 - The Safety Net

7.10

Season 14 - Episode 2

A Swedish film troupe arrives to shoot a period drama in Vigata. Augello immediately takes a shine to the production's female lead. When Montalbano intervenes in a case of bullying at a local school, a town resident asks the inspector to unearth the story behind a collection of mysterious home movies found in his dead father's attic.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Inspector Montalbano from 10 votes.

Inspector Montalbano - S14E1

#5 - Beloved Salvo, My Livia

7.27

Season 14 - Episode 1

It's high summer in Vigata and the murdered body of a young woman, Agata Cosentino, is found in the municipal archives where she worked. But the building was supposed to be closed for the holidays, so what was Agata doing there? Meanwhile, Adelina's wayward son Pasquale is engaged in a stand-off with a local security guard, Romildo Bufardeci, a former classmate from elementary school who is now intent on putting a stop to Pasquale’s petty criminality. As chief law enforcer, Montalbano must investigate any wrongdoings while also navigating the rivalry between the two men.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Inspector Montalbano from 15 votes.

Inspector Montalbano - S1E1

#6 - The Snack Thief

7.37

Season 1 - Episode 1

Detective Montalbano investigates the murder of a local businessman called Lapecora. Lapecora's widow suspects that he was killed by his lover Karima, a young Tunisian woman who mysteriously disappeared on the day of the murder. After succeeding in tracking down Karima's five-year-old son Francois, Montalbano realises that the case might be linked to that of a Tunisian man, also killed in mysterious circumstances on the same day that Lapecora died. Meanwhile, Montalbano's partner Livia, who has been entrusted with looking after Francois, becomes very attached to the young orphaned boy.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Inspector Montalbano from 38 votes.

Inspector Montalbano - S6E1

#7 - The Patience of the Spider

7.40

Season 6 - Episode 1

The kidnapping of Susanna Mistretta puzzles Montalbano. Her family, once wealthy, has fallen on hard times. Only her uncle, Antonio Peruzzo, a successful local businessman hoping to enter politics, could possibly pay the large ransom. Digging deeper into the family's affairs Montalbano realizes that Peruzzo was the cause of the family's financial ruin and that Susanna is not really in danger after all...

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Inspector Montalbano from 15 votes.

Inspector Montalbano - S5E1

#8 - The Turning Point

7.43

Season 5 - Episode 1

Montalbano finds a decomposed body floating in the water during his morning swim, and that's just the start of the water-borne tragedies.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Inspector Montalbano from 14 votes.

Inspector Montalbano - S6E2

#9 - The Game of Three Cards

7.50

Season 6 - Episode 2

The death of a local construction tycoon Girolamo Cascio leads Montalbano back to the murder of Cascio's leading competitor, Giacomo Alletto, who was shot and killed two decades earlier, a crime pinned on the man's business partner, Rocco Pennisi who was sent to jail. Lead as ever by his infallible gut feeling, Montalbano unearths a twenty year-old conspiracy.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Inspector Montalbano from 18 votes.

Inspector Montalbano - S10E2

#10 - The Mud Pyramid

7.50

Season 10 - Episode 2

A man's body is found inside an industrial pipe on a building site. Montalbano and Fazio manage to identify the victim and try to contact his missing wife. Meanwhile, journalist Lucia Gambardella reaches out to Montalbano with information on a local corruption ring involving fraudulent building contracts.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Inspector Montalbano from 24 votes.

Inspector Montalbano - S9E4
#11 - A Ray of Light
7.53
Season 9 - Episode 4

A woman is attacked and robbed on her way home late at night, but the case leaves Montalbano wondering whether there isn't more to the story.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Inspector Montalbano from 15 votes.

Inspector Montalbano - S4E3
#12 - The Scent of the Night
7.56
Season 4 - Episode 3

Investor Emanuele Gargano has disappeared with the savings entrusted to him by the people of Montelusa. Montalbano's investigation brings him into contact with some of Gargano's staff - his obsessively loyal secretary Mariastella Cosentino and the provocative Michela Manganaro. Meanwhile, Augello is getting cold feet about the prospect of his wedding.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Inspector Montalbano from 18 votes.

Inspector Montalbano - S4E4
#13 - The Goldfinch and the Cat
7.56
Season 4 - Episode 4

A series of mysterious muggings takes place in Vigata, ending in tragedy when one of the victims is killed. Meanwhile, a man virtually destroys the emergency room at the hospital after finding out that his young daughter is pregnant. A local doctor is also missing and presumed dead. Montalbano investigates all three cases, gradually uncovering the links between them.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Inspector Montalbano from 18 votes.

Inspector Montalbano - S7E2
#14 - The Wings of the Sphynx
7.57
Season 7 - Episode 2

The naked body of a young woman that has been shot in the face is found at a dumpsite. On her shoulder is the same tattooed butterfly as had all the other eastern European girls that have found shelter at the local church. When Montalbano starts his investigation, the bishop has a strange reaction. The police chief pressures him into leaving the bishop alone and Livia pressures him into taking her someplace nice, to sort things out. As usual, Montalbano solves the case. But his personal life is in a pretty bad shape...

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Inspector Montalbano from 14 votes.

Inspector Montalbano - S12E2
#15 - Love
7.58
Season 12 - Episode 2

The disappearance of the beautiful girl put to the test inspector's ability to break the maze of fatal frauds and romantic feelings.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Inspector Montalbano from 19 votes.

Inspector Montalbano - S3E1
#16 - Excursion to Tindari
7.65
Season 3 - Episode 1

A young Don Juan is found murdered in front of his apartment building and an elderly couple are reported missing after an excursion to the ancient site of Tindari. Inspector Montalbano tries to solve these two seemingly unrelated cases amid the daily complications of life at Vigata police station. But when he discovers that the couple and the murdered young man lived in the same building, his investigation stumbles onto Sicily's brutal 'New Mafia' and leads him down a path more twisted and far-reaching than any he has ever been down before.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Inspector Montalbano from 20 votes.

Inspector Montalbano - S11E1
#17 - A Nest of Vipers
7.69
Season 11 - Episode 1

Businessman Cosimo Barletta is found dead in his holiday home, with a gunshot to the head. Montalbano's investigation reveals a series of unexpected facts about the man's life and death - starting with the discovery of an archive of photographs of young women and continuing with the autopsy results, which indicate there might have been more to the man's killing than had initially met the eye. Salvo meets with Barletta's disowned son Arturo, and is helped along the investigation by Arturo's mysterious sister, Giovanna.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Inspector Montalbano from 16 votes.

Inspector Montalbano - S11E2
#18 - As Per Procedure
7.71
Season 11 - Episode 2

A young woman is found dead and naked in the foyer of an apartment block, her body showing signs of what can only have been a brutal and sexually motivated murder. Montalbano sets out to investigate the circumstances surrounding the girl's death, but every one of the block's inhabitants claims to never have met her before. Someone must be lying.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Inspector Montalbano from 17 votes.

Inspector Montalbano - S10E1
#19 - A Delicate Matter
7.76
Season 10 - Episode 1

Montalbano is visiting Livia in Boccadasse when he is called back to Vigata to investigate the murder of a 70-year-old prostitute - as well as disturbing accusations at an elementary school.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Inspector Montalbano from 25 votes.

Inspector Montalbano - S13E2
#20 - A Diary from 1943
7.76
Season 13 - Episode 2

In Vigàta an old notebook is found, belonging to a boy, then aged 15, fascinated by fascist ideology. In its pages the young man confesses to carrying out a massacre in September 1943. While the police are trying to reconstruct and shed light on the story described in the diary, a sprightly ninety-year-old turns up, asking Salvo to have his name removed from a war memorial, to which it was added by mistake. The next day a wealthy businessman from the city, also ninety years old, is found dead.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Inspector Montalbano from 21 votes.

Last updated: apr 03, 2021

Comments

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One of the most popular Police Procedural in Italy, it's proudly repetitive and formulaic, Full of melodrama, clichés and misogynistic femmes fatales, the heavy exposition is unbearable but the characters are very charming, the Sicilian coast is confy and most of the episodes end in a deep Bittersweet way.

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There is absolutely no life beyond Montalbano.

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Can u please add the upcoming 10th season? :)

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