“Butcher” is riddled with suspense and mystery, which explains why the GCTC’s synopsis was so vague. To say say much more, you’re almost obliged to reveal some of the unexpected plot twists that this show has in store for you, but I’ll try to keep this review as spoiler free as possible.
It’s Christmas Eve, and Detective Lamb, played by Sean Devine, has had the most unusual parcel delivered to him at the station: an old man in a Santa hat and a weathered old military uniform. The old man cannot speak English; the only form of identification he has on him is a butcher’s hook hung around his neck and the business card of local lawyer Hamilton Barnes speared on its point.
While Barnes, played by Jonathan Koensgen, can’t understand why the man would have had his business card, he agrees to stay on with Lamb on this lonely Christmas night to see if the interpreter that’s en route can reveal anything about the man.
However, it’s soon becomes apparent that the old man isn’t the only one with secrets.