Zoe met and married John Luther while both were at university. While she continues to love Luther and admire his single-mindedness, she has had to spend all those years of marriage watching him being consumed by his calling, until it has destroyed the spirit of the young man she married. Falling in love with Mark North was a seismic shift that took her away from Luther's darkness to the ease and light of a normal life with a good man. Mark is her intellectual and temperamental counterpart. She enjoys his goodness, his attentiveness, his easy manner. With Mark she feels special. And for the first time, ordinary.
Luther is back from suspension and she feels bad for having an affair. She and Mark make plans together but Mark moves out. Mark then returns to find Zoe dead and believes it was John who killed her.
In Episode 5, series 1, Zoe is shot and killed by Ian Reed after refusing to lure John Luther to her apartment for a chat, when John Luther arrives at the scene, he realises that Ian has framed him for the murder.
|Series 1 Characters|
John Luther • Alice Morgan • Ian Reed • Zoe Luther • Mark North • Rose Teller • Justin Ripley • Martin Schenk