The Complete First SeasonDVD - 2016
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This will always be one of my very favorites. The chemistry between these two actors, their evolving friendship, is a story in itself. The mystery is almost secondary, but still keeps you on the edge of your seat.
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Her head is in France and she's French, so it remains a French investigation.
-Steady on, Joan, I'm not looking for a war over it.
My name is not Joan.
We believe she was British.
A tattoo. With a Union Jack and the flag of Wales. And the words, "I love you, Mum." So you need to check out missing Welsh girls with that tattoo
-Right, I'll call you as soon as I'm on duty.
Then I need the name of somebody who can do it now.
-Have you ever considered a career in the diplomatic service?
No. Please call me as soon as you have any information.
So, tell me about this missing girl.
-Gemma Kirwan, aged 23, disappeared from Folkestone seven months ago.
I thought she was Welsh.
-That's the trouble with people. They won't stay in one place.
I'm recovering from an operation. The snip.
La vasectomie. More painful than childbirth, apparently.
Who is Alain Joubert?
-One of our leading financiers... and an adviser on austerity measures to the last government. He is not popular.
-Really? How come?
The crisis made him even richer.
You're not really one for jokes, are you?
-Sometimes. It depends if they're funny.
The British place a lot of value on humour.
-Sometimes it makes you lose sight of things that are more important. That is just my opinion, I'm not trying to offend you.
-I'll bring you up to speed with my assessment of French national defects later.
I'd be interested to hear your views.
You might find my manner a little annoying, too many random jokes, conversations, whatever...
-I didn't say I found it annoying.
But I have been a policeman for quite a long time, and I like to think a good one, and I know when it's an inappropriate time to question someone and when it's time to show a little flexibility.
I was a bad dad to Adam.
-You weren't a bad dad, you just weren't there.
Danny? If the bomb goes off, you won't feel any pain or know anything about it.
-How do you know
Because your brain won't have time to register the messages sent from your body. It will just end.
You must be pleased to have the French on board. She's about as useful as the Maginot Line, that one.
There is no equality before the law. That is my first truth.
He's posh, talks nice, just like you.
-I'm not posh, I'm educated. Big difference.
So let's challenge them, make 'em think a little bit...
-If they wanted to be challenged they really wouldn't be reading us now, would they?
What they want is to read their opinions, but typed, not just in crayon.
Who's Danny Hillier?
-The tabloid journalist. He writes about ordinary folk, sort of his catchphrase. Ordinary for him means hating immigrants, talking in rhyming slang and not reading books.
-Sounds like a tool of the highest order.
Yes, he is.
-He should meet granddad.
The killer said specifically that he has chosen you. Why would he do that?
-Maybe he's a fan of my work.
Round up the mindless bigots then, eh?
-It's nice to see you hold the ordinary working class folk with such contempt.
What good are old people? They do not produce They consume nothing except our taxes … so we leave them to die alone.
I'd love to go to France again. But I never will.
-No, the journey would probably be too difficult for you now. … I'm sorry, do you think she will see France again?
No, but that's not the point. Why didn't you just say, "You'll be in the graveyard soon, Grandma."
-Because it's not what I was thinking.
My second truth has only just begun Nobody cares about people who made sacrifices worked hard, or served their country. Once society no longer needs them, they're abandoned to slow and lonely death.
-What, so you're doing them a favour? I mean, no offence, mate, but how do you know they weren't happy sitting in their own piss and watching Bargain Hunt? I mean, who appointed you judge of what their lives meant?
Why aren't the girls in their bed?
-I sold them on eBay.
"Live and let live" is my motto.
-Mine too. Well, unless they're Tottenham.
You're not above the law, Detective, and my patient is not beneath it, he has rights, which I intend to ensure are respected.
-And what about the rights of his victims?
Happily, the two are not mutually exclusive.
Traditionally, as you know in this situation, we'd be asking you, you know... does anyone have a grudge against you? But as that might include half of the western world, we'll cut to the chase.
It's my opinion that the primary duty of a police officer is to cover his colleague.
Right? Just to be clear, I'm your colleague.
How the mentally ill are treated. TT's new truth: If we abandon the mentally ill, if we send them back to their homes untreated, in the end their sickness escapes.
Stuff gets in the way, work, life, marriage.
-Marriage gets in the way?
Of some things, yeah.
-Like sleeping with other women?
Take me to bed.
You have to. You have to because I cannot unsay those words now.
Have you never lied to a child? Or to someone who's suffering, someone that's dying?
-One lie leads to another. How do you trust someone who lies to you?
No-one can say that his cause isn't just, at least everybody I speak to thinks so.
-Adam, he kills people, he kills people, real people in the real world, not in some cyber pretend world of yours.
Churchill killed real people, 25,000 at Dresden, and still tops the charts of most popular Britons.
She's just a kid.
-This is a rational choice Karl. We catch him now, we save future lives.
Maybe, but at the expense of her. She is 15 years old.
-You are always hiding behind your feelings to justify your choices. You don't think rationally.
-I'm not judging you. I'm just observing your behaviour.
I'm very disappointed. It's an absurd and useless hypothesis. I would have expected
better from you. It really doesn't work like that. Take it from a dad.
TT's calling his truth "The Youth Of Today.” He's highlighting the way that youth is treated or mistreated by the justice system. (We hold the young in contempt. A quarter of all those arrested in the UK last year were under 18. Society turns its back on the young. Makes them invisible.)
Why does it always have to be about you? Or are you jealous?
That's what it is.
-It's about respect, is what it is.
Well, start showing some.
-Oh, grow up.
I did. You just never took any notice.
They found a surveillance camera in the barbershop where Delgado was held. It's the same kind used by the DCRI, French MI5. We need a shortlist of all our men who fit the profile. If he's one of us, he shot three colleagues.
-He's French then.
Because he spoke French to the pilot and none of you learn languages?
Does she know you don't believe in monogamy?
-I do believe in it.
-Have you ever been in a relationship?
It depends on the definition.
-It's not sleepovers with 18-year-olds.
No, you mean children and a house with one woman and sex with another.
-I don't expect you to understand.
I understand. You want to have your cake, eat it and fxyk the baker too.
Millions of children are used every day by companies who make the luxury goods you buy. But do you ever question what the real cost is? How many children are exploited? You don't care because they're not your children.
You don't think killing kids is the worst thing he could do?
-No. Children are just smaller human beings. But they work on people's emotions.
These children are ruined now. Their innocence is gone. But this is what you do to children every single day.
-Yeah, his company, ZP Holdings, were the straw buyer in a deal for tagged rifles from Eastern Europe. They were allowed to be "walked" from Georgia to a particular final destination. That destination being Libya, for reasons I won't go into. But they disappeared on the way. One showed up in the murder of five members of one of the biggest drug gangs in Northern Marseille. A couple more popped up in Cyprus for reasons unknown. But of the rest... Nada de nada. Thin air. Although there were rumours of Al-Qaeda and North Africa cash. Nobody could pin anything on our friend L'Ouvreur. But they didn't endear him to the Libyans, the Eastern Europeans, a wounded Mafia drug clan, or the DCRI. All of whom would happily walk the double-crossing fxcker into a shallow grave for it. … So let's get him. No more bollocks blaming the Secret Services. Next time our seal comes up for air... you lot better be ready with a fxcking big club.
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