The Complete Third SeasonDVD - 2016
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If you're going to choose an alias, don't pick the same pseudonym Odysseus used to fight Polyphemus. Not in a town filled with classicists.
Free love. In my experience, that's the most expensive kind there is.
Any man finds a measure of happiness, it's got to be a good thing.
The further a man runs away from his nature, the sooner it'll find him out.
-So what does that make me?
A good detective. And a poor policeman.
What did they say at your checkup?
-They said I'm fine.
You didn't go, did you?
-Don't you start.
Are you OK? Bit of a shock?
-That's life in a blue suit.
Police... Seems an unexpected choice for someone like yourself.
-What is someone like myself?
I don't know. Bright, I suppose.
-What are bright girls supposed to do - marry well?
Oh, I... I just meant it can be a pretty grim kind of a calling.
-Maybe I like grim.
So what did the policeman want?
-Someone I know slightly, she's gone missing.
Rank's not about brains. It's about playing the game. Or not, in your case. You rub people up the wrong way.
Confirmed bachelor, according to the college. 50-odd. The only birds he had any interest in are the feathered sort.
I am conducting a study into the neurobiology of chemical communication in mammals. A dog, for example, cocks its leg against a lamppost. We're looking at the composition of what it leaves behind, what chemical information might be contained in such material.
I always thought you'd end up in some cushy number, clerical. Nine to five. Somewhere where you could wear a clean shirt every day.
Beast of Binsey, sir. It's a local legend amongst the County boys. Sheep savaged, else disappeared. It's usually on a full moon.
-Or a full bladder.
It's funny, there's... never enough time to say the... the things you mean to, that you should.
Tells a good tale, your man. I'll give him that.
-If Mr. Bright said that's how it happened, that's how it happened.
What, him? You've only got to look at him. One sniff of a man-eater, he'd be hiding under his desk.
-You clearly don't know Mr. Bright.
I know a man who's all hat and no cattle when I see one.
There are no bad men, Thursday, only bad officers.
What Philip heard him say wasn't man-eater, it was "manita", which is Spanish for "little sister".
You ever think of picking up your degree?
-No. Like innocence and hope for mankind, I number it now amongst the lost things.
you had that same look on your face the first time I ever saw you.
-What look's that?
Nervous. Shy. Hopeful.
-Yes, I suppose I was. All of those things. Frightened, mostly, that's my abiding memory.
-Of being found out.
You came in, sat down just there and said...
-"I've just seen an angel crossing Carfax. This brown-eyed blonde, with the reddest lips you ever saw."
I can go in my bed, with posterity gathered solemn round. Or I can go standing toe-to-toe with you.
I told you. I don't like liars. But I hate a grass!
Look, let's get one thing straight, matey. You don't tell me, I tell you. All right? If the job calls for brains, you'll be first in the queue. Something like this? Leave it to those who've got the sand.
There was a box in the boot of his car filled with... stag films.
Not an antler in sight, I'm afraid.
That was all a ruse. Intended to lead me up the garden path, which it did.
Never bet against a man with nothing to lose.
-Oh, you've got something to lose, all right. I'm looking at her, right now.
He was the first man who ever looked at me as if I was something more than just a good time. I'd do it all again. Without a second thought.
-Love, Morse. Imagine that.
There are coppers and there are coppers. What sort are you?
-The sort that sees young ladies safely home.
I think this is the bit where I say, "Thanks for a lovely evening." And we have a long kiss under the porch light, until my dad taps on the window and then I go in and you go home. Love, I suppose. You don't know until you meet the right one.
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