thecoppercowasked: Could we have the bit with Morse explaining the chalk symbol for eternity, and Jakes thinking if it’s “an eight that’s had one too many”? (With that bonus shot of Strange looking incredulous at him.)
Morse:I was doing a crossword earlier and it gave me absolutely no clues as to the solution to our current case.
Morse:What do you mean they didn't keep a diary written in Latin?
Morse:Actually, sir, you're right. I think it is the first person we thought of who was our prime suspect for ages and really obviously guilty.
Police:But... aren't you going to run to the top of that very pretty old building where there's obviously no escape, give a poetic speech and then fling yourself off, saving us the effort of having to actually come up with evidence to prove you guilty in court?
Criminal:Don't be daft *drives off in fast car to airport*
Morse:It was suicide. No, really. It actually was.
Thursday:That's some interesting music you're playing there.
Bright:Actually, Morse, that's a perfectly valid point that I have no desire to take issue with.
Police:Do you ever get the impression that our cases would make perfect 90 minute ITV dramas, with ad time cliffhangers included?
Anyone:Why have you just paused in the middle of a sentence?
Anyone else:I don't know, I just had the strangest feeling that that would have been a perfect moment for a scene change or an advert for insurance / a riverboat cruise
Morse:I met a student today
Anyone:Who was a murderer?
Morse:No, who asked me for directions to the library.
Anyone:Where she was later the victim of a brutal attack.
Morse:I have a girlfriend.
Thursday or Strange:Oh Christ, not again. Have you gone through the check list?
Morse:Of course I have! No previous convictions; never been a man; when interviewed under caution never once suggested that she might wish me dead and I've assigned her 24 hour protection and moved her into a safe house. All boxes ticked.
Thursday or Strange:Thank God!
Strange:Have you thought about moving onto men, Matey?
Morse:What have you got today, sir?
Thursday:We're going to issue some ASBOs
Bright:I think just this once we can stand to bend the rules just a little, what?
“I didn’t know what to call him and [to] Dorothy, my wife, I said ‘Will you have a look through the Mayflower, the Christian names of everybody who went over to America’, and she came across a man called Determination Davis and another man called Endeavour Jones.” – Colin Dexter
“It certainly informs pretty much everything we do, that name.” – Russ Lewis
“It shows you a massive part of who this person is. To endeavour, to … try. There’s something about that name which is interesting and sort of essential.” – Shaun Evans