benny silver


Benny Davis and Abner Silver- Mary Ann (1927 recording by S.C. Lanin and His Orchestra, vocals by Scrappy Lambert)

I have a theory for the scene in Bone For Tuna when they’re sending Benny off with the heroin and he pulls the gun out.

As great as Meyer and Charlie’s reactions are, the way Meyer just turns away is like, God damn it, not again. As in, Benny has probably done it before.

But Charlie is the most interesting. As paranoid as the man already is, he actually jumps back and puts his hands up a bit, like this same experience has happened but worse.

I can bet you somewhere on a wall in that office, there’s at least one hole where Benny has tried to be funny but accidentally pulled the trigger, and probably almost took Charlie out.


Rose Leslie as DS Emma Jones in Luther’s upcoming season 4. (x)
Luther will be back with its one-off special on Thursday, December 17th, in USA, and on Tuesday, December 15th, at BBC One.

Written by Neil Cross and directed by No Good Deed’s Sam Miller, the cast will include Rose Leslie, Laura Haddock, Darren Boyd, John Heffernan and Patrick Malahide, with Michael Smiley and Dermot Crowley returning as Benny Silver and DSU Martin Schenk respectively.