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“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

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→ E. Morse doesn’t know how to face, a.k.a. This is it. This is the whole show.

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“I forgot for a minute it’s not about me, it’s about them that turn to us for help in time of need. Weak, defenceless. Old, young. Especially the young.”
– Fred Thursday, Neverland

Lines you won't find in a new series of Endeavour
  • 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.
  • Morse: It's hip-hop.
  • ****
  • 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: No.
  • ****
  • 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?
  • ****
  • Morse to Strange: Let me buy you a pint.
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anonymous asked: an edit of your favourite episode: Endeavour 1x02 | Fugue.
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“One day I’ll send you out for a routine enquiry and it’ll turn out to be just that. But I won’t hold my breath. You’d find something suspicious in a saint’s sock drawer.”

Endeavour; season 1

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- You won’t say anything? About Peter. Please. It’s not easy meeting blokes. With Dad. Nobody’s ever good enough.
- I’m sure he’s just got your best interests at heart.
- That’s very square. I thought it would be all right with a copper.
- There are coppers and there are coppers.
- And what sort are you?
- I’m the sort that see young ladies safely home.

Endeavour 1x04 - Home

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thecoppercow asked: 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.)