Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Character Bios from BBC America’s Website
DIRK GENTLY | SAMUEL BARNETT
Funny, eloquent, rude and a tiny bit presumptuous, Dirk Gently has strange psychic abilities that enable him to sense tangential connections. He’s turned these abilities into his new profession: that of a “holistic detective,” a term that reflects his belief in the fundamental interconnectedness of all things. However, his abilities have condemned him to a lonely life devoid of human connection. A man with an interesting sense of style and a brusque manner that quickly annoys, Dirk exists on the assumption that everyone around him will instantly recognize his authority… even though said authority doesn’t exist, and pretty much no one ever acknowledges it, ever.
TODD BROTZMAN | ELIJAH WOOD
A frustrated loser and fallen punk rock front man, Todd’s life is a dead end. But when he stumbles into a bizarre murder scene, everything drastically changes. A random encounter with the eccentric detective, Dirk Gently, draws him into a web against his will. As Todd reluctantly joins Dirk, he quickly discovers he’s just flat out better at detecting and pretty much everything else than Dirk. He always attempts to solve matters with the fewest steps possible. But despite being a compassionate, smarter-than-average man with biting wit, Todd often finds himself at a moral crossroads. His bad habits of lying and stealing have dire consequences that he won’t be able to avoid forever. He’s not a bad person… he’s just not a good person, but he’ll get there. Maybe. Hopefully?
AMANDA BROTZMAN | HANNAH MARKS
Amanda always wanted to be in a band like her brother Todd. Her spunky, smart, wild and impulsive personality defines who she is… or at least who she was. Sidelined by Pararibulitis — a hereditary disease that turns everything around her into a potentially agonizing physical hazard — she’s remained isolated, leaning on her brother for support. She’s deeply connected to her brother but a number of issues in their relationship are slowly being triggered, and Amanda will find herself drawn towards the dark forces converging on Todd’s life.
FARAH BLACK | JADE ESHETE
A neurotic, bad-ass security officer to a millionaire, Farah has brooding, nervous energy and an easy snarl that’s triggered at the slightest provocation. A tactical prodigy, Farah is a dominant figure who is also a bit odd… much more than she’s prepared to accept. She subconsciously talks to herself and if provoked, unleashes a biting deadpan sarcasm. After her boss is killed and his daughter kidnapped, Farah is determined to solve the case alongside Dirk and Todd without the help of police. She makes every attempt to keep the group safe, even if she herself isn’t so sure she’s capable of doing so.
BARTINE “BART” CURLISH | FIONA DOURIF
Bart is a terrifying, homicidal, deranged, fearless, and nearly invincible self-identified “holistic assassin.” Like Dirk, she is a causality psychic. Bart doesn’t determine who she kills or when and how she kills them. It’s all instinctual. Drawn towards people who kill or endanger others, she feels a second nature urge to eliminate them, which she can do with very little effort. She’s rough, rude, kind of gross and an upsetting person, but there’s a complex sweetness to her. Bart is comfortable with who she is and unlike Dirk, she’s found peace with her power.
KEN | MPHO KOAHO
A nerdy, friendly-faced tech trapped in increasingly difficult and bloody circumstances, Ken’s side job as a hacker lands him face-to-face with some odious characters, including Bart, a self-identified holistic assassin.
Rimmer (Aaron Douglas) is an enigmatic loser with an impressive series of horrible secrets. A high ranking member of a cult called Men of the Machine, Rimmer is by nature, a perpetually scrambling, unreliable, egomaniacal agent of the Brotherhood’s intent. Rimmer loves giving orders and whenever possible, remind his fellow brothers of his seniority within the cult.
THE ROWDY 3
The Rowdy 3 — all four of them — composed of the aloof Martin, the manic Vogel, the ever-stoic Gripps and the deranged Cross, are vampires. Not the night walking bloodsucking kind, but rather something much stranger… if that’s possible. They feed on emotion and the electrical energy of the human mind, which they extract in blasts of crackling electricity. Ex-test subjects, the Rowdy 3 have tried to make a life for themselves out in the real world, forever hunting Dirk Gently; deliberately entering his life in moments where it will cause him the most emotional terror.
ESTEVEZ AND ZIMMERFIELD
Estevez (Neil Brown Jr.) and Zimmerfield (Richard Schiff) are missing person’s detectives operating increasingly off book as they follow the trail of a complex and mystifying case. As bizarre events continue to converge around one person, they find themselves more and more flummoxed by the investigation.
COLONEL SCOTT RIGGINS AND SERGEANT HUGO FRIEDKIN
Beleaguered CIA head of a defunct secret bureau investigating the paranormal called Black Wing, Riggins (Miguel Sandoval) used to be a bright-eyed West Point grad. A born optimist with a cheery demeanor, Riggins is a true believer: Aliens? Yes. Psychics? Yes. Demons? Magic? Past lives? Yes, yes and yes. He’s hoping to rebuild Black Wing but gets stuck with Friedkin (Dustin Milligan), an unpredictable, wildly ambitious and dangerous moron. Though he supports Colonel Riggins in his quest to peacefully achieve his goal, his boneheaded nature may derail the Colonel’s plans altogether.
I have not done one of these since East aired, but the last three were crap so I thought it was time for another one. That episode last night gave me ideas for probably two more of these. By the time Season 7 is over… I don’t even want Season 7 to be over.
With all her available time at her safe haven, Carol finds plenty of time to write letters to the man who never came home to her.
Ew. That’s such a cheesy opening. Can I start with something better? Do you remember when I called you Pookie the first time? Of course you do. That was different you. A whole other world life for me. I don’t even think I remember the woman I used to be, the same woman I think you fell in love with.
Spending so much time alone in this house has given me alot of insight to things I never got to really think about. Like how the entire time we were together at the Prison, all the signs were there of how we both felt. Neither of us just had the guts to actually say it, and now we’re here. Past Terminus.. Past a life I would’ve wanted for the two of us if we were to ever end up together. That’s what you deserve. You of all people deserve happiness.. you deserve the world. I would give it to you if I could.
There was a man I met here at The Kingdom. He’s nice enough. I trust him. But there was one thing he said the night I decided to leave that has resonated inside my head since.
”Where there is life, there is hope, heroism, grace and love. Where there’s life, there’s life. I hope that’s not what you’re walking away from.”
It took me a few hours to sit on what he said. Because it made NO sense to me! I walked away from Alexandria because I couldn’t kill for people anymore. Not for Rick, not for Sam… I couldn’t bring myself to lose another child. Not after all the ones I already lost. So I left. No one noticed I was gone… Until Morgan did.
That’s what I had run away from. You. I had run away from you because I was so afraid to just feel it in front of a crowd of strangers, people who have never experienced the horrors that lurk outside those god forsaken walls. I ran away from you because if I let myself realize I was so deeply in love with you, I wouldn’t be able to kill to keep you safe. To make sure you stay alive and stay mine.
My Daryl Dixon.
I guess that’s the point of this trivial letter. I’m sorry. I’m so sorry. I’m sorry I didn’t catch you in time before you ran out that gate after Dwight, I’m sorry I didn’t take off my mask for you to be the woman you fell in love with.
I’m sorry the world is so unbelievably cruel in nature. But there’s one good thing that came out of the apocalypse. ME and YOU. Us, together, fighting the good fight. Let me tell you, Mr Dixon… You are my reason to keep going. Just the thought of seeing you makes me shiver with excitement. I live and breathe for when that moment will come.
Cindy Anthony: “I called a little bit ago to the deputy sheriff’s and I’ve found out that my granddaughter has been taken – she has been missing for a month. Her mother had finally admitted that she had been missing.”
911 Operator: “What is the address you are calling from?”
Cindy Anthony: “We are talking about a 3-year-old little girl. My daughter finally admitted that the baby-sitter stole her. I need to find her.”
911 Operator: “Your daughter admitted that the baby is where?”
Cindy Anthony: “She said she took her a month ago and my daughter has been looking for her. I told you my daughter has been missing for a month and I just found her today. But I can’t find my granddaughter. She just admitted to me that she’s been trying to find her by herself. There is something wrong. I found my daughter’s car today and it smells like there’s been a dead body in the damn car.”
911 Operator: “OK, what is the 3-year-old’s name?”
Cindy Anthony: “Caylee, C-A-Y-L-E-E, Anthony.”
911 Operator: “How long has she been missing for?”
Cindy Anthony: “I have not seen her since June 7.”
Cindy’s speech is then inaudible.
911 Operator: “Can you calm down for me for just a minute. I need to know what is going on. Is your daughter there? Can I speak with her? Do you mind if I speak with her?”
Casey Anthony: “Hello.”
911 Operator: “Hi. Can you tell me what’s going on a little bit?”
Casey Anthony: “My daughter has been missing for the last 31 days.”
911 Operator: “And, you know who has her?”
Casey Anthony: “I know who has her. I tried to contact her and I actually received a phone call today from a number that is no longer in service. I did get to speak to my daughter for about a minute.”
911 Operator: “Did you guys report a vehicle stolen?”
Casey Anthony: “Yes, my mom did.”
911 Operator: “OK, so there has been a vehicle stolen too?”
Casey Anthony: “No. This is my vehicle.”
911 Operator: “What vehicle was stolen?”
Casey Anthony: “It’s a 1998 Pontiac.”
911 Operator: “We have deputies on the way to you for that, but now your 3-year-old is missing – Caylee Anthony?”
Casey Anthony: “Yes.”
911 Operator: “You lost her a month ago?”
Casey Anthony: “Thirty-one days (ago).”
911 Operator: “Who has her? Do you have a name?”
Casey Anthony: “Her name is Zenida Fernandez Gonzalez.”
911 Operator: “Who is that, the babysitter?”
Casey Anthony: “She’s been my nanny for about a year and a half or two years.”
911 Operator: “Why are you calling now? Why didn’t you call 31 days ago?”
Casey Anthony: “I’ve been looking for her and have gone through other resources to try to find her – which is stupid.”
Why are domesticated animals such a popular thing to compare to captive cetaceans? You can’t compare the two because domesticated animals like dogs and cats have been domesticated for centuries - they have been bred to depend on us for their care. The majority of them would be unable to survive on their own.
Captive orcas, for example, only depend on us for care because they are in captivity. That doesn’t make them domesticated, they are still wild and would not depend on humans for care if they were not in tanks. They have not been bred to exist alongside humans or to rely on us. A few generations of captive-born animals doesn’t make them domesticated.
Galina "Red" Reznikov:
While we do not know what exactly got Red in prison, we do know she was involved with the Russian mafia.
Poussey was arrested for selling marijuana.
Yvonne "Vee" Parker:
Vee was arrested for running a drug ring as well as hiring someone to murder someone in the ring who ran a side business secretly.
She was arrested for stalking and attempted murder.
While it is unclear why she was arrested, one can assume that embezzlement and murder play a part.
She was arrested for food-stamp fraud.
She is in jail for murdering a child; she claimed she mistook the child for a deer while hunting.
She was arrested for "illegal political activism."
Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren:
We do not know much of her backstory or why exactly she was arrested.
While the reason for arrest is not obvious, we do know Nicky was a former drug addict.
She was arrested for smuggling drug money.
Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett:
She was arrested for shooting an abortion clinic worker after the worker made a remark about Pennsatucky's fifth abortion.
Dayanara "Daya" Diaz:
Her exact crime is unknown.
She was arrested for credit card fraud (she stole the credit card information because sex change surgery was too expensive) and her son turned her in because he was not accepting of her transgender identity.
She was arrested for being a drug smuggler in a cartel.
She was involved in a drug operation.
Miss Claudette Pelage:
She was imprisoned for beating a man to death.
Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson:
Taystee was involved in the drug ring ran by Vee and was arrested for dealing drugs.
"Black" Cindy Hayes:
She was an airport security guard, and often stole from travelers.
Miss Rosa Cisneros:
She was arrested for being a bank robber.
She was arrested after handcuffing herself to a flagpole at a nuclear test site.
Carrie "Big Boo" Black:
She was arrested for running a gambling ring as well as theft or fraud.
She was arrested for fraud and endangerment after selling fake drugs.
She was arrested for armed robbery.
Leanne was arrested for drug possession.
Gina was arrested for embezzlement.
While the cause of arrest is unknown, it is likely to be drug-related.