“How’s Kevin? Still writing with crayons? What is he now, head of tables and chairs? Officer in charge of paper clips? How’s his mental furniture, still in storage?”

Scott and Bailey - Superintendent Julie Dodson appreciation post.

We own this city, every stone – a Murray and Dodson gangster AU

After murdering her cheating husband, Gill Murray inherits his Manchester underworld empire. Fiery and tempestuous, she soon draws the attention of the cautious but ruthless Julie Dodson, Dave’s firecest rival. Only instead of continued warfare, the two women find themselves drawn to each other instead, and what begins as an alliance intended to stabilise their businesses soon turns into something quite different…


Scott & Bailey 4x08 - series finale

“I stopped smoking overnight, remember? So don’t worry about me ending up a lush. I won’t. It’ll stop when the job does.”

“I was fine when I first came back after Helen Bartlett. I was fine for months and then I couldn’t get it out of my head. If I’d locked my car when I took my trolley back, like any normal person with their head screwed on, none of it would’ve happened. She wouldn’t have died. I wouldn’t have nearly died. Thousands of pound of tax payers’ money wouldn’t have been squandered. And if I could make such a basic mistake, how many other mistakes could I make? I lost my nerve.”