‘Some sins you can’t come back from’ | Bob’s speech | The Drop (2014)
This is a perfect speech for anyone that needs more examples of why Tom Hardy is a great actor. Regardless of the words, the tragedy comes almost purely from the voice. It’s a subdued tour de force of nuance and inflection. Listen to the desolation in the downbeats of “…and God he says, nah. Nah, you can’t come in. You have to leave now. You have to leave and go away. And you have to be alone.“
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A/N - I included the first two pieces of dialogue from Episode 5 of Series 3 to set the scene.
I’m thinking of doing a part two to this imagine as well, I feel it’d help complete the request.
“Good morning Mr Solomons.” Tommy greeted as he walked into his office, closing the door behind him.
“Yeah it is, nice little place yer ‘ave ‘ere Thomas. What is it? A foreclosure from a gambling debt of some poor Lord yer pumped full of opium or is that jus’ tittle tattle? Alfie thought aloud while staring out of the window at the scenery.
Before Tommy could respond, you came bursting through the door completely oblivious that he had company.
“Tommy, if I’ve told you once I’ve told you a thousand times! You need to start dating documents, how am I expected to know when these have been written and signed. I swear to God!” You complained as you threw your arms up in mock defeat.
“Well, well, well aren’t yer goin’ to introduce me Thomas? Alfie asked walking up behind you.
You immediately jumped at the voice as you spun around to face him.
"Mr Solomons I’d like to introduce you to my twin sister (Y/N).” Tommy said as he began pouring himself a whiskey from his crystal decanter.
“Tis a pleasure to meet yer (Y/N).” Alfie acknowledged as he lifted your hand to place a kiss upon it.
You couldn’t stop the blush that began to creep up on you as you admired his rugged handsome face.
“Mr Solomons I apologise for bursting in and interrupting your meeting. My brother failed to inform me of your arrival. Please forgive me.” You apologised, feeling suddenly foolish for your uncouth entrance.
“All is well m'dear. I must say though that I’ve heard very little 'bout yer, I wonder why that is.” Alfie wondered looking up at Tommy.
“My sister is not up for debate, nor will she ever be. She is of no concern to you.” Tommy stated while looking Alfie dead in the eye.
“Hello can we not talk about me like I’m not here.” You snapped in Tommy’s direction.
“Feisty! I like that in a woman.” Alfie smiled. “It’s a shame yer didn’t introduce us sooner, many agreements could 'ave been made to both our advantage.” He hinted as he made his way to the door.
“And what is that supposed to mean?” Tommy demanded to know.
“Yer a clever man Thomas, yer already know the answer to that. Good day to yer both.” Alfie tipped his hat at you, giving you one last glance over before leaving.
“What the hell was that about?” You asked completely puzzled by that whole exchange.
“Nothing you need to worry about.” Tommy lied. “Now come and show me the paperwork you were whinging about.”
“As we looked through the comics, there was this fascinating idea that Batman’s presence in Gotham actually attracts criminals to Gotham, attracts lunacy. When you’re dealing with questionable notions like people taking the law into their own hands, you have to really ask, where does that lead?”
- Christopher Nolan | The Dark Knight Trilogy: Rogues Gallery