Death in Paradise
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Stumped in Murder - S6-E4

Officer Dwayne Myers: You sure you know what you're looking at, Chief?
DI Humphrey Goodman: Yes, yes, I think I know my spark plugs from my, uh...my seat belts.
(00:17:50)

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Man Overboard: Part 2 - S6-E6

DI Jack Mooney: My grandfather told me a story once, about these two wolves fighting inside all of us. And one of them is anger, envy, self-pity, regret. The other one is love, truth, faith, hope, that sort of thing.
And I asked him "which one of the wolves would win?" And do you know what he said?
"The one you feed."
(00:18:15)

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A Personal Murder - S5-E4

DI Humphrey Goodman: If I am gonna woo the ladies with my culinary skills, I think I need to invest in a cookery book.
DS Florence Cassell: I don't know. Maybe turning on the oven would be a good start.
DI Humphrey Goodman: Yes. The devil is in the detail.
(00:24:50)

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Episode #3.7 - S3-E7

DI Humphrey Goodman: Right, I'll keep watch.
Sergeant Fidel Best: You sure?
DI Humphrey Goodman: As Detective Inspector, I have a duty of care...Nothing to do with the fact that I won't be able to sleep a wink, with a killer upstairs.
(00:35:40)

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Episode #3.2 - S3-E2

DS Camille Bordey: If you want to talk some more, you know, about your wife.
DI Humphrey Goodman: I'm fine, Camille. I'm British. I'm going for the "bottle it all up and turn it into a bitter little ball" approach.
DS Camille Bordey: But you look sad.
DI Humphrey Goodman: I'm not sad. I'm squinting. My squinty face is uncannily similar to my sad face.
(00:50:40)

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Man Overboard: Part 2 - S6-E6

DI Jack Mooney: Strictly speaking, paradise is a state of mind. You know that, right? I mean, the dung beetle - very different idea of paradise, doesn't he? (00:48:25)

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Man Overboard: Part 1 - S6-E5

Catherine Bordey: If you love someone, you should tell them. Throw yourself at their feet and declare it to the world. Beg, if that's what it takes.
DI Humphrey Goodman: That's very French of you, Catherine.
Catherine Bordey: And so English of you not to.
DI Humphrey Goodman: Perhaps. I've made my bed, and I'll lie in it.
Catherine Bordey: Alone.
(00:02:55)

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Episode #4.5 - S4-E5

Cheryl Moore: This album. This album makes it all worthwhile.
Jim Smith: What I said! Party, man!
Cheryl Moore: Yeah, we are going to break America!
Stevie Smith: Speaking as someone who lives there, I think you'll find America's already broken.
(00:01:00)

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Episode #4.5 - S4-E5

DS Florence Cassell: Did you threaten to kill Stevie?
Jim Smith: Oh, right. Er... I don't know. Might have, yeah. Well, we say it all the time, right? I mean, I wouldn't actually kill him.He's like a brother to me.
DS Florence Cassell: He IS your brother!
Jim Smith: Yeah, it's right, that.
(00:24:20)

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Erupting in Murder - S6-E1

DI Humphrey Goodman: So, there's something I'd like to talk to you about. Something's been playing on my mind.
Martha Lloyd: Sounds serious.
DI Humphrey Goodman: Well, I wouldn't say it was serious necessarily, but to the same extent, I wouldn't want you to think it was something I took lightly. Er...and in that respect, er... it would be great to get your thoughts on the matter.
Martha Lloyd: I agree. We should kiss.
DI Humphrey Goodman: Do you?
Martha Lloyd: And I think we should do it now.
DI Humphrey Goodman: Really?
Martha Lloyd: Right now, in fact.
DI Humphrey Goodman: Blimey. I mean, if you absolutely insist...
Martha Lloyd: I do.
(00:50:00)

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Episode #1.2 - S1-E2

D.I. Poole: Am I too late? For afternoon tea?
Waiter: I'm sorry sir.
D.I. Poole: I'm a police officer! I'm a police officer and I WANT A CUP OF TEA!
(00:02:40)

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Episode #3.7 - S3-E7

Emily Benoit: Revenge doesn't pay the bills. (00:35:05)

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Episode #3.2 - S3-E2

DI Humphrey Goodman: Hook-a-duck.
DS Camille Bordey: What-a-what?
DI Humphrey Goodman: Hook-a-duck. Every summer when I was growing up, a funfair would pitch up on the village green. There'd be a carousel and a ghost train and hook-a-duck. It's those little rubber ducks bobbing around on a paddling pool. You had to try and hook them with a little fishing rod and if you got the one with the star on its bottom, you won the most fantastic prize.
DS Camille Bordey: A-ha...what was the prize?
DI Humphrey Goodman: A goldfish. In a plastic bag.
DS Camille Bordey: You had a very dull childhood, didn't you?
DI Humphrey Goodman: Every year, I'd hook a duck
DS Camille Bordey: No star?
DI Humphrey Goodman: Not once.
DS Camille Bordey: HOW is that AT ALL relevant?
DI Humphrey Goodman: Probability. See, the odds were stacked against me. As are the odds stacked against the murderer killing his intended victim.
(00:09:50)

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Episode #2.8 - S2-E8

Officer Dwayne Myers: Chief, will you take off your detective head? You're amongst friends now!
DI Richard Poole: If I find out that you broke into that post office...!
Officer Dwayne Myers: Don't worry...You won't find out.
(00:42:40)

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Episode #2.5 - S2-E5

Officer Dwayne Myers: Hold on, Chief. Commissioner...
DI Richard Poole: ...wants us to focus on the bootleggers, but he'll have to wait. He's probably busy anyway, tucking into some lobster...or swallowing down an over-priced bottle of plonk...
Commissioner Selwyn Patterson: Or standing behind you.
DI Richard Poole: ...Or standing behind me. And as a gentleman and a scholar, able to take a joke in the spirit that it was intended.
Commissioner Selwyn Patterson: I'd happily take anything if you've some progress on my bootleggers.
(00:17:30)

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Episode #2.5 - S2-E5

DI Richard Poole: You know, my Grandparents had a dog called Laddie. Irish setter. You know, he was probably my best friend, you know, growing up. And when I was 11, he was he was hit by a milk...well, it wasn't a milk float, it was a milk van...Anyway, the point the point I'm trying to make is that...Look, it was very difficult for me, you know. And I was upset for weeks, months even.
DS Camille Bordey: Sir, Aimee was my friend, not a pet. That's different.
DI Richard Poole: No, no, of course, I was, I mean, that was just sort of just trying to show you I understand and can be supportive.
DS Camille Bordey: Yeah, well, you don't really seem to have any friends, so I'm not sure how you could possibly understand.
DI Richard Poole: He was a very clever dog, you know, he could do tricks.
DS Camille Bordey: Please, don't support me any more.
DI Richard Poole: No. Sorry.
(00:10:30)

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Episode #2.4 - S2-E4

DI Richard Poole: One caught in an explosion, the other one shot dead. I hope they haven't wasted any money on the lottery. (00:09:00)

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Episode #2.3 - S2-E3

Commissioner Selwyn Patterson: I'm going to let you run with this. For now. Not because I think you're right, but simply because there is something I've always wanted to say since I joined the force.
"You've got 24 hours to solve this case." Do we understand each other?
(00:24:30)

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Episode #2.2 - S2-E2

Officer Dwayne Myers: Not long after, she joined the convent. You think she can be happy?
DS Camille Bordey: You mean, without you?
DI Richard Poole: Dwayne, she married Christ. You could never compete - not with the miracles and the father-in-law.
Officer Dwayne Myers: Ah, but does He have my killer smile?
(00:16:00)

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Episode #1.7 - S1-E7

DI Richard Poole: Everyone had a motive.
Neville : Ahem, you missed someone.
DI Richard Poole: No.
Neville: Me!
DI Richard Poole: Well, you didn't do it...
Neville: Could have!
DI Richard Poole: Really? What was your motive?
Neville: He owed me money?
DI Richard Poole: Did he?
Neville: No.
[DI Richard Poole sighs, shakes his head and moves on].
(00:46:05)

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Episode #1.4 - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: An outside shot of the shack on the beach has louvre doors with glass on the right middle door and louvres on the left. As Ben Miller closes the doors, the inside shot has glass in the middle of both doors. (00:28:00)

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Erupting in Murder - S6-E1

Trivia: A bit of the episode has been cut for the streaming releases; at the end of the scene with Humphrey taking Martha's luggage, he would make a date with her for the next day, to cook dinner for her at 8. This has been eliminated probably because it created timing issues with 8 PM being too well lit (in contrast with the supposed timing of the murder) and the ending takes place at Catherine's for a cute drinking scene anyway. (00:22:50)

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Question: Why did the cord on the wall phone in the police station change from straight in the early episodes to coiled later?

Answer: There's probably no particular reason. Sets and props on long-running TV shows often change as needed and for various reasons throughout a series run.

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