Agatha Christie's Poirot
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Double Sin - S2-E6

Chief Inspector Japp: The professional private detective, ladies and gentlemen, is not the glamorous figure of fiction. He's a man who, failing in more worthy walks of life and being of meddlesome and troublemaking disposition, finally comes to rest in a dingy office over the chip shop, where he plies for hire in the sordid world of petty crime and divorce....Except, I have to say, for one. I have been fortunate in my career, in that many, indeed perhaps most of my cases, have been shared with the most extraordinary of private detectives and, if I may borrow a word from his own native tongue, that "doyen" of the Belgian police force, Monsieur Hercule Poirot. I think I may say without fear of contradiction that Hercule Poirot has one of the most original minds of the 20th century. Intelligent, brave, sensitive, devastatingly quick, Hercule Poirot stands head and shoulders above any other detective of my considerable experience. (00:37:25)

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Problem at Sea - S1-E7

Miss Henderson: It was a cruel, dirty trick you played, Monsieur Poirot.
Poirot: I do not approve of murder. Mademoiselle.

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Murder in the Mews - S1-E2

Hastings: Where's Mrs. Japp tonight, then?
Inspector Japp: She can't abide fireworks.
Poirot: Ahhh, the noise disturbs the delicate sensibilities of many ladies...
Inspector Japp: Maybe, maybe. I think it's more that she doesn't like to see people enjoying themselves.

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The Adventure of the Clapham Cook - S1-E1

Hastings: It's a wonderful day. Just fill your lungs with that air!
Poirot: No, my poor friend, this sort of air is intended for birds and little furry things. The lungs of Hercule Poirot demand something more substantial: the good air of the town!

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles - S3-E1

Plot hole: Can't fault this massive plot hole to the adaptation, but to the source material; the culprit (forgetting the stupidity of writing an incriminating letter detailing the plan to murder someone, and put it in a desk he shares with her) since there are people outside the room that are about to enter, tears the letter in 3 neat vertical strips, rolls them, puts them in the vase on the mantlepiece, and then opens the side door to slip away...instead of simply pocketing the letter and going through that same door. Nobody was going to search him or anything and could have burned it, torn it into confetti, anything, later. It takes way way longer to do what he did, which needed him to stay there in the room increasing the chances of being found out. And of course he and his accomplice do not retrieve the letter after.

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