Episode Five

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (1)

  • Alice Morgan: "The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven." The universe is not evil, John, it is just indifferent.

Notes (1)

  • The song heard at the end of the episode is 'Breathe Me' by Sia.

Trivia (1)

  • Luther says to his young officer, "Contact Detective Munch in New York; he works in the Special Victims Unit." Detective John Munch is a character in the U.S crime drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Allusions (2)

  • Rose Teller: 'The evidence won't leave our sight for a second'? John Luther: We'll get it back. Rose Teller: We'd better, 'cause, right this second, I'm pedalling thin air like Wile E. Coyote. Rose refers to the Looney Tunes character and his unending quest to best the Roadrunner which inevitably ended with him plunging to splat on the desert floor (after a bit of pedalling), smashed by an anvil he'd meant for the roadrunner, hit by a train, etc.

  • Rose Teller [ about Evangeline Nixon ]: Anything? Justin Ripley: Not a word, no prints on record, no nothing. John Luther: You know, she may not have been our problem up until now, but she's been someone's. You don't start off at kidnapping, you work your way up to it. Why don't you send her details to Detective Munch in New York. He's Special Victims Unit there. Justin Ripley: Sir. Detective John Munch is a character in the U.S crime drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a special squad dealing exclusively with sex crimes.