Murphy's Law

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 5 : Ep 3

    Food Chain, Episode Three

    Aired 10/3/07

  • S 5 : Ep 2

    Food Chain, Episode Two

    Aired 10/2/07

  • S 5 : Ep 1

    Food Chain, Episode One

    Aired 10/1/07

  • S 4 : Ep 3

    Episode Three

    Aired 8/29/06

  • S 4 : Ep 2

    Episode Two

    Aired 8/28/06

  • Cast & Crew
  • James Nesbitt

    DS Tommy Murphy

  • Mark Benton

    Father McBride

  • Owen Teale

    DS Paul Allison

  • Sarah Berger

    DI Hilary Clarke

  • Claudia Harrison

    DI Annie Guthrie

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  • Welcom to the Murphy's Law guide at TV.com.Detective Sergeant Tommy Murphy is a maverick undercover cop with a dark past. After failing a psychiatric assessment, he is given one last chance and a dangerous undercover assignment. Murphy is a loner with little to lose and deals with everything on his own terms. This time around, however, he has an ally in Detective Inspector Annie Guthrie.

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  • Quotes (23)

    • Murphy: Then what, you and Hatcher fly off into the sunset? Annie: Jealous, Murphy? Murphy: He's not my type.

    • Murphy: Someone, somewhere has made a monumental cock-up!

    • Murphy: You want to make sure that a drug dealing, murdering hold-up artist is on the level? Whatever happened to trust?

    • Murphy: If you're trying to seduce me, I'm warning you...Oh hell, go for it!

    • Annie: You think your twinkly eyes and your gift of the gab is enough to charm the knickers off anything that moves. Murphy: Yeah it's great, isn't it?

    • Murphy: I'm not sure if you know this, but I failed my psychiatric assessment.

    • Murphy: Oh Annie, with your languid eyes and your captivating smile, the way you rub your brow when you're embarrassed.

    • Murphy (to Mooney): If I promise not to blow you up will you promise not to kidnap me?

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    Notes (6)

    • First aired in US on January 31, 2005, on BBC America.

    • First aired in US on February 7, 2005, on BBC America.

    • First aired in US on February 14, 2005, on BBC America.

    • First aired in US on February 21, 2005, on BBC America.

    • First aired in US on February 28, 2005, on BBC America.

    • First aired in US on March 7, 2005, on BBC America.

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    Trivia (1)

    • In this episode we discover that after a boy fell overboard on an immigrant boat, and that a man died trying to save him. Although it is not directly confirmed, the audience is led to believe that the man in question was Mitch.

    Allusions (2)

    • Episode Title: "Bent Moon on the Rise" is a take off on the Creedence Clearwater Revival song "Bad Moon Rising".

    • Episode Title: Go Ask Alice is the name of a book that deals with the true story of a teenage drug addict.

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