Republic of Doyle

A Horse Divided

Season 1, Ep 11, Aired 3/31/10
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  • Episode Description
  • When the groom goes missing minutes before the wedding ceremony, Jake is called in to find him. But this isn't just any groom, it's the man who is supposed to marry Walter's sister, Mary. Jake suspects cold feet may be the culprit, but a mysterious ransom call leads him into the world of kidnapping drug dealers. Leslie cools things off with Christian when she finds out his last name. Christian claims to be rehabilitated of all his bad habits, but his lies tell a different story.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Perry Chafe

  • S&#233an McGinley

    Malachy Doyle

  • Dana Puddicombe

    Mary McLean

  • Mark Whelan

    K. C. Puddister

  • Malcolm MacRury

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Mistaken Identity!

    By sandbur, Apr 08, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • (in a dream) Emily: Hey, baby. Beautiful wedding. Jake: It's too bad you couldn't be here to see this. Emily: It's too bad it's not going to work out. Jake: I'm so sorry. I tried. Emily: No, you didn't.

    • Mary: I never thought I'd see you here. Jake: Oh yeah? Why's that? Mary: Oh, I can think of one or two reasons. Jake: Uh-huh. I have no idea what you're talking about. Mary: Would you care for a clue? Jake: No, I'm good, thanks. Mary: Let's see... lost her virginity, Bannerman Park, Halloween, 1995. Jake: Okay, Mary, I have no idea what you're talking about, and neither does my very, very good friend, Walter, who happens to be your big brother, okay? So let's just leave it that way.

    • (in the church before the wedding) Nikki: Jake, you remember David? Jake: The divorce lawyer. Nice to see you again. Let me ask you, do you go trawling around from wedding to wedding looking for potential clients, or what? Hey, here's an idea, find all the wedding gifts, right, you split them up now, save everyone the headache later. Nikki: Jake, David is here as my date.

    • Christian: Jake, we're both professionals. Only difference is, you make hundreds of dollars, I make hundreds of thousands.

    • (trying to figure out where Doug could be) Mary: Look, Jake, you're the last person to see him, what'd he seem like to you? Jake: He seemed maybe a little nervous, maybe. Mary: What would he have to be nervous about? I mean, sure, it's only me. And you know what? I was way more nervous than he was. If anybody should have had cold feet here, it should have been me! I mean, what does he think, that he's going to do better? Yeah! Nice try, buddy! Jake: Okay, just calm down... Mary: You know what? I needs a cigarette! Does anybody here have a cigarette?

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    Notes (1)

    • Music: "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" performed by Patricia M. Young "Air from The Water Music" performed by Patricia M. Young "Trumpet Voluntary" performed by Patricia M. Young

    Trivia (4)

    • Mal: Receipt's from this morning... Halliday's Meat Market. The receipt that Mal is holding reads: Wm. Halliday, choice meats, meats, vegetables and milk; Kings Road. and Gower Street, St. John's. There is actually a Halliday's Meat Market at 103 Gower St. (at the corner of Kings Road) in St. John's. The exterior shots of Halliday's Meat Market in the episode use the real building.

    • When the rock comes through the window, it hits Des in the side of the face, in his right temple area, and knocks him over. When he gets up, he is holding the back of his head near the top. When the bridesmaid hands him a bag of ice, he puts it to his temple.

    • According to the prescription pad that Nikki carelessly leaves lying on the counter, she works at St. John's Municipal General Hospital. This is a fictional hospital.

    • The cheque that Christian gives Jake is drawn on the BlueSky Bank and dated 06/12/2009 (December 6, 2009).

    Allusions (3)

    • The title of this episode, "A Horse Divided" is a pun on the quote from (most famously) Abraham Lincoln's speech of June 16, 1858, in his acceptance of the nomination to be the senator of Illinois. The full line from Lincoln's speech is, "A house divided against itself cannot stand." This is, in turn, from the Bible, Matthew 12:25, which says, "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand."

    • Christian: Skipping supper, I got me a hot date later. Jake: Really? Who's the lucky Craigslist escort? Craigslist is an online bulletin board with classified advertisements that offer practically everything for sale. It was started by Craig Newmark in 1995 as an email that Newmark distributed to friends in the San Francisco area, but as it grew in popularity, it was increased to a web-based service, eventually becoming multi-national.

    • Des: You lost your ring finger to pay for the wedding? Total "Gift of the Magi". "The Gift of the Magi" (1906) is a short story by O. Henry with an ironic twist. A poor couple gives Christmas gifts to each other; the wife has her long hair cut off and sells it in order to buy her husband a watch fob for his family heirloom watch, while the husband sells his family heirloom watch to buy his wife jewelled hair combs for her long hair.

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