Republic of Doyle

The Pen Is Mightier Than the Doyle

Season 1, Ep 10, Aired 3/24/10
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  • Episode Description
  • A popular crime novelist wants to shadow Jake on a case; Jake isn't happy about it, but Mal has already accepted the fee. The case seems easy enough: find the philandering wife of an oil executive who is out on a bender. The case, however, becomes complicated when love affairs turn to murder, and business turns to fraud and blackmail. To make matters worse, Mal is away and no one will tell Jake where he's gone. Jake tries to restart his relationship with Leslie, who might be willing to give it a go, but only if Jake changes his ways.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Sergio Di Zio

    Mystery Nevil

  • Perry Chafe

  • Lynda Boyd

    Rose Miller

  • Malcolm MacRury

  • Rachel Wilson

    Nikki Renholds

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (17)

    • Jake: What's with all the crap books? (picking up a book and laughing) Garrison Steele? This guy is like, the biggest hack on earth, you know? Rose: Jake! Meet Garrison Steele. Garrison, meet... Garrison: Jake Doyle, P.I.

    • Garrison: My books once shot to the top of the best seller list... stayed there so long, they had squatter's rights. But those days are over. No one seems to want the gritty, realistic, deep, human novels that are my stock-in-trade. My publisher wants me writing Q.L.C.F., can you believe it? Jake: Q.L.C.F.? Garrison: Quaint location crime fiction. He suggested I try Newfoundland. The seafood seems passable, and you speak something like English, so I agreed.

    • Jake: Hack! Garrison: Four of my books have sold over 3.2 copies in 14 languages; there have been movies, sequels... Jake: Hey, if people get by how unrealistic your dialogue, characters, action, and story are, well, good for them! Garrison: Ah-ha-ha, so you've read me.

    • Jake: I'm looking for Grace Ebner. Bruce: Oh, Grace... gorgeous! I just sold her husband a 20-million dollar package. Jake: Right. Do you know where I can find her? Bruce: She's in bed. Tuckered out, I should say; I'm screwing her. Oh, life is sweet! Jake: Right. Where did you leave her? Bruce: Admiral Montague, room 627. Well, I've got to go see the beautiful wife.

    • Des: What, are you talking about where Mal is? Jake: Wait a minute, you know where he is? Des: No, no, he wouldn't tell me 'cause he knew I'd rat him out. Tinny: I knows where he is, but no way am I telling you. Jake: Okay, what is wrong with this family? Tinny: Um, Des wants to have sex with me. Des: No, I don't, no, I don't. It's not gross 'cause I don't want to, no, I don't want to. Jake: Okay, just shut up; stop trying to change the subject! Where is my father?

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    Notes (1)

    • Music: "The Eastside" performed by Joe Belly & The Sin City Ramblers "Emergency Roadside Assistance" performed by Sean Panting "Unsteady Hands" performed by Japan Batteries "Same Old Song" performed by Chris Pico "Settle Up, Settle Down" performed by Jetset Motel

    Trivia (3)

    • Garrison: Your mom died when you were 12, so you idealize women. According to the headstone in The Woman Who Knew Too Little (1 - 7), Emily Doyle passed away in 1992, so Jake was born in 1980.

    • Jake's cell phone number is 709-749-7963 (work). Rose made a call from the same number in The Tell-Tale Safe (1 - 8).

    • Allan Hawco and Jonathan Goad have played brothers before, in "A Whistle In The Dark", a play by Tom Murphy that had its debut in 1961. The Company Theatre, headed by Allan Hawco, put on the play in 2005 in Toronto, with Jonathan Goad playing Michael Carney, the level headed brother, and Allan Hawco playing the sociopathic Harry Carney.

    Allusions (2)

    • Jake: (to Garrison) All right, pallie, okay, this is where you get off. No more of your Dr. Phil routine; you're done. Dr. Phil is a talk show hosted by Phil McGraw>. He gives advice to guests and counsels them after hearing their problems.

    • Jake: What are you doing here? Christian: Slaughter the fattest cow, the prodigal son has returned. The parable of the prodigal son is told in the Bible, in the New Testament, Luke 15: 11 - 32. The prodigal son, the younger of two brothers, left home and squandered his birthright. He returned home, destitute, and was welcomed with open arms by his father, who celebrated by slaughtering the fatted calf. The elder son was resentful, but was chastised by his father who told him that his brother, who was dead, was now alive again.

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