The Beast

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (55)

  • Ellis: (to Rose) I'm having the proverbial day from hell, and the only thing that's gotten me this far, was the thought of seeing you.

  • ASAC Agent Stellan Maguire: I need you to listen carefully to what I'm about to stay, and understand that it was done ultimately to protect you. Your weapons trafficking case was a mock up to help us study the case. Ellis: What case? ASAC Agent Stellan Maguire: Charles Barker. We fear that Barker's strayed. We're concerned how far. That's why we teamed you up with him, to see how you'd gel. Ellis: Barker handpicked me. ASAC Agent Stellan Maguire: We did, as well. We need you, Ellis. We need you to help us find the truth, wherever that leads. Ellis: What about Nikolai? ASAC Agent Stellan Maguire: He a genuine arms dealer, who thanks to you is off the streets. Ellis: Do you have any proof? ASAC Agent Stellan Maguire: It's not that simple. Ellis: Do you have any proof?! ASAC Agent Stellan Maguire: Some. Ellis: That's bullshit. See, Barker, he treats people like they're disposable, right? He cheats the rules when they don't fit the program. You know, the man has a God complex. And he's a first-class asshole to work with. But he's not crooked. He's the best agent I've ever been around. Bottom line is, he gets the job done. ASAC Agent Stellan Maguire: No one on this train would question Barker's abilities. You're right, they're unmatched. However, that's exactly what makes this situation volatile. What you are is confused. Ellis: You think so? (grabs her and points a gun at her head, all of her team point a gun at Ellis) I had a gun jammed in my face. I smoked meth in a trailer park with this idiot. And my own partner, broke my nose. So, yeah. I'm a little confused. (lets her go) Agent: I think we made a mistake. Ellis: Oh, you see that? That's the first rational thing I've heard since I got on this train. ASAC Agent Stellan Maguire: We'll be in touch. Ellis: Oh, don't bother. See, I got a job. I'm Barker's partner.

  • Charles: (to Ellis) When you work for who we work for, and do what we do, you'll find that there are things in life that you have to protect. 'Cause the beast eats away at you. And if you're not careful, the beast will eat it all, and you have nothing. And you are nothing.

  • (After they just finished their undercover gig) Ellis: We presented ourselves as amateurs. To behave like true professionals would've seemed sketchy. You fighting with me, made things messy, but it reinforced who we were. Charles: You felt it, didn't you? Now you just have to learn to control it.

  • (Ellis is chasing Nikolai, and Charles comes around the corner and shoots Nikolai in the leg)
    Charles: (to Ellis) Were you gonna shoot 'em or slow dance with 'em?

  • Nikoli: (after Charles pulls a gun on him) See, I hate it when these meetings take this kind of a turn. 'Cause it makes it uncomfortable for everyone.

  • Charles: (to Ellis) You may feel like you're drowning, but you're not. Now, who can you trust? You can trust your damn case file and you can trust me.

  • Conrad: So how's your new partner treating you? Ellis: He's a real prick. Conrad: Yeah, he is. Eh, it's 3:00, you're still alive, that's a good thing. Ellis: You know him long? Conrad: I know him well-- As well as anyone can. Ellis: He said he handpicked me. Honestly, I don't have the first damn clue why. Conrad: He looks at you and he sees himself 20 years ago. Does that scare you? Huh? 'Cause it should.

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Notes (15)

  • Original International Air Dates: United Kingdom: February 18, 2009 on Five Slovakia: January 18, 2010 on Markiza Czech Republic: March 7, 2010 on TV Nova

  • The show is set and filmed on location in Chicago.

  • "Take hope from the heart of man, and you make him a beast of prey." - Marie Louise De La Ramee This appears as the opening title card for the episode.

  • Original International Air Dates: United Kingdom: February 25, 2009 on Five Slovakia: January 25, 2010 on Markiza Czech Republic: March 14, 2010 on TV Nova

  • Original International Air Dates: United Kingdom: March 4, 2009 on Five Slovakia: February 1, 2010 on Markiza Czech Republic: March 21, 2010 on TV Nova

  • Original International Air Dates: United Kingdom: March 11, 2009 on Five Slovakia: February 8, 2010 on Markiza Czech Republic: March 28, 2010 on TV Nova

  • Original International Air Dates: United Kingdom: March 18, 2009 on Five Slovakia: February 15, 2010 on Markiza Czech Republic: April 11, 2010 on TV Nova

  • Original International Air Dates: United Kingdom: March 25, 2009 on Five Slovakia: February 22, 2010 on Markiza Czech Republic: April 18, 2010 on TV Nova

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Trivia (2)

  • Goof: When Barker and Dove are confronting the drug seller in front of the semi-truck, the shot cuts away to Casserly lying on the ground, allegedly dead. Because the gun is lying on Casserly's chest, you can clearly see that he is still breathing.

  • The last ever TV or movie appearance of Patrick Swayze before his death of pancreatic cancer on 14 September 2009.

Allusions (2)

  • Barker (to Petrescu): ... Now you may have alligators or little horses on your shirt, but you're a pimp. Barker could be referring to the preppy/clean-cut clothing companies of Lacoste and Ralph Lauren. Lacoste puts little alligators on it's shirts, and Ralph Lauren puts a horse with a guy playing polo on their shirts.

  • Ellis: What's up, Doc? This is a reference to the iconic line frequently uttered by Warner Bros. mainstay Bugs Bunny.