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Mea Culpa

Season 1, Ep 4, Aired 10/6/98
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  • Episode Description
  • After a boy kills a priest, the squad discovers vampirism among the schoolboys, even though none of them appear to have been bitten.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Idris Elba

    Vaughan Rice

  • Jack Davenport

    Michael Colefield

  • Susannah Harker

    Dr Angela March

  • Philip Quast

    Father Pearse Harman

  • Joe Ahearne

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Nothing like having a priest slashed by a teenage boy in your opening scene to make you think of paedophilia now is there? Still it is nice to see a genre show tackling big issues, isn’t it?

    By d-la, Dec 04, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Michael: (to Rice, after being cleared of the shooting) So what do I have to do to get fired around here?!

    • Michael: (after he accidentally shoots a paedophile) That's your inquiry?! 'Two Hail Mary's and don't shoot any more civilians'? Harman: You can wear a hair shirt if it makes you feel any better.

    • Colin: (to dog) You'd never take a piece out of anyone, would you Maxy? (to Michael) And he loves boys. Michael: Yeah, that makes two of you.

    • Oliver: I had no choice. Pearse: There's always a choice. They can't force you to do what you don't want. Oliver: No, they force you to do what you do want. They're very big on free will.

    Allusions (2)

    • Meningitis Michael suggests the children could have been exposed to Meningitis, as one of the symptoms is a sensitivity to bright light. Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, which is usually caused by viruses or bacteria. Bacterial Meningitis is the more dangerous and often occurs in children.

    • Michael: Where's the Witchfinder General? The 1968 movie The Witchfinder General is about the witch hunts in England during the 1640's where a Puritan coerced confessions of witchcraft out of women and then executed them. Mathew Hopkins, the Witchfinder General lived in 17th century England and assumed the title "Witchfinder General" in 1645.

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