Agatha Christie's Poirot

Season 3 Episode 6

The Double Clue

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 10, 1991 on ITV
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Japp (who is really worried that failure could cost him his job) seeks Poirot's help in investigating a series of jewel thefts, and two remarkable things happen. Poirot falls in love (with the beautiful and clever Countess Vera Rossakoff) and he also meets a criminal intellect which he finds worthy of him. As the countess is his main suspect, Poirot spends most of his time with her - which for once leaves Hastings and Miss Lemon to do most of the actual detective work. In the end, this case may have to be put down as the one that got away.moreless

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      • Poirot: I am an imbecile! I see only half of the picture!
        Miss Lemon: I don't even see that.

      • (about marriage)
        Hastings: You ever thought about it?
        Poirot: In my experiences, I know of five cases of wives being murdered by their devoted husbands.
        Hastings: Oh?
        Poirot: And twenty-two cases of husbands being murdered by their devoted wives. So thank you, no. Marriage, it is not for me.

      • Poirot: One can always tell when the summer, it has arrived.
        Hastings: It's in the air, eh?
        Poirot: No, Hastings, it is in the speed of your driving!

      • Countess Rosakoff: So you are saying that the police can not solve it because they are too English?
        Poirot: Or because the culprit, he is not English enough.

      • Countess Vera Rosakoff: And what of the perfect crime?
        Poirot: It is an illusion, Countess.

    • NOTES (1)

      • This episode is based on Agatha Christie's short story The Double Clue, which first appeared in The Sketch magazine in December, 1923, and was later included in a collection called Double Sin and Other Stories (1961).

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