Dempsey and Makepeace

Season 2 Episode 5

Tequila Sunrise

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Sep 28, 1985 on ITV
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Tequila Sunrise
A police informant suffers a near-fatal beating and due to this Dempsey and Makepeace go on the trail of a vicious gang leader.

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  • Harriet gets drunk after an informant of her gets nearly killed due to her fault. Dempsey is there and they spend an interesting evening/night together.

    Definitely one of my most favourite if not the favourite episode of Dempsey & Makepeace. It is all about the evolution of their relationship. Makepeace gets drunk and pretty much tries to seduce Dempsey who remains a Gentlemen and proves to be a real friend. This definitely solidifies their bond and I wish they had not forgotten about it in the next episode but build on it.

    It is obvious that they are both attracted to each other, but their bond goes much deeper.moreless
Lou Hirsch

Lou Hirsch

Wee Jock

Guest Star

Milton Johns

Milton Johns

Sid Lowe

Guest Star

Roy Evans

Roy Evans


Guest Star

Tony Osoba

Tony Osoba

Det. Sgt. Chas Jarvis

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (4)

    • Makepeace: How did I get to bed?
      Dempsey: Well, you looked uncomfortable lying down in the hallway.
      Makepeace: Oh my god. Tell me something. How did I get into my pyjamas?
      Dempsey: You don't remember. You put them on to go outside to say goodnight to your car.

    • Makepeace: Have you ever had a tequila sunrise at all?
      Dempsey: I think so.
      Makepeace: Well, this is a tequila sunset.
      Dempsey: Why is that?
      Makepeace: I made a mistake. I put the grenadine in first.

    • Dempsey: Alright sweetheart, I'll tell you what bothers me. I've just taken two big insults from you that I don't take from nobody. Correction, make that three. I don't know which one is worse. One: I don't brag about something, unless it's worth bragging about. Two: I'm no prince Charmless who has to get his charge by sleeping with some lush. And three: Baby, believe me, even if you'd been comatose, lobotomised, anesthetised and deepfrozen, if I had, you would have remembered.

    • Jock: You are only breathing Mister, cause she's here.
      Dempsey [ moves closer to Makepeace ] : Don't leave me.

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