Season 2 Episode 4

The Great and the Good

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 16, 2008 on ITV



  • Trivia

    • Colin Dexter (author of the Morse novels) cameos as one of the guests at Matthews' party. He can be seen talking to Superintendent Innocent.

  • Quotes

    • Gavin Matthews: He that is not jealous, is not in love.

    • Innocent: My God. Have you got any idea how this looks? Chippy copper antics have no place in a city like this.
      Lewis: Ma'am?
      Innocent: And in case it slipped your mind you've got the next best thing to a signed confession tucked away in that hospital tonight. God only knows what possessed you to enter into some misbegotten pissing match with men of that standing.
      Lewis: What's so special about Oxford?
      Innocent: What?
      Lewis: The chippy copper antics. Why is it so much more inappropriate in this city than anywhere else?

    • (Lewis and Hathaway are waiting in the hospital for Lewis' back injury to be looked at)
      Lewis: If they ask...
      Hathaway: Yeah, yeah, do not resuscitate.
      Lewis: I was gonna say, "two sugars".

    • Lewis: I noticed, Hathaway, you always call me 'sir' when you say something mean.
      Hathaway: Public school.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Hathaway: "We perished, each alone."
      Lewis: "But I beneath a rougher sea, and whelmed in deeper gulfs than he." One of Morse's specials.
      The sergeant and inspector are quoting the final lines of William Cowper's 'The Castaway'.

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