Season 1 Episode 3

Episode Three

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM May 18, 2010 on BBC



  • Quotes

    • Alice Morgan: How do I know you're not playing a double game? One stone, multiple birds, trying to make me speak carelessly in order to entrap me.
      John Luther: That would be illegal. Plus I really need to catch this man.
      Alice Morgan: More than you want to catch me?
      John Luther: At the moment, yeah. I'm running out of time.
      Alice Morgan: Because if I thought you were about to lose interest in me, I'd be inconsolable.
      John Luther: I just need a way in, to know what it's like to be him, to not feel anything.
      Alice Morgan: I feel things.
      John Luther: Not mercy.
      Alice Morgan: Not sentiment. I can't empathise for this man's state of being any more than you can, because, disregarding a single, ah, alleged act, carried out for different, alleged, reasons, he and I might just as well be from different species.
      John Luther [ sigh ]: See, I disagree. Murder's murder.
      Alice Morgan: But it isn't, is it? Not even to you. This man Burgess, he's just a naughty child showing off. You already know his flaw — his compulsion to dominate, to be in control — and you already know how to exploit that.
      John Luther: How?
      Alice Morgan: Oh, come on. Change the state of play.
      John Luther: Yeah, well, I tried that with you and it failed.
      Alice Morgan: Only just.