Republic of Doyle

Season 1 Episode 1

Fathers And Sons

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jan 06, 2010 on CBC
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Jake and Malachy Doyle are private investigators in St. John's, Newfoundland. When a boyhood friend of Jake's is put in jail for manslaughter of a drug dealer, the Doyles take the case to find out who really killed the man, who had many enemies. Meanwhile, in his personal life, Jake has to deal with his impending divorce from his beautiful wife while also trying to get on the good side of the sexy new Police Constable in town.moreless

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (8)

      • Mal: Why aren't you in school?
        Tinny: I'm not feeling good. Woman trouble.
        (Jake and Mal sigh and turn away)
        Rose: Oh, really? That's the third time this month. Why don't you go to the clinic?

      • Rose: And you know, the boys downtown told me it's a wonder that boat could float, with all the drugs on board. I guess that's where Benny got the E from, huh?
        Mal: The erection drug?
        Jake: (laughs) Dad, E is ecstasy.
        Mal: I'm joking, dumb-ass! I worked the drug squad, remember?

      • Jake: Were you just checking me out?
        Leslie: Excuse me?
        Jake: You were just... you were totally checking me out. No? (to another officer) Did you see that? (pause) Okay, you weren't checking me out. All right, okay.

      • (Tinny puts in her mp3 earbuds and walks away from Rose as she's talking)
        Rose: Okay, fine, if you can't hear me, I might as well be straight with you. I didn't move in to this house expecting to babysit a 16-year old brat. Keep it up, keep it up with the attitude. One night I'll sneak into your room while you're sleeping and wring your bloody neck.
        Tinny: (laughing) It wasn't turned on yet.

      • (reading the prison sign-in register)
        Mal: Laura Dawe, Brian's sister-in-law, is visiting Benny in jail.
        Jake: Are you sure?
        Mal: Yes, my son; that's her name, right there, see? Reading... it's a marvellous thing, you should try it sometime.

      • Jake: What can I say? Trouble just has a way of finding me.
        Rose: I think it's the other way around, actually.

      • (after being served with a restraining order to stay away from Nikki)
        Mal: You should talk to her.
        Jake: I'm not allowed to talk to her, that's the whole point. I mean, I can scream at her from 100 yards, if that's what you want.

      • Jake: Listen, you wouldn't die for me, would you?
        Mal: Nope. I've another son, as well as a daughter, which makes you expendible. You're third born, the runt of the litter.
        Jake: The fatherly love from you is just like one of those Latter Day Saints commercials. So much compassion!
        Mal: Move out of my house!

    • NOTES (1)

      • Music:
        "Back to Me" performed by Kathleen Edwards
        "Tin Taste Two" performed by Grant King Trio
        "Playboy (Jedi Extended Mix)" performed by Candy Coated Killahz
        "Step by Step" performed by Jordan Knight

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • (to Mal)
        Jake: There's an astute observation there, Banacek.

        Banacek (1972 - 1974) was a TV show about an insurance investigator, played by George Peppard.

      • (Mal is on the floor in a suspect's bathroom)
        Jake: He's fallen and he can't get up.

        This is a reference to a commercial for a medical alert pendant sold in the US in the late 80s by a company called LifeCall. The commercial portrayed a senior woman who had fallen in her bathroom at home; she activated the pendant and called out "I've fallen and I can't get up!" A dispatcher, who received the signal via the pendant was then able to send help.