Republic of Doyle

Season 2 Episode 2

Popeye Doyle

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jan 19, 2011 on CBC
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Episode Summary

Leslie asks a favour of Jake; she wants him to go to prison to see if he can find out the whereabouts of a stolen diamond necklace. Once inside Her Majesty's Penitentiary, Jake becomes embroiled in a game of cat-and-mouse with an old foe. Des learns more about Tinny's plans to make money to study abroad, and is given the hard choice of doing the right thing or the easy thing. Rose gets a visit from her mother, a surprise for Mal who thought she was dead.moreless

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    Alan Doyle

    Alan Doyle

    Wolf Redmond

    Guest Star

    Michelle Nolden

    Michelle Nolden

    Allison Jenkins

    Guest Star

    Mayko Nguyen

    Mayko Nguyen

    Dr. Annie Price

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Leslie (putting down pictures): Tommy and Billy Haynes; three months ago, they robbed an armoured car carrying a priceless diamond necklace.  It was on its way to the Rooms.

        The Rooms is located in St. John's, Newfoundland, and is a cultural space that includes a museum, art gallery, and the Provincial archives, bringing history, heritage and artistic expression together.

      • In the scene where Wolf slams Jake's head into the prison phone, Jake's injury is blood coming from his left eyebrow, and in the first shot, the blood has trickled down to his cheekbone. The camera switches to Wolf, then back to Jake, and the blood is now only down to his eye level.

    • QUOTES (19)

      • Jake: It wasn't a stag, it was an engagement party.
        Walter: Some strippers would have been nice, is all I'm saying.
        Jake: For an engagement party?
        Mal: (to Walter) You should have planned my stag!
        Jake: Okay, for the last time, it wasn't a stag, it was an engagement party.
        Rose: It was a lame stag. You should have had strippers.

      • Leslie: Malachy, stay back, we're taking your son to the station.
        Mal: On what charge?
        Jake: Assault on an officer. (he head-butts Sgt. Hood)

      • Mal: What's this have to do with Jake?
        Jake: Yeah, what he said.
        Leslie: We wanted someone who'll be believable as an inmate... to ferret out where the diamonds are.
        Jake: I'll try not to take offence to that. You want me to go to jail under-cover?
        Leslie: No, we want you to go in as Jake Doyle. You've been incarcerated before.

      • Guard: Now, you follow the rules, you got no troubles. You break the rules, I gotta break you.
        Jake: Oh, no worries; I'm all about the rules.

      • Jake: Jake: My name's Jake Doyle, by the way. Sorry to hear about your brother. I have a brother too... I mean, he's not dead, but sometimes I wish he was, you know, so I can kind of relate...
        Billy Haynes: I don't care anything about you, or your brother. Trying to get me to talk? Forget it. Bigger than you have tried. So why don't you just keep your mouth shut, we'll both be happy.
        Jake: Not in a chit-chat mood, no. Pas de problem!

      • Jake: Just going out on a limb here, but did you have anything to do with that necklace going missing?
        Maurice: I'm not going to dignify that! Jewel theft? What do you take me for, Doyle? Robbery is for fools and dreamers. I'm a practical businessman. However, revenge can always be an exception to that rule.

      • Rose: This is Mom... Beth.
        Mal: Nice to meet you.
        Beth: Well, aren't you a handsome darling? Good work, Rose! He's got an edge, not a stupid, pretty face. I bet he's a devil in the sack!
        Mal: Well, ah...
        Rose: Mother.
        Beth: Rose told you I was dead, didn't she?

      • Mal: (to Jake) Here. (he puts two packs of cigarettes on the table) Buy yourself something pretty.

      • Rose: Des, the truth is not what my mother's usually most interested in. (to Beth) Malachy Doyle is a kind, wonderful, honest man, Mother; the man of my dreams.
        Des: Mine too.

      • (explaining why she lied about her mother being dead)
        Rose: You know, I did it for your own good, Malachy. Now that she knows about you, she's going to think you're another mark.
        Mal: So am I? A mark?
        Rose: Well, if I was running a game, I'd shoot higher than you. (Mal gasps) Oh, yeah, there is one other thing: she might have, sort of, stolen my engagement ring. Welcome to my family.

      • Jake: You don't like me in here, rooting around, do you?
        Maurice: Au contraire; I likes to see a man dig his own grave.

      • (as Maurice and Guard Gushue watch all the inmates brawling)
        Maurice: That there is what you call a self-cleaning oven; turn on the heat, and it takes care of itself.

      • Jake: So, listen, I'm sorry about before, okay? There's been enough crap between you and me. (handing over a pack of cigarettes) Here. I know you've got a job to do; I get it.
        Wolf: You don't want nothing for 'em, like... pull someone's eyes out, or something?
        Jake: No, no. No, I'm good. It's just a simple peace offering.

      • Des: Tinny, you can't be doing this, okay? This is dangerous, and it involves dangerous people and police and a nomadic life that leads to seclusion and eating cold beans over the sink at like, 3 a.m.
        Tinny: When did this become some kind of debate? Help me, or get out.

      • Beth: You know, I never thought that this would happen to a child of mine. Fools fall in love, Rosie. I wish you luck, I do.

      • Wolf: The boys are calling you "One-Smack Doyle." It's better than "Dick-Smack Doyle," I suppose.
        Jake: Well, that is true, thanks.

      • (holding up asthma inhalers)
        Dr. Price: Where did you get those?
        Jake: Where do you think? I had them analysed.
        (outside the interview room)
        Leslie: Did he?
        Mal: Unless he did it himself, I'd say no.

      • (looking at her engagement ring)
        Rose: Where did all those emeralds come from?
        Beth: From my wedding band. I mean, not from your father, bless him, but from Ralph, my third husband. You know, everyone is a fool once in their life, Rosie, so you just suck up every moment of it, because no one can take that away from you. I'm proud of you.

      • (watching Dr. Price say good-bye to Jim Foley)
        Jake: What about those two? They going to make it, you think?
        Leslie: I don't know; it could be years before they're together. It's a job to say.
        Jake: I don't think I like the sounds of that.
        (she kisses his forehead)
        Leslie: Me either. Then again, you never know, right? Life's funny that way.

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (4)

      • Tinny: I don't know, Chantel, I've been thinking, and this whole 'Cheech and Chong' business... it's not really my scene, you know?

        Cheech and Chong were characters played by Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong.  In the 1970s, they were popular and famous for their comedy albums and movies in which they lived as part of the drug counterculture, promoting hippie culture, free love and marijuana.

      • Jake: Yeah, I'm fine; what about you?  What's wrong with you?
        Mal: Rose's mother; it seems reports of her death were exaggerated.

        This is an allusion to the (mis)quote by Mark Twain, "Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated."  This misquote is more popular than the original quote, which came from a note that Twain wrote in May, 1897 to a reporter, in which he said, "James Ross Clemens, a cousin of mine, was seriously ill two or three weeks ago in London, but is well now. The report of my illness grew out of his illness; the report of my death was an exaggeration."

      • (the guard steps in to the fight and puts an arm lock on Wolf)
        Jake: Nice moves, Kato.

        Kato was the side-kick of The Green Hornet, played on television by Bruce Lee, a noted martial artist.

      • The title of this episode Popeye Doyle comes from the 1971 movie The French Connection, portrayed by Gene Hackman. The character (Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle) was a police detective who would use any means necessary, legal or not, to solve a case and catch the criminal.