Republic of Doyle

Season 2 Episode 8

Sympathy for the Devil

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Mar 02, 2011 on CBC
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Martin Poole has an offer for Jake that sparks his interest, and pulls the whole family into a case that involves the local police, the federal police, bounty hunters and a biker gang. Jake and Mal come up with a solution that manages to save Martin's hide while also keeping the police and bikers at bay. Des and Tinny continue to get closer, while Jake is in a quandary over his various relationships with various women.moreless

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    Kristin Booth

    Kristin Booth

    Toni Burke

    Guest Star

    Victoria Snow

    Victoria Snow

    Siobhan McDonagh

    Guest Star

    Rick Roberts

    Rick Roberts

    Mayor William Cadigan Clarke

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (15)

      • (Rose, Mal, and Martin are having breakfast)
        Jake: Well, it's a little early in the morning for the three of you to be drinking, don't you think?
        Rose: Well, Martin surprised us, made us breakfast.
        Martin: I got a confession to make, I actually do have an ulterior motive.
        Rose: Get out.
        Martin: I do.
        Rose: No, I mean get out!

      • Jake: This Toni, she doesn't look much like a crook to me, or an accountant.
        Martin: She's better looking than whoever does your taxes!
        Rose: I do our taxes.
        Martin: I stand corrected.

      • Jake: Now what's your plan?
        Martin: I haven't got a plan, you guys are the private detectives, I'm just bringing it to you. The only thing I can offer, I have a certain, you know, feeling for the law.
        Mal: From the wrong side of it, you mean.
        Martin: Now, no need to be judgmental about it, it does give you a certain insight about it, you've got to admit that!

      • Des: See, Jake will never take me seriously until he understands my physical prowess.
        Tinny: You're not exactly a cage fighter.
        Des: True, I suffer from disco-ordination. ...And, well, fear. But I can get past it!

      • Mayor Clarke: You were an officer, right, in the RNC?
        Jake: A long time ago, yeah.
        Mayor Clarke: You mind if I ask what happened?
        Jake: Yeah.
        Mayor Clarke: Okay. Do you miss it?
        Jake: Do I miss taking orders and wearing funny little hats? No.

      • Mal: Your girlfriend, is she pissed?
        Jake: Leslie?
        Mal: The other friend, the lawyer, Allison.

      • Rose: Martin, why weren't you just straight with us from the start?
        Martin: I wanted to be, I just thought, you know... emotions would come into play here, and, of course, I wanted to spare Rosie's feelings.
        Toni: Why would you have to spare her feelings?
        Martin: I'm just joking! I, you know, I barely know the woman! You don't get it, oh, forget it, just relax!

      • Des: Ma'am, ma'am, I'm going to have to insist that you drop the taser.
        Siobhan: Is that right? (she tasers him)
        Des: Don't tell Jake!
        Tinny: Why don't I just save you some batteries and get down?
        Siobhan: Probably in your best interest.

      • (on the phone with Jake)
        Tinny: Listen, take Des with you. He did good. Like, he did terrible, but he was trying. Give him a chance.
        Jake: What are you talking about? Are you going soft on him?

      • Des: So taser's not so bad, hey, I mean, I'm still walking, right? (he falls down) I'm just a little shaken from endurance training, working out.
        Jake: What is this, what are you doing here?
        Des: I just feel like we're cut from the same cloth, you know... tough as hammers... tough as nails.

      • Des: Mal, Mal... is cake a food group?
        Rose: We've got to get him looked at.

      • Mal: Where's Toni?
        Jake: She bashed me on the head and then she bailed.
        Martin: That's her, she's got trust issues.

      • (to Allison)
        Jake: Okay, I have been drinking a little bit, obviously, and I need to get a cab. Do you have any money?

      • Leslie: I just wanted to tell you that I'm sorry, and I've been thinking about this for a while and Jake, you were right.
        Jake: Oh, no, I'm never right. That's just crazy talk.
        Leslie: I was thinking, I can't stop thinking about you, about us. Why are we doing this? Why are we doing this, Jake, why are we hiding from the truth? It's stupid. Have you ever thought, what if? You and me, I mean... ?
        Jake: No. I haven't... so... go away now.

      • Jake: It's been a pleasure doing business with you, I mean, except for the part where, you know, you were beating the crap out of me.
        Rick: Yeah, you're welcome.
        Jake: Absolutely... in three, two, one... (nothing happens) Oh, it would have been awesome if that had worked!

    • NOTES (1)

      • This episode carried a dedication card: In memory of Paul (Full) Power, 1956 - 2010.

        Paul Power was a Labourer (s.1) and Building Maintenance Supervisor (s.2) in the crew.

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Des: I'm the kind of guy who brings a taser to a taser fight.

        Des is intentionally misquoting a line from The Untouchables (1987) about the supidity of a character who brought a knife to a gun fight, thus making himself woefully under-armed.

      • Martin: Why would you take a gun like this to the OK Corral with no bullets in it?

        The gunfight at OK Corral took place on October 26, 1881; it is one of the most famous gunfights in history, and symbolizes the opposition between outlaws and legal authorities. It has become part of popular culture in such movies and TV shows as My Darling Clementine (1946), Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957), "Spectre of the Gun" (1968) from season 3 of Star Trek, Tombstone (1993), and Wyatt Earp (1994).

      • This episode title refers to the 1968 song of the same title by the Rolling Stones.