Republic of Doyle

Season 1 Episode 12

The Fall of the Republic

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Apr 07, 2010 on CBC
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Christian finds himself in trouble when he wakes up in a room covered in blood, and no memory of how he got there. Jake tries to find out what happened, but his concentration is divided between the mystery and Mal's suddenly serious medical condition. The case takes many twists and turns, but all evidence seems to point back to Christian being the guilty party. With Jake busy on two fronts, Tinny and Des hold down the fort at the Doyle P.I. Agency and solve their first case.moreless

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  • Now you see boys...

    ...THIS is how you end a season, eh?!

    If Jake's day was a game of dominos, it would have been a perfect game, with every piece in the deck falling beautifully and perfectly, one after the other until in the end...well, you get the idea.

    Drama won the day in this episode and I even felt for Christian. It appears he was royally set up, and that's what happens when you leave the Rock for the big, bad city of "Tronna". The action will pick up for Christian next season, no doubt, and I'm banking on his good side. He'd be an entertaining regular addition to the republic.

    And then there is Malachy and his MI. Damn kids, will kill you every time with their antics...I also liked the simulated heart rhythm on the monitor when he arrested, but hey, at least it was a correct simulation! Better than most shows seem to be able to accomplish.

    Krystin Pellerin is doing a bang up job as the season ends, portraying Leslie the cop and former girlfriend of Jake. She loves him but she hates him and she leaves him...but I'm betting she'll be back next season to help Jake prove Christian innocent.

    And then there is Jake's former wife Nikki, the doctor, who also loves him but hates him and leaves him, but I'm betting she'll be back too, and my...what a day!

    You earned that beer in the pub Jake. Next season they'll write you a better day...moreless
Liisa Repo-Martell

Liisa Repo-Martell

Shannie Malone

Guest Star

Steve O'Connell

Steve O'Connell

Sergeant Hood

Guest Star

Gord Rand

Gord Rand

Bernard Malone

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

    • According to Jake's phone, Christian called from 1-709-555-0133, and he was located at 16 Signal Hill Road, St. John's, NL. When Jake arrives there, it is a large, stand-alone, dark-coloured house. However, according to Google Maps, this address is one small house in a line of houses that are either connected or built extremely close to each other. The houses in the area are beiges and yellows.

    • After leaving the site of the apparent murder, Jake drives off to find Christian. When he does, Christian is standing opposite the Quidi Vidi Brewing Company building; this is located at 36 Barrows Road, St. John's, NL, and is just over 2 km away from 16 Signal Hill Road.

    • Christian's rehab 28-day coin is from Lakeview Outreach.

      Christian was in Ontario, and there is a Lakeview Methadone Outreach Program for people with opioid addictions; it is located in Ontario in Thunder Bay.

    • Tinny's cell phone number, as shown on Jake's phone, is 709-555-3256.

    • Des: 22, 25, 10, 19, 18, 31... starting line-up from the 1972 Habs.

      The 1972 Montreal Canadiens (The Habs) starting line-up included #22: Steve Shutt, forward; #25: Jacques Lamaire, forward; #10: Guy Lafleur, right wing; #19: Larry Robinson, defence; #18: Serge Savard, defence. However, there was no #31 in that year (1971 - 1972). From the 2009 - 2010 year, there is a #31: Carey Price, who plays goal.

    • Leslie: Was there somebody that would be renting the house using your company credit card?
      Tommy: Not that I'm aware of. Which card?

      Following this exchange, Leslie rips the page out of her notebook and hands it to Tommy to show him the credit card number. If this is her official police notebook, she should not be doing this, as the notebook pages are numbered and police officers have to account for all pages. This is to stop officers from falsifying evidence, or getting rid of evidence that they don't like.

    • Christian: Tommy Winsor is like the Bernie Madoff of Newfoundland. They take down-payments on properties, they invest in bigger and better properties. The whole thing's about to collapse.

      Bernie Madoff (Apr. 29, 1938 - ) was convicted in March, 2009 of 11 crimes in which he bilked thousands of investors out of billions of dollars in a Ponzi scheme; he admitted the scheme started as early as 1990, although authorities believe it may have begun earlier. In June, 2009, he was sentenced to 150 years in jail.

    • In the scene in which Christian is picked up while hitch hiking, the car passes a sign saying "Welcome to L'Anse au Loup Labrador". This is on the mainland, near the Quebec border.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Jake: Christian, what happened here?
      Christian: I have no idea.
      Jake: Stop what you are doing and call a lawyer.
      Christian: My lawyer? Why?
      Jake: Because I am about to call the police.
      Christian: You think that I did this to somebody?
      Jake: Stop mopping up the crime scene, and call your lawyer, now!

    • (lying in a hospital bed, hooked up to various monitors)
      Mal: This is your fault.
      Jake: What?
      Mal: If you shovelled the van out of the snow, like I asked, none of us would be here right now.
      Jake: Oh, yeah, the blockages in your heart, that's my fault; that's got nothing to do with the seven trays of pork chops you shove down your gob every night
      Mal: Two sons at home and neither of you dare to lift a shovel.

    • (talking about Mal's prognosis)
      Jake: Nikki, I know you, that's your 'bad news' face.
      Nikki: Don't worry, Jake, if there's anything this hospital can handle, it's heart disease.
      Jake: Yeah, I suppose the salt-beef diet is good for something.

    • (checking up on Christian's doings from the night before)
      Jake: Any ladies in particular?
      Paddy: Ah, there was one who bought him a daiquiri, had it sent over, yeah.
      Jake: Really. Did they hit it off?
      Paddy: Well, it would have been hard not to.
      Jake: I don't know what you mean.
      Paddy: I mean she's in and out of here all the time with... customers, if you know what I'm saying.
      Jake: Oh, okay. Did she have a name?
      Paddy: Chastity.

    • Sgt. Hood: Look, I'd steer clear of Doyle until this case is closed.
      Leslie: Don't worry, I know how to handle him.
      Sgt: Hood: Oh, I don't doubt that. But Sergeant, it's obvious the brass wants to see your star keep rising. I would hate to see a silly little conflict of interest tangle you up.

    • Des: I pulled Mr. Duggan's rap sheet, and I'm going to have to, respectfully, untake the case.
      Shannie: Because of Wally? He's harmless.
      Des: Uh, assault and battery, assault with a deadly weapon, assault with a swan...
      Shannie: What?
      Des: It's a tall, white bird.
      Shannie: I know what a swan is.

    • Chastity: [Christian] didn't hire me, some other guy hired me. He said he needed some help with a fantasy.
      Jake: What kind of fantasy?
      Chastity: This man, he said, 'I'll pay you a thousand dollars if you slip my boyfriend a roofie in the bar and drive him out to Signal Hill.' So that's what I did; I drugged him, dropped him off and bailed.
      Mal: So, who's this man?
      Chastity: I have no idea; we set it up on the phone.
      Mal: Was he at the house on Signal Hill?
      Chastity: Oh, there was nobody there. Buddy was passing out, so I gave him a blanket and left.
      Jake: Hmmm, how sweet. The whole thing didn't seem at all odd to you?
      Chastity: It's not the oddest thing I have ever done, for sure.

    • Tinny: [Wally] took off with the winning ticket, didn't he?
      Bernard: Yeah, I won the lottery, fair and square. So I trust my good friend, Wally, to cash it in for a cod, so I don't have to fork over half the cash to that cheating bag of make-up.
      Des: Your wife was cheating on you?
      Bernard: Apparently. With Wally! It's all right there on the phone bill. I don't know how I could have missed that one; they're like, the only two people I know.

    • Mal: Christian, the truth.
      Christian: I met Lucy in rehab, and we had a thing.
      Mal: Why would you lie to me?
      Christian: I couldn't tell you the truth about what I do for a living.
      Mal: You're a lawyer.
      Christian: No, Dad, wake up. I'm no lawyer, I'm a bag-man. I pay bribes to the people who need to be bribed. And Lucy Winsor needed bribing. She got arrested for driving with a head full of codeine, and the Feds are trying to convince her to flip against her husband. He sent her to Ontario to straighten her out; so it was my job to check into rehab, get close to her and convince her not to testify.

    • Des: You know, it's strange, it's really strange. I mean, I killed a man, and I feel nothing.
      Tinny: You didn't kill anybody. And you were crying the whole time the police took your statement.

    • (opening a ring box)
      Mal: I bought this about four months ago, and I've been carrying it around with me like a jerk. I know you don't like marriage, but I don't care. So, you want to give it a go, or what?
      Rose: (tearing up) Yeah. Yes, I do.

    • David: You know, you don't have to be here right now if you don't want to.
      Nikki: I'm really sorry. I... [Jake] just really needs me right now.
      David: Are you sure it's not the other way around?

  • NOTES (1)


    • Christian: Look, I'm sure that somebody slipped me something.
      Sgt. Hood: Or you slipped yourself something.
      Christian: Kojak, I'm fresh out of the best rehab clinic in Southern Ontario.

      Kojak was police crime show that ran from 1973 - 1978, with Telly Savalas as the bald, lollipop-sucking Theo Kojak. Sgt. Hood, to whom this remark is addressed is also bald.