The Cops

Season 2 Episode 2

Episode 2

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 18, 1999 on BBC Two
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Dean Wishaw's behaviour has been increasingly belligerent, so Giffen places him under Roy's wing - 'puppy walker to Scoobie Doo'. First up is a search for bail-jumper Leo Crolla: Dean: I've got it in for this lad - he's been taking the piss.... Roy: You take everything personal don't you? What's the matter with you? Crolla gets away ('Don't worry, this estate's his fuckin' universe'), but instead they find a 13 year old smack addict, Debbie Sharpe, and take her home to her mother's. Roy invites Dean to his house for refs (meal break), where Dean sees photos of him in his army uniform. Roy reminisces about his army career and his early days in the force: 'The miner's strike... all the overtime you could handle. That's when the job started to change though - became a bloody profession. Never been the same since.' Crolla has been spotted in a pub. When Roy and Dean arrest him, Dean spots someone he hasn't seen for a long time. This seems to de-stabilise Dean, who over-reacts yet again by rather questionably spraying Crolla in the face with CS gas. Roy is aghast - 'What you do that for?' Dean's only explanation? 'That was me Dad'. Meanwhile, things are a bit quieter on the new community beat. Mel is really getting stuck in, offering to help youth worker Darrell Stone with a project. There's an obvious attraction between the two, but they confine themselves to flippant remarks: Darrell: What's it feel like slamming a cell door? Mel: What's it feel like handing some kid a clean needle? Jaz's community policing style is somewhat different. When the pair pick up Debbie Sharpe and friend Davo, Mel is concerned for Debbie's welfare whilst Jaz pumps Davo for information. He's very ambitious. Dean realises he has a problem: if it gets out that his father has a criminal record, he thinks he'll be out of the force. When his Dad turns up at the family home, there's a confrontation, and his Dad makes an astute observation: 'What is it lackin' in you that ... makes you want to push other people around? Dean arrests him when he finds his mother's savings book on him, but Giffin, having been tipped off by Roy, takes over and sends his Dad on his way before Dean drops himself in it.moreless

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Andrew Scott (II)

Andrew Scott (II)

Leo Crolla

Guest Star

Jimmy Seward

Jimmy Seward

Dean’s Brother

Guest Star

Tony Monroe

Tony Monroe

Dean’s Father

Guest Star

Jody Latham

Jody Latham

Craig Davenport

Recurring Role

Deirdre Costello

Deirdre Costello

Ellen

Recurring Role

Jan Pearson

Jan Pearson

Maggie Hayes

Recurring Role

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