The Cops

Season 2 Episode 3

Episode 3

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 25, 1999 on BBC Two
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Danny Rylands, who's been off work since his beating at the Skillet wake, is interviewed by a psychiatrist. He must convince her that he's ready to return to work, but his feigned nonchalance makes him seem obstructive. Quizzed about recent traumatic events - especially the death of the child, Lyndsay Wilcox - the cracks show: 'I felt responsible.. I should've got there sooner... I am guilty.' The psychiatrist decides to advise against his returning to work. Colin Jellico is looking forward to quizzing of a different nature - a pub quiz, which he's persuaded some of the scale to join in. Paired with Mike, they answer a call to a local park where a bevy of drunks have been brawling. Colin wants to take an old dosser, Charlie Gillespie, into custody for his own protection. Mike overrules him. Mike feels more concern when he bumps into Brewer, father of the baby recently born in custody. Brewer admits that Kelly's on smack; he's worried about the baby. Mike checks on Kelly, and finds the baby alone amidst the detritus of Kelly's habit. Despite Kelly's heart-rending distress when she returns, he has no choice but to take the baby away. Meanwhile, a distraught Danny turns up on father Dave Wilcox's doorstep, wanting to talk. Dave is outraged and phones the station. Giffen personally collects Danny and forces him to face facts: 'You're finished....' Mike and Colleen's marriage also finally collapses. 'I made a mistake - I don't want to keep on paying for it for the rest of my life.' However, Roy has much more difficulty giving up his love affair with the chip. He's got to lose four stone and wife Ellen is on a mission to see he does. Over at Shipley nick to collect a milk thief, Natalie is persuaded to take ambitious probationer Amanda Kellett back to Stanton with her. Amanda is pushy ('I wondered if you had any tips?') and her probing is like a red flag to Nat. Finally, Colin's quiz night falls apart when he falls out with Mike. He's sick of Mike's patronising attitude: 'I wanted to take (Charlie) in for his own protection but you - you knew better.. and now Charlie Gillespie's dead'. Danny turns up for the quiz night but leaves early. As he slips away into the night, he looks lost and alone.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Joanne Venet

Joanne Venet

Donna

Guest Star

Gerry Hinks

Gerry Hinks

Dr Moorhouse

Guest Star

Judy Holt

Judy Holt

Dr Boylan

Guest Star

Mark Benson

Mark Benson

Joe Small

Recurring Role

Paulette Williams

Paulette Williams

Amanda Kennett

Recurring Role

Deirdre Costello

Deirdre Costello

Ellen

Recurring Role

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