"I knew some of the Detective Chief Inspectors who were so tough that they would have regarded a Gene Hunt character as a 22 carat nancy pansy boy." ---- DS Dick Kirby. ♥
"These detectives were so sharp, they could hear sparrows fart." --- also Kirby. This guy deserves his own show, he's fabulous.
[On Annie's promotion] "The idea was that it was supposed to feel like a bright Sixth Former going into the teachers' staff room. In other words, they did like her, and they did respect her, and they did know that she was good. But basically they thought they were far superior to her and ultimately she was just a child." --- Matthew Graham. That's actually a really good analogy. It's these times when I think 'you are a pretty brilliant writer, Matthew.'
I still find Glen's treatment unbelievably painful. More now than before, actually, because the first time I saw this episode I never truly understood how rampant this attitude and behaviour still is. I had successfully convinced myself that 'racism was bad'. --- It really does make me want to finally write that After School Special fic of 'isn't racism horrendous?' Except I won't, of course, because even I am smart enough to know that soapboxing on those issues is eye-roll worthy (especially from my tower of privilege.)
"You can argue that we're getting away with it, but are you getting away with it showing hanging, drawing and quartering in an Elizabethan drama?" --- Matt, on some of his more colourful language/behaviour as Gene. The only thing is? Matthew referred to it as 'getting away with it' several times himself, so his argument is moot. He revealed he actively enjoyed writing Gene's nastiness on several occasions. So, yes, Matt. Getting away with it. Not with saying stuff he privately believes, but revelling in breaking taboos? Getting away with it.
'The verbal'. Hmmm. Could work with that. I've not noticed that term before.
MATTHEW SO SLASHES SAM/GENE. I DO NOT CARE HOW MANY TIMES HE TRIES TO DENY IT: "I'd like both of them, because I'd like Sam to do all the forensic work, in my house, because he'd be thorough and once he'd ascertained a forensic link to a suspect, I'd like Gene to arrest them and talk to them quietly in the police station and get a confession." (His glee? Absolutely fucking palpable. He is so pleased with himself. Why do so many of my posts end up with me shamelessly fangirling Matthew?)
In the end, as I suspected, this didn't actually give me much of anything new --- nor did it help in massive ways with my current story. But it's good to cement ideas in one's mind, to give confirmation.