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... The key words are "Growth through exposure." We put up posters all over the country. We create a webpage. We open a Facebook account. We get spots on radio and national TV. OK, maybe not the TV spots. Old fella like you is probably nervous in front of cameras.
-I'm getting seriously nervous around you.
You're withholding evidence vital to a murder enquiry.
-I answer to a higher law.
There's something off about him. Sure, he looks the business, talks the business, but he's got tombstones in his eyes.
Jack Taylor. The PI who strikes fear into the hearts of criminals.
-Scary, huh? You should see my collection of stuffed heads.
It would have mitigated your sentence.
-What was the point? Nobody would have believed me and I couldn't prove it. Same old story.
I won't ask you boys to do anything you don't want to. But sometimes you need a special experience to help you on the road you've chosen yourself.
Someone had a fight in here.
-Forensics will go orbital if they find your fibres all over the body.
Cheers, Columbo. Bruising on his wrists, hands. Like he put up a struggle.
-He was already bruised from hoodies roughing him up.
I didn't notice these before.
-Neither did I, but it doesn't mean they weren't there.
Christ, Cody. You can be a right pain in the hole.
-Just playing devil's advocate.
Do you even know what that means?
-Yeah. I've seen the movie.
When it comes to leaving well alone, I'm an eejit. And worse, a stubborn one.
Do you know why we choose the bull as the symbol for our consortium?
-Bull? An obvious explanation springs to mind.
You're too fond of the obvious and the common, Jacko. No. There is no creature braver than the bull. It keeps going.
Wounded, dying, it doesn't know when to stop.
You said it yourself. You're like the bull. Doesn't know when to quit. Even when it's dying, it still goes on. Thinking it can win. But it never does.
You can ask any question you like.
-You don't sound bitter.
My Christian is studying medicine. God places adversity in our paths so that we may benefit from it. That's what the Bible teaches.
-The Bible and Nietzsche.
I'm not familiar with him.
-"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."
He must have been a religious man so, Mr Nietzsche.
When you dance with the Devil as often as you do, Mr Taylor, surprised it hasn't happened before.
One of my brighter ideas. Shag a suspect. Nice one, Jack. You think it's sick, don't you? What you feel is what you feel. But you judge me. Love is hard enough to come by. Might as well embrace it, whatever form it takes. But anything that you feel that strongly, can lead you to do bad things. Very bad things.
It was a mistake.
-Is there anything you do that's not a mistake?
'The last few months I've roamed every corner of the country, taking on cases as I went along. I didn't care where it was. As long as it wasn't Galway.
Will you look who just resurfaced. Jack Taylor. Well detected.
-Ned Whelan. Superintendent, no less. A man of weight.
Always the mouth, jack.
You know sometimes we have certain feelings and we don't admit to them? We're ashamed of them. … When I see someone like you, I see someone who wants an experience. You know? A special experience? To make you realise what you've been feeling all along. … I wouldn't ask you to do anything you don't want to. I just want to help you along a road you've chosen yourself. … There's no need to be afraid. I know what you're feeling. I was the same. It's a strange feeling, isn't it? On the one hand, it feels good. And on the other, it feels like … Please, don't. Thing is, Peter, you can tame the monster inside you, but you can't make it go away.
32 years old. He was hit hard in the side of the head. Injuries would have killed her if she hadn't gotten two bullets in her back.
-So what are you saying? She was beaten and then shot? Somebody wanted to make sure.
Your brother carved her regular as rain. Everyone knew it, and you did nothing about it.
-I had words with him.
Oh, words! Then you fight for the family honour and everyone bought him a pint? Happy families.
Why do you want to help us? What's in it for you.
-Let's just say I have a soft spot for the underdog.
We appreciate your offer, Taylor but we don't know you from Adam.
I made a few phone calls. You have reputation down in the West. Kicked out of the Guards, fond of the lush.
It says in the papers that Eddie Mangan's alibi's a bit shaky. Three fellas with about 30 pints between them doesn't make for the greatest of alibis.
My father was from Manchester. Apparently. I never knew him. Marm was, er She dragged me from pub to pub. A bottle of whiskey in one hand, a bottle of formula in the other. One night, we were out, I was only about, er, four, at the time, but I remember this. We were crossing the road and she steps out in front of this car. Died on the spot.
I said to her, 'You think he's your friend, and then he messes it all up by doing something stupid and hurtful. And it makes you so mad that you never want to talk to him again!' Right. She thought that was funny.
Your wife knows?
- I'm no good at keeping secrets.
You were gonna leave without saying goodbye.
-Well, no. Well, what I mean is, I'm not very good at that stuff.
Don't leave. I'll be singing some of Mummy's songs later. I want you to play the guitar for me.
-Oh, Christ, no.
--You heard the lady, Jack.
Please? (Jack nodded…) You're such a push-over.
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