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Jane Halifax (Character)
from "Halifax f.p." (1994)

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"Halifax f.p.: Afraid of the Dark (#3.3)" (1998)
Marion Walters: Let's talk about men.
Dr Jane Halifax: What about them ?
Marion Walters: You're in a relationship?
Dr Jane Halifax: No.
Marion Walters: But you've had successful relationships?
Dr Jane Halifax: More or less.
Marion Walters: What happens ?
Dr Jane Halifax: They end.
Marion Walters: Why ?
Dr Jane Halifax: I choose unsuitable partners.
Marion Walters: Why ?
Dr Jane Halifax: Because I'm stupid! Because I want them to fail. Because I'm scared of commitment !

Dr Jane Halifax: I'm not afraid of dying, just dying before I've achieved what I want to achieve.
Marion Walters: Where did that come from ?
Dr Jane Halifax: It's something my father used to say.
Marion Walters: Sounds like you disapproved of him for that.
Dr Jane Halifax: You want me to say I hate him.
Marion Walters: Do you ? Do you hate him Jane ?
[Jane starts sobbing]
Marion Walters: Hmm ? Why ?
Dr Jane Halifax: I hate him for his high expectations. For his so-called perfection. For his blindness to his faults. For not telling me the truth. For his secrets. For teaching me to believe in strength... and honesty... and love. And for leaving me.
[now in tears]

John Halifax, Jane's Father: Jane, it wasn't about you.
Dr Jane Halifax: But I was the one who was left.

Marion Walters: Picture one of these old-fashioned carpenters.
Dr Jane Halifax: Umm, umm...
Marion Walters: He's got all his tools, rubs them with oil, keeps them sharp, puts them away every day. Why does he do that ?
Dr Jane Halifax: He's anal retentive.
[chuckles]
Dr Jane Halifax: Uh, he's looking after them.
Marion Walters: Why ?
Dr Jane Halifax: Because he needs them for his work.
Marion Walters: What does that say about you ? You've forgiven yourself Jane. Why don't you forgive your father ?
Dr Jane Halifax: Thanks.
Marion Walters: For heaven's sake, it's only a job.
[chuckles]
Marion Walters: Take care of yourself.
[they hug]

Dr Jane Halifax: We're dealing with a man whose intelligence is considerably less than his age. Whose home is everything. And now his nest's been disturbed.

[last lines]
[Jane walks up to her father's grave and stops]
Dr Jane Halifax: Choose a card, any card.
[She produces the King of Hearts as if by magic, places it on his headstone, gives a loving smile and walks away]


"Halifax f.p.: A Hate Worse Than Death (#5.3)" (2000)
Dr Jane Halifax: I still think he's a fraud.
Harry Davenport: Oh, is that a professional opinion or is that the verdict of a rodent exterminator?

Harry Davenport: You did WHAT?
Jane Halifax: I took him to hospital - he had three stitches
Harry Davenport: You set a rat trap and let him walk into it?
Jane Halifax: I still think he's a fraud!
Harry Davenport: Oh, is that a professional opinion or is that the verdict of a rodent exterminator?

Jane Halifax: Are you alright?
Harry Davenport: Yeah, Megan phoned here last night. Was told that I'd left.
Jane Halifax: Why, didn't you call to say you were working late?
Harry Davenport: Yeah, I just neglected to tell her where I was working.
Jane Halifax: Why?
Harry Davenport: Come on Jane, what was I gonna say? 'Hi Honey, I'm working back at Jane Halifax's apartment. You know the one, blond, beautiful, intelligent, single!'

Jane Halifax: Do you have any brother's or sisters?
Simon: Oh no, you wouldn't want to see more of me running around would you?
Jane Halifax: They broke the mold after you, did they?
Simon: If they didn't they should have!


"Halifax f.p.: A Person of Interest (#5.1)" (2000)
Dr. Frances Needham: We missed you at the gallery opening the other night.
Dr. Jane Halifax: Yeah, I had to wash my hair that night.
Dr. Frances Needham: Professor Stephens was asking after you.
Dr. Jane Halifax: Really? How's his wife and kids?

Dr Frances Needham: We missed you at the gallery opening the other night.
Dr. Jane Halifax: Yeah, I had to wash my hair that night!
Dr Frances Needham: Professor Stephens was asking after you.
Dr. Jane Halifax: Really? How's his wife and kids?
Emma Ford: Look at them, they're like flies to shit
[about reporters]
Dr. Jane Halifax: You always had such a way with words! Didn't you want to be a journalist once?
Emma Ford: Oh, I decided I was too ethical
Dr. Jane Halifax: So you became a lawyer instead?!
Dr. Jane Halifax: Given that it's a high grade abnormality. Would I need a hysterectomy?
Dr David King: Well it's possible but unlikely. The Colposcopy will let us know the next step.
Dr. Jane Halifax: Well I suppose I should be grateful. All this time I thought my father didn't leave me anything.

Emma Ford: Look at them. They're like flies to sh..
Dr. Jane Halifax: You always had such a way with words. Didn't you want to become a journalist once?
Emma Ford: Oh I decided I was too ethical.
Dr. Jane Halifax: So you became a lawyer instead?!

[On Cervical Cancer]
Dr. Jane Halifax: I suppose I should be grateful. All this time I thought my father didn't leave me anything.


"Halifax f.p.: Isn't It Romantic (#3.2)" (1998)
Eric Washburn: I talk to the other side Doctor Halifax. My guides can work on your behalf right now!
Dr Jane Halifax: I wish you'd ask them to show you the quickest way home

Dr Jane Halifax: So it doesn't matter if you bend the rules, the means justifies the end?
Tom Hurkos: Look, it's nothing personal. I just can't stand shrinks who think they're detectives
Dr Jane Halifax: And detectives who think they're God?

Tom Hurkos: You haven't got a confession though. Word is he's a long way from spilling his guts.
Dr Jane Halifax: Oh and what do you suggest, that we massage his head with a telephone directory?

Tom Hurkos: You were spot-on weren't you?
Dr Jane Halifax: Yeah well, sometimes being right isn't good enough


"Halifax f.p.: A Murder of Crows (#4.2)" (1999)
[Jane answering the door]
Jane Halifax: Kevin, it's nearly midnight!
Kevin: You're going to bed?
Jane Halifax: Well, that's why I'm wearing pajama's yes!

Kevin: Nobody really knows anybody else do they? What they're capable of.
Jane Halifax: We're just as capable of the greatest kindnesses too, don't forget that.
Angela Halifax: If you ate properly you wouldn't have to put yourself through that purgatory
Jane Halifax: I'm hoping to live to a ripe old age. Like you.

Angela Halifax: Why do plain clothes police officers wear such plain clothes?
Jane Halifax: I think it has something to do with their salaries

Angela Halifax: Are you awake?
[The dog jumps on the bed]
Jane Halifax: Well I am now!


"Halifax f.p.: Cradle and All (#2.2)" (1996)
Angela Halifax: Come on, I'll buy you a nice glass of Chirez. Then I'll tell you about the young man I've been seeing.
Dr Jane Halifax: How young?
Angela Halifax: VERY young!

Garry: Alright, what I want you to do is stay calm. Will you do that for me?
Dr Jane Halifax: I might do it for ME actually


"Halifax f.p.: Hard Corps (#1.5)" (1995)
Jane Halifax: What is more important, your marriage or your friendship with Kevin Tate?
Steven: Pretty even I guess
Jane Halifax: If you have to choose?
[Steven thinks a while]
Steven: Paula and the kids
Jane Halifax: Well you got there with a struggle!!

Jane Halifax: So, how are you?
Kevin Tate: Fine. It's the rest of the world that's crazy!


"Halifax f.p.: Swimming with Sharks (#4.3)" (1999)
Dr Jane Halifax: So, how's it been?
Steven Elliot: Pretty bloody average. You?
Dr Jane Halifax: The same actually.
Billy Coombs: I was a promising cruiser weight. I was going places!
Dr Jane Halifax: And then life got in your way hey?
Dr Jane Halifax: You already have a psychiatrist assessing your case.
Matthew Erhmann: Well, he doesn't understand me.
Dr Jane Halifax: Oh and I do?
Matthew Erhmann: You're playing with me now.
Dr Jane Halifax: No, I think it's the other way around.
Matthew Erhmann: Both of us then. We don't belong here do we?
Dr Jane Halifax: It wouldn't be my choice, but then again, I haven't murdered anyone
Matthew Erhmann: Another time, another place, we could be sitting across a candle lit table sipping Chardonay, gazing into each others eyes. Now THAT'S something I'd kill for!


"Halifax f.p.: The Spider and the Fly (#5.2)" (2000)
Dr Jane Halifax: Do you wanna talk?
Tim McNamara: No I don't wanna talk, I want to bloody strangle someone! So piss off or it might be you!
Alison Blount: I'm sure Lisa's husband will be very sorry to see you go
Dr Jane Halifax: Well, they won't miss my cooking!
Dr Jane Halifax: Sweetheart can you go keep an eye on dinner please?
George McNamara: If it moves I'll kill it!
[The house is in chaos]
Bob 'Dizzy' Gillespie: Well, Cyclone Jane!
Dr Jane Halifax: When I spring-clean I don't much about
Dr Jane Halifax: No, I'm sorry, it's a dumb idea
Bob 'Dizzy' Gillespie: Last night you loved it
Dr Jane Halifax: Last night I was technically insane!


"Halifax f.p.: My Lovely Girl (#1.4)" (1995)
Reporter: I only quote what I hear.
Dr Jane Halifax: Quote this, you're a mindless prick!