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"Inspector Morse" The Day of the Devil (TV Episode 1993) Poster

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[Morse wonders whether Dr Martin would have killed Barrie if the police hadn't intervened. She holds up a ring which belonged to one of his other rape victims]

Dr. Esther Martin: When you find the owner of this ring, tell her what I did. You'll find the answer to your question there.

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[Strange wonders what sort of texts Heironymous St John's shop sells. To Morse's amazement, Lewis shows off his newly-acquired knowledge of the Occult]

Detective Sergeant Lewis: [glibly] Oh, exegeses on ancient grimoires, I should think, sir.

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[Sergeant Brenner brags about his undercover abilities]

Sergeant Brenner: I, personally, can be buried in a hole in the ground for up to three days.

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John Peter Barrie: [Contemptuously to the Canon as he plays the church organ] You play like a man with ten thumbs, Priest!

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John Peter Barrie: [Contemptuously from the shadows to the Canon] Did I frighten you, Shaman? It's only a shadow, you fat fool. A parlor trick!

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Detective Sergeant Lewis: [Speaking of Barrie] How can someone so bright believe in all that stuff?

Canon Humphrey Appleton: I believe in an historical figure who made the lame walk and the blind see, and who raised himself up from the dead, or don't you believe that, Sergeant?

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Chief Inspector Morse: We're about to enter the Third Millennium, Canon.

Canon Humphrey Appleton: Yes, but the occult will always be with us, Chief Inspector. It reflects a part of our nature.

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Dr. Esther Martin: I really did try to understand Barrie. But... being so near him in the hospital, all that time... I thought I'd go mad. Perhaps I did. Because at some point, I'd decided to kill him.

Chief Inspector Morse: And Barrie himself provided the method, with his obsession about betrayal?

Dr. Esther Martin: Yes. When I told him about the dreams, he said if I was really Ashtoreth's medium, I could tell him who betrayed him. So, I described my own ordeal, and I told him he'd been betrayed by the other man. Then he said if I was Ashtoreth's medium, I could get him out of the hospital. So, I began to see a way that I could pay them both back. It was as thought we were locked together in some absurd game, each driven by our own hatred. The rest you know, Chief Inspector.

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