Simon Neary is a gangster Gene has wanted to nail for years. When the team discovers that his latest deal is to obtain guns, the case takes on another imperative for Alex. Is stopping the guns a way to stop herself getting shot in 2008? Gene is shocked by how far Alex is prepared to go, including trying to persuade Neary's young boyfriend to turn informant. Would she put a civilian at risk? Written by
Did You Know?
appears in this episode as a gay young man in love with a gangster. As he is about to set his lover up, Russell walks towards him singing "Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye, cheerio here I go on my way" under his breath. Russell played Rudge from The History Boys
(2006), which has Russell and the other boys singing this song at several times. See more
The calendar in Alex's flat suggests that the events take place on and about 12 August 1981. One of the songs played in the club scene is "Don't You Want Me" by The Human League. This track was on the album Dare, which wasn't released until 20 October 1981. Originally considered by the band to be a "filler" track, it wasn't released as a single until 5 December 1981. See more
DI Alex Drake
What am I doing here really? What is the point of all this?
DCI Gene Hunt
To dress like a tart, wiggle your arse in my direction, and fill my days with glimpses of the depths of your depraved mind? It's good enough for me, Bolly.
Don't You Want Me Baby
Written by Jo Callis
, Phil Oakey
and Philip Adrian Wright
Performed by The Human League See more