Robbie meets a one-night stand called Manda but she steals his book containing the names and details of his informants. One of them, Duffy, is found murdered with the word 'Grass' ... See full summary »

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Robbie meets a one-night stand called Manda but she steals his book containing the names and details of his informants. One of them, Duffy, is found murdered with the word 'Grass' spray-painted next to him. When a second informant is shot dead, Robbie has to enlist Jackie's help to recover his book before there are any more deaths. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Robbie Ross is set up.
21 December 2009 | by (Port Stephens, Australia) – See all my reviews

DI Ross meets with an informant in a city graveyard. Thomas Duffy, a petty criminal, reveals he has some information and Ross arranges to meet him the next day.

That night, Ross and Fraser go for drinks. When Fraser leaves Ross starts chatting to a woman, Manda. The two leave together. The next morning Ross wakes to find Manda gone – along with his contact book.

When a body is found in the woods Ross arrives at the scene with a hang- over. To his horror, the dead man is Duffy. Spray painted in red next to the body is the word 'GRASS'.

Ross confesses to Reid about the missing book and the two of them return to search Ross' flat, but the book is nowhere to be found. When they scan the CCTV footage from outside his flat, they see Manda handing the book to someone in a car.

Ross is concerned about the contacts in his book and his network of informants. Gangland boss and drug dealer, William Drydon, has been providing information for years, much to the distress of DCI Burke.

At Drydon's mansion, Ross tells the gangster and his wife Carla about Duffy and the missing book, and they both accuse Ross of letting them down.

Meanwhile, Reid and Fraser visit Martin Hayne, a owns a property developer which Drydon used to invest in. They soon discover that Duffy was the grass who turned Martin's son in to the police.

Ross meets with Duffy's brother, Gavin, to find out if he knows what his brother was about to reveal, but Gavin denies all knowledge and blames Ross for his brother's death. That night Drydon is shot dead outside a pool hall.

The next morning, Reid goes to Ross' flat to find him half-asleep and stinking of alcohol. When she tells him of Drydon's murder, Ross is adamant that he must see Carla.

As tensions run high at the station and the team set off to follow other leads, Ross calls on Reid to cover for him one last time. Can he solve the case before his career becomes the next casualty?

With no back-up, Ross follows his instincts to a deadly confrontation with the killer. This is a good episode. The new fifty minute format is starting to take shape. Hopefully Taggart will continue to evolve and gain in quality.


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