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The Good of This City 

The mother of a girl who used to work for Long Susan is murdered, along with a rent collector. The girl claims to have no memory of the event, which may be linked to the construction of a new railway.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
P.C. Dick Hobbs
Rose Erskine
Emily Reid
Dr. Karl Crabbe


After Susan declines to give pregnant Lucy Eames her job back in the brothel, Lucy is found wandering,blood-stained and dazed. In a nearby tenement,due for demolition to make way for the rail-road,a rent collector and Lucy's mother are found dead but Lucy has no recollection of events and Reid brings in progressive psychiatrist Dr Crabbe to try and help her remember being in the house. Reid discovers that Susan was instrumental in helping Lucy,making her a suspect,though she also informs him of Lucy's medical condition,which made her stay at the brothel impossible. However the detectives' investigations turn up the name of one other who would definitely benefit by the death of one of the victims. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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9 February 2013 (USA)  »

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16 : 9
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The episode title "The Good of This City," is spoken by Stanley Bone (Paul McGann). "Everything we do, we do for the good of this city and the benefit of those who build their lives within it." See more »


When the blood was wiped from Lucy's neck, at least a half hour had elapsed after she had gotten splattered. The blood should have been dried, not still obviously wet. See more »


[Jackson, high as a kite, barges into The Star's offices, waving a revolver]
Cpt. Homer Jackson: You will let me pass, or you're gonna suck on this iron!
[aims his gun at Drake]
Cpt. Homer Jackson: Drake... I'm serious... you tell Reid... tell Reid...
Det. Insp. Edmund Reid: [emerges from Best's office] What?
Cpt. Homer Jackson: The vial... Lucy's medication... it is... it is...
Det. Insp. Edmund Reid: It is what?
Cpt. Homer Jackson: [triumphantly] It is... amphetamine!
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