Gerry and Brian end up on an orange farm from where they hitch a lift with a biker group back to Gibraltar and tell Sandra of the connection between Fletcher and Truman and the fact that ...
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Gerry and Brian end up on an orange farm from where they hitch a lift with a biker group back to Gibraltar and tell Sandra of the connection between Fletcher and Truman and the fact that Danny Bossano's father Levy met Fletcher just before he died. Levy is tight-lipped as to why he has thirty grand in the house, Truman explaining to Sandra that the thirty grand was actually Fletcher's casino winnings. Meanwhile Gerry and Brian discover that Danny drew many pictures of his friends, the sons of soldiers, one of whom was a young Sinclair, who describes Danny's accidental death. Levy then unmasks Christian's killer who had been paying him to keep quiet. Back home Brian faces his tribunal but Embleton, the man he blames for Anthony Kaye's death in custody, drops charges against him and he is exonerated. However Brian secretly tapes a confession from Embleton as to what really happened and gives the tape to Kaye's mother. Written by
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Gibraltar is not, and has never been, a separate country. It is currently (and was in 1982) a territory of the United Kingdom. Brian Lane is normally too precise to make such a simple mistake. See more »
Supt Raphael Cruz:
There hasn't been a murder on The Rock in seven years, and within twelve hours of you showing up we're pulling a body out of the water.
They think we've broken your winning streak, huh?
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The UCOS Team head to Gibraltar in the series boldest episodes yet. A gun found on the riverbank leads the team to the Rock while Brian tries to keep his promise to the boy who died in a police cell in his custody just before he retired, putting his job on the line.
This episode stops at nothing with it's scenery, writing, direction and emotion, it's setting up the arc for Brian's departure while not forgetting that it's a crime drama, something that previous episodes often forgot, focusing too much on the characters and nearly completely forgetting the story, which is why I think spreading this story over two parts was a great idea.
The writers did a great job with filling up the two episodes, despite the episode being two-hours long I can't think of a single moment where things aren't moving. The characters are surprisingly interesting, something that series 9 wasn't particularly known for, twists dotted evenly throughout the two parts keep things moving, and there's a perfect balance between serious, comedic and emotional.
The acting can be very intense at times, especially the end of part two, and the special moments between the main characters especially Sandra and Brian, are very precious little scenes.
But the emotional highlights of the episode involve Brian and his exit story, the way he confronts Embleton is brilliant, and the way he looks around the UCOS office before heading of to tell Anthony Kay's mother what happened to her son, knowing that it would probably be the last time he would be working on a case with his team, another one of those precious little moments that make this episode very special.
These are two of the strongest episodes in the show's history, both in terms of story, writing, direction, acting, and the tiny emotional moments that make this episode one that you'll definitely remember.
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