Gypsy car thief Jed dies after Hunt has pursued him in a high speed chase and Hunt and Mackintosh put out a cover-up story to exonerate Hunt. Drugs are found on the corpse and the whole camp is arrested including an old lady who tells Alex's fortune and recognizes her parallel existence. The deceased was known to abuse his pregnant girlfriend Alva and Alex believes that seemingly altruistic local Dr. Battleford, the camp's G.P., fed Jed lethal pills, as he was in love with Alva and is the baby's father. She is eventually proved to be right and Alex and Hunt deliver Alva's child. An even more bizarre alliance is formed when Hunt buys Alex's view that Hales was a pawn in a conspiracy to kill officer Irvine and joins the Masons to gain Mackintosh's confidence.
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Did You Know?
Looking at the overturned Austin Princess, Gene (Philip Glenister
) says, "death of a princess" referencing the ATV drama-documentary broadcast 9 April 1980, Death of a Princess. It was a highly controversial account of young Princess Masha'al and her lover who were executed in Saudi-Arabia in 1978. Both the American and UK broadcasts of the film caused livid protests and strong diplomatic, economic, and political pressure from the Saudis. See more
Supermac refers to a Super Glue advert with a man in overalls glued to a board that was suspended from a helicopter. The advert is actually for Solvite wallpaper paste, rather than Super Glue. See more
DCI Gene Hunt
Looking very chirpy, Bolls, you've been sitting on the washing machine again?
References Love Actually
Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)
Written by Michael Score
, Ali Score
, Frank Maudsley
and Paul Reynolds
Performed by A Flock of Seagulls See more