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6 hours ago, Fierce Poodle said:

I thought the exact same thing :lol:

 

There seemed to be a particularly excessive amount of three letter acronyms in this episode.

Wasn't there "PIMP" also?

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23 minutes ago, Fierce Poodle said:

Not really, it’s still the same ludicrous yet highly entertaining nonsense  :lol:

I vaguely remember it, but the series I’m watching now must have different characters or something, I did a lot of drugs back then :blink:

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The teaser for next week's episode quite clearly shows who's still standing. Of course, that doesn't necessarily mean whoever isn't there is dead.

 

Edit: It's actually the teaser for the whole series, not specifically next week's episode.

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Has anybody genuinely got any fucking idea what is going on? Without Wikipedia on hand to look up every character and storyline from all the past series it's just a load of random words to me at the moment. 

 

Can't stop watching it though.

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It's a metaphor to describe a similar situation to when someone is actually siphoning diesel... there's a lot of work at the beginning with nothing happening, then breakthrough! Diesel comes down the line and keeps on coming, or in Ted's case crucial information, which the earlier work was trying to produce, is now flowing through.

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6 hours ago, Glasgowchivas said:

What does 'now we're sucking diesel' actually mean?

 

It's a reference to best action movie of the last 20 years, Mad Max: Fury Road

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On 19/04/2021 at 18:57, Stanley said:

I vaguely remember it, but the series I’m watching now must have different characters or something, I did a lot of drugs back then :blink:

A likely story. You’re as bent as a nine bob note, son.

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I think this season has been really good so far. It massively helps that we re-watched previous seasons before this one started as there are so many throw backs, but nothing wrong with that if you have the material and it works.

 

I do think a lot (not all!) of the criticism thrown at this sometimes is because its popular rather than it being bad. It's always been preposterous, dramatic entertainment. 

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On 19/04/2021 at 07:49, Pete said:

Spent half an hour trying to work this out!

 

And Lawrence Christopher, where do they get their ideas from eh?

It's like reading a wikipedia page of police corruption and incompetence with some names crossed out and mangled. Lawrence Christopher, Dale Roache (Rochdale), Gail Vella (Veronica Guerin). Think there have been others, can't remember.

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On 18/04/2021 at 22:18, BongoInferno said:

I loved that. Also contained some classic Hastings: “If I see a bent copper, I only know one way and that’s full throttle!”

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On that scene, I like how a character they could only have made look more shifty if he’d been twirling a moustache for the last few series was suddenly revealed to be a good guy and was then presumably written out. “It’s up to you now Ted” indeed !

 

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On 22/04/2021 at 07:37, Boothjan said:

I think this season has been really good so far. It massively helps that we re-watched previous seasons before this one started as there are so many throw backs, but nothing wrong with that if you have the material and it works.

 

We've done this too, and only got up to date this week. I genuinely couldn't remember what happened last series so we were going to rewatch the last series, but then decided to watch the whole thing.

 

Series 1 is so good, Tony Gates is an outstanding anti-hero and Tommy and Ryan ending every sentence with '...ya bent bastard!' is brilliant. In fact every series is hugely watchable, and it only starts to approach shark-jumping when Dot's stupid dying declaration is introduced and interpreted to the nth degree.

 

I don't mind the throwbacks but with the best part of 2 years between series and even minor characters popping up again, it's very easy to lose track. 

 

 

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8 hours ago, Yobo Ahoy said:

Tommy and Ryan ending every sentence with '...ya bent bastard!' is brilliant.

I had completely forgotten about that!
My GF and I used to do impressions of that while bantering, when previous series of LOD were on; if Ryan’s dead and doesn’t get to say his catchphrase while in young adult form, I’ll be most disappointed!

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This season seems to have gone by very quickly. Tonight is episode 6 which would usually be the finale. Still just 2 episodes left doesn't give much time left to wrap things up on these plot lines (and the whole show if that's what they want us to think).

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Christ, an hour to wrap this up next week. This better live up to expectations although the ride has been worth it throughout.

 

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Its Osborne isn't it, wasn't he the guy in charge of the unit that Steve was in way back in the first episode of the first series (where they shoot an innocent man in his flat in the belief he is a suicide bomber)?

 

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