Low Winter Sun
“I think it was only yesterday you were scrapping for copper and now you’re sitting around moaning that Jay landed a kilo &a half of coke in your lap and its the best thing that happened to you since you had a hand job on the dream cruise!”
Lennie James as Geddes goes home-see his Mother then Geddes starts spouting serious religious quotations from the Bible!
“raise my eyes towards the mountains..”
“to the heavens above..”
“he shall not slip..”
Police Boss & Frank & Boyd-the Internal Affairs man.
“he he he he”.
Detective Frank Agnew & Detective Khalil search McGann’s house.
So searching the house they find a hacksaw. They trip over on rabbits and find a mobile. It’s Brendan McGann’s mobile.
(Frank listens on it)
“Hi Brendan, its Katia, yes!”
Frank goes to visit the room: red stain on the wall . Flashback time. Geddes shows Frank the stain:
“I was here when he shot her”
“didn’t see him cut her up..”
We find out that Geddes really is evil: he goes to see the handsome gangster with he black moustache & beard.
“I have information for you I had a deal with Mcgann”.
“perhaps you didn’t hear me?”
“perhaps I am not projecting my voice adequately in this situation?
“You don’t know me!
“Call me again and your oily ass will be
“at the bottom of the Baton Rouge river!”.
The body count:
So far the Police have found McGann, they coke dealer guy the gangsters shot, & the Internal Affairs informant! (who had his head & arms ripped off)
Geddes goes off on a rant in the autopsy room:
“lets call the free press”..
“This wrist is what is messing me up, this happened post-mortem!”
(ha ha told you)
“if a tanker went by and knocked him,”
“could it have broken his wrists?”
(But then things just pick up super quick time forensically speaking)
Detective Kahlil tells off the shop-keeper in Arabic. (he won’t speak to her because she is a woman)
“What kind of man sends a woman to speak for him?”
The stylish gangsters find an empty warehouse. (they gonna go all Jack City on us)
The Pathologist figures out the water is chlorinated. Boy that was dumb of them not to know that!
The tearing up the paper guy at the bar. Guy next to him about Maya:
“Damn that’s an ass!”
Kerblamm. Tearing up paper guy socks him bad.
Internal Affairs & Frank & The Police Boss:
IA man Boyd:
“Geddes isn’t the focus of the investigation he is the investigation!”
(Frank looks worried)
Frank attacks and starts to strangle Geddes.
“OK, OK”! Geddes says in a Micky Mouse voice.
“Mcgann, he owned me, he put a gun in my mouth.”
“he could have killed me in a blink!”
“I saved her life! On my Momma!”
“I saved her life!”
footnotes on episode 2 added today 30th August 2013
So we have been catapulted in, without warning, to Gedde’s world. & It is a proper scary world. Mind you everything is in the damn dark which lends a suitable yet tedious air of foreboding to everything. Every scene in fact. Someone taking out the rubbish would look sinister. In the dark.
The warning signs were there last week, Geddes was way too loud. Too cocky. For someone just involved in a murder in their own department and of their own partner.
Just who exactly did kill McGann is unclear as Frank & Geddes seemed to have carried it out jointly. & In America being an accessory is very serious.
Certainly Frank is left fighting for his life, his job, his Katia by Geddes who is fast pedalling forward
We see Geddes have a surprising snifter in the loo at his Mother’s house. Before that she pinches his fag.
It all seems a bit Norman Bates and creepy in the Geddes house. Are Geddes & his Mum very close or is his mum meant to be a bit mad? Signified by the fag/ cigarette sharing.
So its a quick line and a change of jacket and Geddes is off out again. He repels his Mother’s imprecations with an apparent active hatred. Is Geddes completely mad as well as evil we are left to wonder.
Geddes is in full blown Iago mode. But he is also out to save his own skin. Frank Agnew had better watch his back i reckon ..
Time to step up to the plate, Frank. He has already outfoxed Geddes a few times. The only way to beat Geddes & save his own skin is for Frank to get truly evil on us.