Sympathy for the Devil
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Season Two, Episode Eight
Air date 2 March 2011
Directed by Stacey Curtis
Written by John Callaghan
Production No. 208
Episode guide
Crashing on the Couch
Will the Real Des Courtney Please Stand Up?

Sympathy for the Devil is the eighth episode in the second season and the twentieth in the series.


The Doyles reluctantly take on a case from a dodgy "old friend" when he promises them a big payday; Jake and Allison encounter friction when their professional lives impose on their personal relationship; Jake gets an interesting job offer from an unlikely source.



  • Jake: Well, it's a little early in the morning for the three of you to be drinking, don't you think?
    Rose: Well, Martin surprised us, made us breakfast.
    Martin: I got a confession to make, I actually do have an ulterior motive.
    Rose: Get out.
    Martin: I do.
    Rose: No, I mean get out!
  • Des: Ma'am, ma'am, I'm going to have to insist that you drop the taser.
    Siobhan: Is that right? (she tasers him)
    Des: Don't tell Jake!
    Tinny: Why don't I just save you some batteries and get down?
    Siobhan: Probably in your best interest.
  • Des: Mal, Mal... is cake a food group?
    Rose: We've got to get him looked at.


  • The episode was dedicated to Paul "Full" Power (1956 - 2010).
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