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Thirty Days Professionals Meme. Day #11 - Favourite episode from Season 2

First seen on probodie's journal and on several Pros fans since then. All the ones I've seen have been done in one day, but I'm going to make it a thirty day meme instead.

Day #01. How did you discover The Professionals?
Day #02. Favourite character
Day #03. Least favourite character
Day #04. Favourite episode
Day #05. Least favourite episode
Day #06. Best Cowley moment
Day #07. Best Bodie moment
Day #08. Best Doyle moment
Day #09. Best female guest star
Day #10. Favourite moment episode from S1
Day #11. Favourite moment episode from S2
Day #12. Favourite moment episode from S3
Day #13. Favourite moment episode from S4
Day #14. Favourite moment episode from S5
Day #15. A scene that makes you laugh
Day #16. A scene that makes you cry
Day #17. A scene you rewind to watch over again and again
Day #18. Favourite quote
Day #19. Favourite supporting character
Day #20. Best villain
Day #21. Favourite pairing
Day #22. Favourite moment with your pairing
Day #23. Favourite weapon
Day #24. Best 'move' in a fight
Day #25. Favourite outfit
Day #26. Whose shoes would you like to step into (on the show)?
Day #27. If you could meet any ONE actor, who would it be?
Day #28. What is your favourite fan fiction story? (link if possible)
Day #29. Who is your favourite fan fiction author? (link if possible)
Day #30. What is the best alternate universe? (link if possible)

Day #11. Favourite moment episode from S2

My favourite-favourite episode of Season 2 is 'Hunter/Hunted'. But as I've already used that for 'favourite episode' and thus shared why I like it so much, I'm going to go with my second choice episode. It is (a very difficult choice):

'The Rack'.

Again, it may be a slightly controversial choice as it tackles death whilst in custody and there is no getting over the fact that Doyle did punch Paul Coogan.

I thought the story-line was another strong one, another powerful one, not always an easy one with some excellent characters some of whom I loved to hate (as they say).

I loved Cowley's impassioned speech when summing the case up. And he was right in everything he said. It is probably the most powerful speech in the series and one of the most powerful I've heard. It's made all the more powerful because he's accepting the cold, hard facts that a man died, that his agent did punch him, that CI5 do get their hands dirty and don't always wear white hats. He admits all that but reminds those present that it's what the public want - not the death at the hands of an agent, but all the rest of it. They want CI5 to do the dirty work and keep the streets safe.

Doyle was very much 'blame him for the invention of gunpowder' in the episode, fully taking the blame and angsting about it in the way only Doyle can do. And Bodie was typically Bodie in the way he talked to him and tried to shake him out of it. I loved their argument in Doyle's sitting room the closeness and all the things they were saying when they said different words.

And I actually liked that they weren't totally exonerated in the end (even though 'not proven' is not an English verdict, it's a Scottish one). It would have been so easy and so 'normal' to find them 'not guilty' to place the blame entirely on John Coogan, to completely clear the 'good guys'. But Pros writers/directors didn't do that; they weren't afraid to do controversial things.

A very powerful, intense episode worthy of being my favourite (okay not quite, but . . .) episode of Season Two.
Tags: !memes/quizes, !memes: fanfic/fandom, fandom: the professionals

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