It appears your honour
that DS Reid has a certain fascination with what DI Ross wears, in fact
she appears to be very observational when it comes to his attire:
Jackie - "That 's a very nice suit Robbie"
Robbie - "Thank you Jackie"
Jackie - "Isn't that the shirt you had on yesterday?"
Robbie - "Yeah, my washing machine's broken Detective
I put it to you that DS
Reid was fishing for information. She wanted to know where DI Ross
had spent the night. This can be further backed up by the following
conversation with DC Frazer also in Fearful Lightning.
Jackie - "So what do you know about Robbie's new
Stuart - " Nothing yet, he's keeping it pretty close to his chest.
I can get on the case if your interested?"
Jackie - "No....just curious"
Ok your honour you could
just say that Jackie was being nosey, but I think the evidence suggests a
little more than idle curiosity.
At the end of Fearful
Lightning Jackie has a dinner date at Robbie's. Two colleagues
having a meal? I think not! I mean who takes a bottle of
champagne to dinner with a colleague? A nice wine maybe, but
Unfortunately due to the
unexpected arrival of Francesca we never got to see what Jackie's
intentions were, but judging by the following I don't think they were
Francesca - "Would you like to join us for dinner? Robbie's
Jackie - "No, I
think I'll leave it thanks very much. I had other plans for this
Jackie - "Can't quite imagine you in an apron"
Robbie - "You
might not have too"
thinking out loud or wishful thinking?
Long Time Dead
There's a great exchange early on in Long Time Dead when, after there's
been a murder at a hotel late one night, Robbie says to her "By the way,
I've sorted us out a room Jackie" She looks up at him with a "what
for" expression before he adds "For interviewing. Why, what did you
think?" She just looks totally flustered and can't answer that.
Episode: Skin Deep
Evidence: When Jackie and Brian are arguing and
Jackie says "If I were you Brian I wouldn't let jealousy compromise your
investigation" and she turns and walks out, but didn't anyone else notice
that she might not have paid for that magazine she got???
Comment: Surely your honour the fact that DS Reid
forgot to pay for her magazine is evidence of just how strongly she felt
about defending Robbie. Enough to have a falling out with her
Evidence: I think you should include the very short
but significant scene in Atonement where Robbie puts his hand on Jackie's
shoulder and says "Lets go for a drinkú I know it's only small, but
in court all evidence is relevant!!!!
And don't forget they
left the office together that night and then came back in together the
next morning.....can't remember if they were both wearing the same clothes
as the night before though.
Falling In Love
Evidence: Many witness statements have mentioned this
episode your honour and there is no doubt that it presents some very
relevant evidence to this case.
Sent to a tango club on
investigations Robbie grabs Jackie quite out of the blue and starts
dancing with her. Jackie is taken more than a little by surprise
however she makes no effort to pull away, in fact she seems to 'squeak'
with delight. When the music stops they are disturbed by the club's
owner and it is not mentioned again. However there is a very
significant scene where Jackie is and can only be described as 'away with
the fairies' thinking about the dance over and over in her mind.
It comes back to haunt
her further when a woman arrested for murder tells Jackie that the tango
is all about passion.
The episode culminates
with Jackie's wedding to Brian.
Exhibits A-C are taken
from after the wedding ceremony. Strong evidence wouldn't you agree?
I am still looking for
witnesses for the prosecution in this case so please
To read the case for the