Based on Agatha Christie's crime novels, Hercule Poirot is a famous former Belgian policeman, who settled for good in London after the war and soon so famous as a private detective. In each episode Poirot gets to solve a crime mystery, generally along with his faithful English sidekick Captain Hastings and/or his Scotland yard 'friendly rival' Detective Chief Inspector Japp.
Poirot (UK) Season 13 (2013)
|13x01 Elephants Can Remember |
Poirot investigates a strange and gruesome murder of an elderly psychiatrist. Ariadne Oliver is pressed to try and uncover the truth behind two decade-old deaths. They soon find out ...
|Jun. 09, 2013|
|13x02 The Big Four |
Set against the backdrop of the impending Second World War Poirot is plunged into a case of global espionage where he uncovers a theatrical tale of murder, secrets, lies and love. In ...
|Oct. 23, 2013|
|13x03 Dead Man's Folly |
Ariadne Oliver is asked to devise a murder hunt for a Devon fête, but her sense of foreboding summons Poirot to the scene. Her fears are realized when, during the fête, the girl playing ...
|Oct. 30, 2013|
|13x04 The Labours of Hercules |
The sleuth falls victim to depression after failing to prevent the murder of a society girl by notorious art thief Marrascaud. His confidence shattered, Poirot eventually returns to ...
|Nov. 06, 2013|
|13x05 Curtain |
An ailing Poirot returns to Styles with Hastings nearly three decades after solving their first mystery together there in order to prevent an unscrupulous and ingenious serial killer ...
|Nov. 13, 2013|
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Season 13 Quotes
|Season 13 / Episode 5: - Curtain|
Hercule Poirot: I pity you, Norton... how very sad to find that this great and beautiful world is so foul and disappointing. And your mother, I pity even more.
Stephen Norton: M-my m-m-mother? You pity my mother?
Hercule Poirot: To endure the agony of bringing you forth only to discover that she had nurtured in her loins such wickedness - is that not worthy of pity?
Stephen Norton: It is you who is n-not worthy! She m-m-meant the world to m-me!
Hercule Poirot: And you to her?
Stephen Norton: She l-loved me... l-loved me m-m-more than... m-more than...
Hercule Poirot: Did she ever hold you, Norton, as mothers do? Stroke your hair... kiss your cheek?
Stephen Norton: She... she... she...
Hercule Poirot: Scared you, did she not? She pushed you away! Starved you of what we all desire, because she knew everything about you!
Stephen Norton: M-my mother knew NOTHING!
Hercule Poirot: Oh, Monsieur Norton... mothers know. They always know.
Stephen Norton: [begins sobbing uncontrollably... then suddenly stops, smirking] Shots in the dark, Poirot. Shots in the dark.
Hercule Poirot: [chuckles, nodding] Bon... chocolate?
Stephen Norton: Would you mind awfully if I d-drank yours instead?
Hercule Poirot: [smiles] Not at all.
|Season 13 / Episode 5: - Curtain|
Hercule Poirot: [voice-over] It was quite immaterial. I take the sleeping tablets and have acquired a certain tolerance. The dose that would send Norton to sleep would have little effect on me. With the greatest of difficulty, I put him in my wheelchair, then, when the coast was clear, I wheeled him to his room. You will not have realized, Hastings, that recently I have taken to wearing a false moustache. Even George does not know that.
Hercule Poirot: [flashback, showing Poirot in Norton's room, removing his false moustache] I put on the dressing gown of Norton, tapped on your door, then went into his bathroom. Presently, I heard you open your door. I left the bathroom and returned into the room of Norton, locking the door behind me.
Hercule Poirot: [struggling to lay Norton on his bed] I put the dressing gown on Norton, and lay him on his bed. I had a pistol, which on two occasions I had placed ostentatiously on the dressing table of Norton when he was out, so that the maid would have seen it.
Hercule Poirot: [puts the pistol to Norton's head as he awakens, smiling... then fires] I put the key into the pocket of his dressing gown and locked the door from the outside with a duplicate I had made, then returned to my room and began writing this. I played the game, as you English say. I gave to you the clues and every chance to discover the truth, pointing you towards Iago, the original Stephen Norton. My only weakness was to shoot him in the center of his forehead and not in his temple, but I could not bring myself to produce an effect so lopsided. That, mon ami, is my nature, and should have told to you the truth.
Hercule Poirot: [voice-over as Hastings speaks with Miss Cole] Take my advice for the last time. Tell to Mademoiselle Cole all that I have said, that you also might have done what her sister did, had there been no watchful Poirot to stop you. Take the nightmare away, and show how Norton, not her sister, was responsible for the death of her father.
Hercule Poirot: [flashback to Styles, as Hastings discovers Poirot dead in his room] I have no more to say. Am I justified in what I have done? I do not know. I do not believe that a man should take the law into his own hands... but by taking the life of Norton, have I not saved others? I have always been so sure, but now...
Hercule Poirot: [flashback, Poirot writing the confession, kissing his rosary] When the moment comes, I will not try to save myself, but humbly offer my soul to God and pray for His mercy. It is for Him to decide. Ah, Hastings, my dear friend. They were good days. Yes... they have been good days.
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