In the right circumstances, the fear of shame, the fear of being called out, the fear of being caught is way more powerful than the fear of death.
You seem like such a decent man. I don’t understand why you did the things you did.[Odette Raine]Well, I couldn’t see any other way.[John Luther]To do what?[Odette Raine]What had to be done.[John Luther]
It wasn’t me you let down. The tragedy is that you are a better man than you ever allowed yourself to be.[John Luther: Boss, I’m sorry, okay? I know that I’ve let you down… way too often.]
It doesn’t matter who you are. We’ve all got something that you don’t want anyone else to know about. Something you’re ashamed of.
I want everything on him. Every furtive little secret, every intimate disgrace. I want his corruption. I want evidence of any misstep. Any wrongdoing. Any line he’s crossed. I want… his shame.[about John]
I stood next to you at a bus stop. Offered you a mint, and you took it. I looked you right in the eye because I was curious. I wanted to know if you’d see it in me. Because that is who you are, isn’t it? The man who knows all about people like me. But you didn’t see me.[to John]
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