History TearJerker / InspectorLynley

24th Aug '14 4:12:49 PM TVRulezAgain
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** Barbara collapsing in tears and [[CryIntoChest sobbing hysterically into Lynley's chest]] in the aftermath of [[spoiler:being held hostage at gunpoint]] on her first case back from [[spoiler:being shot in the line of duty]] the previous episode. The way he holds onto her as though he'll never let go makes it worse. They're terrified and clinging to each other as though they have nothing else to hold on to, and Creator/NathanielParker and SharonSmall make viewers feel every bit of it.
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** Barbara collapsing in tears and [[CryIntoChest sobbing hysterically into Lynley's chest]] in the aftermath of [[spoiler:being held hostage at gunpoint]] on her first case back from [[spoiler:being shot in the line of duty]] the previous episode. The way he holds onto her as though he'll never let go makes it worse. They're terrified and clinging to each other as though they have nothing else to hold on to, and Creator/NathanielParker and SharonSmall Creator/SharonSmall make viewers feel every bit of it.
24th Aug '14 3:48:20 PM TVRulezAgain
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** Barbara collapsing in tears and [[CryIntoChest sobbing hysterically into Lynley's chest]] in the aftermath of [[spoiler:being held hostage at gunpoint]] on her first case back from [[spoiler:being shot in the line of duty]] the previous episode. The way he holds onto her as though he'll never let go makes it worse. They're terrified and clinging to each other as though they have nothing else to hold on to, and NathanielParker and SharonSmall make viewers feel every bit of it.
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** Barbara collapsing in tears and [[CryIntoChest sobbing hysterically into Lynley's chest]] in the aftermath of [[spoiler:being held hostage at gunpoint]] on her first case back from [[spoiler:being shot in the line of duty]] the previous episode. The way he holds onto her as though he'll never let go makes it worse. They're terrified and clinging to each other as though they have nothing else to hold on to, and NathanielParker Creator/NathanielParker and SharonSmall make viewers feel every bit of it.
9th Feb '14 8:49:49 AM KariGray
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** Not to mention the moment when Hadiyyah is harassed at an amusement park by racist Britons. Barbara intervenes and is then ''herself'' harassed by Pakistan boys who thought she was the one bothering Hadiyyah. It takes Azhar intervening for them to go away, snapping at him for defending her. The distraught look on Hadiyyah's PerpetualSmiler face just kills you.
2nd Nov '13 4:38:51 PM aishwarya
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** [[spoiler: Chas Quilter]]'s suicide, especially in view of what a promising future he was supposed to have.
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** [[spoiler: Chas Quilter]]'s suicide, especially in view of what a the promising future he was supposed to have.
2nd Nov '13 4:37:47 PM aishwarya
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* "[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS01E01WellSchooledInMurder Well-Schooled In Murder]]": ** [[spoiler: Chas Quilter]]'s suicide, especially in view of what a promising future he was supposed to have.

** Olivia Whitelaw's backstory. The ending doesn't do her any favours either.
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** The reason for Olivia Whitelaw's backstory. The ending doesn't do rebellious lifestyle -- she is aware that [[spoiler: she has a terminal illness]] and committing arson to free test pups is her any favours either.way of living with dignity.

** When Lynley is told that [[spoiler:Helen has miscarried]]. In the next scene, he blames himself for what has happened because when he first heard the news, he had been in two minds about [[spoiler:his impending fatherhood]]. Havers does her best to lessen his sense of guilt.
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** When Lynley is told that [[spoiler:Helen has miscarried]]. In the next scene, he blames himself for what has happened because when he first heard the news, news about [[spoiler: Helen's pregnancy]], he had been in two minds about [[spoiler:his impending fatherhood]].[[spoiler:whether he was really happy about becoming a father]]. Havers does her best to lessen his sense of guilt.
29th Oct '13 4:19:51 AM aishwarya
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** Olivia Whitelaw, once we discover what's wrong with her. The ending doesn't do her any favours either.
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** Olivia Whitelaw, once we discover what's wrong with her.Whitelaw's backstory. The ending doesn't do her any favours either.

** Lynley's grief over [[spoiler: Trenarrow's death]]. What's awful is that he knows that for all these years, he prevented [[spoiler: his mother from finding happiness in marriage]], and now that he was finally reconciled to the idea, it's too late.
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** Lynley's grief over [[spoiler: Trenarrow's death]]. What's awful is that he knows that for all these years, he prevented [[spoiler: his mother from finding happiness in marriage]], marrying Trenarrow]], and now that he was finally reconciled to the idea, it's too late.

** Havers' utter disillusionment at the end.
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** Havers' utter disillusionment [[BrokenPedestal disillusionment]] at the end. It takes a heart of steel to watch her TryingNotToCry as she tells Lynley how much [[spoiler: DI Barlow]] meant to her and how terribly let down she feels.

** When Lynley is told that [[spoiler:Helen has miscarried]]. In a particularly poignant scene that follows, he blames himself for what has happened because at first, he had been in two minds about [[spoiler:his impending fatherhood]]. Havers does her best to lessen his sense of guilt.
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** When Lynley is told that [[spoiler:Helen has miscarried]]. In a particularly poignant scene that follows, the next scene, he blames himself for what has happened because at first, when he first heard the news, he had been in two minds about [[spoiler:his impending fatherhood]]. Havers does her best to lessen his sense of guilt.

--->Mrs. [[spoiler: Tremayne]]: Inspector Lynley, how do I tell my children that the daddy they had breakfast with yesterday morning is gone forever? --->Lynley: ''[almost in tears]'' I donít know. --->Mrs. [[spoiler: Tremayne]]: Neither do I.
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--->Mrs. --->'''Mrs. [[spoiler: Tremayne]]: Tremayne]]''': Inspector Lynley, how do I tell my children that the daddy they had breakfast with yesterday morning is gone forever? --->Lynley: --->'''Lynley''': ''[almost in tears]'' I donít know. --->Mrs. --->'''Mrs. [[spoiler: Tremayne]]: Tremayne]]''': No? Neither do I.I. * "[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS04E04WordOfGod Word Of God]]": ** Narima bidding farewell to her dead husband and telling his corpse that she is pregnant. Lynley's [[CloseToHome reaction]] makes it even worse. ** The expression on Lynley's face as he is [[spoiler: led away by the police after being arrested]]. Talk of a DiabolusExMachina.

--->Mrs. [[spoiler: Tremayne]]: Inspector Lynley, how do I tell my children that the daddy they had breakfast with yesterday morning is gone forever? --->Lynley: ''[almost in tears]'' I donít know. --->Mrs. [[spoiler: Tremayne]]: Neither do I. ** How Roger Pollard's 5-year-old daughter was killed.

** When [[spoiler:Helen]] is shot while Barbara makes a desperate resuscitation attempt and Lynley can do nothing but stare in shock. Everything beyond that point is just as heart-wrenching. * '"[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS06E02KnowThineEnemy Know Thine Enemy]]":
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** Nina's history: she witnessed [[spoiler: the murder of her grandparents, her parents and her little brother]], all on her brother's birthday. ** When [[spoiler:Helen]] is shot while and Barbara makes a desperate resuscitation attempt and while Lynley can do nothing but stare in shock. Everything beyond that point is just as heart-wrenching. * '"[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS06E02KnowThineEnemy "[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS06E02KnowThineEnemy Know Thine Enemy]]":
28th Oct '13 7:58:33 PM aishwarya
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* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS01E03ForTheSakeOfElena For The Sake Of Elena]]'':
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* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS01E03ForTheSakeOfElena "[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS01E03ForTheSakeOfElena For The Sake Of Elena]]'':Elena]]":

* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS01E04MissingJoseph Missing Joseph]]'':
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* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS01E04MissingJoseph "[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS01E04MissingJoseph Missing Joseph]]'':Joseph]]":

* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS02E01PlayingForTheAshes Playing For The Ashes]]'':
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* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS02E01PlayingForTheAshes "[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS02E01PlayingForTheAshes Playing For The Ashes]]'': Ashes]]":

* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS02E02InThePresenceOfTheEnemy In The Presence Of The Enemy]]'':
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* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS02E02InThePresenceOfTheEnemy "[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS02E02InThePresenceOfTheEnemy In The Presence Of The Enemy]]'':Enemy]]":

* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS02E03ASuitableVengeance A Suitable Vengeance]]'':
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* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS02E03ASuitableVengeance "[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS02E03ASuitableVengeance A Suitable Vengeance]]'': Vengeance]]":

* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS02E04DeceptionOnHisMind Deception On His Mind]]'':
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* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS02E04DeceptionOnHisMind "[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS02E04DeceptionOnHisMind Deception On His Mind]]'': Mind]]":

* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS03E04IfWishesWereHorses If Wishes Were Horses]]'':
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* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS03E04IfWishesWereHorses "[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS03E04IfWishesWereHorses If Wishes Were Horses]]'':Horses]]":

* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS04E01InDivineProportion In Divine Proportion]]'':
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* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS04E01InDivineProportion "[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS04E01InDivineProportion In Divine Proportion]]'':Proportion]]":

* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS04E02InTheGuiseOfDeath In The Guise Of Death]]'':
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* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS04E02InTheGuiseOfDeath "[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS04E02InTheGuiseOfDeath In The Guise Of Death]]'':Death]]":

* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS05E02OneGuiltyDeed One Guilty Deed]]'':
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* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS05E02OneGuiltyDeed "[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS05E02OneGuiltyDeed One Guilty Deed]]'':Deed]]":

* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS05E04InTheBlinkOfAnEye In the Blink of an Eye]]'':
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* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS05E04InTheBlinkOfAnEye "[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS05E04InTheBlinkOfAnEye In the Blink of an Eye]]'':Eye]]":

* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS06E02KnowThineEnemy Know Thine Enemy]]'':
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* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS06E02KnowThineEnemy '"[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS06E02KnowThineEnemy Know Thine Enemy]]'':Enemy]]":
28th Oct '13 5:56:37 PM aishwarya
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Removing spoiler tags that don't give away plot details to do with the mystery.
* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS01E02PaymentInBlood Payment in Blood]]'': ** Sir Stuart Stinhurst's situation at the end. His OneTrueLove is revealed to have been shamelessly exploiting him by capitalizing on his mistaken belief that [[spoiler:he was the father of her son]]. And to make it worse, his daughter won't speak to him any more after he told her earlier that [[spoiler: she couldn't marry Gowan because they were half-siblings]].
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\n* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS01E02PaymentInBlood Payment in Blood]]'': ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS01E03ForTheSakeOfElena For The Sake Of Elena]]'': ** Sir Stuart Stinhurst's situation at When Barbara has to take her mother to [[spoiler: the end. His OneTrueLove is revealed rest home]]. Her sense of guilt at having to have been shamelessly exploiting him by capitalizing on his mistaken belief that [[spoiler:he was the father of [[spoiler: abandon]] her son]]. And mother is palpable, especially as her mother has no idea what's happening to her. [[spoiler: To make it worse, his daughter won't speak Barbara sees a program on TV on how animals dumped by their owners at SPCA look forward to him any more after he told her earlier be taken in by new owners. It makes Barbara realise that [[spoiler: she couldn't marry Gowan because they were half-siblings]].her mother has no other home to look forward to]].

** The scene where Barbara [[WhatTheHellHero rips into Lynley]] for [[spoiler:having her house re-painted without telling her -- she's moved her mum into a home and is selling the house to get a flat of her own]]. The action trips Barbara's [[spoiler:horrible guilt over moving her mother in the first place]], to the point where she calls herself [[spoiler:"an inadequate human being"]]. He apologises for his presumption, but also tells her flatly that [[spoiler:"one thing you are ''not'' is an inadequate human being]]!"
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** The scene where Barbara [[WhatTheHellHero rips into Lynley]] for [[spoiler:having having her house re-painted without telling her -- she's moved [[spoiler:moved her mum into a home home]] and is selling the house to get a flat of her own]]. own. The action trips Barbara's [[spoiler:horrible horrible guilt over [[spoiler: moving her mother in the first place]], to the point where she calls herself [[spoiler:"an "an inadequate human being"]]. being". He apologises for his presumption, but also tells her flatly that [[spoiler:"one "one thing you are ''not'' is an inadequate human being]]!"being!" * ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS02E01PlayingForTheAshes Playing For The Ashes]]'': ** Olivia Whitelaw, once we discover what's wrong with her. The ending doesn't do her any favours either. * ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS02E02InThePresenceOfTheEnemy In The Presence Of The Enemy]]'': ** Barbara's mortified expression when [[spoiler: DC Payne]] tells Lynley how he had managed to persuade her that [[spoiler: he was in love with her]]. * ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS02E03ASuitableVengeance A Suitable Vengeance]]'': ** Lynley's grief over [[spoiler: Trenarrow's death]]. What's awful is that he knows that for all these years, he prevented [[spoiler: his mother from finding happiness in marriage]], and now that he was finally reconciled to the idea, it's too late. * ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS02E04DeceptionOnHisMind Deception On His Mind]]'': ** Havers' utter disillusionment at the end.

** When Lynley is told that [[spoiler:Helen has miscarried]]. In a particularly poignant scene that follows, he blames himself for what has happened because at first, he had been in two minds about [[spoiler:his impending fatherhood]]. Havers does her best to lessen his sense of guilt. ** The scene where Barbara [[WhatTheHellHero rips into Lynley]] for [[spoiler:having her house re-painted without telling her -- now-useless book on [[spoiler: baby names]] and Lynley's forlorn expression as he looks at a [[spoiler: baby in a young woman's arms, as she tells him what she's moved her mum into a home and is selling naming the house to get a flat of her own]]. The action trips Barbara's [[spoiler:horrible guilt over moving her mother in the first place]], to the point where she calls herself [[spoiler:"an inadequate human being"]]. He apologises for his presumption, but also tells her flatly that [[spoiler:"one thing you are ''not'' is an inadequate human being]]!"baby]].

** * ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS04E02InTheGuiseOfDeath In The scene where Barbara [[WhatTheHellHero rips into Lynley]] for [[spoiler:having her house re-painted without telling her -- she's moved her mum into a home Guise Of Death]]'': ** [[spoiler: DS Tremayne]]'s death and is selling the house to get a flat of her own]]. The action trips Barbara's [[spoiler:horrible guilt over moving her mother in the first place]], to the point where she calls herself [[spoiler:"an inadequate human being"]]. He apologises for heartbreaking conversation between his presumption, but also tells her flatly widow and Lynley. --->Mrs. [[spoiler: Tremayne]]: Inspector Lynley, how do I tell my children that [[spoiler:"one thing you are ''not'' the daddy they had breakfast with yesterday morning is an inadequate human being]]!"gone forever? --->Lynley: ''[almost in tears]'' I donít know. --->Mrs. [[spoiler: Tremayne]]: Neither do I.

** The climax.
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** When Barbara briefly gives away how painful it is for her to recall her brother's death. ** The climax.climax -- and the revelation of how [[spoiler: Martin [=McCrae=]]] died.

** The end when [[spoiler:Helen is shot and killed]] while Barbara [[spoiler:tries desperately to save her]] and Lynley can do nothing but stare in shock.
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** The end when [[spoiler:Helen When [[spoiler:Helen]] is shot and killed]] while Barbara [[spoiler:tries desperately to save her]] makes a desperate resuscitation attempt and Lynley can do nothing but stare in shock.shock. Everything beyond that point is just as heart-wrenching. * ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS06E02KnowThineEnemy Know Thine Enemy]]'': ** The scene where missing girl Sarah Middleton's father points out to an unconditional letter of acceptance from Cambridge addressed to his daughter as if it is proof that she must still be alive.
28th Oct '13 4:50:57 PM aishwarya
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* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS01E02PaymentInBlood Payment in Blood]]''
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\n* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS01E02PaymentInBlood Payment in Blood]]''Blood]]'':

* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS01E04MissingJoseph Missing Joseph]]''
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* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS01E04MissingJoseph Missing Joseph]]''Joseph]]'':

* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS03E04IfWishesWereHorses If Wishes Were Horses]]''
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* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS03E04IfWishesWereHorses If Wishes Were Horses]]''Horses]]'':

* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS04E01InDivineProportion In Divine Proportion]]''
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* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS04E01InDivineProportion In Divine Proportion]]''Proportion]]'':

* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS05E02OneGuiltyDeed One Guilty Deed]]''
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* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS05E02OneGuiltyDeed One Guilty Deed]]''Deed]]'':

* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS05E04InTheBlinkOfAnEye In the Blink of an Eye]]''
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* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS05E04InTheBlinkOfAnEye In the Blink of an Eye]]''Eye]]'':
28th Oct '13 2:35:31 PM aishwarya
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* Barbara's [[spoiler:seeming]] HeroicSacrifice in "If Wishes Were Horses". Lynley's reaction is ''heartbreaking'' - all he can do is desperately cry Barbara's name. * The end of "In the Blink of an Eye" when [[spoiler:Helen is shot and killed]] while Barbara [[spoiler:tries desperately to save her]] and Lynley can do nothing but stare in shock. * Barbara collapsing in tears and [[CryIntoChest sobbing hysterically into Lynley's chest]] in the aftermath of [[spoiler:being held hostage at gunpoint]] on her first case back from [[spoiler:being shot in the line of duty]] the previous episode. The way he holds onto her as though he'll never let go makes it worse. They're terrified and clinging to each other as though they have nothing else to hold on to, and NathanielParker and SharonSmall make viewers feel every bit of it. * The climax of "One Guilty Deed". * A scene towards the end of "Missing Joseph" where Barbara [[WhatTheHellHero rips into Lynley]] for [[spoiler:having her house re-painted without telling her -- she's moved her mum into a home and is selling the house to get a flat of her own]]. The action trips Barbara's [[spoiler:horrible guilt over moving her mother in the first place]], to the point where she calls herself [[spoiler:"an inadequate human being"]]. He apologises for his presumption, but also tells her flatly that [[spoiler:"one thing you are ''not'' is an inadequate human being]]!"
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* ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS01E02PaymentInBlood Payment in Blood]]'' ** Sir Stuart Stinhurst's situation at the end. His OneTrueLove is revealed to have been shamelessly exploiting him by capitalizing on his mistaken belief that [[spoiler:he was the father of her son]]. And to make it worse, his daughter won't speak to him any more after he told her earlier that [[spoiler: she couldn't marry Gowan because they were half-siblings]]. * ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS01E04MissingJoseph Missing Joseph]]'' ** The scene where Barbara [[WhatTheHellHero rips into Lynley]] for [[spoiler:having her house re-painted without telling her -- she's moved her mum into a home and is selling the house to get a flat of her own]]. The action trips Barbara's [[spoiler:horrible guilt over moving her mother in the first place]], to the point where she calls herself [[spoiler:"an inadequate human being"]]. He apologises for his presumption, but also tells her flatly that [[spoiler:"one thing you are ''not'' is an inadequate human being]]!" * ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS03E04IfWishesWereHorses If Wishes Were Horses]]'' ** Barbara's [[spoiler:seeming]] HeroicSacrifice in "If Wishes Were Horses".HeroicSacrifice. Lynley's reaction is ''heartbreaking'' - all he can do is desperately cry Barbara's name. * The end of "In the Blink of an Eye" when [[spoiler:Helen is shot and killed]] while Barbara [[spoiler:tries desperately to save her]] and Lynley can do nothing but stare in shock. * ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS04E01InDivineProportion In Divine Proportion]]'' ** Barbara collapsing in tears and [[CryIntoChest sobbing hysterically into Lynley's chest]] in the aftermath of [[spoiler:being held hostage at gunpoint]] on her first case back from [[spoiler:being shot in the line of duty]] the previous episode. The way he holds onto her as though he'll never let go makes it worse. They're terrified and clinging to each other as though they have nothing else to hold on to, and NathanielParker and SharonSmall make viewers feel every bit of it. * The climax of "One ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS05E02OneGuiltyDeed One Guilty Deed". Deed]]'' ** The climax. * A scene towards ''[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS05E04InTheBlinkOfAnEye In the Blink of an Eye]]'' ** The end of "Missing Joseph" where when [[spoiler:Helen is shot and killed]] while Barbara [[WhatTheHellHero rips into Lynley]] for [[spoiler:having her house re-painted without telling her -- she's moved her mum into a home [[spoiler:tries desperately to save her]] and is selling the house to get a flat of her own]]. The action trips Barbara's [[spoiler:horrible guilt over moving her mother in the first place]], to the point where she calls herself [[spoiler:"an inadequate human being"]]. He apologises for his presumption, Lynley can do nothing but also tells her flatly that [[spoiler:"one thing you are ''not'' is an inadequate human being]]!"stare in shock.
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