He was the police man who was in charge of the investigation of the shooting at max's. He had released Jack because there was no evidence apart from crazy max! Anyway, one of Biancas ferrel kids, morgan, found the gun in the square and the plod happened to be there and he took it. He then texts jack and tells him to meet him. Jack turns up thinking its max but its the plod, and the dodgy plod is saying, "good cop or bad cop, as long as it gets the right result", and then gives him the gun and tells him to "get rid of it!" Dum dum dum dum, dum dum dum dum!
I didn't get it either. I was following it right up to that point but then got really confused. Why would PC Plod give gun back to Jack? Am I right in thinking that it didn't have Jack's prints on it any more because silly Suzie (BTW, has anyone noticed how she only ever wears those weird zip-up front dresses in a variety of colours and she acts like she's coming on to everyone, including her brothers and poor old Jim?!) wiped it clean when she found it. Surely the clean gun was further evidence that Max had made it all up so I don't get why the copper gave it back to Jack.
But why would Jack want the gun back if his prints aren't on it? Oh, I suppose he doesn't know that his prints aren't on it. The copper must know that Jack's prints aren't on it though. I'm totally confused.
Does he definitely? I'm gutted. I secretly lurve him. I wonder if it'll be a Halloween special and they'll do it as a who dunnit with someone in fancy dress pulling the trigger. Could be Bradley (drunk and angry), Tania (angry), Jack (angry)...can't think of any more but there must be plenty of people who hate him.
<Wail!> I can't believe after all this time of hating Max and wanting someone to kill him I am not going to be in the bloody country when it happens and will miss it!!! DAMNDAMNDAMN! And BBCiplayer doesn't work in Oz. BLAST!
Freshprincess, I agree Suzy was great in shameless but plain odd in 'stenders. She seems to be in permanent breathy, flirty, sex-pot mode even when she's talking to Bradley or little Ben! And wtf went on with her and Peggy's dodgy bloke?
As I remember it, Max had a clever plan to get Jack's prints on the gun a few weeks/months back. Suzy then scuppered the plan by finding the gun and giving it a good clean! Max has been gutted about it ever since and, now he's found out about the move to France, has gone a bit crazy and desperate and tried to pin a firearms possession charge on Jake (by shooting up his own house ) without actually giving the police the gun (cos it doesn't have any prints on it anymore...so he dumped it in the bushes in the square...genius).
I'm confused though so I could have missed something....
Don't think Max did want the gun to be found. He looked gutted when he saw it was gone. I think he dumped it temporarily, hoping to go back and get it when the police had cleared off (so it wouldn't be found if they searched his house).
Still don't get why dodgy copper gave gun back to Jack though.
Jack's quite handsome in a Hollywood, square jawed sort of way isn't he?
RR - that makes sense... Under a bush in the middle of the square (top hiding place Max!)
Didn't the police man say along the lines of 'doesn't matter what you do so long as you get the right result' ie he knew Max was lying so didn't want Jack getting arrested, but giving him the evidence was wrong.
Why he would want to do Jack any favours though wasn't really explained.
DP reckons he was saying "you're a dodgy copper, I'm a dodgy copper, let's stick together". I wasn't so sure. Hopefully all will become clear tomorrow. I wonder if it's got any info on the 'stenders site.
Jack receives a mystery call and heads out to a dark alleyway. DI Turner appears. He's knows about Jack's past in the force and recognises a kindred spirit. He hands him Max's gun and asks him to dispose of it.