As I’ve watched DM, I’ve noticed that now and again there will be a comment that one character makes that resurfaces as something another character says later. I guess you could say turn around is fair play! I thought it would be fun to list the ones I’ve noticed and see if there are others anyone else knows of. I bet there are more. Here are the ones I’ve come up with so far:
Martin tells Edith he accepts her apology in S4E1; she tells him she accepts his apology in S4E8. In both cases neither of them actually apologizes.
Martin tells L she has bad breath in S1E6. Louisa is embarrassed and buys mouthwash. Edith tells ME he has bad breath in S4E3. He is later seen using mouthwash.
Martin calls the pub owner an officious oaf in S4E8; Penhale calls the airport security guard an officious man in S6E8.
Martin calls several people morons throughout the series; he’s called a moron by the caravan owner in S6E1. (It’s also great that Martin is always rejecting the dogs that hang around him and in this episode the caravan man tells Martin that his dog Edna is a good judge of character. This time she might reject him!)
Joan tells Martin that people don’t change in S3E5 and Martin disagrees saying they can if they want to. Ruth tells Louisa people don’t change in S5E6 and Louisa retorts they can if they want to.
Louisa tells Martin in S5E5 that she’s stuck in the house with JH and Martin: “It’s just you and me and the baby.” In S6E1 she tells Martin at the lodge that she is alone with him, but this time she’s happy about it: “It’s just you and me.”
There are also a couple of occasions when certain actions are repeated:
Louisa’s young neighbor is about to leave her house without her baby son in S4E6 and has to be reminded to take him; Margaret walks off without JH in S6E7 and is reminded by Ruth to take him.
Martin walks down the aisle in S6E1 to look for Louisa and we see him from behind; at the end of S6E8 he walks away from L and we watch from behind as he walks down the hall. Both times he’s all business and things are a bit uncertain, although the last time has a cloud over it.
Originally posted 2014-01-13 21:38:55.