Hello. I've just joined the community after belting through the DVD boxed set (trust me, I seldom stay up to the small hours binging on DVDs, but I just couldn't turn LOM off!)
Anyway, some a thought and a question about that wonderful, harrowing, Episode Eight:
Sam obviously has big "Daddy" issues, and they play a large part in making him what he is. So my question is - had he managed to get Vic to stay, would Sam still be ... Sam? Would he still be the repressed, fiercely ethical copper he is if he had grown up with Vic present instead of absent? If he hadn't had to repress his "bad feelings" like his mother told him to? Would he be a different person if he'd grown up with the real, charming but definitely dodgy Vic as a role model, instead of the idealised version he carried around in his heart?
Hope this make sense - I only had around four hours sleep last night!