Sunday, January 13, 2013

Any Given Doyle

While down at the Duke one night a drunk Jake runs into John Murphy, of the infamous Murphy private detecting clan who are best known for the dubious and vicious tactics.  When challenged to a detecting challenge by Murphy, Jake, so confident in the abilities of his Doyles, offers any member of his family to go head-to-head with any member of the Murphy clan.

After some quick surveiling of the Doyles Murphy decides that he will represent the Murphy clan and that Tinny will  be the Doyle representative.  As soon as a new case comes in they'll be off to the races.

Not surprisingly, because it's basically all private detecting is these days, the next case to come in is a simple insurance company surveillance case.  Murphy, with his years of experience and practice in the art of bladder control finds the task easy.  Tinny immediately gulps down a few double-doubles and soon finds that she's about to burst, a state of affairs that draws her away from the surveillance mission at the critical juncture.

Of course, though the outcome of this detect-off will result in a black mark on the Doyles' reputation, even they were kind of expecting such an outcome as soon as Tinny was chosen as their representative.  Was there ever even a half-reasonable chance that she wouldn't Tinny it up?

Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Dark Doyle Rises

After a series of tough and personally challenging cases Jake is forced to reconsider is role in the private detecting game.  Can his body really handle any more tough falls or cracks on the head?  And arent' those late nights at the Duke are just getting harder and harder to overcome the next day?  Should he just skulk away in the dark of night and hope that everyone just forgets who he was and what he meant to the people of St. John's?

After a period of seclusion Jake is finally drawn out of his shell by a hot cat burglar he finds searching through his office.  At first he kind of wants to know why she's there, but eventually his true nature gets the best of him and he just want to get to know her hot self.

Surprise, surprise, it turns out that this hot lady cat burglar is caught up with a master criminal who is bent on destroying Jake and the Doyles once and for all.  Though it doesn't take long to turn this hot lady cat burglar over to the good side (and after all, isn't that really where her heart was all along?), Jake's bigger problem is how he will go about using his special detecting skills to unblock all of the roads in and out of St. John's that the master criminal has almost magically blocked in the dark of night. If Jake isn't able to free the people of St. John's they'll soon run out of beer, gas, and groceries and perish before his very eyes.

After single-handidly defeating the master criminal in a hand-to-hand fight and freeing the people of St. John's Jake retires to Burgeo with the hot lady cat burglar.  Aside from the one time Malachy thinks he sees Jake at a gas station he is never seen again by any of the Doyle clan.  Thus, Des is forced to step up and fill the private detecting shoes left by Jake.