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In the Loop

Peter Capaldi, Tom Hollander, Gina McKee, James Gandolfini, Chris Addison, Anna Chlumsky, Paul Higgins, David Rasche, Steve Coogan, Enzo Cilenti, Chizzy Akudolu, James Doherty
Rohypnol | flunitrazepam | methamphetamine
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Director of Communications Malcolm asks on the telephone, “What’s he waiting for a... sex change?” (0:05)

Secretary of State for International Development and MP for Northampton Simon tells Special Advisor to the Secretary of State for International Development Toby, “Welcome to the madhouse.” (0:07)

Toby tells his civil servant girlfriend Suzy, “It’s a bit manic.” (0:09)

Junior staffer Chad tells Karen’s assistant Liza, “You must be psyched that Karen brought it up.” (0:15)

Director of Communications Judy tells Toby, “No, that is one of the side effects of Rohypnol.” (0:16)

Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomacy Karen: “I mean Lipton is an absolute lunatic Liza.”
Voices in his head are now singing barbershop together.” (0:17)

Karen tells Liza, “He’s going to hide it behind... something so dull you're just going to want to self harm.” (0:22)

Lieutenant General Miller tells Karen, “Bestiality.” (0:31)

Simon tells Toby, “Don’t leave your boss twisting in the wind and then burst in late smelling like a pissed seaside donkey.” (0:42)

Aid A.J. tells Malcolm, “We need to have a conversation about the mood of the British Parliament.” (0:44)

Liza calls Chad “you freaky little stalker.” (0:46)

Karen tells Liza, referring to Simon and Toby, “They’re insane.” (0:48)

Simon tells Toby, “it s like being Simon Cowell but without the ability to say... you're mental.” (0:54)

Simon tells constituent Paul, “Yeah, well this sometimes can be a magnet for people who are slightly mentally dispossessed.” (0:55)

Judy tells Toby, referring to a caller, “It’s that madman about the wall.” (0:59)

Senior Press Officer Jamie tells Toby, “Shut it, Love Actually.” (1:03)

Judy tells Suzy and Director of Diplomacy Michael, “You know, my theory is Malcolm built in the lab out of bits of old psychopath.”
Toby: “Maybe, I don’t know, on some level, subconsciously... it was a... attempt to stop this awful war.” (1:04)

George tells Karen, “The only source is iceman...”
”a possible alcoholic. He probably does ten bags of methamphetamine a day, the iceman.” (1:07)

Suzy tells Toby, “Take... your eighth of dope...” (1:09)

Karen tells Liza, ”I am not in the mood to joke.” (1:10)

Simon tells Judy, “This job is incredibly stressful.” (1:11)

Malcolm tells Simon, “Out there, you’re just you’re just going to be another... mouthy... mad... Everybody decided that she was mental.” (1:12)

Malcolm asks Toby, then Judy, “Was it you, the baby from Eraserhead?”
”Well it must have been you, the woman from The Crying Game.”
Toby: ”Well, I’m just saying, psychologically speaking.” (1:17)

Malcolm tells Miller, “Maiming is what I prefer, psychologically.” (1:20)

Miller tells Simon, “You’re an idiot, or are you being a fake idiot?”
Simon: “Like a suicide bomber.”
Miller: “No, not like a suicide bomber.” (1:24)

Simon tells Judy, “I’m thinking of becoming a suicide bomber.” (1:24)

Malcolm tells Linton, “You know I've come across a lot of psychos...” (1:34)

Karen, referring to Miller and Chad: “General Shrek and his faithful talking donkey.” (1:37)

Malcolm tells Simon, “And I will marshal all the media forces of darkness to hound you to an assisted suicide.” (1:39)