Phryne & Jack 101: Lying to Protect the Ones We Love
In “Death at Victoria Docks,” Phryne lies to Jane about how she came to bear those skinned knees. Jane: What happened to you?
Phryne: Too much champagne at lunch.
I’m sure she thought that saying she was being hunted down by Latvian anarchists would frighten Jane. Of course we know by now that Jane probably could have handled the truth - she didn’t buy it, anyway.
In “Murder Most Scandalous,” Jack lies to Phryne about how his pants came to be torn. Phryne: What happened to your trousers?
Jack: I fell over.
Of course, he can’t put one over on Phryne - she has an informant. Phryne: Liar. Hugh said someone tried to kill you.
Jack: Rubbish. They drove around me after they tried to knock me out.
Love the ludicrous faces on both of them while telling their respective lies.