The Tell-Tale Safe
Season One, Episode Eight
Air date March 10, 2010
Directed by Jerry Ciccoritti
Written by John Callaghan and Steve Cochrane
Production No. 108
Episode guide
The Woman Who Knew Too Little
He Sleeps With the Chips

The Tell-Tale Safe is the eighth episode in the first season and the eighth in the series.


A grieving widow hires the Doyles to find out why her husband left a generous sum of money in his will to a woman she’s never heard of. Rose continues to battle with Martin over their divorce while Mal formulates a plan to get Poole out of their lives for good; and Leslie and Jake hit a comfortable stride as friends and colleagues - just as his divorce from Nikki becomes final.







  • Mal: We're very sorry for your loss. I lost my wife some time ago...
    Janet: Oh yeah? Was your wife a lying son of a bitch?
    Mal: What's that?
    Janet: Was your wife a lying son of a bitch? Because my dead husband was.
  • Leslie: It's a straight suicide, no sign of foul play.
    Jake: Yeah, I know. But why'd the guy go all the way out in the middle of nowhere to kill himself, you know, when he's got a perfectly good two-car garage a home?
    Leslie: People tend to kill themselves in places that mean something to them. If he was having an affair, it could be where it started, where it ended; could be anything.
    Jake: Does that mean I gotta kill myself in your kitchen then?
    Leslie: Don't be talking about offing yourself, Doyle. You get a girl all excited.


"Sweet Hallelujah" performed by Hawksley Workman
"Old Memory" performed by The Monday Nights
"Pawn Shop" performed by Jetset Motel
"Friend of Mine" performed by The Monday Nights

Republic of DoyleSeason 1
Fathers and SonsThe Return of the Grievous AngelDuchess of GeorgeBlood is Thicker Than BloodHit and RumThe One Who Got AwayThe Woman Who Knew Too LittleThe Tell-Tale SafeHe Sleeps With the ChipsThe Pen Is Mightier Than the DoyleA Horse DividedThe Fall of the Republic