The Labours of Hercules

Poirot S13E04

In an effort to recover his confidence after a rare professional failure, Poirot sets off for the Swiss Alps in pursuit of a missing maid.

All beginnings are delightful; the threshold is the place to pause - Goethe

Vanquishing, hydra | 油画照片 | 作品简介

as fit as a flea (编剧似乎很爱用这个短语,出现多次了)

tumbles at first fence, entreat, take a dim view of something

smoke through keyhole, insipidity, unrelenting


festoon: adorn (a place) with ribbons, garlands, or other decorations. "the room was festooned with balloons and streamers"

connoisseur: an expert judge in matters of taste. "a connoisseur of music"

ruddy is a "polite" way of saying bloody

go to pot: deteriorate through neglect. "the foundry was allowed to go to pot in the seventies"

impeccable, ardent, chivalry

archetypes and Jung >>> The 4 Major Jungian Archetypes

The Twelve Labours of Heracles, incarnation

rampage: noun. violent or excited behavior that is reckless, uncontrolled, or destructive. a state of violent anger or agitation: The smallest mistake sends him into a rampage. The river has gone on a rampage and flooded the countryside


menace: threaten, especially in a malignant or hostile manner. "Africa's elephants are still menaced by poaching"


Chinaman, 贬义,所以波罗马上表示了异议。要理解这个词为什么是恶意的,需要回到它产生并流行的年代,这里就不多说了。百年后的今天,这个词已不常用了(但歧视还在)。只要每个中国人自强自爱,相信再过百年,它会演变成褒义词并再次流行起来。

wooly: fuzzy; unclear; disorganized.

If someone or something is out of the top drawer or from the top drawer, they are of very high quality. The player I am looking for will be right out of the top drawer.

assailant, cynical

put (or throw) someone off the scent : mislead someone in the course of a search or investigation.

atone, ineffably, smug (having or showing an excessive pride in oneself or one's achievements.)