[image description: a set of GIFs from the due South episode “The Man Who Knew Too Little.” Ian MacDonald has just escaped with the Riv. Ray and Fraser are having an argument and hitchhiking.]
FRASER: My father said something that’s always stuck with me, Ray.
VECCHIO: Your father never shut up, did he.
FRASER: He said a man with no future will always run to his past.
VECCHIO: And when did this come up, Fraser? Were you sitting around at breakfast when he came up with these things? Or did he come running into your room and just blurt them out?
FRASER: Ray. There’s no need to be sarcastic.
VECCHIO: No, I’m just curious, how did he work these things into everyday conversation? Did he say, ‘Son, did you see the size of that moose? And by the way, a man with no future will always run to his past?’
FRASER: Ray. I’m sorry about your shoe. I thought you didn’t want it anymore.
VECCHIO: You know what my father used to say? ‘A man without a car is nothing.’ And I don’t want to be nothing anymore, Fraser. It’s hard on my socks!
FRASER: He went that way.
VECCHIO: Why? Does a man with no future always turn left?
I’ve included the bottom two GIFs so you can all appreciate something I’ve never noticed before despite having watched this episode many many times: as Ray is standing there covered in mud, wearing a soaking wet, muddy shoe that has ALSO been run over by a car BECAUSE FRASER DECIDED NOT TO SAVE IT BECAUSE, IN HIS OWN LUDICROUS WORDS, “I THOUGHT YOU DIDN’T WANT IT ANYMORE,” Fraser is carefully cleaning his boots with a handkerchief. WHAT AN ASSHOLE. I love him.
For varlandgear, who requested “a man with no future always turns left.”