X Company - Season 2 _BEST_
The Luger P08 is used by some SS officers throughout the season. Agents Mackay and Graves use it during a training session at the start of "Kiss of Death". It's used by Drabek (Craig Parkinson) as his sidearm, first seen in "Quislings".
X Company - Season 2
The Walther P38 is used by the SS throughout the season. X Company Agent Harry James (Connor Price) uses it during the raid on Gestapo Headquarters in Poitiers, France in the middle of "Kiss of Death". Graves uses it at the start of "Quislings".
The MP40 is used by SS soldiers throughout the season. Alfred, Neil and Harry briefly use them alongside a couple of Union Corse crooks during a raid on Gestapo Headquarters in Poitiers in "Kiss of Death". A resistance fighter named Anton (Nicolas Carpentier) seizes one from a SS soldier in "Into the Fire".
Miri was a recruit who joined the X Company for some time in season 2. She was a Romani woman who escaped capture and sought revenge for the death of her family.MiriPlayed bySara GarciaVital statisticsPositionSisterRecruit
X Company as a Whole Badass Normal
Dwindling Party: By mid season three
Experienced Protagonist: With the exception of Alfred Graves, everyone has special operations experience in fighting Nazis and Vichy French forces in France.
First-Name Basis: Their last names are rarely mentioned.
Multinational Team: Most are Canadian with the exception of Tom (American) and Neil (British).
Omniglot: Everyone has working experience in speaking French and German while being fluent in English.
Battle Couple: with Miri in season 2
Blood Knight: Looks for a good fight since his family was killed by the Luffwaffe in the London bombings.
The Big Guy: When there's a need for a beatdown, Neil's there for it.
Catchphrase: "Bloody hell!"
Cop Killer: He shot and killed a Vichy National Police officer trying to get French Jews rounded up.
To be fair, the Vichy were already collaborating with the Germans to send them to death camps. Deadpan Snarker: "As a general rule we like to stay away from anything burning. And Germans." "The Nazis giveth, and the Sinclair taketh away."
"Good plan. If you're a cat."
Emotional Bruiser: Is the best fighter by far, but also serves as the heart of the team.
Handguns: Uses a Luger P08 for most of the time.
Heartbroken Badass: In season three.
He Who Fights Monsters: Deconstructed in "Quislings" when he uses a combat knife to kill a SS soldier who was not in a combat position after he helps them send radio codes to the Allied Powers. He realizes that the soldier did really help him out and he just messed up the transmission.
Invulnerable Knuckles: Subverted. After punching the brick wall at the end of "In Enemy Hands," Neil's hand is bandaged throughout the next episode.
The Lancer: To Aurora's Leader
Last of His Kind: Of his immediate family since most were killed in the Blitz.
Manly Tears: Quite frequently, actually.
Mentor Archetype: To Alfred after his recruitment to the team by helping him develop his combat skills.
Omniglot: The CBC website mentions that he can also speak Mandarin aside from English, French and German.
Neck Snap: Multiple times in the series, including once with his feet. Somewhat justified considering Neil has martial arts training.
Playing Drunk: During Alfred's rescue in "Night Will End."
Rousing Speech: Gives Rigaud's speech to France after he dies in "One for the Moon."
Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The manly man to Tom's sensitive guy.
Punch a Wall: In "In Enemy Hands," Neil punches a brick wall repeatedly after realizing the German soldier he killed did not actually betray them.
Trauma Conga Line: In the course of five episodes (and under two weeks), Neil loses Tom (his best friend), Miri (his girlfriend), and Harry (who he sees as a younger brother).
Warrior Poet: Despite being the team's Big Guy and chief snarker, Neil writes the heart of the Marianne poem in season one and beautifully ad libs the second half of Rigaud's speech in season three.
What the Hell, Hero?: Neil to the team in "Kiss of Death" when he is disgusted that he needs to work with criminals in Poitiers, only because one of them's a cop killer and they are primarily motivated by money.
The Big Damn Kiss: With Krystina at the end of "Last Man, Last Round," right before he tells her he's going back to France. Up until this point, we've heard about their relationship but not actually seen any physical intimacy.
Big Ol' Eyebrows: Or "spybrows," as Dustin Milligan has been known to refer to them...
Blood from the Mouth: when he's dying in "August 19th".
Blood-Stained Letter: His letter to Krystina looks to be a bit spattered.
Cop Killer: He shot and killed a Vichy National Police officer trying to get French Jews rounded up. To be fair, the Vichy were already collaborating with the Germans to send them to death camps, and was about to kill Neil.
Dies Wide Open: And no one closes them, either.
Handguns: Uses a Welrod in "Quislings" and in "Into the Fire".
Killed Off for Real: In the season two finale
Men Don't Cry: Played surprisingly straight. Tom is the only male regular who we never see cry.
Only a Flesh Wound: Subverted in "Into the Fire". He was shot in the stomach in a gunfight with Vichy National Police officers when helping Neil escape a dragnet and nearly dies.
Secret Relationship: None of the team seems to know he's with Krystina until after he dies.
Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The sensitive guy to Neil's manly man.
Shotguns Are Just Better: Briefly used double-barreled shotguns in "Trial by Fire" and in "Walk With The Devil".
Taking You with Me: On the receiving end of this when the Nazi he stabs takes him over a cliff with him.
Technical Pacifist: A major part of Tom's character for the majority of the first season is his inability to kill anyone, even when he should. It nearly gets him and his teammates killed in the pilot episode, and while his wiggling out of killing the French trio who capture him and Aurora in the second episode goes better, it leaves Aurora questioning his abilities. Indeed he looks physically ill whenever he has to draw his gun on someone. However, he ends up shooting both the collaborator he was assigned to assassinate and the police officer about to kill Neil in the season one finale, and seems to have an easier time killing in season two.
Would Hit a Girl: His first kill is a woman.
Would Not Hurt A Child: In "Trial by Fire", Tom refuses to entertain the idea of shooting the son of a woman who was in a relationship with a collaborator due to being discovered. So he gives a knife to the boy. He uses it to kill the collaborator for selling his father out to the Gestapo.
Aura Vision: While playing a piano, Alfred explains to Aurora that he sees musical notes as colors eminating from the keys. As she leaves, he sees a similar glow around her.
Awesomeness by Analysis: He was able to figure out how to operate a MP40 by observing Neil.
Blessed with Suck: He finds his synethesia overwhelming, and was basically a shut-in before joining the team. When Aurora says she wishes she had his memory, he's quick to point out that she wouldn't want it.
Chekhov's Gun: At the beginning of episode 1.03, Neil is trying to teach Alfred how not to be disarmed and shot with his own gun. During the actual mission, when a German SS soldier catches Albert and draws his pistol, Alfred's Photographic Memory allows him to reproduce Neil's technique and disarm/kill the guard without even thinking.
Cowardly Lion: When we first meet Alfred, he is so skittish the sound of gunfire brings on a full-fledged panic attack. Over the course of Season 1, he Took a Level in Badass. (Earplugs also help.)
Dark and Troubled Past: His mom abandoned him and his dad when Alfred was a young child. Alfred's father was a WWI veteran with shell shock who told Alfred to hide his synesthesia because no one liked freaks. His father then killed himself when Alfred was twelve; Alfred witnesses the aftermath and is holding his father as he dies.
Everyone Knows Morse: Has mad-fast skills due to his synesthesia. Shows them off in the very first episode to Sinclair and Mayhew by translating a message that was being transmitted while he happened to be walking through the room. Implied that he had no knowledge of Morse code before walking through the room, but saw a poster with it. Demonstrated again in "In Enemy Hands" when he can tell an operator's specific style just by hearing him transmit. Even Harry's impressed.
Feel No Pain: Eventually gets to this point while being tortured, though it's unclear how much control he might have over this.
Fish out of Water: For the majority of season one.
Flashback Echo: Has flashbacks to being tortured while watching Faber get tortured by the Polish Resistance. Has a brief flashback to being on the train to the concentration camp when he sees the apple during Irena's game.
Forced to Watch: When being tortured himself doesn't seem to affect him, Faber makes him watch while Rene is tortured. Alfred still doesn't break, but is clearly distressed.
Living Lie Detector: Claims that Aurora's voice tastes different when she's not being truthful.
Missing Mom: His mom left when he was a child due to her husband's PTSD from World War I, and perhaps Alfred's synesthesia as well.
No Poker Face: Manages somewhat when he really has to, but his face is really expressive. Hilarious to contrast his expression with Rene's when Faber mentions Aurora during their torture session.
Obfuscating Stupidity: Bombs the "memory game" that Irena and her family play.
Omniglot: In addition to French and German, has somehow acquired enough mastery of Polish to pretend to be a native in season three.
On the Rebound: His relationship with Irena in season three, while also part of his cover, seems to be this.
Red Baron: Alfred is known as "Master of Memories."
Safecracking: Cracks Faber's safe after Harry teaches him how. Later cracks the safe in the train depot.
Secret-Keeper: After being rescued from the SS, and proving "immune" to torture, Sinclair trusts him with more information about the upcoming Dieppe mission than the rest of the team. In season three, Sinclair similarly trusts Alfred to be his secret messenger in communications with Faber.
Sherlock Scan: Shows off in the pilot by rattling off the many details he saw in a walk past the X Company command room, ending with the deduction that something is going on in Villmarie. Does it again at the end of season one when he sees a photo of Rene and realizes that Rene might still be alive, since in the photo of Rene's supposed corpse, his watch was on the opposite wrist.
Second Love: Is this to Aurora
Too Kinky to Torture: Tells Sinclair that after awhile of being tortured by the Nazis, his synesthesia made everything go gray, and he didn't feel any pain.
Took a Level in Badass: Over the first season, Alfred was able to stand his ground against SS forces in France.
Waistcoat of Style: Alfred knows how to rock a vest.
When He Smiles: Spends a lot of time looking serious or panicked, but has an absolutely adorable smile on the rare occasion he shows it.