The Chief Super smiles at Lewis. She's impressed: a toy giraffe led him to a murderer.
"Ma'am," Lewis replies, pointing at his sergeant.
Hathaway isn't at all surprised by the gesture.
He knows some inspectors who take credit for the work of their subordinates. His old governor, DI Knox, used to say, "Team effort, innit? And I'm the team leader." Lewis stood up for Hathaway when he barely knew him and didn't much like him.
The official commendation from Innocent pleases Hathaway, but It's three short words in a gruff Geordie accent that sends his heart soaring.
"Good work, James."