Written by: Debbie Sarjeant
Directed by: Bob Balaban
Episode Number: 118
Original Broadcast Date: March 31, 2000
Guest Stars: Bob Balaban (Frederick Lizzard), Mary Catherine Martin (Carla), Timothy Devlin (Special Agent #1), Edward Cannan (Cabbie), Jordan Lage (Proctor), Jeremy Nagel (Craig)
Notes of Interest:
- Well, Theo didn't let Michael keep the Grisham book. Poor guy.
- You know, for once I absolutely could not see where Theo was coming from in this particular restriction - that is, I can kind of understand why no TV or radio or phone or newspaper, but what does he expect Michael to do with the five or so hours between quitting time and bedtime each evening? I mean, even something like a deck of cards would suffice, and Theo could always take it away when it's time to work. Michael would at least have something to do in the evenings, something to look forward to.
- Although I've never seen the movie, the teaser automatically brought "The Bone Collector" to mind.
- Well, it seems that Heather dumped Nick for Craig despite his sticking up for her. And something tells me that Gretchen's not exactly chummy with Heather, assuming she knows about Heather and Craig.
- Theo's claim that Michael's discomfort was all in his head (back in "Fire and Ice") certainly holds water in this ep. This is the first time Michael's been seriously injured in his new body when he hasn't seen it coming - he kind of had fair warning with Roger's window, the aluminum door, Lomax's windshield, sliding down the side of the energy barrier, the weather chamber, being sucker-punched by Jones/Foster, and being shot by Irving. I'm betting he didn't react because his brain didn't have time to prepare for the reaction it's been conditioned to make after four decades.
- I thought the Wiseman house had a guest room; at least that's what Lisa said in "The Insurance Man Always Rings Twice." What was Roger doing on the couch? Was Lisa that irritated with him?
- "The Simon and Garfunkel of Johns Hopkins"? I just rolled over laughing at that one.
- I didn't think Theo just... cut Lizzard up when they were off-camera. I thought he strangled him instead. As for whether he used the bone saw - well, it would have been fairly messy, and it didn't look like Theo had changed clothes in the next scene.
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