John Doe

John D.O.A

Season 1, Ep 11, Aired 1/10/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Lenny renews his duel of wits with John, kidnapping Lt. Avery and sending a series of cryptic clues with a fatal deadline. A new captain makes things hard for John and he and Digger go off on their own to hunt down the killer.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jayne Brook

    Lt. Jamie Avery

  • John Marshall Jones

    Frank Hayes

  • William Forsythe


  • Dominic Purcell

    John Doe

  • Sprague Grayden

    Karen Kawalski

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Best Episode not to miss

    By Bstern0675, Jun 19, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • Captain Ruiz: So why this Doe character, huh? The department couldn’t handle this internally? Frank Let’s just say he has some enhanced deductive powers.

    • Digger: Running from the law. One of my favorite pastimes.

    • Stu: We think it’s a custom shoe, we’re cross-referencing with others. Captain Ruiz: And how do we know it belongs to some pizza delivery guy? Stu: A pizza guy with custom shoes?

    • John: Hey, look, there are a few things you don’t know about me. Just before I walked into the bar, I woke up naked… Digger: …on the island. Yeah, I know, Karen spun the tale. John: You knew? Digger: Doe, look, if I had a dollar for every time I woke up naked on an island…

    • John: You probably want some sort of explanation. Frank: What for? Doesn’t everybody have a secret room in their house?

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    Notes (1)

    • Sprague Grayden as Karen does appear briefly in this episode at the funeral, but has no dialogue.

    Trivia (4)

    • When they picked up John's cellphone on the move on westbound I-90, had they truly been going west from Seattle, they would be in the middle of the Puget Sound. I-90 ends on 4th Ave S by the sports stadiums.

    • There's no way John could tell the time that the shadow-picture was taken. At the very least, it could have been taken as easily ast 2-3 p.m. as 9 a.m. - the only difference would be which way Lenny was facing. Also the lgihting could have been staged. It's likely the picture was taken at 9 a.m., but it's strange John immediately leaps to that conclusion and doesn't even consider any others.

    • Lenny threatens to blow up Avery at Digger's bar, and then John asks if she's alive. Ummm, why would he threaten to blow up a dead person?

    • If Lenny weren't quite so distraught in John's grave, he'd notice that John's eyelids are visibly flickering.

    Allusions (4)

    • Lenny: Supercalifragilistic. Lenny quotes a word created FOR the 1964 movie Mary Poppins by the Sherman brothers which doesn't appear in the original novels by P.L. Travers.

    • John: Go directly to Jail. Do not pass Go. Do not collect two hundred dollars. John quotes an oft-repeated portion of the rules to the board game Monopoly.

    • Frank: A little too Deepak Chopra for me Deepak Chopra is the west's most well spoken promoter of holistic medicine, incorporating elements of spiritual teachings with alternative forms of treatment which have not been fully embraced by western medicine.

    • Lenny: I see...dead people. Alluding to the popular line of dialogue from the hit movie The Sixth Sense, spoken by Haley Joel Osment. Although Bruce Willis spoke a similar line in Twelve Monkeys.

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