Alethea

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (4)

  • Caine: If the jury cannot see innocence in my eyes, will they find it in a lawyer's mouth?

  • Caine: Each waking moment is as a rung on an endless ladder. Each step we take is built on what has gone before

  • (reading from scroll) Young Caine: "'Long ago Chuang Chou dreamed he was a butterfly. He was very joyful as a butterfly, well pleased with his lot, his aims fulfilled. He knew nothing of Chou the man. But shortly he awoke and found himself again to be Chuang Chou. And he could not tell whether as Chou he had dreamed he was a butterfly or whether as a butterfly he had dreamed he was Chou."

  • Master Po: Nothing more will be taken from you. Young Caine: But I have lost nothing. Master Po: But your innocence. How shall that be returned?

Notes (1)

  • Young Caine is stated as being 12 years old in this episode.

Trivia (1)

  • How would Caine know what the Greek word 'Alethea' means? He was brought up only knowing English from his parents and Chinese from the monastery.