The Guard

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (8)

  • Wendell: Slow down girl - I hardly know you. Carly: It's okay .... I don't care. Wendell: Maybe I do. What do you think about that?

  • Ted: God feels exactly like you do. Andrew: So God feels useless! That's reassuring.

  • Carly: Does everything you say sound like a bad country song? Wendell: If you want me to leave, just tell me to go. Carly: ...... Go. Wendell: Alright - be that way - but if you change your mind ... Carly: I know where you're floating.

  • Barry: You're a living breathing man - I think you'll find the experience much more satisfying with a real live girl. Find one!

  • Carly: I don't have issues. Wendell: We all do. That's how we know we're alive.

  • Nori: If a 200 pound man teeters at the edge of a cliff, the 90 pound stranger standing next to him will instinctively reach over and try to save him - even if the big guy will probably take them both over the edge to their deaths. It's a primitive reflex. Sometimes we have to fight it in order to be effective at our jobs. Miro: That reflex ... is what gives me hope for human beings.

  • Wendell: Feels right being back by the ocean - stayed away from it too long. Carly: Where have you been? Wendell: That smell - that's the smell of life. The ocean's natures great roiling belly, this splashing around us - the amniotic fluid of mother earth. That's what we gotta reconnect with man ... the wilderness within ourselves, restore natural order. We gotta pack out what we pack in. Carly: Are you on crack? I smell the fish plant, salmon guts and gull poop.

  • Laura: Miro Da Silva was an immature ass in Coast Guard college - he hasn't changed a bit in eleven years. Carly: Did Sato rip the golden boy a new one? Laura: I don't know - I wasn't listening. Carly: Yeah, right.

Notes (8)

  • Featured Music: "The Naughty Song" by Cory Lee "Heaven Knows Your Name" by Blackie & The Rodeo Kings "So Good To See You" by Mark Kleiner Power Trio "This Is The Thing" by Fink

  • Steve Bacic and Gordon Michael Woolvett previously appeared on Andromeda together as series regulars.

  • The working title for the series was Search and Rescue.

  • The first season had a production budget of $20 million (Canadian).

  • The series is filmed in Squamish, British Columbia with Howe Sound standing in for the fictional Port Hallet.

  • Awards: Julie Patzwald won the 2008 Leo Award for "Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series" for this episode. Ryan Robbins was nominated for the 2008 Leo Award for "Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series" for this episode.

  • Featured Music: "Hey! Hey!" by The Carnations "Take Me Out" by 54-40 "So Much For Everyone" by Dan Mangan "If I Had A Reason" by Paloma

  • Awards: Claudette Mink was nominated for a 2008 Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for her performance in this episode. Steve Bacic was nominated for a 2008 Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series for his performance in this episode.

Trivia (2)

  • The child actor playing young Miro is actually Steve Bacic's son - Steven Bacic. This is Steven's first acting job.

  • Laura Nelson is now being played be Sonya Salomaa.

Allusions (2)

  • Title: Waheguru means "The Wonderful Lord" in the Punjabi language. It's a term used by Sikhs & Hindus to refer to the infinite creator (God).

  • Title: The title of this episode comes from the John Prine song "The Speed of the Sound of Loneliness."