Wolf Lake

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 9

    If These Wolves Could Talk

    Aired 5/1/02

  • S 1 : Ep 8

    Legend of Lost Lenore

    Aired 4/24/02

  • S 1 : Ep 7

    Leader of the Pack

    Aired 4/17/02

  • S 1 : Ep 6

    Four Feet Under

    Aired 4/10/02

  • S 1 : Ep 5

    Excitable Boy

    Aired 10/24/01

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tim Matheson

    Sheriff Matthew Donner

  • Lou Diamond Phillips

    John Kanin

  • Graham Greene (II)

    Sherman Blackstone

  • Sharon Lawrence

    Vivian Cates

  • Mia Kirshner

    Ruby Wilder Cates

  • show Description
  • Seattle police detective John Kanin has a problem. He's in love, but shortly after agreeing to marry him, his girlfriend disapears. His search leads to her home town, where people are clearly hiding information from him. One of the things they are hiding is the fact that they are all wolves, as is John's girlfriend, Ruby.

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (44)

    • Luke: You're gonna have to choose. You can join us, and be free, or go home and live your safe life. That way you don't end up with a bullet in your heart. Sophia: There are others? Luke: (nods) And if you're scared, maybe you should stay out of the woods. Sophia: How do you know about that? (pause) What are you? Luke: I think you know.

    • Clerk: You have a message Mr. Cassidy. (hands him an envelope) Noah: It's open. Clerk: (seals envelope) In the future, I'll make sure all messages are sealed properly.

    • Clerk: I hope you don't mind making your own bed. John: Not at all. Clerk: You could always wait for the maid. Of course we'd have to hire one first.

    • Sherman: What's the most important thing to the wolf? class: (in unison) Survival of the pack. Sherman: That's right, my little brothers and sisters, survival of the pack.

    • Sherman: Sometimes I think in a past life, I must have been a scout for Custer, or somebody. Wait, that's wrong. We don't believe in past lives, that's a Buddhist thing!

    • John's partner in Seattle: John, this is either some kind of mistake, or your girlfriend's a ghost.

    • Sherman: As a scientist, I can tell you the gene pool around here is awful shallow. You could probably walk across it without getting your ankles wet.

    • Vivian: Are you sure you should be out here? I'm worried about you. You look like you're in pain. Willard: Even pain gets bored occasionally. Even pain gets pissed off. Who wants to hang around hurtin' all the time? Nah, pain and me, we're going to a whole new level.

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    Notes (12)

    • There is no Cascade County in the state of Washington.

    • While several states have a Bureau of Wildlife Management, the Federal Government does not.

    • Scott Bairstow (Tyler Creed) also starred in the wolf centric movie White Fang II: Myth of the White Wolf as Henry aka White Wolf in 1994.

    • Barry Donlevy received Leo Award nomination for Best Cinemetography, Dramatic Series for this episode.

    • David Schwartz was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music.

    • George Montgomery (main title designer), Thomas Cobb (main title designer), Blake Danforth (main title designer) and John Narun (main title designer) were nominated for an Emmy award in 2002 for Outstanding Main Title Design.

    • In the original pilot, which was never aired, Lou Diamond Phillips was not a cop, but an agent from the Bureau of Wildlife Management. The story originally focused on the struggle between two clans of wolves who were fighting for control of the town.

    • This episode was classified "PG" in Canada.

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    Trivia (8)

    • Harvey is bitten by a wolf and apparently "turned". In the regular series the people are born into the wolfen way.

    • Amanda’s gravestone reads: Amanda Cates Beloved Daughter of Willard and Regina Cates Loving Sister to Ruby and Lucas b. Sept. 19, 1975 d. Nov. 12, 1992 Aged 17 This implies that Ruby, Luke and Amanda are not Vivian’s children.

    • Ruby had a twin sister named Amanda.

    • Robinson goes to the sink, and is seen pretending to splash water on his face but his face and hands remain dry.

    • Cleveland Style Polka is the branch of Polka music originating in Slovenia and does not use tubas.

    • The National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame is in Euclid, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. As such it is hundreds of miles from the Ohio River.

    • When Sophia faints, you see both of the plates she is carrying shatter on the floor, but when Sherman helps her up, she picks up an unbroken plate.

    • Vivian apparently wanted to marry Matt sixteen years earlier, but married Willard instead.

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    Allusions (12)

    • Sophia: What's on the radio? The Mariners? - Being in the state of Washington, Wolf Lake would be considered, by Major League Baseball, to be in the home territory of the Seattle Mariners baseball team.

    • Sherman: You might have missed the first season of "The Sopranos." - The Sopranos was a hit TV series on the HBO network.

    • Willard: Two runs score and Stan the Man has a stand up double! - He makes reference to Hall of Fame baseball player, Stanley Frank Musial, who was often called "Stan the Man."

    • Sherman: They say J.S. Bach wore black gloves to compose his "Requiem Mass". - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was a German composer known for his many works both of secular and sacred music. Some consider him to be one of the greatest classical composers.

    • Willard: I believe the expression is "Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war." - This is a quote from William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.

    • The Church of Unified Science Triumvirate A possible reference to "The Church of Christ, Scientist", or "Christian Science" - a religious group who believe that sickness and pain are illusions, so they reject medical treatment.

    • Tyler: What is it about these ungulates that makes you put them first? - Ungulates are hooved animals. Tyler is basically saying that humans are cattle.

    • John: Okay, Emeril, let’s talk soup. - Emeril John Lagasse is an American celebrity chef who has authored numerous cookbooks, hosted several TV shows and owns high profile restaurants in a several cities.

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  • Fan Reviews (15)
  • If you can find it, get it

    By CasualAdventure, Apr 11, 2014

  • Worth watching...

    By Gia_P, Mar 15, 2014

  • Bring It Back

    By ashleyrandall1650, Nov 19, 2013

  • I want to see more of Wolf Lake. Why did they end the show. There are other people including myself who really like the show and have so many questions that need to be answered in the next series. What can we the fans do to help bring the show back?

    By clarissahandlos, Oct 08, 2009

  • I think this was a great show!!!

    By bb1322, Oct 10, 2009

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