Number 47: The tombstone where the bomb is hidden gives the birth - and end year of Milovich Ivanov: 1927-1974, this means he died at the age of 47.
This episode takes place one week after last episode's events.
This is the first episode where we find out about Vaughn's girlfriend, Alice.
Sydney and Will have known each other for three years.
When Sydney is digging Ivanov's gravesite, you can tell when the shot switches from on-location to lot shooting. If you look at the "dirt walls" you can see the actual hole in the ground has rough walls that stick out a few inches, but when it switches to lot shooting, the walls go to brown, sorta-smooth (i.e. just look at the walls, they're too perfectly square and straight).
Sydney: Eating newspaper's a condition?
Will: Yeah, yeah. This is what I write about. This is how I make a living. And Lintback says my writing's too judgemental and I'm like, "Well, who cares? She's not gonna read it anyway, she's gonna swallow it."
Sydney: Since I've known the truth about you, I've asked myself questions. Thousands of questions. But this one I have to ask you now. When Danny was killed... Dad... did you know? Did you know that's what they were going to do?
(Sydney slaps him)
Sydney: Don't you ever speak to me again.
Marshall: Ok. Who here has trouble falling asleep at night?
(raises his hand, the others just look at him)
Marshall: Ok. Well, anyway, myself, on occasion, I find it difficult to nod off, mind racing, ideas, etc. So, this kind of pertains to the whole sleeping thing.
Sydney: I lost my mind a little. I started imagining things.
Will: Whatever the hell you're talking about, maybe you're not imagining it. Syd, this is what I do. I might be able to find something that the police overlooked!
Sydney: Stop it! Please. I'm trying to move on here. I need your help to do that. Okay?
Davenport: (to Vaughn, after he and Sydney lose the nuke to SD-6) You're being pulled off the Bristow case.
Vaughn: What? Why?
Davenport: Devlin wants a more senior officer. Apparently, you were right. This girl is pretty important to us.
Vaughn: Yeah, I know.
Davenport: He wants you to oversee the office presentation at the DCI Non-Proliferation meeting, which under the circumstances, I think is pretty ironic.
Sydney: You said you wanted to talk about the plan. I'm giving you the plan.
Vaughn: It's not your job to give me the plan. I'm giving you the plan. Tomorrow's your first day back at SD-6. Now, nothing should change. When you get your assignment, you'll detail your mission on a paper bag. (picks one up, showing her) Bag. Then you'll call this number. Memorize it. After three tones, press the appropriate digit -- one through six. Each corresponds to a trash can in a specific location. Now we'll dead drop, review your information, create a countermission, and we'll contact you posing as a wrong number: Joey's Pizza. Any questions so far?
Sydney: Yeah. Can you show me what a bag looks like again?
Weiss: Any word from her yet?
Vaughn: No. I don't expect to hear anything 'til she gets back.
Weiss: Your girlfriend's name is Alice, right?
Vaughn: Would you shut up?
Weiss: I'm just checking to see--
Vaughn: Get out of my office!
Sydney: Dixon, do you copy?
Dixon: Wow. That's loud.
Sydney: You told Marshall you wanted it louder. I was there.
Dixon: Okay. My headache and I are 1017.
Vaughn: Draw me a map. Draw me a map of SD-6 and all its allies. How far you think it reaches?
Sydney: Do I look like I'm in Junior High?
Vaughn: Just draw me a SD-6 family tree!
Sydney: Braces on my teeth...
Vaughn: How far you think it goes!
Sydney: ...Headgear? Do you see a retainer?!
Vaughn: Just DO IT!
Sydney: Forgive me for being, you know, forthright or female, but this is how it's gonna be.
(On the phone)
Marshall: Cut the blue-white wire!
Sydney: Okay, cutting the blue-white wire!
Marshall: Oh, hold the phone!
Sydney: DON'T TELL ME TO HOLD THE PHONE! I'M SITTING ON A TICKING NUCLEAR BOMB!
Vaughn: This is not about cutting off an arm of the monster. It's about killing the monster.
Director Ken Olin, Producer Sarah Cahplan and DP Michael Bonvillain provide DVD commentary for this episode.
Music from episode includes:
"Looking For a Friend" by Roland Gift
"This Woman's Work" by Kate Bush
According to the audio on the Season 1 DVDs, when Sydney is called to meet with the CIA, it is Series Creator J.J. Abrams' voice who says "Joey's Pizza?".
Vaughn: This is not about cutting of an arm of the monster. It's about killing the monster.
In the epic narrative poem Beowulf the title character does battle with a monster, Grendel, but only succeeds in tearing off, or cutting off (depending on the translation) the monster's arm.
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