Season 4 Episode 13


Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 30, 2005 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • CPR should be performed at the ratio of 30 compressions to 2 breaths. Marshall obviously doesn't know CPR because whatever he was doing it wasn't 30:2.

    • Number 47: The locker containing the hard drive is # 471.

    • Number 47: The hard drive is found in locker 80237. 8 + 0 + 2 + 37 = 47.

    • Goof: It's unlikely Sydney would live buried under dirt long enough for anyone to fly from America to Cuba.
      The coffin would normally collapse before long, so she'd have about an hour or two of air at the most. There is nowhere the amount of time that a Motorola Razr (the phone she was using) would run out of battery life while not in use, or even when in use.

    • Even though Sydney is in danger, Marshall takes the time to dig a perfectly rectangular hole with smoothed out sides...

    • Sydney gets wonderful reception (4 bars) while buried in a coffin. Granted, it isn't concrete or anything...but 4 bars?

    • Goof: How come the coffin is still illuminated after Sydney switched off her cellphone?

    • Why is it night in Germany AND L.A? They are divided roughly by 10 hours, so if it's evening/night in L.A. it's early morning in Germany.

    • Goof:
      Before Syd and Marshall used the eye to get in to the room with the firewall, but after they got off the elevator, Syd has a gun in her right hand in one shot and then comes around the corner in the next shot with no gun in hand.

    • Why the big drop off and where is Marshall's car? It's not like he drove it to Cuba, it must be somewhere local.

    • Wouldn't Marshall's wife be concerned about how he got home, considering he didn't come home in his car? How will he get to work the next day?

  • Quotes

    • Sydney: Do you know how hard it is to maintain cover while dancing the salsa in three-inch heels?
      Vaughn: Actually, I do, but let's not go into that.

    • Marshall: Oh god. It's oozing. It's oozing everywhere, sir.
      Jack: (via cell phone) That means you've ruptured the macula. The eye is useless, abandon it. Approach the second one gently, like a soft-boiled egg. You're going to need a digging instrument to assist with this.
      Marshall: I've got a spork.
      Jack: What's a spork?
      Marshall: It's like a half-spoon... half-fork, will that do?
      Jack: That will work.

    • Marshall: Syd.. This guy, he buried you alive.
      Sydney: Yeah, but he cheated. He hit me with a car first.

    • Marshall: (singing a lullaby) Hush, little Mitchell, don't you cry. Daddy's gonna teach you 'bout lanthanide. Cerium's first, yes it leads the way. Hexagonal structure and it's iron gray. Praseodymium is next and it looks like brass...

  • Notes

    • Music from this episode includes:
      "Ran Kan Kan" by The Mambo Kings
      "Baile De Los Ninos" by Johnny Polanco

    • The so called Danish in this episode is very poor. None of the actors who speak Danish are real Danes. Ulrich Thomsen who played the German 'Ulrich' in the episode is Danish, however. Also, judging from the street signs, the opening scene clearly doesn't take place in Copenhagen, Denmark.

    • This episode received the 2005 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Costumes For A Series.

    • This episode averaged 11.08 million viewers.

    • Sydney's (failed) fate at the hands of her enemies in this episode is strikingly similar to The Bride's (Uma Thurman) failed fate at the hands of her enemy Budd (Michael Madsen) in Kill Bill vol. 2 directed by Quentin Tarantino. Both kickass women were burried alive in a coffin in the hopes they'd die a slow death, and both escaped. Tarantino also directed the two-part Crime Scene Investigation episode "Grave Danger", which aired just two months after this episode.

    • This was originally the 16th episode of the season.

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