Det. Nick Vera
Lt. John Stillman
Det. Lilly Rush
Det. Will Jeffries
Kat Miller (Episodes 3.13+; recurring previously)
Goof: At the end when Rush sees the victim's "ghost", after the figure fades there remains a reflection on the water where the victim stood.
Goof: The title card in the beginning of the episode reads "January 14, 1996". However, the blackout occurred on the 11th, and Lauren's body was found in the morning of the 12th. The police report is also dated January 12.
Lauren Williams died on January 11, 1996.
Tad: I gave every cent of that money away.
Scotty: You gave away three million dollars?
Tad: Got the numbers if you want to donate.
Kat Miller: Well damn, you could have kept some of it.
Tad: She didn't have power over me.
Kat Miller: Mothers always have power. Whether you like it or not.
Lauren: Do not walk away from me, Virginia!
Tad: She's right, Ginny. Run.
Tad: (to Diana) After we were born, my father lost interest, started fooling around. I don't know, it could have been earlier.
Lauren: (coming in) No, it was later. Around the time that you were born.
Tad: I knew it had to be my fault somehow.
Stan Williams: After she cleaned me out, I thought of little else but killing her. But drowning Lauren was never an option. Too humane.
Det. Jeffries: Really?
Stan Williams: My fantasy was to bury her alive, scarabs feasting on her intestines.
Kat Miller: Stanford Williams was 60 at the time and his fiancée was 28.
Lt. Stillman: That make him a killer?
Kat Miller: Makes him a scumbag.
Toni: Found this in my sheets this morning: somebody's sock.
Vera: No idea how it might've got there?
Toni: Possibly this new neighbor. Moved in below.
Vera: Frisky fellow?
Toni: Frisky ain't the half of it.
Vera: Well, maybe if the lady let the poor guy stay the night, he'd be less careless.
Toni: Ahh, lady's got a son. Son don't need to know what his mom is up to.
Stan Williams: You sure Lauren was murdered?
Det. Jeffries: You find that hard to believe?
Stan Williams: Yes. And no.
Det. Valens: Because?
Stan Williams: Because of who was at the house that night, of course.
Det. Jeffries: And no?
Stan Williams: Because my ex-wife was a raving bitch.
Stan Williams: Isn't there a belfry somewhere you can hang upside-down from?
Lauren Williams: Oh, now I'm the vampire?
Tad Williams: If the cape fits.
Ginny Williams: My family was dysfunctional, not homicidal.
International Air Dates:
- Denmark: March 7, 2007 on TV3+
- Norway: April 25, 2007 on TVNorge
- The Netherlands: May 26, 2007 on Net 5
- Czech Republic: June 28, 2007 on TV Nova
The airdate of this episode is the same we see in the beginning of the episode: January 14. However, the date is incorrect (see Trivia).
Music Featured in This Episode:
- One Headlight by The Wallflowers
- World I Know by Collective Soul
- Bang and Blame by R.E.M.
- December by Collective Soul
- Typical Situation by Dave Matthews Band
- Name by The Goo Goo Dolls
Kat: Five rich little Indians.
Kat's making a reference to the Agatha Christie murder mystery And Then There Were None, published in 1939. The novel is also known as Ten Little Indians, which is also the name of a nursery rhyme featured in the book. Like in the book, also in this episode a number of people (10 in the novel, 5 in the episode) are stranded together in a secluded place, and one of them is the killer.
John Stillman: Follow the money, see who benefited from Lauren's death.
This is a famous line from the film 1976 All The President's Men, starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford as Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. When Deep Throat meets with Woodward and Bernstein to give them information on the Watergate scandal, he tells them to "just follow the money". The real Deep Throat (Mark Felt of the FBI) never actually said this; it was a moment of artistic license.
Tad: 800,000 dead in 80 days.
Tad shows his family photographs of the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan genocide that was committed by Hutu extremist militias against Tutsis. General Romeo Dallaire was in charge of a United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Rwanda at the time. Before the massacres began, he had warned the UN that ethnic tensions were increasing in the country and that he needed more troops and more funding, but nothing was done. The death toll from the genocide is estimated at 800,000 to 1 million.
This episode is inspired by the case of Florence Unger, a housewife who was found drowned on October 25, 2003 at the Watervale resort in Benzie County, Detroit. Her husband, Mark Unger, was accused of the murder and later, in June 2006, found guilty for pushing his wife from a boathouse roof and then dragging her to a shallow edge of the lake where she drowned. Mrs. Unger had filed for divorce before going on a weekend trip to the resort with her husband and two sons.
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