Det. Nick Vera
Lt. John Stillman
Det. Lilly Rush
Det. Will Jeffries
Kat Miller (Episodes 3.13+; recurring previously)
Andy Simmons died on October 5, 1973.
Highlight for a spoiler:
Nick Vera breaks up with Julie (played by Nina Siemaszko), his wife of 12 years.
Fritz: (to Andi) When most people come to college, they bring a stereo, not their father.
Eric: You're the story. You're the superstar.
Andi: Eric, that word is really starting to creep me out.
Grace: Have you ever been dragged through the mud so many times by a guy that you lash out in an inappropriate way?
Lilly: You consider poisoning someone "inappropriate"?
Fritz: I got to apologize, for yelling at you the other day when we played!
Andi: You're yelling now too.
(After Grace throws up in the bathroom.)
Andi: You look great, you know. You don't have to do that.
Grace: MYOB, okay?
Det. Will Jeffries: No one hates God-given talent like a second-stringer.
Fritz: This is rigged, lose-lose!
Andi: What's your problem?
Fritz: I'm screwed, that's my problem! I never should have agreed to this thing. It doesn't help me if I win. I'm supposed to win; you're a girl.
Andi: Thanks a lot.
Fritz: But if I lose, I'm over.
Andi: So win.
Lt. Stillman: You doing OK, Nicky?
Det. Vera: I'm going home tonight.
Lt. Stillman: By invitation?
Det. Vera: Ambush.
Fritz: Are you here for the ladies clinic?
Det. Miller: Do we look like we're here for the ladies clinic?
Fritz: (to Andi) Enjoy your moment, superstar.
- Denmark: April 26, 2006 on TV3+
Music Featured in This Episode:
- I Am Woman by Helen Reddy
- I Feel the Earth Move by Carole King
- You're So Vain by Carly Simon
- Believe in Humanity by Carole King
- Get It While You Can by Janis Joplin
- O-o-h Child by The Five Stairsteps
- Dancing in the Moonlight by King Harvest
- Lonely People by America
- Your Song by Elton John
Fritz: (looking at Andi's picture in the paper where she's wearing shorts) She have something against skirts?
Grace: Let's just say she's more Billie Jean than Chrissie.
This is a reference to tennis players Billie Jean King and Christine Evert. In the early 1970's, Chris Evert was engaged to top men's player Jimmy Connors. She was also later romantically involved with several high-profile men. Billie Jean King, on the other hand, had a more brusque demeanor and, unbeknownst to the world at large, started a same-sex relationship with her secretary in 1971. However, it wasn't until some ten years later that this became public and she openly admitted to having a lesbian relationship. There are several innuendos throughout the episode as to what Andi's sexual preferences might have been (e.g. Fritz mentioning that she sweats unusually lot for a girl, women's liberation movement, or the pantsuit she wears at the pre-game party), but the subject is never brought up.
Lt. Stillman: So, Andi's a phenom, Grace is a grinder.
Jeffries: And they hate each other.
Scotty: Like Mozart and... that other guy.
Although the myth is unconfirmed, "that other guy" Scotty is referring to is musical prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's (1756-1791) bitter rival Antonio Salieri (1750-1825). He has even been accused of being responsible of Mozart's death by poisoning him.
Fritz: You ever see McEnroe chuck a racket? That's just tennis.
John McEnroe is known for being a champion tennis player and also for having a very bad temper. He won three titles at Wimbledon and four at the US Open. It was common for him to throw rackets (or break them) and yell at officials. He was especially known for saying "You cannot be serious!" when he disagreed with a call.
Battle of the Sexes
The "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match between Fritz and Andi is inspired by the match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs on September 20, 1973. Riggs had claimed that women's tennis was inferior to men's, and that even at the age of 55, he could defeat the top female players. Billie Jean accepted the challenge, played against him, and defeated him.
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