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Actually this episode was the third time a main castmember was shown younger. the first was Stillmam in 1x12 "Glued" then Jeffries in 2x19 "Strange Fruit" and now Lily in 2x23 "The Woods"
This is the first episode to feature a flashback scene that shows something other than what really happened. It doesn't show a lie, but something George Marks made himself believe happened.
Goof: Young George is "playing Sunshine on My Shoulders" by John Denver on his record player in 1972. However, the song did not materialize until two years later when it entered the Billboard charts in February 1974.
Nitpick: Lt. John Stillman says that they'll know the exact year of the 1930's truck after they match up the plates and the VIN number. VIN numbers weren't introduced until the 1953 Corvette.
Nitpick: (highlight below for a spoiler)
It's of course true that the police weren't as skilled and didn't have the same forensics techniques in 1932 as they do nowadays. Nevertheless, somebody should have noticed that a huge chunk of a guard rail was missing from the side of a bridge in the spot where the girls drove the truck into the river.
Many times in this episode the scene syncs up with the music or a scene from The Rocky Horror Picture Show:
- While the doorman is being killed, I'm Going Home is heard on the soundtrack.
- While the song Over at the Frankenstein Place is playing, there is a close-up of Valens through the shutters of a window at the same time in the song where Riff Raff is seen through the shutters of a window in the movie.
- Highlight for a spoiler: There is also irony in playing Over at the Frankenstein Place as the last song. In the song there is a line "There's a light over at the Frankenstein Place"; the killer murdered those on who he saw 'God's light'.
Nitpick: In the episode, Mike and Kelly are at the theater watching The Rocky Horror Picture Show in 1977, talking during the song Sweet Transvestite. After the line "satanic mechanic" and the audience callback "S and M", which is only about two thirds of the way into the song, the music suddenly crescendos and ends, to be replaced by the song Touch-A, Touch-A, Touch Me, which in reality should occur several scenes further into the movie.
Nitpick: In episode 2-22: Best Friends (2005), Jeffries says he's 60 years old. In another episode a year later, he's 61. This means Jeffries was born in 1945, making him 18 in 1963. The young Jeffries in this episode isn't obviously 18 years old.
Det. Jeffries discovered the victim's body when he was a boy and therefore he "sees" the victim at the end.
Goof: In this episode, Zeke wrote a note in 1963 with his chess move, the Ruy Lopez opening, on it. The note reads "Nf3 Nc6", which stands for knight to f3, knight to c6 in the algebraic chess notation. However, during the 1960's, American chess players, especially amateurs like these, used the descriptive chess notation system, in which the same move should have been written as "NQB3 NKB3". The algebraic notation didn't become dominant until the beginning on the 1970's.
Because Det. Vera is a friend of the victim's sister, he "sees" the victim at the end.
Goof: According to the title card, Lindsay was killed on January 2, 1982. However, her case box said June of 1982 and the original preview of the show said she was killed in 1984.
Kyle Bream was murdered in September 1998.
Goof: Scotty is surprised to learn from Nathan that Colin had gotten Mr. Wilson back from Leah. However, he should have already known that Mr. Wilson was at the crime scene.
Highlight below for a minor spoiler:
We learn that the feud between Det. Rush and her sister Christina is because Christina slept with Rush's fiancé.
Colin Miller died on March 6, 1993.
Goof: Jurassic Park wasn't released until in the beginning of June 1993 but Colin died in March 1993. Unless it was a pre-screening, it couldn't have been the movie he was going to see the night he died.
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