Season 2 Episode 12

The Hollow Men

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 15, 2010 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • The blood on Paul's face from Mellie's suicide is not as much as when he runs into Boyd later on in the hallway.

  • Quotes

    • Boyd: We like to keep the medical records of everyone who crosses our paths, especially the interesting ones. And, Caroline, you are definitely interesting. At least on the microscopic level.

    • Victor: And you know, no matter who I am, no matter what they put in my skull, I always remember you. That won't change. But if I turn evil... shoot me.
      Sierra: I'm not going to kill you.
      Victor: Well, seriously wound me, then.

    • Paul: Who the hell are you?
      Adelle: Clyde Randolph. Cofounder of Rossum.
      Topher: I thought Clyde was stuck in the Attic.
      Clyde/Dr. Claire Saunders: Not anymore. My original got himself caught in a loop. This world is for people who can evolve.
      Adelle: And does that include us?
      Clyde/Dr. Claire Saunders: Isn't that what you're here to find out?

    • Victor/Topher: This is terrible. Uh... I want my body back. Uh, it was a nice body. I mean, I-I cover it up half the time with plaid and cotton-poly blends, but I took pride in my physique. I had a physique, do you understand? I mean, this body's okay and everything, But I mean, still...

    • Victor/Topher: I had a camera installed. No one else knew about it. See? I was trying to catch a thief. I'm-I'm pretty sure Ivy's been stealing my turkey jerkies.

    • Victor/Topher: We've been betrayed! By my best man friend. Soft spoken, mild-mannered, Benedict Boyd. Although, I got to admit, I'm kinda impressed.

    • Boyd: What are you doing?
      Topher: Boyd! Look around! They're going to weaponize the tech. My tech. Why? For weapons!
      Boyd: Topher, think.
      Topher: That's what got us here in the first place.

    • Clyde/Claire Saunders: I have enhanced weapon skills. Anyone care to see a demonstration?

    • Mellie: Tell me they taught you how to sabotage supercomputers at Quantico.
      Paul: Right after the course on toppling evil corporations bent on world domination.

    • Adelle: Go ahead and shoot. I'm sure I'll be far more talkative with my brains splattered all over Topher.

    • Topher: I did all this. I'm the one who brings about the thought-pocalypse.
      Adelle: Thought-pocalypse?
      Topher: Is brain-pocalypse better? I figure, if I'm responsible for the end of the world, I get to name it.

    • Paul: So, did we save the world?
      Echo: I guess we did.

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      UK: February 23, 2010 on Sci Fi
      Australia: May 13, 2010 on FOX8
      Czech Republic: May 21, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: March 15, 2012 on JOJ Plus

  • Allusions

    • Title: The Hollow Men

      Referencing the 1925 poem by T.S. Eliot, concerning post-war Europe under the Treaty of Versailles. The poem famously ends with the lines, "This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang with a whimper."

    • Victor/Topher: That is so Ripley of you, and supersexy.

      Referencing Sigourney Weaver's role of Ellen Ripley in Alien (1979) and the sequels. Ripley is a hard-as-nails warrant officer who survives everything thrown against her, and is credited with dispelling the myth of females in s.f. and fantasy movies as helpless assistants.

    • Topher: I'm the Tin Man, she's the Lion, and you're the head of the Lollipop Guild who's a traitor.
      Referencing the 1900 L. Frank Baum series of children books chronicling the adventures of Dorothy Gale, who is swept from her humdrum life in Kansas into the fantasy world of Oz. Best known for the 1939 movie adaptation, the first book chronicles Dorothy's adventures with her three friends, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and the Scarecrow. The Lollipop Guild is the group of Munchkins who greet her upon her arrival.