Ergo Proxy

Season 1 Episode 3


Aired Saturday 7:00 PM Mar 11, 2006 on WOWOW



  • Trivia

    • Husserl, Berkeley, Lacan and Derrida discuss how citizens are modeled on prearranged information, and free thought is meaningless in terms of outcome.

    • Raison d'être is said in this episode. It is a French phrase that means either 'reason to be' or 'the basic reason to exist'.

    • You can briefly see Re-l Mayer's ID card in this episode. Her ID number is re-124C41+, which is the title for episode seven. When read verbally it means "Real one to foresee for one."

    • From this episode onwards, Michelangelo's response to Giovan Battista Strozzi's epigram is shown as fragments in Italian, and as part of the background's montage.

    • During the intro theme song, after the head of the kneeling AutoReiv is seen, there is a short sequence showing an electron-microscope image of the Ebola virus.

  • Quotes

    • (dream sequence)
      Vincent: Sad... Incredibly sad. It's that dream again... (his necklace appears in his right hand) Am I crying... It's him... (he sees someone) I am sad and yet I am also laughing... (he is struck) Today's the day I see... (pushing up off the ground) I'm almost there... Almost able to see the man. (faints)

  • Notes

    • International Airdates

      United States: June 23rd, 2007

      Canada: August 9th, 2007

      Australia: July 17th, 2007

    • Japanese title: 無への跳躍
      Romaji title: Mu e no Chouyaku
      Alternate title: Leap into the Void

  • Allusions

    • The episode's Japanese title, 無への跳躍 also literally means 'Leap into the Void'. This is taken from the title of a science fiction novel, Прыжок в ничто (Leap into the Void) by Alexander Beliaev.