Season 1 Episode 1

To Mar a Stall

Aired Saturday 9:00 AM Sep 14, 2002 on ABC

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  • There is a new tagger at X, and it is up to Fillmore and the safety patrol to stop him or her before he or she strikes again. Relying on Randall the Vandall to help track the tagger down, there isn't much time... and the clock is ticking.

    This is exactly why I watch this series! The plot… excellent. The characters…. brilliant. The sampling of "Silence of the Lambs" for Randall Julian's character was genius and provided a rich, complex character that complimented the brilliant writing style of Eddie Guzelian and the creative directing style of Christian Roman. "To Mar a Stall" provides an interesting introduction to the series, as it shows off the characters well, has plenty action and it is by far one of the best in the series. 10 out of 10. 5 stars. However you rate it - this episode is a good one.
  • A nice series starter

    The episode begins by a girl called Robin Spencer cutting a ribbon to declare the opening of the new bathroom. When they go inside they see that the whole bathroom is tagged with the word STAINLESS. Fillmore and Ingrid have a vandal on their hands. They decide to visit "the tagger". They visit a high security detention centre where Randall Julian (AKA master tagger FLAVA SAVA) for some assistance on catching STAINLESS. Randall Julian later makes a break for it after Fillmore drops his pencil in the doorway but Fillmore finds him and convinces him to give up his vandalism days.

    Culprit: Robin Spencer

    Motive: She wanted stainless steel toilet stalls which she said was graffiti-proof so she vandalised the new stalls to try and prove her point.

    Clue 1: Randall says that the tagger writes, right to left to avoid smudging the tag so STAINLESS is left handed

    Clue 2: Tehama says that the marker sprung a leak so STAINLESS is walking around with a marker stain somewhere on their arm or wrist.

    Clue 3: Randall leaves an old copy of the school paper in his detention cell and Fillmore finds that Robin is cutting the ribbon with her left hand and is wearing a glove.