John Doe

Season 1 Episode 11

John D.O.A

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 10, 2003 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • When they picked up John's cellphone on the move on westbound I-90, had they truly been going west from Seattle, they would be in the middle of the Puget Sound. I-90 ends on 4th Ave S by the sports stadiums.

    • There's no way John could tell the time that the shadow-picture was taken. At the very least, it could have been taken as easily ast 2-3 p.m. as 9 a.m. - the only difference would be which way Lenny was facing. Also the lgihting could have been staged. It's likely the picture was taken at 9 a.m., but it's strange John immediately leaps to that conclusion and doesn't even consider any others.

    • Lenny threatens to blow up Avery at Digger's bar, and then John asks if she's alive. Ummm, why would he threaten to blow up a dead person?

    • If Lenny weren't quite so distraught in John's grave, he'd notice that John's eyelids are visibly flickering.

  • Quotes

    • Captain Ruiz: So why this Doe character, huh? The department couldn't handle this internally?
      Frank Let's just say he has some enhanced deductive powers.

    • Digger: Running from the law. One of my favorite pastimes.

    • Stu: We think it's a custom shoe, we're cross-referencing with others.
      Captain Ruiz: And how do we know it belongs to some pizza delivery guy?
      Stu: A pizza guy with custom shoes?

    • John: Hey, look, there are a few things you don't know about me. Just before I walked into the bar, I woke up naked…
      Digger: …on the island. Yeah, I know, Karen spun the tale.
      John: You knew?
      Digger: Doe, look, if I had a dollar for every time I woke up naked on an island…

    • John: You probably want some sort of explanation.
      Frank: What for? Doesn't everybody have a secret room in their house?

    • John: Thinking if I can isolate Lenny's salive residue…
      Frank: …we can get a DNA sample, run it through the database, then get his real identity.
      John: Uh-huh.
      Frank: All right! Now you're doing that Doe thing I love so much.

    • (Frank hands John a gun)
      John: .38 police issue. This isn't part of the plan.
      Frank: Screw the plan! You're not going in there without protection.
      John: I'm not licensed to carry a weapon.
      Frank: You're a fugitive from justice, John. A weapon's license is the least of your worries.

    • John: Lets play some darts. It's the least you can do – we did save your life.
      Avery: Hey, you're the whole reason he went after me in the first place.
      John: Details, details…details.

    • Lenny: Let's say we play in San Francisco next….cable cars, bridges, scary fog…it'll be a blast.

    • John: Do you think it's possible to block out memories?
      Digger: If you drink enough. Why do you think I own a bar?

    • Frank: (to John) Just because you know everything doesn't mean you know everything.

    • Lenny: Lt. Avery, do you know that most household accidents occur in the bathroom?

    • Digger: You know the problem with fair-weather friends? They're never around with an umbrella when it rains.

    • Digger: If I had a dollar for every time I woke up naked on an island...

    • Frank: Now you're doing that Doe thing I love so much.

    • John: I did save your life.
      Avery: Hey, you're the reason he came after me in the first place.
      John: Details, details.

    • John: A .38 Police issue. This isn't part of the plan.
      Frank: Screw the plan - you're not going in there without protection.

    • Lenny: For a man who knows everything, your psychoanalysis is awfully simplistic.

    • Lenny: You're claustrophobic.
      John: A fear worth get you.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Lenny: Supercalifragilistic.
      Lenny quotes a word created FOR the 1964 movie Mary Poppins by the Sherman brothers which doesn't appear in the original novels by P.L. Travers.

    • John: Go directly to Jail. Do not pass Go. Do not collect two hundred dollars.
      John quotes an oft-repeated portion of the rules to the board game Monopoly.

    • Frank: A little too Deepak Chopra for me
      Deepak Chopra is the west's most well spoken promoter of holistic medicine, incorporating elements of spiritual teachings with alternative forms of treatment which have not been fully embraced by western medicine.

    • Lenny: I see...dead people.
      Alluding to the popular line of dialogue from the hit movie The Sixth Sense, spoken by Haley Joel Osment. Although Bruce Willis spoke a similar line in Twelve Monkeys.

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