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John Doe

Season 1 Episode 10

The Mourner

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Dec 13, 2002 on FOX
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Episode Summary

The mysterious symbol on Doe's chest is part of the calling card left by a serial killer known as The Mourner who knows a lot about Doe, whom he challenges with cryptic clues as he puts more lives in danger.

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    Just think of this as a massive( like 10,000 pieces) puzzle all the same color with a message in it (readable when together)... opps did I say something?

    Things you never think of are in the twists of this story line. Great watching CLASSIC.

    This episode is a great one for John Doe\\\'s Character
Doug Hutchison

Doug Hutchison

Lenny Pescoe

Guest Star

John Walsh

John Walsh


Guest Star

Gli Edmonds

Gli Edmonds

Officer Adriana Valenka

Guest Star

Rekha Sharma

Rekha Sharma


Recurring Role

David Lewis (IV)

David Lewis (IV)


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • How does John figure that Sir Galahad is a "castle" rather than a "knight" - both seem equally likely. But identifying the "piece" as a knight would have yielded a totally different result.

    • John says the first victim was a limo driver. However, when we saw the scene originally Lt. Avery said there were other victims and she hoped the limo driver's death wasn't related to those. In fact, when John puts together the clues at the end, the first two murders prior to the limo driver's aren't mentioned even though they would presumably confirm John's hypothesis and give further indicators as to what specific game was being recreated.

    • When John and the police work on the puzzle they start with 5-6 people working on it simultaneously. But later, with time ticking down, only John and Lt. Avery are working on it. Couldn't they find a few more cops to help solve the puzzle and stop the building from blowing up?

    • When he arrives at the strip joint John says that Pescoe said that ATF stands for "All Time Favorite." Ummm, not that we ever saw or heard. Pescoe had the whole conversation about Sir Galahad's, then the police hustled him away so there was no chance for any other conversation.

    • It's a common mistake in many TV shows, but when Stella and John talk at the end, Stella's glasses have totally flat lens - they'd be useless for improving vision. The actress doesn't wear glasses in real life, but they have her wear them here to make her more brainy-looking. But they make them flat lenses so they don't interfere with her vision.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (talking about sewers)
      Digger: It's a great way to get around. I should know, I worked down there in my youth. Three years as a sandhog. Burrow through rock so the rest of you can enjoy the little things – electricity, running water, dial tone.
      Frank: So that's why they call you Digger?
      Digger: No.

    • John: Are you a digital or analog kind of girl?
      Stella: Oh... whatever gets the circuits going.

    • Mourner: Hi. Long time, no screw with.

  • NOTES (2)