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A Canada Post truck is seen in the street.
The video game depicted in the show, Murder One: San Francisco is an amalgam of two real life games. The first is obviously Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas which became controversial for it's violence and hidden sexual content unlocked by hackers. The second is 25 to Life a cops and robbers simulator which was controversial for rewarding players points for killing police.
The song that played at the end of the episode is called "Different Names For The Same Things" by Death Cab for Cutie and may be found on their newest album Plans.
This episode is very similar to the real life events that took place when a then 18 year old shot and killed two cops and one civillian. His motive: he claimed he was inspired by Grand Theft Auto 3, a controversial video game for Playstation 2.
Robert Harris Hale - San Quentin Penitentiary information - SFPD - 15/9/85. ID - 362237-8.
The bulldog owned by Jack Hale in this episode is actually Johnny Messner's dog.
Cavanaugh reveals that he was in the National Guard.
When Hale is driving back from visiting his father and is talking to Carter on his cell, you can tell that the background is footage being reused as it doesn't seem to move much compared to the speed of the car.
On his driving licence it says that Jack lives at 9654 Luis Star Drive, San Francisco, CA. 94105.
He's 6ft high, weighs 195 and his eyes are blue.
The licence number is 17822349, Class C, RSTR: 9/15/2003. 669AM/AC FD/99. Expires: 9/15/07.
In this episode we find out Jack's father is in prison for the murders of 12 people. This links back to episode 13 going on 30 where Jack mentions to a witness 'my dad is a serial killer' when she complains her mother is a bitch.
When Jack and Ray are sitting in a conference room talking, Jack's hands move from being next to his face, resting on the table and then back near his face when they change angles.
Jack Hale's birthday is 9-15-73
When Carter is reading the "Doubles" magazine out loud to Hale, the camera pans away from her for a second, and while we can still hear her reading, her lips don't move.
Unless Hale is the last person over 17 to not carry a cell phone, couldn't Cavenaugh & Carter have called him and warned him about the imminent danger that he was in.
The space on the restraining order for the presiding judge's name is blank.