Poets and poetry cited:
-"Guess now who holds!"--"Death," I said. But there
The silver answer rang,--"Not Death, but Love."
(Elizabeth Barrett Browning, "Sonnets from the Portuguese")
-"Sleep that no pain shall wake,..."
(Christina Rossetti, "Dream Land")
-(Robert Herrick, "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time")*
*Note: No particular work cited.
Goof: Goren's beard, which is full when the episode starts, is shaved later in the episode during scenes at the Police Precint (sort of a 5 o'clock shadow with whiskers). Then they proceed to a scene one assumes takes place later that day at the residence of the family involved in the episode and the beard is there in full again. Final scene also has a semi-shaved Goren.
Robert Goren: I need you to tell me about Emma's last day. Did you go looking in the wrong motel? Maybe if you knew who he was with-- How could you? There were so many women available to him. And not just students. Let me read you something. (opens Andre's book) Says, "What music have I sipped from your siren eyes?". Andre, your husband, inscribed this book, gave it to Celia. (to Celia) Were you with him that day?
Celia: I'm so sorry.
Robert Goren: It was afternoon, mid-summer in Yonkers. It was a terribly hot day. Right?
Calista Haslum: Yeah, I burned my feet on the pavement. I left my shoes at the house, I was so anxious to find him. I went everywhere. I knocked on doors at all the motels.
Alex Eames : You left Emma in the car.
Calista Haslum: Yeah, but I left the air-conditioning on.
Robert Goren: Checked it like you checked the thermostat in the hotel room?
Calista Haslum: Yeah, I would never have left her in the car without the air-conditioning. How could I know that the engine was gonna die?
Andre Haslum: Calista, shut your mouth.
Calista Haslum: Her skin was so hot to the touch; it was white. She didn't move. I took her home and put her in her room and pulled down the shade so it was cool and dark, and when Andre came home he looked at her. He said I did the right thing. He said everything would be okay if we didn't tell anyone. He said Emma was alive, and all I had to do was believe him. But Emma is dead. He said I killed her.
Special billing was given to Lynn Redgrave (and) for this episode.
Original International Air Dates:
Australia June 18, 2009 on Channel Ten
Czech Republic June 2, 2010 on TV Nova
This episode was originally part of the first three episodes of season eight, scheduled for broadcast on November 21, 2008. Delays and reported cast and crew difficulties delayed the season until April 2009, and shuffled this episode deeper into the season.
The episode seems to be ripped from the headlines of the Madeleine McCann case.
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