Season 2 Episode 15

I Heart Mom

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Feb 18, 2009 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • The actress who played Amanda Puryer (woman in a black dress) is Helen McCrory, Damian Lewis's (Crews) wife in a real life.

    • Goof: When Charlie says that he does not believe in the future, Dani is holding a pen which changes from a fancy black one when the camera is facing her to a basic clear ballpoint pen when the camera is behind her. This happens several times throughout the conversation.

    • When Reese and Crews are sitting at their desks, the outside shot of both Reese and Crews, Reese is shown to be holding a pen in her right hand. When the camera angle changes to focus on Crews, she is holding a different pen. The original pen returns when the camera angle changes to focus on Reese.

  • Quotes

    • Charlie: This is not the gun that killed Roy. William, why did you think Ian killed Roy with a gun that didn't kill Roy? And why would Ian touch the gun that didn't kill Roy? And here's the big one. Why do you have the gun that Ian touched that didn't kill Roy?

    • Charlie: You strike me and you'll only be striking yourself.
      William: What? Some kind of kharmic payback?
      Charlie: If only. No. My partner will just shoot you in the head.

    • Amanda: Detective Crews?
      Charlie: That's right.
      Amanda: Can we speak privately?
      Charlie: And you are ...?
      Amanda: Someone who'd like to speak privately with you.

    • Charlie: I'm not here on my business, cop business. I'm here on your business. Roof business. I'd like to hire you.
      Sasha: Hire us?
      Charlie: See. I like a lot of light. Lot of light. And, you know, I just been thinking my roof kinda gets in the way of that. The light. So I was thinking, if I didn't have a roof, I could have more light. I thought of you. You're still in the business of taking people's roofs, right?

    • Charlie: So why the 180?
      William: My mom straightened me out.
      Charlie: She say you keep cutting out people's tongues, she'll send you to bed with no supper?

    • Dani: William Ford. AKA Sweet William.
      Charlie: Aggravated assault. Aggravated assault. Aggravated assault. He's easily aggravated.

    • Charlie: I'm going to look further into your future, Red. I see a house. This one's got a roof on it. It's a big house. With bars and walls. There are guards on the walls. It's always noisy. There's yelling and crying and a weird laugh that sounds like a cry. And there isn't any fruit. Ever.
      Dani: How does that future sound?

    • Ted: Does your mom know that you called?
      Anne: No.
      Ted: You've grown so much.
      Anne: Okay.
      Ted: You're a beautiful young woman.
      Anne: Sure.
      Ted: Anne, you can call me Dad, if you want to.
      Anne: I don't.

    • Charlie: Red Pesca. Two houses, no roofs, salt and pepper hair and a cold.
      Dani: (to Red) Stay where you are, Red.
      Charlie: Put your hands ... put your gloves where we can see them.

    • Charlie: Mrs. Ford, it says here you wrote a lot of checks to a company called, A Roof Of Our Own Limited.
      Mrs. Ford: Yes. Most everything I had.
      Dani: And by A Roof of Our Own, you mean Roy McCuller.
      Mrs. Ford: Nice young man. Polite. I have nothing bad to say about him.
      Charlie: Except that he stole most of your money.
      Mrs. Ford: But he was so polite. I baked him cookies.
      Charlie: Why so many checks, Mrs. Ford?
      Mrs. Ford: Well, he kept saying he'd lost the one I'd given him. So I'd write another, then he'd lose that one.
      Dani: And you trusted him with your money?
      Mrs. Ford: Well. Why wouldn't I?
      Charlie: He was so polite.
      Mrs. Ford: Yes. He was. But I guess he was just a thieving prick in the end.

    • Dani: Red Pesca?
      Red: I see you staring. My hair was red when I was a kid. Then I got the nickname and I grew up and it changed. I kept the name 'cause Salt and Pepper Pesca ...
      Charlie: Sounds like a pasta dish?

    • Charlie: (to Dani) I don't think I talk differently than anyone else talks. Maybe sometimes I don't not say things that other people don't not say but most other people don't not say the same things I don't. Know what I'm saying?

    • Dani: All these companies. You know, I'll bet none of this is legit. Looks like our Roy was working a scam.
      Charlie: Yeah. Most likely these companies didn't do anything. Let's go find out who these companies didn't do anything to.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Střecha nad hlavou (Roof Over the Head)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: March 25, 2009 on Channel Ten
      Portugal: April 21, 2009 on AXN
      Finland: June 29, 2009 on MTV3
      United Kingdom: September 9, 2009 on ITV3
      Czech Republic: March 23, 2010 on Prima
      Slovakia: July 22, 2010 on JOJ

    • Music:
      "They're Watching" by Gram Rabbit
      "Back Against The Wall" by The Source
      "Sonata For Violin and Piano No.5 in F Major 'Spring' Op.24 Adagio Molto Espressivo" by Beethoven
      "Respect Yourself" by The Staple Singers
      "Been A Long Time" by Gary Jules and The Group Rules featuring Jim Bianco

    • Helen McCrory (playing Amanda Puryer) has been married to Damian Lewis since 2007.

    • Charlotte Rae who plays Mary Ford (William's Mother), is probably most famous for her role as Mrs. Edna Garrett on the 1979-1988 comedy, The Facts of Life.

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