Mental

Season 1 Episode 9

Coda

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jul 24, 2009 on FOX
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Jack tries to help an autistic traumatized girl discovering the person who murdered her father, since she is the only witness. Meanwhile, Arturo receives the inconvenient visit of his own father, an actor of a soap opera who interprets a doctor in television and thinks he can help his son solve a medical case.moreless

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • The music Leeza is playing on the piano when the teacher sits down next to her is Für Elise, composed by Ludwig van Beethoven.

      • Mad Hatter's disease is a disease of the nervous system cause by exposure to mercury. The name comes from mercury once used in the making of hats. This affects the nervous system of the hatters, causing them to shake and look insane. Mercury poisoning causes mood swings, aggressiveness and irrational behavior.

    • QUOTES (8)

      • Jack: Sometimes a dog is just a dog and an 'I love you' is just that. If you want the white dress wedding and cozy little dinner parties with our married friends, then, um... I've gotta be honest. Right now I'm not that guy.
        Zan Avidan: So, all that stuff about your sister, that was just...
        Jack: No, but she's a very big part. But she's not everything.
        (Zan takes her purse and walks away)
        Jack: Oh, come on, don't go!
        Zan Avidan: Give me one good reason why I shouldn't.
        Jack: I want you to stay.
        Zan Avidan: Tonight? Tomorrow?
        Jack: Yeah!
        Zan Avidan: And after that?
        (Jack hesitates)
        Zan Avidan (sad): It's not good enough.

      • Zan Avidan: I want a real relationship.
        Jack: You don't think that's what we're doing?
        Zan Avidan: You're doing it again.
        Jack: I'm not doing it again, that was a simple question.
        Zan Avidan: No! You are deflecting. I'm standing here, pouring my heart at you and you're playing shrink games with me.
        Jack: I'm not playing shrink games.

      • Zan Avidan: Two days ago I said that I might be in love with you.
        Jack: I remember.
        Zan Avidan: And what did you say?
        Jack: I said I liked dogs.
        Zan Avidan: Jack...
        Jack: What? What do you want to hear? What are you feeling? What do you want me to say?
        Zan Avidan: Don't- don't start psychoanalyzing me, I know my feelings. I'm very secure in my feelings.
        Jack: I'm not suggesting that you're not, I'm just trying to understand.

      • Arturo: What the hell do you think you're doing?
        Diego: Arturo, I have a strong feeling about this.
        Arturo: You are not a real doctor. You play one on television.
        Diego: True, but after 22 seasons, I've had the occasion to diagnose many complex medical problems.
        Arturo: That's it. I'm done. There's not arguing with you. You're right, I'm wrong. End of rounds. End of discussion.

      • Veronica: Leeza, can you tell us the name of your father?
        Leeza pushes a key on the computer
        Computer: Dad.
        Jack: Smarter than us.

      • Arturo: So, how was your trip?
        Diego: There's no such thing as first class anymore.
        Arturo: So I hear.
        Diego: I mean I remember the days when they used to roll the cart right up next to your chair and pour wine into a real glass. They used to slice the prime rib right in front of you. The stewardesses now, not even that pretty.
        Arturo: I think they're called flight attendants now dad.

      • Lieutenant Truitt: Doc, I'm assuming she's in shock.
        Jack: I don't think so.
        Lieutenant Truitt: Well, that's impossible. I mean, the way we're figuring, the victim, who the apartment manager says is her father, was shot right here twice at close range. There's no way she didn't witness the whole thing.
        Jack: I don't think it's shock. I think she's autistic.
        Lieutenant Truitt: You mean like Rain Man? She sees the whole thing go down, but she can't walk about it?
        Jack: Well, her verbal skills are pretty good, actually, but she's echolalic. She repeats back a lot of what is said to her. And even though the murder took place right here, un, she may not appreciate what happened.
        Detective Bagdonis: I knew it. I, uh, got a nephew who's autistic.
        Lieutenant Truitt: that's just my luck. I got an eyewitness to a murder, it happens right smack in front of her, and she's gonna be the worst witness on the planet.
        Jack: With respect, Lieutenant, if that man's her father, uh, being a witness isn't, um…isn't really what we should be worrying about right now.
        Lieutenant Truitt: Oh, I'm sorry.

      • Zan: Let me ask you something, that girl that you lived with were you in love with her?
        Jack: Depends. Do you define love by how good you feel when you're in the middle of the relationship or how bad you feel when it ends?
        Zan: Okay well how did you feel when it ended?
        Jack: It was the right thing to do.

    • NOTES (2)

      • International Episode Titles:
        Czech Republic: Němý svědek (Mute Witness)

      • Original International Air Dates:
        Latin America: July 28, 2009 on FOX
        Norway: March 2, 2010 on TV2
        Czech Republic: July 15, 2010 on Prima COOL
        United Kingdom: February 28, 2011 on Sky1/Sky1 HD

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Coda: from a Latin word meaning "tail", refers not only to the conclusion of a musical composition but also to an ending in general or closing part of a statement.

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