Season 1 Episode 13

Escobar Gallardo

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 21, 2003 on FX



  • Trivia

    • Goof: Escobar tells Sean that he was 23 when Blondie's "Rapture" came out. However, his FBI file later states his birth date as being in 1967. This would have made him 13 when the song was released, in 1980.

    • Featured Music: "She Blinded Me With Science" by Thomas Dolby (Heroin breast implant removal surgery) "Baby" by Koop (Christian/Kimber/Bobolit at Bobolit's house) "Freaky (To You)" by Sweet Stuff (Christian/Gina have 'labor-inducement' sex) "Cars" by Gary Numan (Sean goes to Escobar's to kill him) "Rapture" by Blondie (Sean's post-attempt to kill Escobar/Escobar asks for new face) "Wild World" by Cat Stevens (Sean in hotel/Julia comes to get back together) "Following" by Chungking (McNamara's/Christian having dinner at ending) "Machine Gun" by Commodores (Escobar gets busted at airport by FBI with 'new' face of Jorge Barco)

    • Real Life Comparison: Escobar's surgery is loosely based on the surgery of Amado Carrillo Fuentes. He was a powerful drug dealer. In July 1997, he died while having plastic surgery to drastically alter his face so he could disappear.

    • Goof: After Sean pulls the gun on Escobar you can see him going to again in the mirror.

    • Goof: On the FBI Ten Most Wanted List, Escobar's nationality and place of birth are listed as "Columbia." Of course, it should be "Colombia."

    • The Miami Herald newspaper that Christian was reading was in an older format than the current one.

  • Quotes

    • Julia: We´re not fine, Sean. And we never will be. You know it. We both know it.
      Sean: Don´t you give up on me.
      Julia: There´s nothing wrong in knowing when to surrender. We tried our best. No one can fault us for finally admitting that we just can´t do it anymore.

    • Sean: Is this where you thought we'd be at fourty Christian? Further behind and more confused than we were at twenty four.

    • Escobar: The first time is always the hardest. I remember my first time. I shook like a little girl. At least I didn't puke. Most people…they puke after their first time.
      Sean: I don't know what you're talking about.
      Escobar: You're a desperate man, Sean. Desperate men don't come to talk. They come to kill.

    • Christian: Don't take this the wrong way. But you're a better man than I am.
      Liz: Damn straight.

    • Escobar: Is that the last implant?
      Liz: Unless you made the poor girl eat one for shits and giggles, yes.

    • Christian: This is good.
      Gina: It's Mahi-Mahi with a venetial slaw. I got the recipe online.
      Christian: So what do you want? You need something.
      Gina: I need you to make love to me.
      Christian: You better have made a kick-ass dessert too.
      Gina: I'm serious Christian. I've got to get this baby out of me. My back aches. My bowels are backed up like a stadium toilet.
      Christian: Your seduction skills need a little work, sweetheart.

    • Sean: You've seen how he treats women: like they're sub-human.
      Liz: Hasn't stopped me from working with Christian.

  • Notes

    • For this entire season, the show was nominated for:
      -The 2004 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music and Outstanding Main Title Design.
      -The 2004 Golden Globe Award and the 2004 Golden Satellite Award, both for Best Television Series-Drama.
      -The 2004 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series.

    • For this entire season, Julian McMahon (Christian) was nominated for the 2004 Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance By An Actor In A Series-Drama.

    • For this entire season, Joely Richardson (Julia) was nominated for the 2004 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series-Drama, and, for the 2004 Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance By An Actress In A Series-Drama.

    • Roma Maffia receives the 'and' credit.

    • Although listed in the opening credits, Valerie Cruz does not appear in this episode.

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