When Andrea Hall finds out that Christian is 40, she says that she would have guessed 36. The episode aired exactly one week after Julian McMahon's 36th birthday.
Serial Rapist Carves Another Victim
By Hoot Maynard.
An unknown assailant who raped and robbed one woman and molested and robbed another two weeks ago has struck again. Days after the attack on Mrs Jawcrak, Hardacre, 24, raped a teenage girl the court was told. Police Detectives are "repelled" by details of the case.
"Hayling" by FC Kahuna (Matt & Ava in bed/Adrian walks in)
"Sidewalk" by 7-Hurtz (Naomi Gaines consult with Sean & Christian)
"Ciao" by Cinerex (Christian seduces reporter Andrea Hall at bar)
"City Ports" by Forss (Matt/Ava/Adrian at Ava's pool)
"Skin Trade" by Duran Duran (Naomi Gaines' facial reconstructive surgery)
"State of Mind" by Aaron Kaplan (Matt/Adrian talk in Matt's room/Adrian kisses Matt)
"City Ports" (Reprise) by Forss (Matt breaks up with Ava/Matt confronts Julia about his paternity)
Joely Richardson loses her accent quite a bit during the scene in which her character argues with Eva.
Goof: When Adrian says "I'm so used to have asked things at home..." his lips don't move until the camera changes angle.
Goof: When Julia says "You have to understand this doesn't change the way I feel about you", her hands are palm-to-palm with the fingertips pointing to Matt. But when the camera changes angle, Julia's hands are on her chest without movement.
Julia: From now on, you´ll have to earn your own privacy in this house, Matt. There are gonna be no more secrets between us.
Matt: Then why don´t we start by the one you´re keeping from me?
Julia: What are you talking about?
Matt: Ava told me. You´ve been lying to me, my whole life, about who I am.
Julia: Ava is a manipulator, Matt. You cannot believe anything she tells you.
Matt: Christian´s my real dad, isn´t he?
Julia: What? That´s crazy.
Matt: I´ve seen the way you two look at each other, how close you are. He even said he thinks of me as a son. If you want me to be honest with you about my life, then tell me the truth. Is Christian my real father? Tell me!
Ava: (to Adrian) You're not too old to get a backhand and I'm wearing heavy rings.
Adrian: Does anyone want to put sunscreen on my back?
Adrian: (to Matt) What would be great is if you could come quicker so I can get some rest.
Matt: Chill with the attitude, okay? I'm not here to take your shit.
Adrian: You're boring me.
Ava: You're confusing personal attention with ground rules, Adrian. The truth of the matter is your denying nothing.
Adrian: Really, mom. When I ask you and Matt to keep it down while you were humping the other night, you didn't do that for me. That's denial.
Ava: Julia, Matt and I discussed the fact that our relationship would come as a shock. But you need to realize it has nothing to do with you?
Julia: You call it a relationship? I let you into my house and you violate that trust by using me to seduce my son?
Matt: Mom, it wasn't all her fault.
Ava: There's no victim here, Julia. Matt's old enough to make his own decision about his sexual partners.
Julia: What are you -- a pedophile?!
Julia: Don't you ever touch him again, or I swear to God, I will kill you. Now, get out of my house!!
Matt: No, this whole family is bullshit. And you're the reason why.
Julia: Don't talk to me like that, I am still your mother.
Matt: You're not my mother, you're a whore.
Julia raises her hand, but Matt blocks it.
Matt: Even if you did hit me, it would still be true.
Famke Janssen is credited as a Special Guest Star.
Jill Clayburgh receives the 'and' credit.
This episode marks the first mention of "The Carver". Over the next couple of episodes and third season this storyline would get bigger and bigger.
This episode was originally titled Naomi Mason. Many sources listed this incorrect title up to the day of airing, including the FX website.