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  • Season 3 Episode 1: Momma Boone

  • Music:
    "Stuck in the Middle With You" by Stealers Wheel (Sean performs silicone replacement surgery) "Dance Me to the End of Love" by Madeleine Peyroux (Momma Boone's wall at her house torn down/ removed from house) "Any Day Now" by Elbow (Momma Boone's initial surgical procedure with Christian/Sean/Liz)
    "I'll Look Around" by Madeleine Peyroux (Sean/Christian/Liz 'meet' to discuss next steps for Momma Boone's surgery segue to Momma Boone flat lining/dies) "Love's Almighty" by Telepopmusik (Kit questions Christian further at his apartment about his 'Carver' attack) "Last Train To Wherever" by Telepopmusik (Kit's 'reenactment' of Christian' s 'Carver' attack/have sex) "Inside And Out" by Feist (Christian/Kit/Kimber's 3-way)

  • Season 3 Episode 2: Kiki

  • During the interrogation at the police station, Matt reveals that he wanted to go to Paris in order to see Ava again. Why would he want to pick up a ticket that had expired the day Ava went away?

  • Music:
    "The Tracks of My Tears" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (Marlin's laser surgical removal of tattoos w/Quentin & Sean / Kiki's scar removal w/Christian & Liz)
    "Sick Like Me" by T. Raumschmiere (Julia finds 'book' in Matt's bedroom)
    "If You Want It" by Scream Club Matt smoking pot with Erica and talking about Ava)
    "Strawberry Letter #23" by The Brothers Johnson (Matt at club imagining Ava speaking to him)
    "Since I Fell For You" by Nina Simone (Matt meet Cherry at club, goes to her apartment, beats her up)
    "World of Pain" by Shaper (Matt shaving head)
    "Swan Lake" by Tchaikovsky (Christian/Sean argue during surgery/Liz interrupts notifying Christian that Kumba killed Kiki post-surgery)
    "Makambo" by Geoffrey Oryema (Cherry and gang chase Matt / Marlon is chased by gang members / simultaneously both Matt and Marlon are beaten)

  • They wanted Kiki to mate to see if she could pass on the language skills she had learnt to her offspring. They say they were fearful that the mate she picked, Kumba, may kill her because of her scar. Well why didn't they just use artificial insemination, then Kiki could have conceived without the risk of Kumba attacking her.

  • Season 3 Episode 3: Derek, Alex, and Gary

  • In some shots, Julia wears a green dress. In others, a white one.

  • Music:
    "All We Are" by Fischerspooner (Christian and Quentin go to frat house and meet Derek/Alex/Gary)
    "Stuck On You" by Elvis Presley (Christian and Quentin perform surgery on Derek/Alex/Gary)
    "What's Rally Goin' On" by Marz (Sean and Quentin go to the bracelet party)
    "Release" by Timo Maas (Sean meets Amber at the frat party, drinks and dances with her)
    "4 Ur Ears" by Timo Maas (Sean makes out with Amber and gets a blowjob, Quentin enters and watches then winks at Sean)
    "Stuck On You" by Lionel Richie (Christian and Quentin surgically repair Derek Jordan's butt)
    "Chunga's Revenge" by Gotan Project (Christian,Kimber,Quentin and Kit at dinner)
    "Wait (The Whisper Song)" by Ying Yang Twins (4-way sex between Christian/Kimber and Quentin/Kit)

  • Goof: In the scene where Julia and Sean find out about Matt taking the pills that Christian prescribed for him, Matt takes a drink of his orange juice (almost emptying it), then in the next shot he takes a drink of it, and it is almost full.

  • Season 3 Episode 4: Rhea Reynolds

  • Rhea Reynolds claims that she can feel the pain but can't move during the surgery. Under such pain, she will surely sweat a lot and her heart will beat very fast, even unconsciously. All these symptoms should not have been neglected by the doctors.

  • Music:
    "Ride the Pain" by Juliet (First surgery)
    "Those Were the Days" by Susan Lainey (Ellie's pre-surgery facial mapping and played during her surgery with Sean)
    "A Cry For Love" by The Black Heart Procession (Surgery on Rhea Reynolds after her "Carver attack")
    "Numb" by Sia (Sean cuts himself / Liz puts Christian under / Rhea Reynolds is attacked by the Carver)

  • Season 3 Episode 5: Granville Trapp

  • Music:
    "Brother Where Are You" (Matthew Herbert Remix) by Oscar Brown
    "I Melt With You" by Nouvelle Vague

  • Season 3 Episode 7: Ben White

  • In the opening scene, the patient Ben White takes off his right trouser leg to show the doctors his right leg. In the next shot, he puts on his pair of trousers by just one move and sits down. Actually, he will have to refill his right leg to the trouser leg and put on his trousers afterwards. A simple move is just impossible.

  • The Witness Protection Program is not under jurisdiction of the F.B.I. It's a part of the U.S. Marshals. And it's actually the Witness Security Program.
    Members can only join under extreme circumstances in cases in which their life is in serious danger.
    Though physical alterations such as plastic surgery are done, they are very rare. Most witnesses simply change their name, either their last or both first and last. It depends on the case.

  • Season 3 Episode 8: Tommy Bolton

  • Music:
    "Whatever Lola Wants" {Gotan Project Remix} by Sarah Vaughn (Quentin visits Julia at De La Mer)
    "Por Una Cabeza" by The Tango Project (Julia/Quentin at dinner, talk about business, they dance)
    "Family Affair" by Sly & The Family Stone (Tommy Bolton's rhinoplasty surgery, Christian putting together photo album)

  • Season 3 Episode 9: Hannah Tedesco

  • Goof: When Christian tries to convince Sean to help with the facial transplant, a crew member's elbow is briefly visible as Sean resumes packing boxes.

  • In the initial consult, mention is made of the 'conjoined twins' surgery. This is a reference to 2.9 'Rose And Raven Rosenberg' when Sean and Christian separated conjoined twins.

  • Real Life Comparison: On November 27th 2005, a team of French plastic surgeons performed the world's first facial transplant. The real life surgery occurred after this episode first aired. However, face transplant surgery had long been a theoretical possibility in the plastic surgery community.

  • Music:
    "Faith in me" by Pole Folder featuring Kirsty Hawkshaw
    "As the rush comes" by Motorcycle (Gabriel and Dresden Chill-out Mix)

  • For the first time in the show's history, a surgery takes place without any music. It's the closing scene of the episode, and Liz claims that she can't find any "suitable music for this moment".

  • Season 3 Episode 10: Madison Berg

  • Music:
    "Wishin' and Hopin'" – Ani DiFranco (Christian performs Kimber's stomach micro-lipo )
    "This is Not a Love Song" {Public Image Limited cover} by Nouvelle Vague (Christian asks Sean and Matt to be his best men at his apartment)
    "Cherish" by The Association (Christian and Sean sample wedding cakes)
    "Atomised" by Forss (Ariel pierces Matt's ear)
    "Honeydew" – Tom Quick (Christian looks at Sean &Julia's wedding photos/Kimber confronts Christian/Kimber informs she's staying at hotel to observe wedding 'tradition')
    "Canon in D Major" by Pachelbell (Christian practices wedding vows with Sean outside church waiting for Matt)
    "Jesu O Joy of Man's Desiring" by Bach (Julia visits Christian as he gets ready for wedding)
    "Canon in D Major" by Pachelbell (REPRISE) - (Kimber waits in dressing area before wedding begins)
    "I've Been Loving You Too Long" – Otis Redding (Sean informs Christian that Kimber left / Matt/Ariel hugging after stealing patient files from McNamara-Troy / Sean sitting w/Christian in church / Sean reveals he'll come back to the practice)

  • Season 3 Episode 11: Abby Mays

  • Music:
    'Fat Bottomed Girls' by Queen, 'War' by Frankie Goes To Hollywood and 'Love To Hate You' by Maria Lee Carta are played during the various surgeries in the episode.

    Other songs heard during the episode:
    "We come in peace" by Sam Black Church (Sean and Julia discuss outside Matt's room; Matt argues with Sean; Matt tells Ariel that she loves her)
    "Paz" by Troubleman (Quentin and Julia are together at De La Mer)

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depression, controversial, corruption, bloody and violent, bad parenting