Season 2 Episode 17

Mind Games

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Mar 10, 2006 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Megan has not spoken to her father in ten years.

    • Megan has three older sisters.

    • Opening numbers:
      1,952 MILES
      275,000 BORDER CROSSINGS
      7,000,000 ALIENS
      6 SENSES

    • John Glover, who guest-starred in this episode as the psychic, Samuel Kraft, wanted to take a break from playing the bad guy (he plays Lex Luthor's father, Lionel, on the WB's Smallville). He took this part as a chance to play someone on the right side of the law.

  • Quotes

    • Larry: To hold to one assumption, to exclude any and all contradictory data, that isn't science, that's politics.

    • Charlie: Let's all sit down at a ouija board and solve P vs NP once and for all.

    • (Don and Charlie are quarreling over the validity of the psychic's powers. A loud thud is heard in the background. The arguing stops.)
      Don: That's mom's picture.
      Charlie: Oh, don't start to say that meant something, okay?
      Don: Come on, that's spooky.
      Alan: You know your mother never liked it when you guys argued.

    • Larry: To misquote Shakespeare here, there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in all your mathematics.
      Charlie: Shakespeare also had people sprouting donkey ears and wood fairies running through his forest.

    • Samuel Kraft: I feel a bit like a prized show dog and you're asking me to go fetch a stick.

    • Charlie: Ludicrous waste of taxpayer money.
      Larry: No, no, no, don't be so quick to vilify here. I've done a little research myself, and I think it had some merit. Okay? The CIA recruited individuals who demonstrated psychic abilities...
      (behind him Charlie motions as if to object, without turning around)
      Larry: (waves a hand at Charlie) Don't.

    • Victor: Are you kidding me?
      Colby: No. I got a whole 'nother kidding face.

    • Samuel Kraft: (to Charlie) So you wouldn't be impressed if I said I felt the presence of your mother standing beside you?

    • Don: (to Samuel Kraft) You're a suspect in a triple homicide. We're not here to promote your book.

    • Charlie: What flavor of crazy Kool-Aid do they make you drink when you join the Physics Department?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Megan: They had a program called "Star Gate", where they took people like Kraft and tried to train them to use them as weapons.

      Project Star Gate was one of a number of "remote viewing programs" conducted under a variety of code names by the CIA.

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