8 DEAD BODIES
2 DAYS AFTER THE MURDERS
During the end scene between Don and Robin, when Don is sitting in his chair and Robin walks in with her suitcases, there is a coffee cup sitting on the arm of his chair. However, when Don is seen again a few seconds later, the cup is gone.
Sinclair mentions that when he was stationed in Tel Aviv, he saw these types of kidnappings all the time, where people would kidnap people and hold them for a few hours to get money out of their families. This does not happen in Tel Aviv or anywhere else in Israel.
In the opening numbers, 48 decoys are listed, but the team used only 43 decoy women, including Nikki.
Agent Nikki Betancourt joins Don's team in this episode. She spent four years with the LAPD before applying to the FBI and has a law degree.
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32 GEOGRAPHICAL SATELLITES
When Don is swinging out of the tree, there is a second where one can see he is holding a black rope with his left hand.
Megan resigns her position with the FBI to move to Washington to pursue her doctorate and a career in counseling.
783,350,200 ONLINE RESEARCH DOCUMENTS
41,000 GENE LOCI IN RICE
112 DESIGNER VIRUSES
2 KIDNAPPED MEN
Math used in this episode:
Megan was in New York during this episode.
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In the last scene, Don drives through a couple of intersections, but it's the same intersection both times.
The term "Pay to Play" (episode title) refers to the concept that you have to pay to become a "player" or to get in the game. The two most common uses of this concept are sports and politics.
As Larry and Charlie revise their theory, just after the mother's confession, Larry looks at a board with calculations that faces the wrong way. After the camera changes to Charlie for some seconds, the board now faces properly to Larry.
Alan: (to Larry) Not everyone has the emotional and intellectual resource to search for God in a supercollider.
Though Alan was directly commenting on Larry's search for God in a religious context, he was also alluding to the work Larry does at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. As a scientist, Larry assists in searching for the theoretical Higgs boson, also known as the God particle, using the D0 (pronounced D Zero) supercollider.
1 NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENT
Don Eppes' favorite movie is Sullivan's Travels (1941), a comedy that stars Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake. AUSA Robin Brooks doesn't particularly like chocolateher favorite candy flavor is watermelon.
When Clay Porter enters the abandoned house, he is immediately tied with his hands cuffed behind his back. When Ferraro lifts him up from the floor to use as a human shield in the standoff with the FBI agents, Porter's hands appear tied in front.