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  • Season 1 Episode 2: Visits, Conjugal and Othe...

  • In Augustus Hill's flashback while he is having sex, his hand position on the bed is different in between shots.

  • Revealed

    Vern has two sons, age 17 and 16.

    Beecher has three children: daughter Holly, son Gary and infant Harry.

    Hill was paralyzed the night of his arrest. When a cop he shot was died, another cop threw him off a roof.

    Miguel is third generation of Alvarez convicts. Grandfather Ricardo incarcerated at 18, now in solitary confinement. Father Eduardo also incarcerated at 18, is now mute and an aide in the hospital.

  • Prisoners featured

    Augustus Hill convicted November 6th 1995, murder in the second degree, possession of illegal substances. Sentence; life imprisonment up for parole in 20. (prisoner # 95H522)

    Jefferson Keane convicted May 14th 1997, two counts of murder in the 1st degree. Sentence: life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. (prisoner # 97K186)

    Nino Schibetta convicted December 12th, 1995, on two counts of conspiracy to commit murder. Sentence: 120 years, up for parole in 70. (prisoner # 95S604)

  • Augustus Hill sings "So Happy Together" by The Turtles during Jefferson Keane's "wedding."

  • Season 1 Episode 1: The Routine

  • When Dino Ortolani is in Tim McManus' office after he beats up Billy Keane in the shower, if you look behind Dino you can see in the reflection a crew member holding up the boom mic.

  • When Dr. Nathan leaves the employee break room, you can see the Em City laundry room behind her.

  • After Ortolani gets his hand bandaged and visits McManus, the bandage and the wound disappear in the next scene and aren't seen again for the rest of the episode.

  • During Poet's recitation, he noticeably looks into the camera twice.

  • Even though the Emerald City shower room is visible, the one Ortolani goes to is completely different and never seen again. The reason why is that shower scene is from the original presentation to the studio and was never re-shot.

  • In the scene where Schillinger talks to Ortolani watching TV, Ortolani is watching "Felix The Cat".

  • Crime Flashbacks

    Tobias Beecher slams into Kathy Rockwell while driving drunk. (the first crime flashback)

    Kareem Said blows up a white-owned warehouse in a black neighborhood.

    Dino shoots Ryan after he and a friend emerge from a bar.

  • Prisoners featured

    Prisoner # 97B412 Tobias Beecher convicted July 5th 1997, driving while intoxicated, vehicular manslaughter. Sentence: 15 years, up for parole in 4.

    Prisoner # 97S444 Kareem Said aka Goodson Truman convicted June 6th 1997, arson in the 2nd degree. Sentence: 18 years, up for parole in 5.

    Prisoner # 96C382 Dino Ortolani convicted December 12th 1996, murder in the 1st degree, assult with a deadly weapon. Sentence: life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

  • Ryan tells officer Healy that his 'brother says hi' but, as far as we know, Cyril is already brain-damaged by this point. Fontana has pointed out this as a mistake in the audio commentary on this episode.

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Thrillers, gritty crime scenarios, Crime, gritty cinematography, cerebral