Season 1 Episode 3

Reconstructing Alice

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Mar 30, 2007 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Raines: (Quoting Sherlock Holmes) The dog didn't bark. That was the curious incident.

    • Alice: I still think Treger did it. Kitman's just a patsy.
      Raines: Lee Oswald was a patsy. Kitman's a suspect. Treger? I don't like him anymore than you do. But he didn't kill you.
      Alice: If you say so. But, isn't it funny how some crazy people end up on the street and some end up on TV?

    • Alice: That's about your 10th cup.
      Raines: What are you, the caffeine police?

    • Raines: Sleep! You know, what could be more natural. You close your eyes and next thing you know it's morning. Right? Unless you start thinking about things. Like how your marriage might have been saved if you had worked a little harder or how your partner might still be alive if you'd fired a little sooner. So maybe you watch the tv to drown out the noise in your head. You know, trouble is, sometimes that's worse. After a while you get kind of used to living in a state of weariness. It may be physical but it starts to feel existential. And then it's the morning and ready or not you... ya gotta start all over again.

    • Lewis: Use tact.
      Raines: Hey, hey, it's me.
      Lewis: Exactly.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Wegman: Jason Kitman's dog is a weimaraner called Wegman. This is a reference to William Wegman, a photographer known for his photographs of weimaraners.

    • Crystal: (the Motel Manager) Alice don't work here anymore.
      Possible allusion to an episode of Fame (Season 6 Episode 23) called Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore, but there is also a 1974 film directed by Martin Scorsese called Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, which may be a more accurate allusion.

    • Raines: I see death every day and it sometimes looks restful, like a big sleep. Hey, maybe Raymond Chandler was an insomniac.
      The Big Sleep is a 1939 novel by Raymond Chandler. It is the first novel to feature the detective Philip Marlowe.

    • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

      Raines makes the allusion to Sherlock Holmes with this reference. It comes from the story, "Silver Blaze." In it, a prize race horse is stolen. Holmes deduces the identity of the thief because the dog who slept outside of the stables did not bark during the theft: this was because he recognized the thief, much like the dog and the murderer in this episode. The title was also used for a 2002 book by Mark Haddon.

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