Season 2 Episode 17

Cry Your Name

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Apr 23, 2001 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • TRIVIA: Featured music in this episode -
      -Storybook Life by Blessid Union Of Souls
      -I Quit by Meat Puppets
      -Light Of You by Emer Kenny
      -Heaven by Emer Kenny
      -Human by Fisher
      -Nothing by Peter Searcy
      -Amazing Grace by Majandra Delfino
      -She Cries Your Name by Beth Orton

    • Alex's "signature" is binary code for some encoded computer files containing the translation of the aliens' Destiny book. However his signature doesn't translate properly. The typical binary code is to have every five digits represent one character, because four digits can only hold up to 15. However, using that method, you get 28-18-14-25, whereas 26 is the highest character, holding Z. If you use every four digits is one character, you get 14-4-9-13-9, or NDIMI. If you converted to hexadecimal, one of the most common computing bases, you get E49D9. The message therefore makes no sense.

  • Quotes

    • Max: You can't compare The Matrix to Crouching Tiger.
      Michael: Crapping Tiger is a chick flick with kung-fu.
      Max: First of all, Crapping... Crouching Tiger is actually about something. Love. Honor. Trust.
      LMichael: Matrix is about something. Illusion, reality, gunfire.
      Max: You simply can't prefer Keanu Reeves to Michelle Yeoh. You can't... I won't let you.

    • Isabel: You're not really here, are you?
      Alex: No. You're talking in your sleep.
      Isabel: God, I wish I could really talk to you, Alex.
      Alex: I'm the next best thing. What do you want to say?
      Isabel: That I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.
      Alex: Me too.
      Isabel: I never should have called you.
      Alex: I called you, remember?
      Isabel: I never should've brought you into any of this.
      Alex: Any of what?
      Isabel: Me. My life.
      Alex: You think being with you had something to do with what happened?
      Isabel: Yes, I do. I don't know how, but...God, if you hadn't been involved with me...
      Alex: Hey, if I was really here, I'd tell you you're full of crap. You know that.
      Isabel: Yeah, but it wouldn't make me feel any better.
      Alex: I better go.
      Isabel: Why?
      Alex: I'm not making things any better for you.
      Isabel: No, please. Please don't go.
      Alex: I'm already gone. This is just a dream, that you'll eventually wake up from.
      Isabel: Will I see you again?
      Alex: That depends on you. But I have a feeling, I wouldn't want me to be here. (They kiss) Bye Isabel. (Alex walks to the door)
      Isabel: I love you, Alex. (He stops, turns around)
      Alex: I think we both know... that I loved you too.

    • Amy: You know, I think this is the most time you've ever spent in my house.
      Michael: Yeah, I...I could leave if you want. Just, it's nice to be around people.
      Amy: No, no. That's not what I meant at all. Ah, what I'm trying to say is that you've really been great for my family. And it's a wonderful thing to see my daughter loved. And I would like to see a lot more of that. And, as far as I'm concerned, you'll always be welcome in this house.
      Michael: Thank you.
      Amy: Welcome on the couch.
      Michael: Right.

  • Notes

    • Jason Katims said Alex's character was killed off because Colin Hank's career was taking off, he had more roles and they could not justify keeping him as a supporting character.

  • Allusions

    • Max: You can't compare The Matrix to Crouching Tiger.
      The Matrix is a 1999 Oscar-winning movie starting Keanu Reeves. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a 2000 Oscar-winning movie starting Yun-Fat Chow and Ziyi Zhang.

    • Title: Cry Your Name

      The title of this episode comes from the Beth Orton song She Cries Your Name, which is featured in the final scene, when Liz is crying over the pictures of Alex.