Season 1 Episode 12

Into the Woods

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jan 19, 2000 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • When Liz tells Maria she's late for her shift, the camera angle changes to Maria. While she's griping, a boom mike shadow is visible on the wall to the right of the screen for several seconds.

    • When Max, Isabel and Michael are waving their hands over the glowing symbol on the ground, the top-down camera angle shows River Dog kneeling beside them, but River Dog doesn't kneel down until a few seconds after that.

    • When Max and Isabel run into Liz in the woods, Maria can be seen in the background for a moment, behind Isabel. Max is standing where he should have been able to easily see her, but doesn't take notice of her until she walks closer to the group a bit later.

    • TRIVIA: This seems to be the only time Michael has the power to heal - with the exception of his brief stint as king in season 3.

    • As River Dog approaches Michael in the trailer park, he puts his hand on the trunk of the car next to him. In the closeup immediately following, his arms are at his sides.

    • In the trailer park, when Michael sees River Dog he is outside his home and standing next to a table. As he walks toward River Dog, he passes a brightly colored car. In the shot as he reaches River Dog, he's approaching from a completely random location between trailers, nowhere near the entrance to his home or the car. No time has elapsed; River Dog is still in the same place relative to his surroundings.

    • As Liz and Maria conduct their monetary negotiation, at the end Maria raises her left hand and says, "You're good." Cut to a different angle and her right hand is raised.

    • While Alex is worrying over his date with Isabel at the Crashdown bar, he moves his hands to cover his face. Shots over his shoulder and on his face show different hands raised and lowered several times.

    • After Kyle finishes his story at the campfire, he skips from looking directly at the fire to looking over his shoulder at his father.

    • When Max, Isabel, Liz and Maria meet up in the woods after they left the camp site to go to the crash site Max and Isabel walk off and leave Liz and Maria on their own. Max walks past a tree but when Liz and Maria catch up Max is standing next to the same tree waiting for them.

    • It seems extremely odd that Liz would go camping in the dead of winter if she's getting so sick she's pounding echinacea all day long? Even if she's so desperate to bond with her dad or investigate alien phenomena, no one even mentions it.

  • Quotes

    • Maria: Come on, I love your dad. You love your dad.
      Liz: Yes, I do, I love him, but, like, in the normal father role. Which is like five minutes at a time just a few times a day. Not for an entire weekend with no TV.
      Maria: Yeah. I've always found fathers grossly overrated myself.
      Liz: And you know what? He has been getting so nosy lately. It's like he wants to know like every single detail of my life. He even asked me about Max and Michael and Isabel.
      Maria: Mmm. No. That's why me and my mom have the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

    • Isabel (about the camping trip): Mosquitoes, pit toilets, and animal droppings, yes!

    • Liz: This is an aqua bra. Would you like to try it on, Alex?
      Alex (in a sarcastic tone): Yeah, maybe later.

    • Maria (to Liz): It's an aqua bra, y'know all the fun of implants except for the invasive surgery part!

    • Milton: Where's Max Evans?
      Maria: I thought he worked for you, dude.
      Milton (points to Liz): You! You're Max's girlfriend, right?
      Jeff: She is?
      Liz: N-no. Not really.
      Milton: I have to find him.
      Liz: Why? What's going on?
      Milton: Just everything we've been waiting our entire lives for. (pause) There's been a sighting.

    • Isabel: Ok, now look a little to your left... and a little further out, that small group of stars right there, that's the Cygnus constellation. It's the furthest we can see from here.
      Alex: It's amazing.
      Isabel: What is?
      Alex: Staring at the stars with you. I mean, I used to look up there, and stars were just stars. One was just as good as the next one. Somehow with you... I mean... It's so wondrous, you know? I mean... each star is... is a mystery, you know, and so full of possibility. This is so much better than seeing a movie.
      Isabel: Thanks.

    • Maria: Ixnay on the ining-pay, remember?
      Liz: No, I am not pining. I'm just... I am just curious, that's all. I hate not knowing what's going on with Max.

    • Liz: Um, your paranoid schizophrenia, it''s kicking in.
      Alex: Right. I'm gonna go to the bathroom and go have a little talk with myself.
      Liz: Okay.
      Maria: See what I'm saying? These Czechoslovakians have way too weird of an effect on us. If you don't stay away from them, Liz, I'm gonna be picking up the pieces of your heart for the rest of your life.
      Liz: No, you're not, because I am staying away from him, Maria. Max and I haven't even talked to each other for days.
      Maria: Really?
      Liz: Yes.
      Maria: Then why has he been staring at you since he came in?
      Liz: He has? (turns around and sees Max staring at her and smiles)
      Maria: Am I gonna have to do an intervention with you?

    • Maria: Liz, this day is the first day of the rest of our lives.
      Liz: Spending time with your mother again?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Title: Into the Woods

      This is a reference to the Stephen Sondheim musicial of the same name, based around the stories of several well known fairy tales, such as "Cinderella" and "Jack and the Beanstalk". It's in two halves and shows what happens after "happily ever after".