Season 3 Episode 4

Secrets and Lies (1)

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 30, 2001 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • When Jason Behr is in Joe's apartment and hears the computer say "You've got mail...Max", on the left side of the room, actress Bitty Schram can be seen in a mirror, looking right at Jason and clearly waiting for her cue to go on camera.

    • The "solid", concrete wall in the film vault bounces as Max is thrown into it.

    • TRIVIA: Featured music in this episode -
      -The Beginner by Miranda Lee Richards
      -Where This Love Goes by Sherri Youngward
      -Beautiful Dreamers by Grant Lee Philips

    • TRIVIA: Jim Valenti Sr. was played by two different actors throughout the run of the show, originally it was, John Cullum of Northern Exposure fame, but in season 3 he was played by veteran character actor, Stanley Anderson.

  • Quotes

    • Liz: Kyle, your family is a damn nightmare. Somebody has to break the cycle of silence.
      Kyle: Yeah, someone should.
      Liz: Yeah, someone should.
      Kyle: Me? Why should I break the silence?

    • Kyle: Might have something to do with the fact that my grandfather lost his job searching for aliens and ruined my dad's life.
      Liz: But there are aliens. Your grandfather was right, and your father knows that.
      Kyle: Liz, if you're going to start to point out the ironies in my family, I warn you: They never stop.

    • Liz: At least I've been to L.A.
      Max: I'm not sure Disneyland counts as L.A.

    • Max: Coincidence?
      Liz: In Roswell there are no coincidences.

  • Notes

    • Although credited, Majandra Delfino (Maria DeLuca) did not appear in this episode.

    • Producer/director/actor Jonathan Frakes asked Enterprise star Scott Bakula to appear as himself in this episode, but Bakula declined.

  • Allusions

    • Jules (to Max): There's always Buffy..
      In the original pilot for the Buffy, the Vampire Slayer TV series, Stephen Tobolowsky (who plays Jules) was the original principal of Sunnydale High, plus actor Jason Behr (Max) guest-starred on the episode "Lie to Me" of the same series.

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