Season 1 Episode 13

The Convention

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 02, 2000 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • At the beginning of his interview with Jonathan Frakes, Larry skips from looking over his right shoulder to looking over his left shoulder.

    • Throughout the scene where Max drives Hubble, the background keeps changing speeds depending on which actor the camera is facing. It's slowest behind Max, faster behind Hubble, and fastest in the shots that have neither. Also in some shots they are driving into the sunset and in others the sunset is behind them.

    • Hubble describes pulling into the Peppers Cafe, then turns to Max and says accusingly, "You know that, don't you?" In the next shot, he's facing forward again.

    • Max tackles Hubble, who loses his grip on the gun as they drop to the ground, but the sound of the gun hitting the ground occurs slightly after the shot where it does so. Moreover, Hubble is still holding the gun tightly as Max tackles him, but it has somehow traveled several feet and completely stopped moving by the time they hit the ground less than a second later.

    • In the climactic scene where Hubble threatens Max with the gun, Hubble shifts back and forth between holding the gun with both hands and with one hand between front shots and reverse shots.

  • Quotes

    • Michael: The guy was crazy, Max, all right. He didn't know what he was talking about.
      Max: I don't think he was crazy, Michael. I think the one we've been looking for has killed people... a lot of people.

    • Valenti: I didn't know this was gonna happen. I didn't know he was as dangerous as he was.
      Max: What did you tell him? Why did he come after me? You're the Sheriff. You're supposed to protect me. But all you've done is go after me! You believe all these crazy things. You're just like Hubble. You want me? Well, here I am! Take me.

    • Maria: My mother. Great first impression.
      Michael: Why would I want to make an impression?

    • Michael: Alien Takedown? What is that? Some sort of wrestling match?
      Maria: Yeah, the Alien Takedown. You have a problem with that?
      Michael: Yeah, you know what? I do. I'm here trying to figure out the meaning of my existence and I'm tired of having to wade through the kooks like you and the freak shows like this to do it.

    • Max: Mud.
      Liz: What?
      Max: Pie. Mud pie. For the lunch the Crashdown is catering tomorrow. I was thinking about mud pie.

    • Max: Save me, save me, I'm a human trapped in an alien's body.

    • Isabel (about the UFO center): This place is psychologically damaging.

    • Michael: Mud.
      Maria: What?
      Michael: Mud. I am thinking about mud.
      Maria: Why do I even try?

    • Valenti: Son.
      Max: Would you treat your son this way?

    • Max: Michael, I've gotta talk to you about something. Personal.
      Michael: Nothing's too personal.
      Max: How do you do it with Maria?
      Michael: Too personal.

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