Special Unit 2

Season 2 Episode 10

The Straw

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jan 16, 2002 on UPN
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Episode Summary

The Straw
The Scarecrow, a particularly noxious Link, is inadvertently unearthed and loves nothing more than the fear and mayhem he creates by reading - and exploiting - the "fear center" in every Chicagoan's subconscious. As the city degenerates into mass hysteria, Nick and Kate learn that to defeat the Scarecrow, they must first deal with all their own fears and phobiasmoreless

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    Michael Landes

    Michael Landes

    Detective Nicholas "Nick" O'Malley

    Richard Gant

    Richard Gant

    Captain Richard Page

    Alexondra Lee

    Alexondra Lee

    Detective Kate Benson

    Danny Woodburn

    Danny Woodburn

    Carl, the Gnome

    Jonathan Togo

    Jonathan Togo

    Jonathan (season 2)

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Alice: Nick's at anger management? Consider my world rocked.

      • Lester: I detect angry cynicism.
        Nick: And I detect a man who lives in his mother's basement.

      • Carl: We should have never gotten married. I was 102, she was 98, but we were young, we didn't know any better.
        Page: Are you expecting me to care?
        Carl: I forgot for a minute that this is a purely professional arrangement with no room for my personal feelings whatsoever.
        Page: Well as long as that's clear.

      • Page: (about Jonathan) Sometimes I find myself thinking this young man need a quick kick in the rear.
        Nick: Or somewhere else.

      • Nick: My teachers used to always call me Nick. Actually, it was short for "Nick, you've got detention."

      • Nick: The five all-time hottest women, by Jonathan. Princess Leia, ouch, in the first Star Wars movie.
        Kate: Naturally.
        Nick: Number 4, Cameron Diaz. Number Three, the chick who plays Xena. Number Two, Gwen Stefani. And are you ready for this? His all-time hottest babe ? Princess leia in the third Star Wars movie.

    • NOTES (1)

      • In-joke: Jonathan refers to a director at a research facility, Edwin Cass, who they later meet and gives them problems. The name is a thinly disguised parody of Evan Katz, the series creator and executive producer.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Kate: I would have said, "Give my regards to the Wicked Witch."
        Referencing primarily the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, based on the novels by L. Frank Baum. Margaret Hamilton plays the Wicked Witch of the West, the main villainess of the movie.