Season 1 Episode 13

Episode 113

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jan 23, 2006 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Whenever you are testing an electrical surface with your hand, you should use the back of your hand, as the muscles in your hand would contract if electrified, which would clasp your hand on the surface (fence here!), so any idiot testing an electric fence would use the back of his hand.

    • The "gun" Miles uses to tag Nimrod is actually a paintball gun, with its air supply and barrel removed. The logo of the company (a silver VL) is clearly visible on the side. The gun is the "Brawler" by ViewLoader. Similar to the "Spyder", a wildly popular gun due to its low price and the huge upgrade possibilities. You can clearly see the Feed neck on the top and the silver pin that snaps back when he fires is the pin for the bolt, which fired the paintball.

  • Quotes

    • Caitlin: I just came in for work guess what I found out you did?
      Miles: There's a reason.
      Caitlin: I know. I know there's some thing strange going on with you, that you don't even want to understand.
      Miles: I do understand. I'm changing.
      Caitlin: You want to be normal?
      Miles: Is that so weird? Besides, Caitlin, these things are killing people.
      Caitlin: Nim isn't. Everyone I know is worried that there's nothing special about them. That they'll never find what their life is about. But you... You find something that no one on this planet has ever seen before, ever, something you claimed you loved, and you're destroying it.

    • (Rich hands Laura a gun)
      Rich: It's a hair trigger, be a careful.
      Laura: What are you gonna use?
      Rich: I'll use my mind. That's my best weapon.
      (Rich winks)
      Laura: Like I said, what are you gonna use?
      Rich: Ha ha, funny.
      (Rich takes the gun back)
      Rich: Die, then.

  • Notes

    • Original International Airdates:
      Denmark: June 11, 2008 on TV3+
      The Netherlands: August 11, 2008 on Veronica
      Czech Republic: March 17, 2013 on Prima COOL

    • The inside of the Braddock Archival Library scene was filmed on the 2nd floor of the UNC-Wilmigton library (since most of the series was filmed in Wilmington, NC). The entrance to the Special Collections & Archives room is clearly visible towards the end of this scene.

    • First episode to begin with animated opening titles that feature clips from past episodes within the letters of the show's name. In previous episodes, the word "Surface" would simply appear briefly after the opening scene.

    • Mr. Big (Martha Plimpton)'s name is revealed as Dr. Samantha Morris

  • Allusions

    • When the stars threw down their spears:

      As she did in Episode 12, "Mr Big" Martha Plimpton quotes William Blake's poem The Tyger (also known as Tyger, Tyger). At the close of her meeting with Dr. Daugherty, she recites the following lines (stanzas 4 and 5):

      What the hammer? What the chain?
      In what furnace was thy brain?
      What the anvil? What dread grasp
      Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

      When the stars threw down their spears,
      And watered heaven with their tears,
      Did he smile his work to see?
      Did he who made the lamb make thee?

      Blake's poem is itself considered an allusion to both the beauty and danger of the natural world.