The Chris Isaak Show

Season 3 Episode 8

Criminal Favors

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Feb 26, 2004 on Showtime



  • Trivia

    • 1.  This is the first time we see Olivia's apartment since episode 7, "Rivals" where she adopts "Pepper," a dog Chris and Yola found while looking for the runaway Jimi. Nowhere in the apartment is there any evidence of Pepper, nor is there any explanation about what happened to him.

      2.  Yola claims she didn't like "The Lord of the Rings" films in this episode, yet in season two's episode 11 "Gimme Shelter," she refers to a scene (in the film, not in the book...) with Frodo and Sam to explain the "it's always darkest before the dawn," scenario of their current predicament. She uses the reference with gusto, as though she may have actually enjoyed the flick...

  • Quotes

    • Yola talks to Chris about dating a guy who's been in prison:

      Yola: "What if you were dating a guy, and you really liked him, but you found out that he was once in prison. Would it make a difference?"

      Chris: "Yes."

      Yola: "Aren't you gonna ask what he was in for?"

      Chris: "No. As a rule, I don't date guys who've done hard time."

  • Notes

    • Songs featured in this episode:

      "San Francisco Days"
                  Live concert stetting at Bimbo's.

      "Wild Love"
                  Live rehearsal setting at Bimbo's.

      "Forever Blue"
                  Live concert setting at Bimbo's.

      "Wicked Game"
                  Live concert setting at Bimbo's.

  • Allusions

    • Chris: "Hey, how's things going with you and that new boyfriend of yours... Jeb?"
      Yola corrects him with "George." Obviously, a reference to Florida Governor Jeb Bush and his brother, George W...