The Chris Isaak Show

Season 2 Episode 1

In the Name of Love

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jan 06, 2002 on Showtime
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In the Name of Love
From Showtime: A major rock journalist, Stephanie Furst, wants to interview Chris for a book she's writing on the legendary Roy Orbison. But Chris is leery after the guys in the band warn him she has a reputation for trashing her subjects. Very suspicious, Chris agrees to meet with her for half an hour only. To his astonishment, he is completely smitten by Stephanie the moment they meet and fabricates Roy Orbison anecdotes as a reason to keep seeing her. Kenney, despite his better judgment, asks Anson for an introduction to Valerie, a gorgeous babe who's the friend of Anson's new squeeze. What he gets is a double date that takes him from the height of anticipation to the depths of despair. Yola, meanwhile, shares an elevator with the incredibly handsome Dr. Kip Milberg, a canine psychologist, and develops an instant love for dogs. She borrows Jimi, a Springer spaniel with destructive behavior problems and books an appointment. But on their first date, Yola notices some rather bizarre behavior, leading her to conclude that Dr. Milberg may have spent too much time with his patients.moreless

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • 1.  Not really a goof, but something of a nitpick... This first episode of the second season contains several major changes that were never mentioned in the first season, or at all throughout the second. The first is the change in exterior shots of the Ikonn Management office building. The original building, which was seen in several shots all through the first season, was a pink-colored, rather ornate building that, to my uneducated architectural eye, had a distinctly Victorian look to it. This new building is a very modern glass structure. While this, in itself, is no big deal, companies do relocate their
        offices, after all. All Ikonn Management interior sets in season two are the same as they were in season one, with only minor changes; interior wall colors have been changed slightly, some solid walls have been replaced with glass panels, some office doors have been replaced, and minor changes have been made to some furnishings.

        2. This second nitpick concerns Yola's obvious change of address. 
        Though she mentions her move to a less expensive apartment in episode 9
        "Tomorrowland," we didn't actually see her apartment for the first
        time until we reached episode 13 "Wages of Fear;" presumably after
        the episode 9 move.  This new apartment
        set is radically different from the one used in season one's episode 13, yet
        her move into it was never mentioned at any time between episode 13 and the end
        of season two.

        3.  Finally,
        Chris' house has received some major enhancements since season one.  The original interiors featured a basic
        whitewashed interior, with all the doors and jambs painted white.  The bar between the kitchen and the living
        room was originally white with white accordion doors hinged on either
        side.  The wall of windows with the
        French doors that faced the ocean was also white with a simple brown sash-style
        window covering.  Chris' bedroom door
        was also a basic textured glass affair with no decoration to it.  In season two, all the doors and many of the
        windows have received some sort of upgrade. 
        Beginning with this episode, the bar has been completely redone and now
        sports an exposed wood (possibly oak?) finish, and the doors have been removed
        entirely.  The wall of windows
        (including the French doors) on the front of the house has been refinished
        similarly to the bar and the coverings are beautiful matching vertical
        blinds.  Even Chris' bedroom door has a
        new stained-glass touch to it…  Several
        of the other doors and jambs have also been either refinished or replaced,
        nearly all the other window coverings have been replaced with similar exposed
        wood vertical blinds, and the window casing near the front door features the
        new exposed wood look as well. 
        Additionally, the kitchen countertop was changed from white tile to
        powder blue, and the floor from a black-and-white checkerboard pattern to a
        white-and-tan checkerboard pattern.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Quote #1:

        Kenney, trying to find out if Anson would fix him up with Valarie:

        Kenney: "I was wondering... could you get me an introduction?

        Anson: "You mean, you want me to set you up?"

        Kenney: "Just introduce me – you back away quietly..."

        Quote #2:

        Kenney to Anson as they share a drink at Bimbo's after their disastrous double date: "A nice pair of legs can turn you into a jackass."

    • NOTES (1)

      • Songs featured in this episode:

        Live rehearsal setting at Bimbo's.

        "Always Got Tonight"
        Live concert setting at Bimbo's.

        Soundtrack music as Chris and Stephanie have dinner at Chris' house.

        "Cool Love"
        Chris serenades Stephanie at his house.

        Live concert setting at Bimbo's.

    • ALLUSIONS (0)