The Inside

Season 1 Episode 3


Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jun 22, 2005 on FOX
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Episode Summary

The VCU team struggles to stay a step ahead of a cunning vigilante who is trying to stop murders by executing the would-be killers.

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  • FOX, please dont cancel this great show.

    Another great installment with great writing material and dialogue. I personally enjoyed this episode very much with the serial killer bit and how he goes after other people, who plan on comitting adultery, rape, and murder. Going after and killing them before they commit a crime of their own. The pre-filer and our beloved profiler, Rebbecca, had some pretty interesting interaction and connection with one another. Especially the part in the end when she profiles him and the captive. If more and more episodes like this keep coming in, hopefully the show will get renewed for a second season. :Pmoreless
  • Excellent show.

    The team try to stay a step ahead of a serial killer who is trying to stop would be murderers & rapists by excecuting them.

    The interaction between Rebecca & the pre-filer was very interesting, I love how he managed to get into their office at FBI headquaters & managed to hack into their computers & dig up Rebecca's past.

    The end was great when she profiles the would be child molester & the pre-filer. I know she wanted to tell the Pre-filer yes, shoot him, but it took alot of self control on her part to say, let him go.

  • Damn, this show just keeps on getting better!

    This episode the VCU team is after a killer who kills would be serial killers. I think so far this is the best episode yet. Only down point I thought was Rebecca getting taken again. I certainly hope this doesn’t happen every time. Other than that: well written and acted.

    Keep The Inside alive!

  • Best episode yet...

    This show is starting to hit its stride. I've enjoyed each episode so far, but the Pre-Filer is defintely the strongest one yet. I loved the plot and all performances were strong. I especially like Rachel Nichols as the lead. Looking forward to the rest of the season...
  • The Inside continues to improve with this very exciting episode. Dark and depressing idea works out as stellar nail-biting suspense in this, the third episode.

    It's an interesting idea; a serial killer who pre-emptively kills possible future serial killers. There is an inherent paradox in it, of course, him trying to justify why he's doing the same thing he's accusing his victims of doing. Still, it was a very exciting episode where we find out more about Rebecca Locke, and it had a pretty good conclusion. I'll keep watching.
Adam Baldwin

Adam Baldwin

Special Agent Danny Love

Peter Coyote

Peter Coyote

Supervisory Agent Virgil "Web" Webster

Rachel Nichols

Rachel Nichols

Special Agent Rebecca Locke

Nelsan Ellis

Nelsan Ellis

Carter Howard

Jay Harrington

Jay Harrington

Special Agent Paul Ryan

Katie Finneran

Katie Finneran

Special Agent Melody Sim

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Rebecca's name as a child was Becky George, but in the article Rebecca is reading on the computer about her abduction it states her name was Becky Locke.

    • Michael Emerson, the actor who played the "Pre-Filer," and Carrie Preston, who played the wife of the last intended victim (the potential child molester), are married in real life.

  • QUOTES (8)

  • NOTES (4)

    • International Airdates:
      Slovakia: November 26, 2009 on JOJ

    • The little girl's cat was named 'Angel' which is a reference to one of Time Minear's past projects "Angel" the series. Also, the cat jumping out of the trunk was a direct homage to Buffy the Vampire Slayer (episode 103-The Witch), which is also a scene that was repeated in the opening credits for the first 2 seasons of the show.

    • Maybe "a bit" farfetched, but in the scene outside the theater, on the sign the movie "Once More With Feeling" is playing. Adam Baldwin (who stars as Danny Love) was a regular on the short lived sci-fi series "Firefly" by Joss Whedon. Whedon also created "Buffy The Vampire Slayer", and one of the best episodes of Buffy was 607 "Once More With Feeling."

    • Music featured in the episode included:
      "I'mmortal" by Skinny Puppy