Grace Van Pelt
Officer Sam Blakely
Detective Dale Blakely
The motel used as crime scene in this episode is the same set as the motel used in popular comedy series My Name Is Earl.
A gun is found on the night stand of the motel room where the murder took place, but in the flashback later on, you can see the victim grab the gun and go down with it in his hands.
(Jane has stated that he can always tell when Lisbon is lying)
Jane: Where're we going?
Lisbon: To the zoo. They have new tiger cubs.
Jane: Oh. Liar.
Lisbon: Oh, very good.
Cho: Let's do this right. Go in too quickly, someone will get hurt.
Presiado: This is real police work, sonny, people get hurt. Go push some paper.
Jane: Nice to be nice. But if you wanna get ahead in life, sometimes you have to be a bitch. I know you know how.
Van Pelt: Gee, thanks.
(Dale Blakely punches Jane in the face)
Lisbon: You okay?
Jane: Assault, assault!
Lisbon: I would rethink this new technique of yours.
Jane: (Holding his nose.) Yeah. Yeah, I can't disagree.
Jane: It's funny what bad liars cops are. I guess they're not used to concealing themselves under questioning.
Lisbon: I'm a cop and I lie to you all the time, you never catch it.
Jane: I'm sorry to burst your bubble, but you're translucent, my dear. I always know when you're lying. Sometimes I let you think you've fooled me just so you don't feel bad.
Lisbon: Name one time.
Jane: Last thanksgiving you said you were going back East to your brother's house, but I knew you actually planned to have three days at home alone to watch old movies and eat ice cream.
Lisbon: Okay, so that's one time.
(Talking about Dale Blakely)
Jane: He's not gonna talk. Poor soul.
Lisbon: He made his bed. He can lie in it.
Jane: You know, I never understood that one. Just because someone makes their bed, why do they have to lie in it? What's to stop them from lying in another bed? Or on the floor for that matter.
Lisbon: When are you gonna learn to cool it without being told?
Jane: Oh, come on. They pissed you off, too, the sexist pigs.
Lisbon: They were.
Jane: I just said they were.
Lisbon: You were saying it ironically.
Presiado: (to Wayne) Are you guys gonna help or are you gonna stand there and pick your nose?
Lisbon: Is this the only .38 in your possession? (Patrick grabs Presiado's wrist)
Presiado: Yes it is. (To Jane) And if you try to hold my hand again I'm gonna tear your arm off and beat you unconscious with it. Get me?
Jane: Got you.
Jane: It's all about the balance, Grace. Yin - Yang, nice - bitch. A little bit of bitch inside the nice, a little bit of nice inside the bitch.
This episode had 15.93 million viewers when it originally aired.
International Episode Titles:
Czech Republic: Tenká červená linie (Thin Red Line)
Original International Air Dates:
Australia: February 04, 2009 on Nine
Chile: February 5, 2009 on WC
The Netherlands: February 12, 2009 on SBS 6
Norway: February 25, 2009 on TV3
Belgium: March 18, 2009 on VT4
Denmark: March 23, 2009 on TV3
Hungary: March 24, 2009 on RTL-Klub
Germany: April 19, 2009 on SAT 1
United Kingdom: May 14, 2009 on Channel Five
Finland: October 22, 2009 on MTV3
Czech Republic: January 18, 2010 on TV Nova
Slovakia: February 22, 2010 on Markiza
Poland: October 25, 2010 on TVN
The episode title, The Thin Red Line is the title of two movies from 1964 and 1998. The 1998 movie was an adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the Second World War.
The variant Thin Blue Line has also been used many times, notably by Errol Morris' 1988 documentary about an alleged cop killing.
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