Season 1 Episode 13

Caged Bird

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Dec 15, 2004 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • At the end of this episode, Jaye tells the Wax Lion to shut up, but two episodes ago (Cocktail Bunny) she melted the original lion and crushed all the replacements. If Jaye wanted to avoid the Muses, she certainly wouldn't have made another or let any survivors escape, so where'd this Wax Lion come from?

  • Quotes

    • Mahandra: (about going to Darren and Karen's anniversary party) I'm a wolf in sheeps clothing. I've infiltrated her flock and now I'm about to eat her delicious baby lamb! Answer's no.
      Aaron: But you just said I'm delicious. How could you say no to delicious?

    • Heidi: (to Mahandra) Whining to me about a guy who wants to be with you and knows he wants to be with you? Please tell me what's so confusing about that, so I can listen to you whine some more and not kill myself. Please!

    • Barrel Bear: (To Jaye) Give him heart!

    • (During a hostage situation)
      Mouth-Breather: Oh, please! Don't kill me! I can't die! I've never been with a woman!
      Robber: You! (points gun at Sharon)
      Sharon: I have been with a woman!

    • Jaye: We're all fate's bitch. We might as well go ahead and bend over for destiny now.

    • Eric: I'd like to return these.
      Jaye: Are they broken? 'Cause we sell a lot of crap here.

  • Notes

    • If the show hadn't got cancelled, the following plots would've been used:
      -In the second season, Jay's therapist would've documented their sessions, eventually publishing a book on her, which would lead to her being institutionalized with "Joan of Arc Syndrome" in the third season. Peter (Spencer Breslin) would've returned in the opening of Season 3 in the same institution as Jaye, suffering from pyromania after Jaye broke his heart.
      -Sharon would've become pregnant.
      -A new Wax Lion, one who was intact, would be introduced, who would advise Jaye against listening to what the original Wax Lion said.

    • Executive Producer Bryan Fuller provided the voice for the Caged Bird.

    • Episode Music: Dirty Little Secret by Sarah McLachlan and
      Love Will Come Through by Travis.

    • This episode was purposely designed to wrap-up the series in case it was not renewed for a second season.

  • Allusions