Season 5 Episode 7

A Necessary Evil

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Mar 23, 2009 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • While Allison and Joe are talking in the kitchen, Joe mentions that he left a potential new employee (Hal Monzel) a message and hopes he won't call back, but then a second later a phone rings. Joe says he may have spoken too soon, but then Allison says that she "thinks" it's actually her phone that's ringing. Allison has had the same ring tone on her phone for years now though, so it's not reasonable for her to say she "thinks" her phone is ringing, nor is it reasonable for Joe to think that it was his phone (unless he has the same ring tone as Allison, which would not make much sense).

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  • Notes

    • International Air Dates:
      Latin America: August 17th, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (Canal Sony)
      Norway: November 24th, 2009 on TV2
      United Kingdom: April 7th, 2010 on Living TV
      Finland: July 17th, 2012 on Nelonen

    • Kurtwood Smith is billed as a "Special Guest Star."

    • Although credited, Maria Lark (Bridgette) and Madison and Miranda Carabello (Marie) do not appear in this episode.

  • Allusions