Sien Souhitent is the third episode and the 3rd produced hour of the series as a whole.

"Sien Souhitent"

March 15, 2009
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Flashback: Palo Alto

Present Day, Boston


Production NotesEdit

Bloopers and Continuity Errors


Storyline AnalysisEdit

Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • Battlestar Galactica: When Chase and Rhea help Alexander up off the ground following his bike accident, he groans "son of a Cylon." A reference to the sci-fi series' main antagonists, robots created by brilliant scientists that rebel and seek to exterminate their creators.
  • Beowulf: When asked why he became an English teacher, Alexander cites a former professor who greatly influenced him. He recalls a time when the professor read the class the epic poem.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel: Somewhat of an obscure reference, but the lawfirm that represents Dabareh is an amalgam of names from the Joss Whedon series.
  • Doctor Who: An exchange between Chase and Roland as to why he wasn't at the briefing features extended riffing on the venerable British sci-fi series. Roland claims he was accosted by a wild-eyed man wearing a scarf with a fondness for jelly babies after wandering into an anachronistic blue police box. Chase, responds with an amused grin and asks how Gallifrey is that time of year, prompting Roland to reply; "Bit hot. Could have done with out all the pretentious old men wearing funny robes."

Episode ConnectionsEdit

  • Maria Jordan is seen for the first time. She was previously mentioned in the pilot.
  • Maria objects to Andrew's relationship with Chase (SA: Vade Retro)
  • Maria implies that Chase should focus on Andrew's brother because he's single. (SA: Vade Retro)
  • Chase tells Rhea that she's not a fan of swimming. (ST: Drowning).
  • James O'Riley is brought into the investigation because of his familiarity with Melissa and Elias Weller (SA: Pilot)
  • The Babylon Research Facility is briefly seen. (Eye on the Commonwealth)
  • Dabareh's restraining order against Chase Quinn is renewed (Eye on the Commonwealth)
  • The destruction of San Jose is discussed in more detail (SA: Pilot)
  • Andrew's killer, James Lynwood Prescott is mentioned in more detail. (SA: Vade Retro)
  • The business card in Melissa's bedroom is revealed to belong to John Alessandro (Hence These Tears)
  • Alexander's relationship with Alisson and John is explained (Hence These Tears) (SA: Pilot)
  • The source of tension between Colleen and Chase is revealed to be over the Colleen's interpretation of Chase's relationship with Andrew (SA: Pilot).

Unanswered QuestionsEdit

  • What is the nature of Chase's relationship with Andrew?
  • What was written in the missing diary pages?
  • What is the meaning behind Melissa's tattoo?
  • How involved were Melissa and Mattie?
  • What role is Dabareh playing in San Jose?
  • Why was Melissa meeting with John?
  • Why is John Alessandro suddenly out of town on family business?
  • What was the real reason Melissa and Alexander broke up?
  • What does Colleen mean when she says Chase let Andrew die?