"Vital Signs" Episode Guide

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Season 1, Episode 10 Air Date: February 2, 2010

June is approached by a sketchy charity when her granddaughter is removed from the waiting list for a kidney transplant. Neal and Peter decide to investigate the charity, suspecting that transplants are being bought with "donations". For more information, check out Quotes from "Vital Signs" or "Vital Signs" Nitpicks.


“Before I go back you should know this. Out of all the people in my life, Mozzie even Kate. You know you're the only one. ... You're the only one I trust.” – Neal Caffrey (to Peter Burke)

Highlights

The Cons

Mozzie poses as June's financial advisor.

Neal and Peter pose as doctors at a tennis tournament

Neal poses as a doctor checking in Mozzie to the clinic.

Neal and the FBI trick Dr. Powell into thinking that he's in Indian hospital.

Interesting Facts

Lauren Cruz does not appear in this episode.

When Neal is drugged, he sings "Love is a Many Splendored Thing." Hear it on Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing - Seduction - Sinatra Sings of Love (Deluxe Edition)

Character Information

The Bad Guy

Melissa Calloway runs the charity Hearts Wide Open. Hearts Wide Open claims to help people find organ donors. In reality they were providing medical care in foreign countries so they could find organs for wealthy donors. They offer people $10,000 for their kidney and then sell it to a wealthy donor for $200,000.

Dr. Wayne Powell was using Hearts Wide Open and Doctoral Global Initiative as a front to fund his own personal organ search. He has nephrosis and needs a new kidney, but has a very rare blood type.

Kate Clues

There is no information on the Kate/music box storyline in this episode.

References

Allusions

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"Barney Fife."

After Caffrey puts on the toy sheriff star, Burke calls him Barney Fife. Barney Fife was the bumbling deputy sheriff on the 1960s tv show The Andy Griffith Show.

Mozzie wearing a white tank top and uttering lines in the clinic.

Mozzie's lines and appeal resemble Bruce Willis's character in the 1988 movie Die Hard.

"I hope there's something fun in there, Nurse Ratched."

Neal is referring to the stern nurse played by Luise Fletcher in the 1975 movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

"...a regular Kodak moment."

Kodak moments was a advertising slogan and has become synonymous with either very touching moments or, when used sarcastically as in this case moments that you don't want recorded.

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Credits

Writer:Joan B. Weiss Director:Dennie Gordon
Regulars Guest Stars
Neal Caffrey
Peter Burke
Elizabeth Burke
Mozzie
Clinton Jones
Lauren Cruz
June
Matt Bomer
Tim DeKay
Tiffani Thiessen
Willie Garrison
Sharif Atkins
Natalie Morales
Diahann Carroll
Kate
Dr. Wayne Powell
Melissa Calloway
Samantha
Cop #1
Registered Nurse
Imposing Orderly
Doctor
Indian Nurse
Tennis Security Guard
Alexandra Daddario
Kyle Secor
Jennifer Ferrin
Lyric Davis-Watson
Flint Beverage
Cindy Cheung
Michael Elian
Jenny Sterlin
Jolly Abraham
Jabari Gray

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