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= Background/Production Trivia = In-story Trivia = Continuity Error = Blooper
 
EPISODE 16


Holly mentions the play “Rain”, which is about the life of, as she puts it, “a lecherous minister – Reverend Davidson”, whom she compares to Reverend Dawson. The Reverend Davidson that she mentions was a real historical personage who was, by all accounts, quite lecherous. Reverend Harold Davidson was an English minister, ordained in 1902. While the early part of his religious career was unremarkable, he soon became recognized for his tastes in women rather than his religious work. He was often found hanging around the theater in order to peek into the women’s dressing rooms, and he also sought out female company by befriending women in bars with his fatherly manner, then taking them home. It was said that, for over 20 years, the Reverend never had a night where he went without one of his female companions, or “Nippies” as he called them. The irony in all of this is that, while he was able to find women and often set them up with work and housing, apparently he never managed to receive any sort of sexual favors from them. By 1931, the Reverend was being investigated by the church, and in 1932 the press had gotten hold of the story and made it into a national scandal. The Reverend was put on trial, where he represented himself very badly. In addition, he was found, during the trial, with a naked 15 year old girl.  On July 8, 1932, the jury returned a verdict of “guilty” and the Reverend was defrocked. After this, the Reverend turned to a making a living on the carnival circuit, displaying himself in a barrel and recounting his long story, along with his innocence. Reportedly, he earned about 20,000 Pounds in a 5 year period, about 10 times as much as he would have earned had he remained a vicar. By the mid 1930’s, however, people had lost interest in the Reverend’s story, and his income dried up. He then took a job working as a lion tamer, appearing in a cage with two lions and billing himself as a modern day Daniel in the lion’s den. On July 28, 1937, one of the lions, Freddy, attacked the Reverend, knocking him unconscious and mauling him. He was saved by a 16 year old girl in the crowd, who pulled the Lion’s mane and managed to drag him to safety, but he died two days later.


Jean Paul mentions that Quito is “hurt” and implies that is it emotional. It is not made clear what Quito is upset about, but it might be that he was upset about hearing that Erica was suspended between life and death, as he had overheard this in the crypt. However, this plot point is never explained or even mentioned again.
 
EPISODE 17
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For this episode, a new version of the painting of Jacques Eloi DesMondes is used. This painting will not be seen again until late in the Desmond Hall storyline.
Jacques chastises Jean Paul for not bringing Dan Forrest to the island. This is again in contradiction to his previous statements in earlier episodes about bringing “no more” people to Maljardin.
Jean Paul mentions that the chateau uses a generator for the light and power.
There are no ending credits for this episode.
 
EPISODE 18
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The original painting of Jacques returns with this episode.

According to Dan Forrest, the naming of the island Maljardin goes back almost 300 years, to Jean Paul’s ancestors.
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It’s been several days in terms of internal story time since Tim began painting the portrait of Erica (in episode 13), yet the image on the canvas has not had anything more added to it other than some filled in background color.
Tim, describing sticking your head thru a hole at a fair, says “you stick your hole…” then corrects himself.
Alison, Raxl, and Quito are credited for the episode but not shown
 
EPISODE 19
This episode establishes that Elizabeth is from New York and also implies that Westley House is in New York as well.
It is also established that the island of Maljardin is somewhere off the coast of Florida
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The first mention of Dr. Menkin’s lab is here, when Jean Paul/Jacques offers it to Alison for her use. However, the actual lab will not be seen until episode 21.
 
Raxl is performing a ritual in Quito’s room and declares to him that “it appears as if she was one of us – dear child.” From other dialogue, it appears that she is referring to Erica, but this is never followed up on.
 
 
When talking with Alison, Jon Granik clearly forgets his lines, having to turn his head back towards the telepromtper and instigating a long pause before completing his sentence.
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In this episode, all of the major characters appear in the same room during the funeral service. This is one of the only times this occurs during the series.
 
EPISODE 20
Dan indicates he got himself fired “the day before last” or 48 hours ago. According to internal Strange paradise show time, this is actually pretty close to accurate, as Dan got fired in Episode 15, which corresponds to Day 10, three days prior.

In a nice bit of continuity, Dan mentions that the contents of the letter from Alison, which Jean Paul/Jacques confiscated in Episode 12, were communicated to him by Vangie.

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Alison’s bedroom is seen here for the first time.
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A shot of the gauge on the cryonics tank shows it moving back and forth despite the fact that it is supposed to be kept at a constant temperature and pressure.
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During the flashback, the portrait of Marie Anne from above the fireplace appears in the spot normally reserved for Etian’s painting (the foot of the stairs) in the present day. This is despite the fact that her portrait indicates that she lived in the 19th century, not the 17th, when Jacques lived. Also, there are swords on the wall where the painting of Jacques is in the present day
 


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The actor who will later play Sinclair in the Desmond Hall storyline appears in the flashback sequence as a party guest.
    As Jean Paul is standing at Erica’s capsule talking to her, someone can be seen moving into shot and crouching at the front of it.
    Raxl, Quito, Reverend Dawson, Holly, Vangie and Tim are all credited for the episode but do not appear.
       


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