|Broadcast Date||22 September 1992|
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|“||Oh, come on, Nick! You know that I worry for you? Every time, you fall for this damsel in distress routine!||”|
— Schanke, Dead Air
A pop radio psychiatrist is horrified because one of her call-in listeners commits murder while she is on the air and Nick helps her get her confidence back.
- Diane Cary......Dr. Christina Noble
- David Hewlett......Matthew Reed
- Justine Campbell......Carol
- Danny Pawlick
- Reiner Schwarz
- Megan Smith......nurse at King's Mills Psychiatric Hospital
- Steve Whistance-Smith
- Jonathan Wise......Ted
- Barbara Barsky......new radio host
- Tannis Burnett......landlady
Detailed Story RecapEdit
- "Rewatch: S1E10 "Dead Air" (September 22, 1992) by Alison Bingeman" - discussion and analysis on Brightknightie's Dreamwidth journal, 24 April 2016
- Lacroix: Because he's nothing, Nicholas: that's why he's going to die. And because we're nothing, Nicholas: that's why he's going to die slowly.
- Lacroix: Nicholas, I hope that someday you will come to realize and appreciate the greater depths of satisfaction that can be found in killing. For the pleasure. For the sheer creativity of doing it.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- The German title for this episode is "Night Talk".
- Actress Diane Cary (Dr. Christine Noble) also appeared in the Season Three episode "Avenging Angel", playing Laura Stone, and was the writer for the episodes "Be My Valentine" and "Let No Man Tear Asunder". She is the wife of series co-creator and executive producer James D. Parriott.
The flashback scenes suggest LaCroix is considerably older than he was later revealed to be in A More Permanent Hell. His references to Oedipus may be an allusion to the kind of relationship his vampiric mother (Divia) wanted to have.