Earlydues' Early Edition Trivia
308: Deadline

1. What time is it according to Gary’s clock in the opening scene?
a. 3:42AM

2. What is Gary dreaming about?
a. A tunnel; he was underground, trying to get somewhere, trying to get something; A gun fired at/by unknown persons

3. What reason does Marissa give for Gary's strange dream?
a. "Maybe you had too much coffee"

4. What is the name of the man about to be executed?
a. Ricky Brown

5. Gary thinks Cat doesn't want him to get any what?
a. Rest

6. Who was the only witness to the crime that Brown was accused of?
a. Lucius Snow

7. What was Brown's profession?
a. Trucker

8. Who do Gary and Marissa go to see to find out more information on the case?
a. Mr. Morris at the Sun-Times archives

9. Why was Morris expecting Gary and Marissa?
a. Because Gary is a friend of Snow's, and the last couple of times he saw them in the archives, it had something to do with Snow.

10. What does Morris have that belonged to Snow?
a. A file about the Brown case

11. What is the headline on the newspaper clipping that explains why Snow couldn't stop the murder?
a. Train Collision Avoided; Mystery man intervenes

12. What was the name of the murder victim?
a. Tom Fletcher

13. When is the execution to take place?
a. At 9PM that night

14. What does he try to pass himself off as at the prison?
a. An independent investigator

15. What is the prison guard’s reaction when Gary asks again how to get in to see Brown?
a. "Do I look like a moron to you?"

16. Who does Gary run into at the prison and why is this person there?
a. Molly Greene from the Sun-Times; she's there to get a final interview with Ricky Brown

17. How does Molly describe Gary?
a. As "the original bleeding heart"

18. What is Molly’s quote from her grandfather?
a. "Even a blind squirrel stumbles onto an acorn once now and then."

19. What does Gary pose as to get in to see Brown with Molly?
a. Her research asssistant

20. What does she say to Gary as they walk down Death Row and the doors clang shut behind them?
a. "Don’t let it freak you"

21. How long has Brown been in prison?
a. Eight years

22. Who was Brown engaged to?
a. Allison Fletcher, the victim’s sister

23. How did her father die?
a. Of a heart attack

24. How long after meeting his fiancé did he propose?
a. Three months

25. What did he give her when he asked her to marry him?
a. His grandmother’s engagement ring

26. Why didn't Tom like Ricky?
a. He thought Ricky was only after Allison’s money

27. Where did Tom and Ricky have their big argument?
a. At a party celebrating the siblings' taking over of the company

28. What did the accused say about Lucius’s efforts on his behalf?
a. The "old man never gave up trying to help"

29. Why did Ricky go to find Tom?
a. To apologize and work out some kind of prenuptial agreement

30. What was Ricky Brown doing when he was arrested?
a. He was following a shadow but got lost in the maze-like parking garage

31. What do the police say he did with the murder weapon?
a. Threw it in the river

32. What is Molly's answer when Gary asks if she believes Ricky's story?
a. "It’s death row. They’re all innocent."

33. How does Marissa help Gary in his effort to see Allison?
a. She distracts the receptionist by claiming to have dropped her wallet

34. What is the name of the older gentleman who comes into Allison's office while Gary is there?
a. Winston Thorpe

35. What is this man's position in the company?
a. He’s the corporate counsel and Allison’s personal attorney

36. How did this man know Allison's father?
a. He grew up with him. They were old friends. They built the corporation together from the ground up.

37. What has Allison done for Ricky all these years?
a. She secretly financed his defense and all of his appeals

38. What did the police think Lucius Snow was and why?
a. That he was a transient; he was filthy, his clothes in tatters; looked like he was in a train wreck

39. What did the prosecution do to Snow at the trial?
a. They "had a field day" with him. They attacked his credibility.

40. Where do Gary and Marissa go to check out Ricky's story and what is "familiar" about it?
a. To the parking garage; it’s the dark place Gary was dreaming about

41. What time is Ricky’s last meal served to him?
a. 4:45 PM

42. What does he do with the meal?
a. Nothing. He rejects it.

43. What does Marissa find in the drawer at the archives?
a. A business card

44. Who is Frank Scanlon?
a. The vice president of Fletcher Enterprises

45. How does Molly Greene describe Lucius Snow?
a. "To put it nicely, it doesn’t seem like the elevator went to the top"

46. What is the title of the article Molly is reading?
a. Fletcher to Move Parts Division

47. What is the name of the company that bought the Specialty Parts Division of Fletcher Enterprises?
a. Forrester International

48. Who made a killing on this sale?
a. A bunch of executives, including the Division Director at the time -- Frank Scanlon

49. What is the headline of the framed newspaper clipping in Allison’s office?
a. Fletcher siblings assume reins

50. What is the headline on the paper in Allison's paper?
a. Appeal denied: Execution today

51. Who wrote this article?
a. Michael J Perrone, Staff Writer

52. Who is evesdropping on Molly's conversation with Allison?
a. Frank Scanlon

53. What happens to Gary & Molly when they’re in an alley talking?
a. A car attempts to run them down

54. Where do Gary and Molly go for safety?
a. They jump on top of a dumpster

55. What files have been deleted from Allison's computer?
a. All Fletcher Enterprises Parts Division files

56. Where are the hard copies of these files kept?
a. In a warehouse on Calumet

57. What is the next headline in Gary’s paper?
a. Fire guts Fletcher warehouse

58. What do Gary and Molly see at the warehouse?
a. The car that tried to run them down

59. Who is inside the warehouse looking at financial records?
a. Frank Scanlon

60. What does Gary think he’s doing?
a. Trying to get rid of the evidence

61. What kind of car tried to run Gary & Molly down?
a. A black Lincoln

62. What kind of car does Scanlon say he drives?
a. A red Chevy

63. What tips Gary off that he and Scanlon are in danger?
a. He smells gas

64. What happens to Molly when she approaches the warehouse?
a. She’s knocked off her feet by an explosion

65. What time is it when the minister appears at the prison to pray with Ricky?
a. 8:39 PM

66. Where is Allison Fletcher when the newscast about the pending execution comes on the TV?
a. In her office

67. Where are Morris and Marissa when the newscast about the pending execution comes on the TV?
a. In the archives

68. Who do Gary, Molly, and Frank accuse of embezzlement?
a. The corporate counsel, Winston Thorpe

69. How much did this person "skim" during the transfer of the division?
a. $1million

70. Who really killed Tom Fletcher?
a. Winston Thorpe

71. Why does he think he deserves that money he stole?
a. He thinks he never got his fair share because *he* built the company

71. Why did he kill Tom?
a. Tom was going to expose him

72. How will they be able to prove that this man is the real killer?
a. Molly had a pocket sized tape recorder turned on in her pocket

73. What time is it when the Governor’s stay of execution order is received?
a. 9:56 PM

74. Which prison has Ricky been in all these years?
a. Illinois Maximum Security Penitentiary in Joliet

75. Where do Allison and Ricky take the flowers after his release?
a. To the Fletcher family plot

76. What do Gary, Marissa, Molly, and Morris leave at Lucius Snow’s grave?
a. The newspaper with the headline: Brown innocent: execution stopped

77. What is carved on Lucius’s gravestone?
a. Lucius Snow 1920 - 1995

78. Who else is in the cemetery?
a. Cat

79. Who has the final voice over at the end of the story?
a. Molly

Thanks to Janet for coming up with half of the questions and inspiring the rest. :)

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