Earlydues' Early Edition Trivia
218: The Quality of Mercy

1. What does Gary's first headline say?
a. "Pedestrian mowed down by truck"

2. Who is the recipient of Gary's first save?
a. John Hernandez - a recently paroled con

3. After Gary saves this person, what does the headline change to?
a. "Ex-Con kills prosecutor; wounds three"

4. What is the name of the person that Gary has saved?
a. John Hernandez

5. Who is this person after?
a. The Assistant State District Attorney, who had successfully prosecuted him for 2nd degree murder

6. What does Crumb say about fruit after he has taken the hint that Gary, Chuck, and Marissa don't want his company at the moment?
a. Half of the time the lemons and the limes around this joint got more sense than the two of yous. And I'm not pointing a finger at you, young lady.

7. How much time did Hernandez do and for what crime?
a. 10 years; got in a fight, picked up a bottle, and crushed it into someone's skull

8. What is the Assistant DA's name?
a. Rachel Stone

9. Where does Gary first go to try and stop Hernandez?
a.  The Court House

10. What happens at the place referenced in the preceeding question?
a. Gary chases Hernandez down a stairwell, but when the cops arrive Hernandez is gone and everyone thinks Gary is the real trouble-maker

11. Chuck wants Johnny to order what?
a. Northstar Pilsner -- not the Ale

12. What does Hernandez do upon leaving the Court House?
a.  He knocks Chuck unconscious and steals his car

13. What does Gary see when he comes out of the building?
a.  first Chuck's car speeding away and then Chuck lying on the sidewalk, unconscious

14. Who meets Gary & Marissa at the hospital?
a. Crumb

15. What does Crumb say to reassure Gary?
a. Hey, he's a tough little guy, he'll be ok. He's a fighter - you know that.

16. What is Crumb's news?
a. They found Fishmans' car abandoned at Lincoln Park

17. Who's prints were found in Chuck's car?
a. John Hernandez

18. Where are Chuck's parents?
a. On a cruise in the middle of the Mediterranean

19. What phrase does Crumb use to describe Hernandez and why?
a. A "real animal" -- the guy he killed was walking away from him

20. Where do Gary and Marissa spend the night?
a. at the Hospital

21. What is Rachel's daughter's name?
a.  Sarah

22. What is Rachel's son's name?
a.  Tom

23. What is Rachel's husband's name?
a. Mike

24. Why is her son up so early and who does he plan to spend the day with?
a. It's the last day of the candy drive; he and his friend, Dave, are going "for the record"

25. What beverage does Rachel's daughter ask for?
a. Coffee

26. Who is present when the Paper arrives the next morning?
a. Gary and Marissa

27. What does Gary do with the Paper?
a.  Folds it up without looking at it, hands Marissa her cane and walks off with her to find out how Chuck is doing

28. To whom does Tom try to sell candy?
a. Hernandez

29. When Gary finally looks at the Paper, what is the headline?
a. "Prosecutor murdered at home; Parolee suspected"

30. Where does Rachel Stone live?
a. The 4300 block of Marion in River Forest

31. What does Sarah want to get?
a. a tattoo on her butt

32. What is the name of the Stones' dog?
a. Henry

33. Who calls the police about Hernandez being at Rachel Stone's house?
a.  Marissa

34. What happens to Gary when he tries to stop Hernandez?
a.  Hernandez throws him off, elbows him in the stomach knocking the wind out of him and takes him hostage with Rachel

35. Why does Marissa call Crumb at McGinty's?
a. To tell him about the hostage situation which is being shown on television

36. What does Crumb say when he sees the news report?
a. Don't tell me -- Hobson. How does this kid manage to get into trouble every single day. Don't worry I'm on my way

37. What is the name of the cop in charge of the roadblock/stakeout?
a. Captain Leon

38. Who takes down the information about the Stone house's layout?
a. Officer Rufus

39. How does Crumb describe Gary to verify his presence in Rachel's house?
a. Good looking fella about 6', brown hair, leather jacket

40. What job does Leon offer to Crumb?
a. Hostage Negotiator

41. How does Gary explain why he knows so much about Hernandez?
a. A friend is a parole officer and asked Gary to keep an eye on him

42. What does Hernandez say that Rachel Stone called him in court?
a. An animal. A blood-thirsty animal.

43. What was the original charge?
a. Manslaughter

44. To what did Rachel change the charges and why?
a. 2nd Degree Murder; the victim has his back turned and was walking away, defenseless

45. What does Hernandez want from Crumb?
a. A brand new van, right off the lot; something American -- a Chrysler van -- and $25,000 in small bills

46. What does Crumb tell Leon that Gary is?
a. Their joker in the deck

47. Who does Marissa talk to at the Hospital?
a. Father Dowd

48. Marissa was brought up to believe what?
a. That there's a reason for everything. Everything has a purpose.

49. Why do we need faith?
a. Because the world is full of mysteries. We can't always see His purpose.

50. Hernandez asks Gary if he wants what kind of refreshment?
a. Milk and cookies

51. While Hernandez is getting a drink, what headline does read in his Paper?
a. Hostage and captor kill each other

52. How does Gary save Hernandez a second time?
a. He stops Rachel from shooting him

53. What is Gary's reply when Hernandez calls him an idiot?
a. *I'm* the idiot? *You're* the one surrounded by the police right now, and *I'm* the idiot? Explain that to me, John.

54. Why does Hernandez say that he's "an animal?"
a. He never had the chance to do anything else

55. What does Hernandez remember thinking when he saw the family of his victim in court?
a. How can I undo that? How can I bring that guy back?

56. What was his conclusion?
a. You can't undo something like that. I guess I *am* some kind of... animal.

57. What does Gary think about his conclusion?
a. He thinks that Hernandez still has a choice.

58. Where does Gary take Hernandez after he releases Rachel?
a. The railyard

59. What has happened to the two boys?
a. One has his foot caught in the rails

60. What does Gary do?
a.  Leaves Hernandez to go help

61. What does Hernandez do?
a.  He starts to leave on a train

62. How does the boy get free?
a. Hernandez comes back with a prybar and prys the rails apart far enough for Gary to help the boy release his foot.

63. What happens to Hernandez?
a. He is killed by a train immediately after helping Gary free the boy's foot

64. Who were the two boys?
a. Tom Stone (with foot stuck) and his friend Dave

65. What does Chuck say he needs?
a. A nurse.

66. What does Gary say to that and what is Chuck's reply?
a. Blonde or a brunette; One of each

67. What does Rachel read in the paper?
a. Ex-Con dies saving boy; Unlikely end to hostage crisis

68. What does Gary take as an impromptu memorial to the tracks?
a. White roses

69. What is the ending monologue and why is it significant?
a. "They say things happen for a reason. But that reason might not always be clear. In time, with faith, the meaning may emerge. What was, what is, what shall be. Pieces of a puzzle, falling into place." -- Gary had to save Hernandez all those times so that Hernandez would still be around to help him save Tom Stone. He couldn't undo the murder 10 years ago, but he was able to find some sort of redemption in saving the son of the woman who prosecuted his case.


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

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