Air date: Dec 4, 2012
  • Network: TNT

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The White Rabbit Job

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The White Rabbit Job

  A young industrialist seems bent on destroying the company his grandfather built, and the town it supports. To find out why, the team attempts the rarely-if-ever achieved "White Rabbit" con, which puts the mark through a series of simulated dreams.

The Client

Alex Little

The Mark

Charles Dodgson

Locations

Dodgson energetics ,Oxford OR

The Con

The White Rabbit - Considered an "Un-grift-able Grift". The con requires the team to "get inside" a person's mind, and slowly change their personality.

Episode Notes

This episode contains references to a number of science fiction and fantasy media sources, including:

  • The main character is named Charles Dodgson, the real name of "Alice in Wonderland" author Lewis Carroll. In addition, Dodgson's lawyer is "Mr. Carroll." Dodgson encounters Parker as Alice (Walker) during the story. The client's name is "Alex Liddell," a play on Alice Liddell, the young girl upon whom Lewis Carroll based the character of Alice.
  • Sophie introduces herself to the semi-awake Dodgson as "Sally Sparrow" (along with Hardison's Mr. Steed), a character from the 2007 Doctor Who episode "Blink" written by Steven Moffat.
  • Dodgson's costume in the final scene is drawn from Apple Computer founder Steve Jobs' traditional black turtle neck and jeans.
  • we get a peek into what went on with Parker after her brother died 
  • Mr. Dodgson's Grandfather's motto was "Keep moving forward", drawn from Meet the Robinsons. 
  • The episode alludes to the movie Inception, bringing many concepts of how the dreamworld works from the movie into the episode. Borrowed ideas include tokens, subconcious people, alerting the target of dreaming, and "the dream within a dream". It also alludes to the movie in the final scene when Charles threatens to jump off a building.

    The film also draws from one of the greatest Christmas films of all time It's a Wonderful Life along with Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, including thematic elements of casting off old failures and rediscovering oneself anew.



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