Detective Jim Longworth walks toward the lab, clearly on a mission. Reading Jim's mind, Medical Examiner Carlos Sanchez catches up to him and asks if he's eaten lunch yet. Jim says he's in pursuit of lunch and asks Daniel Green if he got a hit on the BOLO he requested. Daniel hands him a piece of paper. Was the BOLO for a hit and run? Stolen vehicle? Nope. Jim is on the hunt for tacos. From out of nowhere, Bureau Chief Jennifer Starke appears behind Jim and Carlos. After hearing them mention lunch, she asks if she can come along. Jim tells her they're going to a famous taco food truck, The Art of Boar; the name is a clever spin-off of the famous book, The Art of War. Jim normally hits up the place for breakfast, but it wasn't in its usual spot and there were no Twitter updates on its location, so he put a BOLO out for it. Jennifer disapproves of Jim's use of a BOLO for lunch purposes, telling him that it's against FDLE policy. But since she's hungry, she'll let it slide this one time.
Jim, Carlos, and Jennifer walk up to a closed food truck sitting in a deserted parking lot. It's definitely not a desirable business location. Jim immediately senses something is off about the scene and snoops around the truck. He tries opening the back door, but it's locked. After calling out for Tony, the chef and owner, and not getting a response, Jim lifts himself up onto the ledge of the ordering window and peeks inside. He sees Tony dead and on his back, blood oozing out of his chest from a bullet wound.
Taylor Cole as Jennifer Starke
Kayla Mae Maloney as Dr. Miranda Buckley
Reed Diamond as Greg Doucet
Dichen Lachman as Lana Kim
Jill Latiano as Vanessa Russo
The Art of Boar and Red Koi are real, functioning food trucks, but were renamed for this episode. The scenes at Red Koi were filmed on the famed Hollywood Boardwalk on Hollywood Beach, providing a bit of realism to the conflict in the plot between boardwalk-based food trucks and brick and mortar restaurants.
The big ham in Tony's truck was real. A few people on set tasted it, but rules prohibit cast and crew from eating prop food. Such a shame!
Dichen Lachman, who plays Lana Kim, gets her exotic looks from a Tibetan mother and Australian father. She starred in the TV show Dollhouse, along with Reed Diamond, who plays Greg Doucet in this episode. Dichen also had a role on Hawaii Five-O — a show Taylor Cole, who plays Jennifer Starke, also guest starred on.
We shot Russo's Caffe at a real restaurant, which was closed during filming. But a few crew members did return to the scene of the crime for dinner that weekend. Dessert was on the house.
Kiele Sanchez, who plays Callie, really looks like she knows what she's doing as a nurse and med student thanks to our on staff medical techs. They help educate her so she doesn't make any obvious mistakes when she's supposed to be performing medical tasks.
Ron Underwood directed this episode. He has a long resume of work, including directing episodes of Grey's Anatomy, Heroes, Desperate Housewives, and Ugly Betty.
Councilman Doucet's office was shot in the office of the Mayor of Parkland, Michael Udine. And the video on Jim's phone of Tony throwing his shoes at Doucet was filmed in Parkland's City Hall Council chambers. We did a lot of filming there this season — Parkland is always so accommodating!
Production notes courtesy of Marc Weinstein.
Edited by aetv_rita, 11 months ago
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