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This is the one where Parker takes a bite of every donut to decide which one she wants, right? Those are real donuts from Voodoo Donuts! Voodoo is a common stop for visitors to Portland, and for drunk people. You can get donuts with Cocoa Puffs or Froot Loops on them, or a jelly-filled dude along with a pretzel stick with which you can poke him to make "blood" come out. If you prefer the simple things in life, just get a 10-inch-long dicknut.
Unfortunately, although they're really fun, Voodoo Donuts aren't actually all that tasty. If you're staying for a while and just want some good donuts, I suggest Blue Star instead.
Still, "you obviously have it" is a great moment. :D
On the other hand, Hardison's technobabble-sounding riposte used a real theory that really counters what Nate was saying, using the real author's name, so points for that.
Chadsworth University is Reed College:
I visited Reed when I was applying to colleges, and I distinctly remember walking across this bridge at night and feeling like it was the right place for me. Then I went somewhere else! Anyway, Reed is unusual among colleges in that they don't publish grades beyond pass/fail. Students can find out their grades if they want, but by default they receive only prose evaluations. I think that's neat!
We get a brief shot of the US Custom House as a police station:
I invite you to read my headcanon from Season 3 about why it's not a continuity error that the location used for the Dalton Academy is now a police station.
At the end of the episode, the team hero-walks across the same bridge the Dustmen dumped David Schaevel off:
Kinda tasteless, guys.
I'm really glad Parker got to jump off it, and I'm even gladder that I don't have to. :D
Given its position, I fear it'll interfere with construction of the new Tillikum Crossing bridge. Then again, given the amount of construction money available in Dubai, maybe they can run the bridge right through it. :D
Still, I think it helps with my suspension of disbelief. As a layperson it seems like a reasonable thing to gloss over--if the kid needed a pancreas the story would be the same, but it doesn't have the same emotional impact as it being a heart.
Of course, now you're gonna tell me no vital organs are transported by commercial flight at all :D