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Alcatraz: Kit Nelson

When child killer Kit Nelson, a terrifying kidnapper who always returns his victims home – after he’s killed them – reappears from the past, the team is in a race against time to catch the man before he kills again.

Source: FOX

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 103
Airdate: Monday January 23rd, 2012
Special Airtime: 09:00 pm

Alternate Airdates:

UK (WATCH) Mar 27, 2012

  • Currently 7.9/10
7.9/10 (17 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
David Hoflin
As Tommy Madsen
Jeffrey Pierce
As Jack Sylvane
Joe Egender
As Ernest Cobb
Kerry van der Griend
As Guard
Leon Rippy
As Dr. Milton Beauregard
Michael Eklund
As Kit Nelson
Samuel Patrick Chu (1)
As Chet
Rebecca Field
As Kathy Callahan
Sean Michael Kyer
As Liam Callahan
Will Shadley
As Dylan Callahan

Co-Guest Stars
Andrew Coghlan
As Rowboat Vendor
Denise Jones
As Waitress
Jennifer Kitchen
As Waitress
Mackenzie Gray
As Kit's Father
Scott McNeil
As Store Owner
Main Cast
Sarah Jones (1)
As Rebecca Madsen
Jorge Garcia
As Diego Soto
Sam Neill
As Emerson Hauser
Parminder Nagra
As Dr. Lucille Banerjee
Jonathan Coyne
As Warden Edwin James
Jason Butler Harner
As Deputy Warden Elijah Bailey Tiller


The scene opens pretty harmlessly, with what looks like a doting father admiring his sleeping son. Suddenly he starts to choke him, by covering his nose and mouth. He tells the child “scream and I will kill your brother”. Next scene; Alcatraz recreation yard circa 1960. The same child killer is shown standing in the prison yard. He is accosted by the other prisoners, who assault him, all the while calling him a “child killer”. The prison guards look on; but don’t interfere. The deputy warden Tiller too comes and watches, but doesn’t interfere. The prisoners have managed to draw the killer’s blood. Seeing this, Tiller instructs the guards to get the murderer in, before the rest of the prisoners kill him. Elsewhere Diego is sketching, what looks like a comic book. A geeky guy walks in and tells Diego, what a great life he has, sketching comic books and working for the cops and all...

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Episode Goofs
A large chunk of plot is based on Alcatraz having a commissary (i.e. a place to buy items not issued by the prison). However, rule 49 of the inmate regulations famously states: "49. SPECIAL PURCHASES: There is no commissary at Alcatraz. The institution supplies all your needs. You are not allowed to have anything sent to you from home, friends or relatives".

Warning: Alcatraz season 1 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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