In tonight's episode, not only does Marisa GET A NEW PARTNER, she also has to do MORE MEDICINE (not Marisa's favorite thing). Here's a picture of me learning where to put my hands for CPR from Dr. John, our medical consultant. HE IS THE BEST! He consulted on "ER," and always helps us to be as medically accurate as possible.
OH, and I practiced SO MUCH that the wardrobe department made me wear KNEE PADS. I actually wore them for the scene too because we did so many takes. (Hopefully, you won't notice them in tonight's episode).
And, if you're wondering how the CAR WINDOW got SMASHED, the crew took a HAMMER to the car.
Yes. It was a REAL HAMMER and yes, it was real glass.
Now, if you're wondering where all of that post-accident SMOKE comes from--it comes from our wonderful smoke operator. The director kept yelling
"Too much smoke!... Not enough smoke!"
And, of course the smoke operator has to stay out of the shot. But, during a couple of takes the camera caught the smoke operator...oops.
As for the deer, it's from Animal Makers in Moorpark, CA. It is considered faux taxidermy. Made out of real fur, but everything else is fake. Glass eyes, silicone tongue, and urethane foam make up its body. The fur is from several different pelts. It took them about three days to put it together.
And of course, my helicopter. It never gets old... especially if it's glistening in front of the Bay Bridge. I love this city!