7 Things You Didn't Know About 'The Matchmaker'

What's in a name?

What's in a name?

Two of a kind: Emir Bayar's name is a combination of common Turkish names.
Casting clues

Casting clues

Writer Tim Clemente purposefully wanted Emma to be a redhead in an effort to draw physical distinction between her character and others featured in the episode. 
Someone's been busy

Someone's been busy

Julie Allen’s class load included a survey of Asian literature, history of South America, astronomy, biochemistry, physics, golf, principles of economics, and westward movement in America.
Ripped from the headlines

Ripped from the headlines

In 2015, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security sent an alert to local and state law enforcement agencies warning of ISIS’ efforts to recruit teenage girls like Emma.
Email hacks

Email hacks

Jim Fitzgerald, a retired BAU agent and consultant on Criminal Minds, is considered the father of forensic linguistics at the FBI. He developed the techniques used in the episode's analysis of email authorship.
Two sides to every story

Two sides to every story

The school report featured at the start of the episode details a one-sided account of Emir's confrontation over Emma.

"As a foreign exchange student, Emir does not have the leeway that local students do," explained Tim Clemente. "He also would not have his family close by to advocate for him."