Bionic Woman

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 8

    Do Not Disturb

    Aired 11/28/07

  • S 1 : Ep 7

    Trust Issues

    Aired 11/14/07

  • S 1 : Ep 6

    The List

    Aired 11/7/07

  • S 1 : Ep 5

    The Education of Jaime Sommers

    Aired 10/24/07

  • S 1 : Ep 4

    Faceoff

    Aired 10/17/07

  • Cast & Crew
  • Miguel Ferrer

    Jonas Bledsoe

  • Will Yun Lee

    Jae Kim

  • Molly Price

    Ruth Truewell

  • Michelle Ryan

    Jaime Sommers

  • Lucy Hale

    Becca Sommers

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  • Jaime Sommers is nothing but a hard-working woman juggling work as a bartender, the responsibility for the care of her younger sister, Becca, and her relationship with her boyfriend, Will. Although she does not have much, Jaime has always enjoyed being as normal as any other human being. However, this all changes when she is hit by a car and seriously injured. Her only hope becomes an experimental and top secret procedure, but, as Jaime soon discovers, this salvation comes at a high price.Bionic Woman is produced by David Eick Productions in association with GEP Productions and NBC Universal Television Studio.moreless

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  • Quotes (69)

    • Jaime: By the way, Sarah Corvus says 'hello'.
      Jonas: (to Ruth) Tell Jae we have a candidate.

    • Jae: You know what scares me about you? Your father. He seemed normal too.
      Will: If I'm anything like my father, you just made a big mistake.

    • Ruth Treadwell: (as Jaime is escaping the Wolf Creek biotech facility) Letting her go isn't a bad idea. You want her loyalty? Give her freedom... or the illusion of freedom.

    • Jaime: What do you want from me? Jonas: I don't know, maybe you died 3 days ago and you just haven't realized it yet. Jaime: Is that a threat? Jonas: There are no free agents here Miss Sommers. Sooner or later, you're gonna have to make a choice. It goes something like this: heads, you lose; tails, you die. Welcome to the game.

    • Sarah: (lighting up a cigarette) The anthrocytes in our blood can filter out any impurities in our lungs. Fringe benefit of being a freak.

    • Jae: Sarah Corvus is a time bomb. We both know it. Anthony: Well, time bombs only matter to those who have time.

    • Ruth: We're here to talk about our feelings. Jaime: How do you feel about me being kept here against my will? Ruth: I was speaking editorially. Actually, we're here to talk about your feelings. Jaime: Something no one seems to have any regard for. Ruth: Curve balls will do that.

    • Jonas: Jae can you train her? Jae: Um, the last one we screened, tested, and there was psych evaluations, and she was a soldier. Look where that got us. Will: We always talked about non-military applications. Here's our chance. Jae: Your opinion isn't valid here, you're too close to the subject. Will: This from the guy who played house with the last one.

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    Notes (40)

    • NBC reported that the first episode of Bionic Woman reached 13.6 million viewers, earning a 5.5 rating and a 14 share, and building on its lead-in from the previous hour by 112 percent. It won its time slot overall, and was the #1 show of its broadcast night in adults 18-49.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: October 4th, 2007 on Network 7
      Denmark: January 7th, 2008 on TV3
      New Zealand: February 3rd, 2008 on TV3
      India: February 12th, 2008 on Star World
      United Kingdom: March 11th, 2008 on ITV2
      Netherlands: July 3rd, 2008 on rtl5
      Germany: March 3rd, 2010 on RTL II
      Slovakia: August 21st, 2012 on DAJTO

    • This episode was nominated for a 2008 Golden Reel Award for "Best Sound Editing in Television: Short Form – Sound Effects and Foley."

    • This is the only episode in which the actor who plays Becca is credited as Lucy Hale. In every other episode she's credited as Lucy Kate Hale.

    • Bionic Woman marks Miguel Ferrer's return to the Cybernetic Crime Fighter genre. He also portrayed Bob Morton, a rising star at OCP, in the 1987 film Robocop.

    • Thomas Kretschmann is billed as a Special Guest Star in this episode.

    • Although Chris Bowers (Will Anthros) is credited as a star, this is the only episode in which he appears.

    • Jaime's middle name is Wells, which is the last name of Rudy Wells, the doctor in The Six Million Dollar Man and original Bionic Woman.

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    Trivia (28)

    • It's interesting to note that this series starts with the same mood the original series in which ended. In The Bionic Woman (1976) Jaime Sommers was a proud agent of the OSI until the last episode "On the Run" where she ran away from the organization to have a normal life. In the new series Jaime Sommers does not trust the organization at the beginning and she obeys orders unwillingly; she will trust it as the story evolves.

    • Goof: When Jaime Sommers attempts a first jump from one rooftop to another, you can clearly see that she is wearing high heels, but as she climbs over the parapet wall, you see that her high heels have disappeared.

    • Goof: In the crashing scene we can perfectly see from the camera inside the car that the truck hit the entire side of Will's car. However, in one of the following outside shots, the truck just hits a small portion of it and in a totally different angle.

    • Jaime is reading the Book What Color is your Parachute? when she first meets Pope in the bookstore. It was a parachuting accident in the original Bionic Woman that got Jaime her Bionics in the first place.

    • When Jaime and Ruth walk into the house right before they find the girl, a battle scene from the Battlestar Galactica episode "Exodus, Part 2" is playing. David Eick, who is the Executive Producer of the Bionic Woman, filled the same position on the show Battlestar Galactica.

    • As shown in flashbacks, Sarah's sister died in a car crash remarkably similar to the one that almost killed Jaime, suggesting that Sarah's attack on Will and Jaime in the "Pilot" may have been deliberate copycat attack in revenge.

    • The differences between Jaime and Sarah's bionics shown or referred to in this episode include: Sarah's bionic eye glowing red when in use and the prototypical nature of Sarah's anthrocites. The episode suggests, but stops short of making clear, that Sarah has a bionic ear. She might have therefore lied by omission in the "Pilot" when she failed to mention she had bionic hearing.

    • During the "Pilot" episode Jaime's sister Becca is not allowed to use computers. It seems like an important point, as we're even told that there's a court order stating she can't use computers. But then in this episode Jaime apparently forgot about the court order as she has no problem looking at the family photos Becca has on her computer.

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    Allusions (16)

    • Better, Stronger, Faster:
      The pilot's trailer describes Jaime as being "Better, Stronger, Faster". This was the catch phrase from the title sequence of The Six Million Dollar Man.

    • Berkut:
      Berkut, the name of organization that enhances Jaime, means "golden eagle" in Ukrainian. It's the name of the Ukranian national police's SWAT team special units.

    • Superman:
      A little girl looks out her car door while her mother is distracted and tells her about the girl outside running as fast as the speeding car, and is then told not to make up stories. This is reminiscent of Lois Lane as a child in the original Christopher Reeve Superman movie looking out the window of the train and telling her distracted mother there's a boy outside running as fast as the speeding train, and being told not to make up stories.

    • Title: Paradise Lost This is also the name of a very famous poem by John Milton that was published in 1667.

    • Sarah: Mister Ed won't drink, you grab him by the mane force him under, hold him there long enough - he'll swallow.
      Sarah is referring to the talking horse named Mister Ed, who starred in a 1960's show called Mister Ed.

    • Nathan: He had you Manchurian Candidated!
      The Manchurian Candidate is a novel (1959), which has been adapted into a film twice (in 1962 and in 2004). It is about a son of a prominent political family who has been brainwashed into becoming an unwilling assassin for the Communist Party.

    • Title
      The title is a reference to the show The Education of Max Bickford, which is about the college professor named Max Bickford. As an additional relation, Katee Sackhoff (Sarah Corvus) plays Nell Bickford, the daughter of the title character.

    • Bionic Can Opener:
      Jaime: So I'm a glorified fax machine?
      Nathan: Come on, don't sell yourself short. You can also open cans.
      This is a reference to the original Bionic Woman series, where Jaime uses her bionic arm's fingernail for a utilitarian purpose to cut open a can's top. Calling a bionic person "a glorified can opener" is also a common event in similar stories.

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  • Fan Reviews (115)
  • This is a terrible remake, It would be better to go back and watch the original.

    By ChicksHateMe, Oct 07, 2007

  • jaime sommers was a normal woman taking care of her sister and being a good girlfriend;until she was hit by a car and she turned into bionic woman.

    By jack756, Aug 07, 2011

  • Great show WHY OH WHY did it get cancelled?

    By heroesfan07, Mar 26, 2008

  • "Bionic woman"? I don't think so!!

    By Crista800, Oct 07, 2007

  • Over to soon

    By bellagirl_008, Oct 24, 2009

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