Bionic Woman

Pilot

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 9/26/07
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  • Episode Description
  • Jaime Sommers is a normal, hard-working woman caring for her younger sister and managing a romantic relationship. Her life is turned upside down after she is involved in a horrendous car accident, leaving her with injuries so severe she can only be saved using bionic body parts which bestow amazing abilities beyond Jaime's control.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bruno Heller

  • David Eick

  • Laeta Kalogridis

  • Michael Dinner

  • Chris Bowers

    Will Anthros

  • Fan Reviews (54)
  • Great ep!!!

    By heroesfan07, Mar 16, 2008

  • i really enjoyed this episode and all that followed...

    By hyenajerk, May 25, 2010

  • a decent pilot

    By feraflower, Aug 19, 2008

  • the start of something amazing

    By ferriswheel01, Mar 17, 2008

  • Pretty good!

    By VGFreak8, Mar 02, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (22)

    • 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.

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    Notes (15)

    • 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.

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    Trivia (3)

    • 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.

    Allusions (3)

    • 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.

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