Dark Angel

Borrowed Time

Season 2, Ep 12, Aired 2/1/02
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  • Episode Description
  • When Max and Logan finally find a cure for their genetically engineered virus, it turns out to be only temporary. Their time together is limited and to make matters worse they have to stop a strange Manticore creation that is on the loose in Seattle and preying on people.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jessica Alba

    Max Guevara "X5-452"

  • Michael Weatherly

    Logan Cale/Eyes Only

  • Richard Gunn

    Calvin 'Sketchy' Theodore

  • Valarie Rae Miller

    Cynthia 'Original Cindy' McEachin (Season 1-2)

  • Kevin Durand

    Joshua (Season 2)

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • Couldn't Max or Logan get another $20K to buy another 12 hours?

    By dojodan444, Sep 22, 2008

  • max finds a temporary cure

    By CancerTheCrab, Sep 13, 2006

  • I would have rated this episode higher had it not been for the ridiculous secondary story!

    By rebates, Jul 19, 2006

  • For a terrible simile, Borrowed Time is like a cake with meat - two usually great tastes that set your stomach in motion when mixed. To be fair, it's not as bad as you'd think, but the touching moments are interrupted and lessened by pure cheese.

    By DJ_Lae, Jul 04, 2006

  • Max and Logan get a temporary cure for the virus

    By chrisbd1, Sep 08, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (28)

    • Joshua: (to Max and Logan) Stop getting busy, please.

    • Alec (to Max and Logan): Whoa, whoa, whoa, call me slow on the uptake, but am I getting the distinct impression that this virus thing is still hanging around? Logan: Shut up.

    • Alec: And to think I thought my night was gonna end up in a sewer. I wish.

    • Joshua: Sorry for painting over your virus papers, Max. Max: It’s okay. I can still make out most of it. It’s just this function that’s screwing me up. What is that? Joshua: It’s a squiggle.

    • Lab Tech: You never told me where this virus came from. Do you mind my asking? Max: A secret government agency gave it to me hoping I’d give it to a friend of mine they were looking to kill. Lab Tech: Okay, fine, you don’t wanna tell me, don’t tell me.

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    Trivia (2)

    • Since it's been shown that Max's virus becomes innoffensive for some hours, and then mutates and becomes harmful again, if Max and Logan touch, the innoffensive virus is still able to get into Logan. It might remain innoffensive, but it's still supposed to become harmful at the end of countdown, which means Logan should get sick afterwards, which isn't the case.

    • When the junkyard owner is using a press to flatten cans, you see him flattening a silver can. When he hears something and moves his hands away from the press, the shot then changes to the dog and when it switches back and you see him reaching for the gun, the can is now red.

    Allusions (4)

    • Gossamer is an animated cartoon character that was created in 1946 by Warner Brothers' Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. The Warner Brothers' Gossamer is a large red hairy monster that wears giant white tennis shoes.

    • Max: Hey, people have the right to see this stuff. It shouldn't be locked up in a vault.
      Alec: Oh, of course, yeah. That Murdoch's one evil fiend.
      They are referring to stealing a copy of the only footage of Star Wars, Episode 7, from a vault at "the Fox building". Not only was this a Fox series, and Star Wars a Fox property, but, of course, Rupert Murdoch is the head of Fox.

    • Lab Technician: ...it has a kind of Pied Piper-ness to it with a little Chuck Heston thrown in there: 'Take that you damn, dirty virus!'
      Charlton Heston's long career enjoyed a semi-renaissance in the 60s and 70s as a post-apocalyptic b-grade action hero in such films as Planet of the Apes, The Omega Man, and Soylent Green. Each of these films wound up with some Hestonish tagline(s) associated with it, -- "Damn you! Damn you all to hell!" or "Get your hands off me you damned dirty ape!", and "Soylent Green is peeeeeople!!!". The Omega Man was about a world devastated by a man-made virus that left him as one of the few remaining humans, all others being horribly mutated. His tagline in it was something to the effect of "Take THAT you damned dirty mutant!!" with his characteristic, biblical, just-short-of over-the-top delivery Note the similarity between this one and the "dirty ape" comment.

    • Max: I need your help to steal Star Wars: Episode 7.
      Alec: Is that the one where Captain Kirk dies?
      Star Wars and Star Trek are two very popular Sci-Fi series from movies and television. There were at the time that this aired 6 Star Wars movies, and there are 10 Star Trek movies as well as 6 TV series.

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