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Book of Judges

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 6/9/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Jack attempts to give a highly unorthodox treatment to a famous philosopher who is in a catatonic state due to a lightning strike that crippled him and killed his wife. Meanwhile Jack gets in a complicated situation as he feels attracted to a patients daughter.

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Carradine

    Gideon Graham

  • Estella Warren

    Niobe Graham

  • Lex Medlin

    Thom Hygard

  • Chris Vance

    Dr. Jack Gallagher

  • Daniel Levine

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  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • A somewhat famous writer is saved from being stamped as a vegetable by Jack and Carl enlists a reluctant Arturo to get rid of him.

    By Simonuela, Jun 16, 2009

  • Looks like Jack will get into trouble

    By OnePerCentClub, Jun 10, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Jack: What happens when you get struck by lightning? Nora: Your hair frizzes.

    • Vivian: Where is Gideon's mind by the way? Jack: I was hoping you'd tell me. Vivian: Wherever he is, he's laughing at us. Jack: Why do you think that? Vivian: I assume he escaped the thing he feared most-what we all fear if we're sane…the awareness, the constant reminder that…life is not forever. Jack: A world without death, without inevitability. Vivian: Gideon never believed in gods, but I think he would've liked to have been one.

    • Jack: If you knew he was here why didn't you come before? Vivian: I never had more than half of Gideon and by the end almost nothing. I'm not sure I want to help. Jack: Aww, come on tell me about the book. Vivian: Our relationship brought something into Gideon's life he never experienced before, guilt.

    • Mr. Breyer: I'm going to go upstairs in a minute. It's been, um, difficult to see him like this. Do you think my visits do any good at all? Jack: Oh, yeah. I think so. Conventional wisdom, says so anyway. Mr. Breyer: You know what Gideon called conventional wisdom? Jack: Rank stupidity.

    • Carl: Don't worry about Highguard. I smoothed things over with him. Jack: Does that mean we're still on for Laguna? Carl: I don't' think it's your scene. Jack: No? Carl: No, but very much mine. Jack: I can see that. Carl: The thing is I'll do more long term good for this hospital in one weekend that you'll accomplish in months. Jack: On the [golf] course? Carl: It's where the money flows, doctor.

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Kniha soudců (Book of Judges)

    • This episode shows one of the last screen performances of David Carradine.

    • Original International Air Dates: Latin America: June 9, 2009 on FOX Norway: January 19, 2010 on TV2 Czech Republic: July 6, 2010 on Prima COOL United Kingdom: January 17, 2011 on Sky1/Sky1 HD

    Trivia (1)

    • It is revealed that Becky, Jack's sister, is his fraternal twin and suffers from Paranoid Schizophrenia.

    Allusions (1)

    • Title: Book of Judges The title is an allusion to the book of the Bible originally written in Hebrew. It tells the tragic story about God being taken for granted by his children. It is a contrast of the book of Joshua that contains the blessings that God bestowed on the people of Israel for obeying him in conquering the land. In the book of Judges, they disobeyed him and that lead to many defeats. After the death of Joshua, God allowed the Israelites to suffer for worshipping false gods. Then He sent them judges to lead them to a better life. However, they would return to the wrong path of life every now and then.

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