The 4400

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 4 : Ep 13

    The Great Leap Forward

    Aired 9/16/07

  • S 4 : Ep 12

    Tiny Machines

    Aired 9/9/07

  • S 4 : Ep 11

    Ghost in the Machine

    Aired 8/26/07

  • S 4 : Ep 10

    One of Us

    Aired 8/19/07

  • S 4 : Ep 9

    Daddy's Little Girl

    Aired 8/12/07

  • Cast & Crew
  • Joel Gretsch

    Tom Baldwin

  • Jacqueline McKenzie

    Diana Skouris

  • Mahershala Ali

    Richard Tyler

  • Patrick Flueger

    Shawn Farrell

  • Samantha Ferris

    Nina Jarvis

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  • Beginning 03 March 1946, and spanning over 50 years, 4,400 people were abducted in a blinding flash of light. 14 August 2004: A comet is due to fly-by Earth harmlessly. However, the comet's course suddenly changes to an impact trajectory, and the combined nuclear arsenals of multiple nations fail to destroy it. When the comet appears to slow down — as if it's coming in for a landing — 4,400 people are deposited in explosion over Highland Beach (Capilano Lake, British Columbia, Canada). The returnees — "The 4400" — have been missing from months to years. None have any memory of where they've been, none have aged, and a small number are beginning to manifest paranormal abilities. Theme Song: "A Place In Time" (performed by Amanda Abizaid) The 4400 was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and produced by CBS Paramount in association with Sky Television, Renegade 83 and American Zoetrope.moreless

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    • Tom: Shawn, uh... do you remember anything? Anything at all about what happened that night? Shawn: Nothing. Nothing. One minute I'm sitting there with Kyle on the beach, the next, it's three years later and I'm standing next to some mountain with a couple thousand strangers around me. Listen, Uncle Tommy, some people are saying that we were abducted by aliens. Tom: We can't rule anything out yet.

    • Diana: So the red dots mark the spots where the American members of the 4400 originally lived. Tom: You mean the returnees. Diana: Not according to the press. It's the 4400. You know, you have to admit, it's a bit strange, a nice round number like that. I wonder if it has any significance. Tom: Oh, so you're saying that if 3,781 people had suddenly showed up that night, it wouldn't have been as strange? Diana: I'd say...slightly less strange.

    • Diana: Well, it was more of an attempt at bonding, via a shared similar experience. Can you open the door? Tom: How long did you go out with this guy? Diana: Nine months. Tom: Nine months. So you're equating your nine months of dating, with my nineteen years of marriage? Diana: You're right, ok, forget it. You want me to drive? Tom: What for? Diana: I don't know. So you can brood?

    • Diana: You know, I had a boyfriend once. Every time... Tom: Boyfriend? Diana: Well, don't look so surprised. God!

    • Diana: Is this all that's left when you're done, a box of trinkets? Tom: They're not trinkets, they're memories, the kind you leave behind, you know, for family and friends. Diana: Hmm, I should get to work on that. Tom: I'm not going there. Diana: Well, believe it or not, some of us are happier alone. Tom: No one's happy alone, if they are they're kidding themselves. Diana: I thought you weren't going there.

    • Tom: So between you and me, what do you think happened to them? Where do you think they've been? Diana: I don't know, but there had to be some kind of intelligence behind it. Tom: As in the hand of God, or little green men? Diana: I'm not discounting anything.

    • Diana: Here's where the 4400 are right now, two weeks after their release. (shows Tom the computer screen) Tom: Sixty-five percent are still in Seattle. Diana: They're just not going home, and none can come up with a good reason as to why. Tom: You think it means something? Diana: In the CDC, we call this a statistically, significant, disease cluster. Tom: Yeah, well in the FBI, we'd call it a freaky coincidence. Diane: I don't believe in coincidence. Disease clusters, I believe in those.

    • Diana: I got it on SeaTac radar. It's slowing down.
      Ryland: What?
      Diana: It's at Mach 7, Mach 2. It's going subsonic. It's leveling off and continuing to lose speed. It's as if it's coming in for a landing.
      Ryland: Landing?
      Sid: What, like a plane?
      Chen: No, more like the mothership.

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    Notes (64)

    • Featured Music
      "Cheek to Cheek" by Billie Holiday
      "Worry About You" by Ivy
      "A Place In Time" by Amanda Abizaid.

    • Featured Music "Poison Well" by Insolence "Mona Lisa" by Nat King Cole "The Reason" by Hoobastank "Heaven" by Los Lonely Boys
      "Love Me" by National Product

    • Featured Music "Summer Breeze" by Seals and Croft

    • Helen Shaver (Barbara Yates) directed the previous episode "The New and Improved Carl Morrissey".

    • Helen Shaver's character, Barbara Yates, is portrayed by Patti Allen in the "Pilot".

    • Featured Music
      "How Do You Say Goodbye?" by Engineers
      "She Will Be Loved" by Maroon 5

    • The episode's title, "White Light", refers to spirituality and the human aura. In accounts of near-death experience, it is usually told that one goes through a tunnel towards a white light, namely towards God.

    • Kaj-Erik Eriksen, Brooke Nevin and Peter Coyote are no longer credited as series regulars after this episode. Though they all reprise their respective roles as guest stars in later episodes.

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    Trivia (55)

    • Featured 4400s * Maia Rutledge, disappeared 3 March 1946 from Crescent City, California. She has the second sight ability of precognition. * Richard Tyler, an Air Force pilot, disappeared 11 May 1951 during the Korean War. * Orson Bailey, disappeared 11 June 1979 from Tacoma, Washington. He has the ability to exert extreme telekinesis. * Shawn Farrell, disappeared 22 April 2001 from Highland Beach near Seattle, Washington. He has the ability to heal others.

    • Goof: Titan II missiles have not been used by the US since 1987.

    • Goof: Diana gives the projected location of the comet as "47 north longitude, 122, maybe 123 west latitude". This is not possible: latitude coordinates are north or south and longitude coordinates are east or west. The proper location would be 47 north latitude, 122 west longitude.

    • Goof: As the comet heads towards Earth, the Chinese and US launch missiles at it, and a near real time countdown is presented. This would mean intercepting the object at least near the atmosphere, as the missiles were not designed to target things in space, but when it is revealed that the missiles failed to destroy it, the comet is now passing by the moon, which even if the missiles were designed for outer space, would have taken much, much longer to intercept.

    • Trivia: EEG stands for electro-encephalogram. An EEG is a way to map the activity of the brain by placing electrodes over the patient's head.

    • Trivia: Enron was a trading and energy corporation that had fraudulent accounting methods. The corporation filed for bankruptcy in 2001.

    • Featured 4400s * Carl Morrissey, disappeared 16 February 2003, from Seattle, Washington. He returns with enhanced strength and reflexes.

    • Trivia: NTAC stands for "National Threat Assessment Command".

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    Allusions (17)

    • Kyle: Bugs Bunny? Tom: That's right. This is in reference to one of Warner Brothers most enduring and popular cartoon character of the 20th century.

    • Episode Title: "Trial By Fire" Trial By Fire is the title of a live album released by Yngwie J. Malmsteen.

    • Kyle: I've been to that place where you're living. There's some serious Stepford Wives vibes going on there. You know that, right? All that stuff about unlocking the 4400 inside everybody. This is in reference to the 1972 novel The Stepford Wives written by Ira Levin. In the novel the male inhabitants of a fictional town all have eager to please/submissive wives.

    • Kyle: I've been to that place where you're living. There's some serious Stepford Wives vibes going on there, you know that, right? The Stepford Wives is a 1972 novel written by Ira Levin, which was subsequently made into movies in 1975 and 2004. In the novel and the movies, the wives of the town of Stepford have all been replaced with lookalike docile and subservient androids. In this case, Kyle is concerned with the cultlike nature of the 4400 Center where Shawn is staying.

    • Episode Title: "Voices Carry" The episode's title refers to the song of the same name by 'Til Tuesday.

    • Kyle: I read The Secret Sharer. Wendy: Just like your syllabus said. That's a good start. The Secret Sharer is a novel written by Joseph Conrad in 1909, and first published in book form in 1912. The story takes place at sea, near the Gulf of Siam, and is told from the perspective of a young Captain who remains nameless throughout the story.

    • Gary: When I was a kid, my favourite show was The Man From U.N.C.L.E. This is in reference to the 1960's American television series where two top agents of the United Network Command for Law Enforcement fight the enemies of peace.

    • Diana: What's funny? Maia: Marmaduke. Can we get a dog? Diana: Smooth how you slid that in there. No. This is in reference to the newspaper comic strip Marmaduke, which is drawn by Brad Anderson. The strip revolves around the Winslow family and their Great Dane, Marmaduke.

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  • Fan Reviews (384)
  • It's a trick!

    By judylackey5, 11 hours ago

  • Before it's time

    By RpnCs, Jun 09, 2014

  • Bring Back The 4400 Please!!

    By J-BONE, Jun 01, 2014

  • save 4400

    By mariocutillo, May 31, 2014

  • Absolutely marvelous 4400 times

    By Josephine181, May 30, 2014

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