The 4400


Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 7/11/04
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  • Episode Description
  • A comet is due to pass by Earth, but its trajectory changes to a collision course, causing widespread panic. When the comet appears to slow down — as if it's coming in for a landing — 4,400 people are deposited in an explosion over Highland Beach. 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. Tom Baldwin and Diana Skouris, two Homeland Security agents, are appointed to find out what happened to the 4400.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Laura Allen

    Lily Moore

  • Joel Gretsch

    Tom Baldwin

  • Jacqueline McKenzie

    Diana Skouris

  • Mahershala Ali

    Richard Tyler

  • Patrick Flueger

    Shawn Farrell

  • Fan Reviews (18)
  • I loved this episode great way to start a series

    By Monk10000, Feb 23, 2006

  • The 4400 Pilot Episode

    By TrueTvWatcher, Feb 06, 2011

  • strong first episode.

    By alex_hernandez, Jul 27, 2008

  • A very strong and solid first episode.

    By Nissaxx, Apr 17, 2008

  • The pilot episode for "The 4400"

    By lsburton, Jan 16, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • 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.

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    Notes (1)

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

    Trivia (4)

    • 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.

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