The River

ABC (ended 2012)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 8

    Row, Row, Row Your Boat

    Aired 3/20/12

  • S 1 : Ep 7

    The Experiment

    Aired 3/13/12

  • S 1 : Ep 6

    Doctor Emmet Cole

    Aired 3/6/12

  • S 1 : Ep 5


    Aired 2/28/12

  • S 1 : Ep 4

    A Better Man

    Aired 2/21/12

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bruce Greenwood

    Emmet Cole

  • Leslie Hope

    Tess Cole

  • Thomas Kretschmann

    Captain Kurt Brynildson

  • Daniel Zacapa

    Emilio Valenzuela

  • Joe Anderson

    Lincoln Cole

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  • show Description
  • "Paranormal" writer-director Oren Peli and "Paranormal 2" screenwriter Michael R. Perry are coming together to create a series that involves a search for someone who went missing on the Amazon river uses the footage format used by "Blair Witch Project" and "Paranormal Activity."

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (38)

    • Emmet: There is magic out there.

    • Lena: How bad is it?
      Lincoln: Well, you know how you used to think scars were sexy? You're about to be much sexier.

    • Emmet: We're so close to the Source. And we have to keep going We have to. And the further we go off the Boiúna, the more-the more physics break down. Reality gets so much... bigger.

    • Lincoln: Dad was on to something. And you know what? There is magic out there. So let's go see it.
      Tess: You know, there's a camera right there.
      Lincoln: I know.

    • Kurt: So if somehow that was your husband, maybe you should listen to him, turn around, go home.
      Tess: If it was someone you love, could you just leave them alone to die?
      Kurt: Yes. And I have.

    • Emmet: Long ago, when I was hiking in Mali, I met a man high up in the Bandiagara Cliffs--a shaman who was old as the hills and said he would never die. And he said to me, "Life and death are the same, like a weight on a clock that swings back and forth. Tick to tock. Then he said the clock was getting very old and was waiting for someone to cut the weight and stop the swing. And all the time he's telling me this, that his old wife--who was also as old as the hills and would never ever die--was making... this. And she gave it to me and she said that one day, I would meet a child who was strong enough.
      Young Lincoln: To do what?
      Emmet: Well, that's for the child to know. My place in things was that... I would know the one when I saw him. And when I did, I should give him this.
      Young Lincoln: What if I lose it?
      Emmet: We never lose the things that matter.

    • AJ: I will face down a tornado. I will swim with piranha. But I don't do caves anymore.

    • Lena: Do you think it's safe for us to sleep out here?
      Lincoln: Well, if you wanted safe, you'd still be in Colorado selling tourists skis and shirts made out of sunblock, right?

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    Notes (10)

    • The episode was filmed in the Yunque Rain Forest located in the Island of Puerto Rico.

    • Original International Airdates:
      Canada: February 7, 2012 on CTV
      Poland: February 7, 2012 on AXN
      South Korea: February 7, 2012 on Fox
      Netherlands: February 7, 2012 on HBO NL
      Sweden: February 7, 2012 on Kanal 5
      Philippines: February 7, 2012 on Star World
      Norway: February 7, 2012 on TVNorge
      Israel: February 7, 2012 on YES
      Czech Republic: May 1, 2012 on AXN
      United Kingdom: October 9, 2012 on SyFy

    • With this episode, filming switches from Puerto Rico to Oahu, Hawaii.

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: February 7, 2012 on CTV
      Norway: February 14, 2012 on MAX
      Czech Republic: May 8, 2012 on AXN
      United Kingdom: October 16, 2012 on SyFy

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: February 14, 2012 on CTV
      Czech Republic: May 15, 2012 on AXN
      United Kingdom: October 23, 2012 on SyFy

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: February 21, 2012 on CTV
      Czech Republic: May 22, 2012 on AXN
      UK: October 30, 2012 on SyFy

    • International Airdates:
      Czech Republic: May 29, 2012 on AXN
      UK: November 6, 2012 on SyFy

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: March 6, 2012 on CTV
      Czech Republic: June 5, 2012 on AXN
      UK: November 13, 2012 on SyFy

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    Trivia (1)

    • The song that Emmet is looking for is the theme from Zelda: Zelda's Lullaby.

    Allusions (3)

    • Lena: I'm so scared.

      Lena's dialogue, and the camera-just-below-her chin shot from beneath, reference The Blair Witch Project, the 1990 film that set off the current "found footage" genre of movies that ultimately lead to series creator's Oren Peli's movie Paranormal Activity (2007) and its sequels.

    • Emmet: "Till a voice, as bad as Conscience, rang interminable changes..."

      Emmet quotes from Rudyard Kipling's 1898 poem "The Explorer." it describes an adventurer's divinely-inspired quest, going where no man has gone before.

    • Manny: It was--it was cute in Lion King.
      Referencing the 1994 Disney animated movie, the 32nd feature in the Disney Animated series. The film chronicles the adventures of Simba, who leaves his pride of lions when he believes that he is responsible for his father's death. he meets Timon and Pumbaa, a meerkat and a warthog, who prefer to eat insects rather than fresh meat.

  • Fan Reviews (31)
  • BRING IT BACK!!!!!!!

    By Radhikab, Mar 04, 2014


    By SeanGarrett, Nov 06, 2012

  • Cancelled after 8 episodes?! Seriously ABC?!

    By Raven77, Dec 08, 2013


    By LAPM, Oct 16, 2013


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