Bionic Woman

Season 1 Episode 3


Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 10, 2007 on NBC
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Episode Summary


Jaime's new mission entails the protection of a contractor's daughter. At the same time, she ponders whether or not to help Sarah move past her personal demons.

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  • I have to say that although bionic women is a great show so far. They really need to watch out for the small things that divide fantastic to average.

    Although there is good story line. A story line that both builds characters and increasing the mystery of what bionic women is all about. More questions and more WOW factor is what is needed, i understand that this is only the 3rd episode but thats the whole point it's the 3rd episode and as of yet i am still waiting to go WOW and ring my friends up and say "OMG how crazy, great or whatever was the lat episode of bionic women?"

    I also have to point out the small thinks as thats what lets it down for me, the small things. If sara cannot feel anything after her "bring back from the dead" operation that will performed why is she crying? why is she getting angry when the only person that can help says no? Why does sara care about anything that is shown in the episode? To me a bionic women with no feelings would be a bionic women that like the evil superhero from a movie that just goes on killing sprees and wouldn't even think twice about killing a sister of her arch enemy.

    Anyone overall was a good episode but will defiantly need more WOW factory to keep me as an audience.moreless
  • The scenes with the Canadian VIPs daugher will make you laugh!

    Started slow, but I have to give credit to the cast who have taken this show up a level. Still not what Id call dont-miss-tv but you can see it getting there! (Well if they had given it a chance!)

    The scenes with the daughter are superb. Great humourous change of pace. The bit when shes being interrogated by the phsyco-analyst had me in fits.

    Sara is of course the superior character again. Very well acted, but youd have thought the org would be wise enough to have a SWAT team pointing guns at her 24/7.

    Again the sub-plot of Sara condition rises another level with us learning that Jaime is also afflicted. More intrigue with the head sprouting more lies to get Sara to help them find Wills dad and with the doctore they are send to rescue, doing the dirty! I wasnt that convinced of the scene in the fan room - oh well.

    Still, it looks like it would have gotten better if given the chance! Im looking forward to the next 5 episodes! :(moreless
  • I liked it a lot.

    Sarah seeks help from Jaime because she is going to die in a year, unless she uses Jaime's bionic parts to help her. Jaime handles raising Becca, as well as her job. She must babysit a teen girl, Heaven, who is rebellious and disrespectful. It's revealed that Sarah is working with Will's dad. Sarah threatens to kill Becca, but after Jaime reminds her of her personal tragedies, Sarah backs off. Jaime learns more about her bionic powers from Sarah.

    This episode was great! I recognized Magda from Kyle XY. The ending was pretty good! This episode gets a 9.5 out of 10!moreless
  • This show is having a hard time finding itself.

    While I enjoy the general concept of the show and see some potential, I'm wondering if they're going to decide on a direction for it before I lose interest. There seems to be certain inconsistencies from show to show that are starting to be distracting. For instance, in this episode we see Becca and Jaime sitting on the couch looking at Becca's laptop, when in the first episode she goes to the trouble of hanging it out of the window so that Jaime doesn't see it. I realize that the issue was an internet connection, but one has to think that it would have been easier to hide the chord rather than hang the laptop out of the window in a net especially since an internet cable is more damning than a laptop. We later have Sarah reveal to us via flashback that her sister died nearly the exact same way that she attempted to kill Will the first time when Jaime got caught in between. The revelation of this information has me scratching my head, as this would be a deeply personal way for her to kill Will and it definitely didn't come across that way in the pilot. The character of Will is also being rewritten in hindsight in ways that don't jive with the original portrayal of the character. This really comes off more like the writers changing direction in midstream more than revealing more about a character you thought you knew. I'm also a little confused as to why the Isaiah Washington character was necessary. He seems redundant and doesn't really add anything that I can see. And the scene where he comes in to test Jaime only to get his ass kicked after Jae was holding his own was priceless. If they meant him to look foolish they succeeded.

    This show seems to want to do too much too soon without deciding where they're headed first. They threw her into the field by the second episode and now we're at episode three and she's already having an emotional faceoff with her counterpart. They could have stretched this out for the whole first half of the season at least and focused more on character development instead of the cheap emotional tricks to force a connection. The characters of Jaime and Sarah could have been playing cat and mouse all season before they jumped to the scene where Sarah has to ask for help. Wouldn't it have been far more interesting to see them come close only to see Sarah slip away? To see Sarah slowly degrade and allow for a true sympathetic connection rather that a quick dead sister bit? To see Jaime come to terms with the true emotion consequences of what just happened to her rather than just jumping into action? To maybe give Jaime a little more time before she's sympathizing with the woman who killed the love of her life and her unborn child? I don't know. I guess what I'm saying is if this show were more like Buffy The Vampire Slayer, it wouldn't be a bad thing.moreless
  • i like what i see so far

    in this episode we see how oscure is the world that she is got her self into. The agency like all the series never tell the full storie so we can have the dram. Here we see how she is getting tourmented by the other bnioonic girl even to the point that she come to the bulding were jenny leaves and drugs her sister in exchange for the help. So far we see great acting on the parto of all theactor new and old comers, but we still missing something that i hope they get it soon enough. I hope somoreless
Magda Apanowicz

Magda Apanowicz

Heaven Von Fleet

Guest Star

Aleks Paunovic

Aleks Paunovic

Assault Team Leader/Curtis

Guest Star

Malcolm Stewart

Malcolm Stewart

Mr. Von Fleet

Guest Star

Katee Sackhoff

Katee Sackhoff

Sarah Corvus

Recurring Role

Isaiah Washington

Isaiah Washington

Antonio Pope

Recurring Role

Kevin Rankin

Kevin Rankin


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • As shown in flashbacks, Sarah's sister died in a car crash remarkably similar to the one that almost killed Jaime, suggesting that Sarah's attack on Will and Jaime in the "Pilot" may have been deliberate copycat attack in revenge.

    • The differences between Jaime and Sarah's bionics shown or referred to in this episode include: Sarah's bionic eye glowing red when in use and the prototypical nature of Sarah's anthrocites. The episode suggests, but stops short of making clear, that Sarah has a bionic ear. She might have therefore lied by omission in the "Pilot" when she failed to mention she had bionic hearing.

    • During the "Pilot" episode Jaime's sister Becca is not allowed to use computers. It seems like an important point, as we're even told that there's a court order stating she can't use computers. But then in this episode Jaime apparently forgot about the court order as she has no problem looking at the family photos Becca has on her computer.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Heaven: (about Sarah Corvus) She's scary.

    • Antonio: So what do you say Sommers? Are you ready to find the animal?
      Jaime: Bring it on, bitch!

    • Jonas: I love you. I honestly do. You're what gives my life meaning. You're the only thing worth living for. Without you, I think I'd die.
      (polygraph results come out)
      Ruth: Amazing. No flutters... nothing. We've gotta find a way to teach this. How do you do it anyway?
      Jonas: I've been married.

    • Heaven: We should get out of here.
      Sarah: Adults...are talking!

    • (Becca passes out at the counter in the kitchen while talking with Jaime and Sarah)
      Sarah: (to Jaime) It's okay, just a little something I put in the tea. Don't worry, she's not dead, yet. As long as you come with me to Anthros. Otherwise I may have to take her out of the picture so you don't feel so torn.
      Jaime: Please don't do this.
      Sarah: I know what it feels like to lose a sister. I killed mine. Oops! It sucks. But I feel like there's a silver lining - you'll lose a sister, but you'll gain more of me. You and I will be even more connected. It'll be fun, we can even wear matching outfits. How do you look in capris?

    • Jaime: Where are you going, Sarah?
      Sarah: I'm going to go lay down on the sidewalk and die.
      Jaime: You don't have to be so dramatic.
      Sarah: Don't I? 'Cause I thought I was just told by the one person who could save my life that she's got better things to do! That feels pretty dramatic to me! Not that I can actually feel anything, but I can intellectually imagine that that feels pretty dramatic.

    • Sarah: You haven't figured out how to disable their GPS yet?
      Jaime: You can do that?
      Sarah: You have to! Those Berkut guys look at you in the shower you know.
      Jaime: Oh my god!
      Sarah: Yeah, and don't even get me started on how objectifying this whole "Bionic Woman" thing is. They don't tell you anything. That's why you and me, we need to stick together, maybe form a union.

    • Sarah: (to Jaime) Rock, paper, scissors for the last guy?

    • Heaven: (to Sarah, about Jaime) Why is her nose bleeding?
      Sarah: Why don't you hang yourself or something?

    • Jaime: (to Heaven) This is Ruth, she's gonna run a few tests on you.
      Heaven: Is she a lesbian?

    • Jaime: Okay you know what? This camera in my eye, it sucks.
      Jonas: It's not a camera, it's...
      Jaime: Total violation of privacy, you know what? I'm gonna call somebody. The Justice Department or, Hillary Clinton. She'll get to the bottom of this.

    • Jaime: (to Jonas) You know where I am?
      Jonas: Fifty million dollars you didn't think we'd throw in a GPS?

  • NOTES (4)

    • This is the only episode in which Mark A. Sheppard (Anthony Anthros) is credited as a star, and one of only two episodes in which he appears.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: October 18th, 2007 on Network 7
      Denmark: January 21st, 2008 on TV3
      New Zealand: February 10th, 2008 on TV3
      India: February 26th, 2008 on Star World
      Sweden: March 23rd, 2008 on TV6
      UK: March 25th, 2008 on ITV2
      The Netherlands: July 17th, 2008 on RTL5
      Slovenia: August 22nd, 2008 on POP TV
      Germany: March 17th, 2010 on RTL II
      Slovakia: August 23rd, 2012 on DAJTO

    • Isaiah Washington (Antonio Pope) is billed as a Special Guest Star.

    • Featured Music:
      "Date with the Night" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs (during the opening scene)
      "Breakin' Dishes" by Rihanna (when Jaime is dancing in her apartment with her sister)