Dark Angel

Season 1 Episode 4

Flushed

3
Aired Unknown Oct 17, 2000 on FOX
9.0
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When Max's seizures increase and she finds she's low on her medication after her friends mistakenly flush it down the toilet, Max breaks into a drug clinic. However things get worse when Max is caught and ends up in jail.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Max has a problem...

    9.0
    One of the stronger episodes to this first season, "Flushed" utilises the secondary characters quite well here, adding a bit more colour to this dim utopia Max aims to survive in – heck, even Kendra gets her own little subplot! Original Cindy is easily the most likeable character so far, at least from a comedic standpoint – the Anya of Dark Angel with more bite – and Alba is settling in nicely as Max, her acting capabilities being stretched with this particular storyline (as to where her acting cred went after the series is anyone's guess...). More character orientated action fans may find this outing a wee bit dull, but as a means of showing the audience Max's "Kryptonite" it works extremely well. The comedy moments are ably balanced by some admittedly dark material involving child abuse which could have easily become jarring television but is handled delicately enough to enjoy both the light and dark aspects of the story. Abraham BenRubi is great in his guest stint ("I'm her home girl, too!") and really helps add that bit extra to the overall proceedings. All in all, one of the best episodes of season one.moreless
  • Decent, I would say average to the show standards.

    8.5
    Its neat in a way how one so superior makeup can be rendered useless when designed to obey their creators. For every superman type power there will always be Krytonite to keep the hero’s feet on the ground. Max’s friends seem to think its an addiction not medication that would help Max. The intervention is somewhat basic but effective. The close calls with Lydecker is always thrilling. The writing with the one line comments are always amusing. I really like the conversation with Max and one of the guards. The ask your wife or twenty to life is somewhat funny. Good episode not one of the best but still worth watching.moreless
Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

Max Guevara "X5-452"

Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Logan Cale/Eyes Only

Alimi Ballard

Alimi Ballard

Herbal Thought

Jennifer Blanc

Jennifer Blanc

Kendra Maibaum

Richard Gunn

Richard Gunn

Calvin 'Sketchy' Theodore

Valarie Rae Miller

Valarie Rae Miller

Cynthia 'Original Cindy' McEachin

Robert Seckler

Robert Seckler

Break's Gaurd

Guest Star

Abraham Benrubi

Abraham Benrubi

Break

Guest Star

Angelo Renai

Angelo Renai

Orderly

Guest Star

Geneva Locke

Geneva Locke

Young Max

Recurring Role

Stephen Lee

Stephen Lee

Dan Vogelsang

Recurring Role

Byron Mann

Byron Mann

Matt Sung

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (13)

    • Max: How do you put this stuff together Logan? Father runs a dairy-farm, the mom's a local school teacher, the've always wanted kids and to top it all off - she gets her own room.
      Logan: And a pony.
      Max: Forget Maria, I'm living with these people!

    • (While being taken in to the police station)
      Original Cindy: Let go of me, you rat-soup-slurpin'...rankle-ass-pepper-gut, no-good-stank-lovin'..donut-eatin', peep-opressin'...po-po-son of a bitch.

    • Max: I've broken out of worse places than this.
      Break: The tough act routine might work with the boys...but you could get yourself killed.
      Max: Coming with me?
      Break: Thank you no. I have a date tonight.
      Max: The shoe guy?
      Break: Mm-hmm.
      Max: Cute.
      Break: You won't think so when he's shooting at you.

    • Officer Miller: Let me ask you this...how much does a strung-out skeez-bag tramp like you go for these days?
      Break: Ask your wife.
      Officer Miller: What'd you say?
      Break: 20 to life. That's what she should get if you ask me.
      Officer Miller: Yeah, I didn't.

    • Max: I'm suppose to be a revved-up girl. Truth is, I'm a lemon.

    • Break: What are you in for? I love saying that, it sounds so tough.
      Max: Robbery
      Break: Oh, a real criminal

    • Cindy: Bottom line - that SOB got what he deserved. He went splat.

    • Bling: Got a thing for this girl, don't you?
      Logan: Why does everybody keep saying that?

    • Cindy: What drugs?
      Logan: Hey!
      Cindy: The pills you got Max hooked on live with the Tidy Bowl man now.

    • Normal: Well, well, well...so far, your moron colleagues have come up with the following excuses for why you're strolling in here at the crack of noon - you had a dental emergency, your aunt died...again, and my personal favorite from this idiot - you were detained by the sector police for practicing witchcraft. Now, would you care to further insult my intelligence?
      Max: I overslept.

    • Cindy: Max, that's enough. Max. Damn, girl, what's in those pills?
      Max: Spinach.

    • Logan: I always knew that underneath that bioengineered, military-issue armor plating there was a beating heart.
      Max: Let's not go overboard here. I'm not signing up to join the Logan Cale brigade for the defense of widows, small children, and lost animals.

    • Logan: You know, you were much sweeter when you weren't feeling well.
      Max: The bitch is back.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • (As Max is choking the warden up against the wall, Cindy comes in the room and forces Max to release her grip)
      Cindy: Damn, girl, what's in those pills?
      Max: Spinach.

      This is a reference to the cartoon character "Popeye", who would eat a can of spinach to give himself super strength.

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