Dark Angel

Season 2 Episode 13

Harbor Lights

2
Aired Unknown Feb 08, 2002 on FOX
8.9
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After Max is shot and hospitalized, Logan must intercept White and a very curious CDC doctor in order to keep Max's transgenic identity undercover.

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  • The introduction of the "super human" breeding program was the best addition made to season 2...

    8.0
    The introduction of the "super human" breeding program, which we have interwoven in this episode, was probably the best story idea developed in season 2. I mean they had to do something with the writing after taking down Manticore. Thankfully they did because I wouldn't want to just see Manticore escapees every episode and having Agent White tracking them down for disposal to be the only story idea for season 2. Max and Logan's romance also takes a back seat in this episode, though as Max points out things between her and Logan are still "weird." The "poor Logan & Max" things does get a little old in my opinion.moreless
  • max gets shot

    7.5
    this was not a very intertaining episode. it was ok but it wa just kinda pointless. the stuff with logan not talking to max was just so stupid, i didnt see why he wouldnt talk to her, and her getting shot was just so unrealistic! then logan tryng to help her was a laugh, he should have called alec to get help, but no max had to get out by herself with all thos people trying to kill and catch her, so no, this one was not a episode.moreless
  • Season 2 should have had more episodes like this...

    8.2
    It's no secret that I much prefer season 1 to season 2, but this episodes deserves some credit. It was kind of a little bit like Prodigy from the S1. Despite everything that's happened between Max and Logan (namely in the previous episode 'Borrowed Time'), Logan still risks a lot to help save her. After Max is shot, she ends up at countly hospital where her blood is taken for testing. As you could imagine, this presents a great deal of problems for her as she can't afford to have everyone and their mother looking at her blood and DNA. Logan is contacted about where she is and immediately goes into action to spare Max from exposure. Their attempts at containment fail, however, and Max becomes a prisoner of the CDC on account of her Logan-targeted retrovirus.



    To make matters worse, White finds out and comes to the hospital to kill her. His attempts are foiled by Logan and his amazing hacking capabilites that enable him to get a message to Max via her EKG machine in the hospital. Max can't get away from White before he gives her a beating, but ultimately, Logan rescues her in a helicopter off the roof of the building. And they're able to touch! Logan is wearing gloves, so Max is able to take his hand! Why they don't use this safety precaution again until the end of the season is anybody's guess!



    Ultimately, there's still a rift between Logan and Max because of their failed attempt to be together in the previous episode, and Max's life is further complicated by the CDC's knowledge of her and her amped-up genetics.



    Not the greatest of episodes for me (stupid virus storyline!), but one of the better ones of the season...moreless
  • Again, great story development with the special human breeding cult.

    6.8
    White however dangerous and horrible is just a great bad guy. He was maticulous, cocky, and bad ass even though he's just a lil guy. A great opponent for Max. And with her being hurt, having Logan there to aid her was good. First season she was more apprehensive about his lending a helping hand. It progressed to more and it shows in this ep....although I do miss Zack.
Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

Max Guevara "X5-452"

Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Logan Cale/Eyes Only

Valarie Rae Miller

Valarie Rae Miller

Cynthia 'Original Cindy' McEachin (Season 1-2)

Martin Cummins

Martin Cummins

Ames White (Season 2)

Robert Smith (III)

Robert Smith (III)

Pinstriped Suit Man

Guest Star

Donavon Stinson

Donavon Stinson

Bill - Channel 3 News

Guest Star

Oscar Goncalves

Oscar Goncalves

Sector Cop 3

Guest Star

Mark Lukyn

Mark Lukyn

White's Guy

Recurring Role

Craig Veroni

Craig Veroni

Otto

Recurring Role

Brian Markinson

Brian Markinson

Dr. Sam Carr

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • TRIVIA: Though credited, Jensen Ackles (Alec), J.C. MacKenzie (Normal), Richard Gunn (Sketchy) and Ashley Scott (Asha) do not appear in this episode.

    • When Max has just jumped out of the hospital bed to fight Betty there are many close up shots of her face, in which her hair constantly flips being at one side to all being at the back, to some at the front to being all at the back again.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Logan (about Max): Can I see her?
      Nurse: That depends.
      Logan: On what?
      Nurse: I can't issue a guest pass unless I know your name. Her name might help too.

    • Dr. George: Rumor has it Manticore was a covertly funded genetic engineering facility. Grew babies in test tubes and trained them to be super soldiers.
      Dr. Carr: With all due respect, Doctor, I think maybe you've seen one too many science fiction movies.

    • Logan (rescuing Max from White): Max! Take my hand! (she hesitates) Now, Max! Take my hand.

    • Original Cindy (to Max): You have a hole in your stomach, you got a sprained ankle, a couple of cracked ribs, not to mention all the cuts and bruises all over the damned place. (to Logan) Do me a favor. C.D.C. ever lock me down in quarantine, leave me there.
      Logan: Consider it done.

    • Original Cindy (referring to Logan): Wasn't for him, the C.D.C. would have their hands on a real live transgenic. Now all they got's a few funky lab results.
      Max: And a whole lot of questions. And they're gonna want answers, and I got a feeling they won't stop until they get them. We can't hide forever. Sooner or later, we're gonna run out of luck. And I don't even want to think about what'll happen then.

    • White: What, are you slow? I'm F.B.I. I don't need to talk to anybody.

    • Original Cindy: I know you saved my girl and all, but couldn't you have brought her back in better condition than this?

    • Max: Let me guess. You're one of White's breeding-cult psychos. You'd think after ten generations of selective reproduction, you wouldn't have such a fat ass.

    • Max: Question...did you pay your malpractice insurance? 'Cause, you know, I'd prefer a cash settlement to taking your house and car.

    • Max: Hey, doc. Where's your body condom?

    • Otto: So what do we do now?
      White: Now? Well, now we, uh, go home. We pray really, really hard that she doesn't expose the massive government conspiracy that we've been assigned to cover up.
      Otto: Oh, sarcasm. Very good, sir.

    • Max: Nice haircut.
      Logan: Nice gunshot wound.
      Max: If I knew this is all it took to get a visit from Logan Cale, I would've gotten my ass shot up a while ago.

  • NOTES (0)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Linda Eastman, the fake name used by Logan and Max in the hospital is the maiden name of Linda McCartney, the deceased wife of The Beatles' Paul McCartney.

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