Eleventh Hour

Season 1 Episode 3


Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Oct 23, 2008 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Dr. Jacob Hood is called upon to investigate a report of multiple cases of food-related paralysis in North California.

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  • Natural could be anything... natural?

    It was a very good episode. In my opinion, this show is getting better every week and though it needs a little polishing, it has good stories and the characters are strong.

    We learn what you get when you start messing with nature. It's true that technology can help poor countries deal with their difficulties, but there will always be a price. I felt sorry for the father, who saw everything he had worked for lost and he wanted to keep it at any cost. Even when it meant taking lives.

    We also learn a little bit more about Hood's life, about the death of his wife. I wonder where that storyline is headed.

    The last scene left me wondering. How many things we eat and how many of us read labels and fall for the "natural"? True or not, it's definitely interesting.moreless
  • Intriguing....

    When I first began to watch this episode I was totally drawn to what was causing an entire family with the exception of the daughter to suddenly become paralsized. I was intensly watching to discover the cause and loved watching Hood and Young track down the cause and the source then stopping it. I loved the teases as to the who was behind the families tragic situations. You could feel the rush when they initially discover the mold which leads them to a small family farm simply trying to make a go of their crop and compete with the corporate farms.moreless
  • This episode made me to write a review. It was very adventurous during all Jacob's investigation.

    This episode show us on the best possible way that this show is totally different from all other shows so don't compare it using the words 'just another boring show like many others' because it really isn't. I love choice of main characters, smart one and pretty but strong one. So far every episode was very educational. Just one allusion on 'House' came in to my mind during Hood's investigation. I like the scenes with Rachel where Hood explaining her about germs in the food when she was eating so at the end of his speech she give up of her meal.moreless
  • One of the most intriguing thing I have seen.

    I loved this episode. Instead of this being a normal boring crime drama, this is a scientific mystery. It made you think. There is hardly any shows on TV any more that make you do that! How many shows do you get to try and figure out what is causing paralysis in a whole family except one person? Not many. The way Jacob figured out what was going on was fascinating. Who would have thought scorpions would have caused people to go in to paralysis? I so didn't. The way Jacob's mind thinks is fascinating. When he talks you just focus on everything he says. Rachel is also a hoot. She brings the laughs to the show. If they keep this up this show will go far.moreless
R. Lee Ermey

R. Lee Ermey

Bob Henson

Guest Star

Dawn Stern

Dawn Stern

Dr. Lisa Richards

Guest Star

Angus MacFadyen

Angus MacFadyen

Jason Cooper

Guest Star

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • It is subtly revealed that Dr. Hood's wife died of brain cancer and that she was involved in experimental brain cancer treatment that used scorpion venom.

    • Goof: When Hood and Rachel are at the waste site and one of the workers start to run towards his car, Rachel tells Hood to go to their car. In the next shot, she's chasing the worker while Hood runs to the car. After the worker reaches his car, Rachel gives up and runs back to her car. When she gets inside she's alone in the car. In the next shot, with the car leaving past a truck, the camera is outside shooting towards the passenger seat, which is empty. As the car chase continues, Hood is in the car with Rachel.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Rachel: What's wrong with his eyes, Hood?
      Hood: Keratomycosis. It's an infection of the cornea caused by overexposure to a mycological organism.
      Rachel: English please?
      Hood: There is a fungus among us. And I bet it's on this grapes.
      Man: Hey, todo mundo a trabajar! Can you read? This area is for employees only.
      Rachel: We... we just want to take a picture (Rachel puts her hand on Hood's hand to hide the grapes). It's our first
      vacation. Oh! Would you take it for us? (man is not convinced) No? Okay.
      Man: Do you want to see the fields? You can pay for the tour in the tasting room, entienden?
      Rachel: Of course.
      Hood: Thank you.
      Rachel: Come on, honey.

    • Hood: People are sick because you put Aeonium pesticides on your crops. You put the lives of every person who ate produce from your farm at serious
      risk. By burning the fields, there's a very good chance you're going to spread whatever organism made those people sick to the neighboring farms.

    • Rachel: Altschuler last swiped his credit card here.
      Hood: Patriot Act again?
      Rachel: You're lucky I'm not tempted to abuse my powers.

    • Hood: In it's natural state, Botrytis Cinerea is harmless to humans. From the looks of that specimen, I'd say it's been genetically modified.
      Rachel (watching the mother being wheeled by on a gurney): And it's not harmless anymore.

    • (Hood enters interrogation room wearing a dust mask)
      Officer: Excuse me, but we're busy here, if you don't mind.
      Hood: I do mind. You shouldn't be in the same room with this patient. (pulls the mask away) Not without adequate protection. (replaces mask)
      Officer: What do you mean protection?
      Hood (pulls mask down): She's carrying type 5 c vector airborne virus. It's highly contagious. No known cure. No one mentioned this to you? It's ok. As long as you've had no physical contact, it should be fine. (replaces mask)
      Officer: Don't go anywhere. I'm gonna look into this.
      (officers leave, Hood sits and removes mask)
      Hood (to Emily): Don't worry. There's no such thing as a type 5 c vector. I just said that to scare them off so I could talk to you in private.

    • (Hood focuses on what's written on a white board behind Bennett)
      Bennett: Doctor Hood, did you hear a word I just said?
      Hood: Ice cream.
      Bennett: Excuse me?
      Hood: Do you have ice cream (thinking) and a hot plate.

    • Dr. Hood: According to the FDA, as long as it's "natural" it could be anything. Green food coloring, on the other hand, is a petroleum derived triphenylmethane. Nothing natural about it.
      (tasting the green jelly) Yummy.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Broadcast Dates:
      United Kingdom - Wednesday, April 22, 2009 on Living at 9:00 pm
      Poland - Tuesday, June 9, 2009 on TVN at 9:45 pm
      Germany - Saturday, October 03, 2009 on kabel eins at 9:15 pm
      Finland - Friday, February 12, 2010 on MTV3 at 9 pm
      Slovakia - Sunday, March 21, 2010 on Markiza at 11:35 pm

    • Music Consultants:
      Hit The Ground Running
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      The Post Group