Eleventh Hour

Season 1 Episode 5


Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Nov 06, 2008 on CBS
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Episode Summary

When an aggressive and deadly virus infects a demolition site in Pittsburgh, Dr. Hood is called in to contain a potentially lethal outbreak.

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  • Dealing with an outbreak of smallpocks in philadelphia we learn that the whole case is built up of incredibly stupid actions of incredibly stupid people.

    Dealing with an outbreak of smallpocks in philadelphia we learn that the whole case is built up of incredibly stupid actions of incredibly stupid people. The top 4: storing smallpocks in an commercial cold storage facility, thinking your fine when being contained by people in hazmat suits, running to a potentially infected person and dipping your hands in his blood and letting a highly infectuous person carrying smallpocks vials go in to a restaurant. The subplot that has to remember everyone how important the work of this unit is doesn't make any sense. This is surely the most annoying episode of the 2008/2009 season so far.moreless
  • What would you do in the name of science, and, what wouldn't you do? In this episode, "I told you so" would only get so far. Making a mistake in science and with peoples lives is a harsh reality to bare.moreless

    In this episode we truly see character development and growth. We see more of how each character sees their worlds, and themselves.

    Rachel's growth here from seeing herself just as a handler to working with someone who does great things is brilliant, we start with seeing her feel jealous, if not a little bit awkward about her role, but at the end she realises how special her job truly is.

    We see Jacob not just as a scientist, but someone who has great morals and believes in the humanity of life, not just the science of it.

    The plot of the story was a little old, I personally guessed it early on as to who the was culprit, however in saying that the motives were a little different from what I had expected.

    A brilliant man made a very silly choice and in doing so he undid all the work the work he'd ever accomplished.

    Great piece of drama though, I watched it to the end.moreless
  • Poor Agent Young

    I never thought Agent Young had second thoughts of working in the FBI as a "supervisor" for Dr. Hood. In the beginning it was like if she was a little bit ashamed of doing this job. His friend was telling about his own with little interest in what she had to say. So what did she think when she was being quarantined for small pox? The case was interesting and again someone does something for ambition no mtatter what the consequences are. I liked Hood's concern for Young when he thought she had been infected. And she was also worried about him.moreless
  • Love This Show.....

    We meet an old friend of Hood's. The city of Philly is shaken with the possible small pox outbreak. But of course Hood figures isn't not exactly small pox but something man made. Something an old friend created in the lab and is now creating havoc killing people along the way. Unfortunately for Young, in her attempts to do her job has a scare of her own. But thanks to that scare she's reminded that she does indeed have a purpose. She is reminded that Hood does a lot of good and also reminds her to laugh occasionally at the small things.moreless
John Cassini

John Cassini

Alan Pulido

Guest Star

Oded Fehr

Oded Fehr

Calvert Rigdon

Guest Star

Allyson Ryan

Allyson Ryan

Cathy Warner

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  • QUOTES (11)

    • (while Rachel's in quarantine)
      Rachel: How many have died? Hood, how many?
      Hood (reluctantly): Six. We think their viral loads overwhelmed the vaccine. Maybe if we got to them earlier?
      Rachel: Do you have the number?
      Hood: Rachel.
      Rachel: Do you have it?
      Hood (shrugs shoulders): Yeah I have it.
      Rachel: I want you to make the call. Tell the bureau that your handler's been compromised. Tell them to send a replacement immediately.
      Hood: Rachel, I don't want a replacement.
      Rachel (angrily): I don't care what you want. You're my responsibility.
      Hood: Now you get some rest. I got things I need to do.
      Rachel: Hood. Make the call. Do you hear me? Hood, I am serious.

    • Rachel: Who goes first? The woman who died of pneumonia or the guy who died in the accident at the cold storage facility?
      Hood (removing a coin from his pocket): When in doubt, always use the scientific method. Heads or tails?

    • Ned (after telling his son to go with Rachel): They won't even remember me.
      Hood: They will, Ned. I promise you.

    • (Hood races to the door and locks it)
      Ned: What are you doing? You can't keep me locked up. I haven't done anything wrong.
      Hood: No, but you're about to. Ned. You've been exposed to a very dangerous, highly contagious virus.
      Ned: I want to see my family. I want to see my kids.
      Hood: I know you want to keep your family safe. You want to protect them from danger. Ned, listen to me, you are the danger.

    • Rachel: What's up?
      Hood: How many workers do you count?
      Rachel: According to the foreman's report, there should be 21.
      Hood (looking at Rachel nervously): I count 20.

    • Hood (holding up a fortune cookie): Do you believe in luck, Rachel?
      Rachel: I'm in Pittsburgh dodging Small Pox for a living. How much luckier can a girl get?
      Hood (reads fortune): Well, good fortune is the result of careful planning. (tosses fortune on counter) It's more of a statement than a karmic prediction.

    • Hood: Keep a lookout for calcified scabs and flakes of skin.
      Rachel: I always do.

    • Hood: Hemorrhagic Small Pox is the most deadly variation of the virus. It's highly infectious and efficiently lethal.
      Rachel: So what do we do?
      Hood: We improvise.

    • Hood: What is the plan for dealing with the media?
      Cal: Well, lie of course.
      (Hood chuckles)
      Cal: I'm going to let them know about the emergency preparedness drill we've been running.

    • Hood: So, whatever we're dealing with is aggressive and fast. Initial contact to full blown disease followed by death in a matter of days.
      Cal: That's the good news. Take a closer look.
      (Cal unzips body bag)
      Hood: Wow. That's incredible. It's behaving like a hemorrhagic disease.

    • (after Hood lists Cal's credentials)
      Rachel: Pretty impressive.
      Hood: Actually, his most impressive contribution was when he introduced me to my wife.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Original International Broadcast Dates:
      United Kingdom - Wednesday, May 6, 2009 on Living at 9:00 pm
      Poland - Tuesday, July 7, 2009 on TVN at 9:45 pm
      Germany - Saturday, October 17, 2009 on kabel eins at 9:15 pm
      Finland - Friday, February 26, 2010 on MTV3 at 9:00 pm
      Slovakia - Sunday, April 4, 2010 on Markiza at 11:50 pm

    • Music Consultants:
      Hit The Ground Running
      Film Processing:
      Post Production Services:
      The Post Group

    • Oded Fehr and Henri Lubatti, who appear together in this episode, also starred together in the Showtime original series Sleeper Cell.

    • Guatemalan Interpreter: Sorry, I cannot help you translate. That's not Spanish they're speaking. Best guess? Garifuna.
      Actually, The Garinagu (singular: Garifuna) are an ethnic group of mixed ancestry who live primarily in Central America. They live along the Caribbean Coast in Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras including the mainland, and on the island of Roatán and no Guatemala at all.