Eleventh Hour

Season 1 Episode 7

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Nov 20, 2008 on CBS
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Hood and Rachel are called to investigate when someone attacks a DARPA funded lab and kills a researcher and several Chimpanzees.

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  • Super Soldiers

    8.5
    The creation of the super soldier is not far-fetched, however, there's a cost. The poor man Kevin was seeing his personal life come apart for somebody's interest. And a experiment that went out of control.

    Hood is a scientist, but even when science comes first in his mind, his human side is always present. He was determined to find out what happened and help this man. He did a good job talking to Kevin and stop him from hurting more people.

    So we learn that Hood got this job because an old friend asked him too. Rachel spent sometime in Afganistan, no wonder she's so tough. Their interaction was very good with those conversations between them where they find out more about each other.moreless
  • Probably one of the best episodes so far.

    8.5
    Although I have not been enthralled by this show, this episode was better than the previous ones. I felt sorry for both the animal and human guinea pigs and was horrified by the attitudes of the researchers. The interplay between Hood and Rachel was quite good this week too with several memorable moments, such as when they were talking about Japanese cattle, dead chimp bowels and T3s.



    I am still prepared to keep an open mind on this one and hope that it starts to grip me more than it generally has so far. Otherwise it's going the way of too many other new shows.moreless
  • Guinea Pigs...

    8.0
    One of the things that I liked about this episode is that it covered both sides of the research coin. We had the chimps as well as a human being used for medical experiments. A "branch" of the government has authorized these experiments in hopes of developing a "super soldier". The scientist overseeing the project oversteps both ethical and moral lines by involving a soldier returning from combat who's simply looking a way to ease the tramatic memories of his tour. Hood and Young discuss both sides of the coin and ultimately the only position taken is helping a soldier in need.moreless
Will Estes

Will Estes

Kevin Pierce

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Scoot McNairy

Scoot McNairy

Rudy Callistro

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Judd Nelson

Judd Nelson

Doctor Bruce Nesic

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Before Rachel was assigned as Hood's handler, she spent 6 months in Kabul, Afganistan as an FBI component of Task Force Eagle.

    • Hood: T3s?
      Rachel: I absolutely love that for once you have no idea what I'm talking about.
      Goof: In the previous episode, Frozen, Hood asks a student if there is a T3 connection in the building. So he should have known what Rachel was talking about.

    • When the doctor is monitoring the chimp during the obstacle course you can see at the bottom of the screen the tell tale signs of the Operating System. He is using a Linux OS with a Gnome GUI.

    • Goof: When the chimp is traversing the obstacle course in a few scenes you can see a clasp with a wire attached to his left ankle. However, when going up and jumping off the ladder or going through doors that close behind him you do not see it nor does it impede his movement.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Hood: T3s?
      Rachel: I absolutely love that for once you have no idea what I'm talking about.

    • Hood: (Talking about the dead chimp) The contents of the bowel were very interesting.
      Rachel: I was afraid you'd say that.

    • Hood: (Eating a burger) You know, in some cultures, even ones that eat meat, they treat their animals with much more respect than we do. In Japan, there's Wagu cattle. Feed them beer, saki, massage them every day.
      Rachel: Forget the cattle, I need someone to do that for me.

    • (Hood is holding the monkey's brain.)
      Rachel: Congratulations Hood, you've got me staring at monkey brains.
      (Hood laughs.)
      Hood: Well, they're worth staring at.

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