Season 1 Episode 4


Aired Monday 9:00 PM Aug 08, 2006 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

Spencer is apparently abducted by aliens and then returned to Earth the next day inside a crop circle. Also, the town is visited by Congressman Arnold Faraday, whose committee is responsible for Eureka's government funding.

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  • Still not sure what to think about this show.

    After watching this 4th episode of Eureka I am still not sure if I like it or not. I thought this episode started out good but then took a turn toward the other direction. Everyone thinks Spencer is abducted by aliens but it is later learned that he and others are being effected by a military experiment. The experiment is supposed to make enemies turn on each others so we do not have casualties. After Jack figures out what is going on he stops it. I was really hoping this was going to be about aliens especially since Eureka is what it is. I was a little disappointed but will continue to watch. I still think this show has great room for potential but so far have not seen much of it.moreless
  • Aliens are amongst us!

    After watching a hijacked satilite image of the latest hollywood blockbuster. (They came to conquer, almost as enticing to see as Snakes on A plane.) Spencer gets 'abducted' by aliens. Investigating on the down low, to avoid peeking the suspicions of a visiting senator. Carter soon discovers that the alien's have infilitrated far deeper into their little community then first percieved. There was a cute little interplay over this episode around jack being the new guy. And thus not so well trusted by the townsfolk. Although the only evidence of this shown seemed to be that Jo wouldn't give him the remote to the super gun cabinet. This was a funny episode, especially at the end with the 'Aliens' re-enacting scenes from the blockbuster. It was also good to see Carter go out on a limb to save his friends. The biggest moment of hilarity for me in this was when Henry was investigating the crop circle and had pinned to his name tag the label forensics. It's great when you pick up the little jokes like that.moreless
  • Aliens?

    After the disappointing Before I Forget, Eureka comes back with a vengeance with a much better story. The all-important comedy is present and correct, as is Jack Carter's relationship with his fellow citizens. The alien effect looks cool as well, and the real reason behind the "alien abductions" is different to say the least. Much better!
  • Ailens come or don't they!

    Aliens come to town or is it just a dream

    As Spencer is apparently abducted by them and returns a

    Different kind of person as the town is visited by a Visiting congressman who heads the chair party for something and Jack tries to figure it out all by himself. Very good show and lots of potential as well.
  • Aliens come to Eureka....or don't they.

    First off i think this show has started to lose a lot of its humour, it is funny when it tries but it doesn't seem to be trying that often anymore. To b e fair i knew that the UFO would turn out to be a helicopter.

    The plot of this episode was original and well thought out, the characters and their interactions are really whats carrying the show although it get a bit schmaltzy between Jack and his deputy at the end.

    This show is still one of the highlights of the year but i just wish they'd put a bit more humour into it or take it the other route and mark it dark and gritty. I think i would prefer the humour road!moreless
Garwin Sanford

Garwin Sanford

Congressman Arnold Faraday

Guest Star

Layla Alizada

Layla Alizada

Dr. Sharat

Guest Star

Daryl Shuttleworth

Daryl Shuttleworth

Global Security Tactical Commander

Guest Star

Chris Gauthier

Chris Gauthier


Recurring Role

Shayn Solberg

Shayn Solberg

Spencer Martin

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Near the beginning of the episode, when Spencer and the others are watching the movie, the scene of the building blowing up is actually a scene from the movie Independence Day.

    • Trivia: Congressman Faraday is named after Michael Faraday (1791–1867). He was an English chemist and physicist (or natural philosopher, in the terminology of that time) who contributed significantly to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry.

    • Nitpick: Several of the characters, including Carter and Fargo, refer to the animal test subjects as monkeys. They are in fact chimpanzees, which are apes, not monkeys. Apes do not have tails, and they are generally larger than monkeys.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Carter: So I understand you spoke to Douglas Fargo this morning?
      Dr. Sharat: The man has lost his mind. If you find him, shoot him.
      Carter: I'll take that as a yes.

    • Carter: Okay, who gave Fargo a gun?

    • (Earlier, Jo had been testing Carter on his weapons skills.)
      Carter: Jo… it was Jo.
      Henry: Jo hit you?
      Carter: Yeah, with the butt of an MPS auto-assault-12 shotgun. Or a Model 50 tactical takedown rifle— damn, I'm never going to pass the test.

    • Fargo: What's wrong with the monkeys? They should be at each other's throats, but they look fine.
      Dr. Sharat: They are fine. The device isn't.
      Fargo: Are you trying to sabotage me? Stark's on his way now with the congressman.
      Dr. Sharat: I'm running diagnostics but not--
      Fargo: No "buts"! If you can't get the job done, Dr. Sharat, I'll find someone who can!
      Dr. Sharat: You realize I don't work for you, right? In fact you work for everyone else.

    • Carter: Jo, any minute this place is going to be swarmed by the only people on the planet who are better armed than you.

    • Henry: (looking at the empty arsenal) Tell me this wasn't filled with weapons.
      Carter: No, no, it wasn't.
      Henry: You're lying to me, aren't you?
      Carter: Oh, big time!
      Henry: What is going on?
      Carter: Ah, well, let's see - Spencer thinks aliens have landed, Vince and Fargo are missing, and Jo has gone... G.I. Joe.

    • Allison: Nothing like a little Vinspresso to start the day off, huh?
      Carter: I'm waiting…
      Allison: For what?
      Carter: Aw, come on—you're a woman, making small talk, buying me coffee, which means either: a) you're into me, or b) you want something.

    • Jo: (at Spencer's trailer) What's wrong with you people, turn it down!
      Spencer: What? Why?
      Jo: Your neighbors are complaining about the noise.
      Spencer: Which neighbors?
      Jo: The state of Idaho. Turn. It. Down.

    • Stark: I'm calling Global Security detail.
      Carter: No, you're not!
      Stark: A crazy cabal is about to dissect a U.S. Congressman. I am.
      Carter: They're not crazy, they're paranoid. And if they see a bunch of people with weapons, this is going to get Waco really fast.

    • Allison: So, everybody's ok?
      Carter: Oh no, they're freakin' bug nuts - restraints now.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Air Dates
      United Kingdom – 23 August 2006 on Sky One
      Canada – 01 October 2006 on SPACE
      Germany – 17 March 2008 on ProSieben
      Australia – 03 April 2008 on TEN
      Slovakia – 19 February 2009 on Markiza
      Czech Republic – 30 April 2009 on Prima COOL


    • Carter: They're not crazy, they're paranoid. And if they see a bunch of people with weapons, this is going to get Waco really fast.
      Jack references the 1993 Waco Siege while discussing the abduction of Congressman Faraday with Stark. In 1993, the ATF attempted to execute a search warrant at a Branch Davidian ranch in Waco, Texas. A 51-day standoff between the ranch's residents and the FBI ended, after a fire destroyed the compound.