Season 1 Episode 3

Before I Forget

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Aug 01, 2006 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

Jack Carter accidentally shoots Henry while suffering from short-term memory loss, and the visiting scientist whose wife is Henry's old flame may hold the only clues into that incident and the increasing memory losses occurring both in town and at Global Dynamics just as an important military contract comes due.moreless

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  • Another reason why many black women get annoyed.

    Okay, I like this show, it's quirky and such..This episode was so-so though..Not much went on in it..

    What's got me annoyed (as a black woman), is I don't understand why on tv, a black man can't have a black woman as a love interest!! (re: Joe Morton's character and his college love interest)..It's not that they can't have other ethnicities as love interests..but it seems to be only .000005% of the time is when you'll see a black woman and black man on screen.

    You'll see them with asian women, white women, latina women or women of mixed race..but why not a black woman? We do exist you know!! We're not all whores and drug addicts like tv is trying to portray us as..We're just like everyone else. To all you black female actresses (and there are many of them)I wish you all the best in your struggles to find a non-stereotypical acting role.moreless
  • Henry's oldest friends come to Eureka, and he finds out that one of them hasn't truly been anyone's friend in a very long time.

    A really intriguing episode, making you really wonder just how much your life could be changed simply by changing a few moments. One person\'s greed and self interest can destroy another completely, even though he does try to \'compensate\' her for his thefts. Henry\'s reactions show a lot about his character, as well. First, that although he can\'t quite remember why he lost what was obviously the love of his life, his caring and generosity really shines through his obvious determination to maintain a fulfilling friendship with her. And then his reactions to discovering that one of his oldest friends has been stabbing everyone in the back for decades. His automatic reaction is to make certain that no one else gets hurt, and that shows a lot of moral fiber. All in all, Eureka is shaping up to be a great show, with the gizmos being the setting, and the characters shining through.moreless
  • jack losses his memory

    this was a ok episode, the story was writen well and all and it had its funny moments tho not as many as in past episodes. this was good but it annoyed me when they would forget but i would still know i just wanted to yell at them but they wouldnt hear. i wa very pissed off that that lady found out but didnt plan on telling anyone, thank goodness they had a camra. and i was happy to see that lady and the guy get together at the end also. sorry i dont know peoples names.moreless
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets meets Men in Black!

    As stated on the episode's trivia this storyline is totally unoriginal, making it possible to describe it as a mix of HP 2's Gilderoy Lockhart and MiB's memory wiper device à la Eureka. But, although I hate to say it due to the plagiarism of ideas involved, even then, the episode was good.

    Plus, all Zoe scenes were very good, specially because of Putnam. Very funny. I bet Jack will have problems with him in the future. But I kind of missed something: since Zoe is a normal kid, how can she have adapted so well in a school where kids construct things taken from real scientist wildest dreams?

    The personal aftermaths of the episode are also something to be taken on account. But the "catch" for me is the fact that a regular guy like Jack still once more was more intelligent than one of the Eureka's brightest minds.

    Stay tuned for more!moreless
  • Carter and Zoe bonding!

    This episode had some cute character development between Carter and Zoe. Surrounding a 'normal' event, the staging of the Eurekan equivilant of A midsummer's night dream. You could tell that even though Carter wasn't around as much as he would have like to be, for some of the more special moments in Zoe's life, that he's trying to be there for her now. The B plot seemed a little...fuzzy in it's logic. A device that blanks out twenty minutes of memory at a time but Carter and Henry couldn't seem to remember much of what happened over the 24 hour period. As always Eureka had some fine moments of hilarity but for me this episode fell a little flat. Although I did appreciate the Puck humour.moreless
Andrew Airlie

Andrew Airlie

Jason Anderson

Guest Star

Samuel Patrick Chu

Samuel Patrick Chu


Guest Star

Ryan Vrba

Ryan Vrba


Guest Star

Chris Gauthier

Chris Gauthier


Recurring Role

Tamlyn Tomita

Tamlyn Tomita

Kim Anderson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Zoe: I was up all night reading Shakespeare!
      Carter: Uh, huh. You're really into this school play, huh?
      Zoe: Yeah, you know, um, I think drama club is really helping me find myself emotionally. I feel like I'm really starting to fit in.
      Carter: How many classes do you get to skip for rehearsal?
      Zoe: Last period every day, including geometry. Love drama.

    • Carter: Somebody's done something to us. He can make us not see, or move through time, or you know, just blank out.
      Jo: Okay…
      Carter: We all forgot? All of us? I mean, Henry gets shot and no one saw anything? Come on, Jo, we're being pucked with.
      Jo: Your argument is so strong, it's almost petty of me to ask: how?
      Carter: He's got a thing.
      Jo: A thing.
      Carter: Yeah, a… a gizmo, a device, has to be a device.

    • Jo: (to Carter) It's called a "senior moment" – soon you'll be driving, just that one right blinker going non-stop.

    • Jo: Believe it or not, Carter, I didn't have childhood dreams of becoming a commando.
      Carter: So you went from, ah, being told to break a leg to actually breaking them.

    • Vincent: Putnam is... (pauses) he's a visionary.
      Carter: And I thought he was just annoying.

    • Carter: I went back to check some of my own personal files, and they'd been classified. These are my files!
      Allison: It's not my fault that there are things about yourself that you're just not cleared to know.
      Carter: Yeah, I'd hate to stumble across something that if I told me I'd have to kill me.

    • Allison: You think agents of a foreign government would be after your underwear?
      Carter: Maybe... I can pretty up when I want to.

    • Carter: I figured it all out, I know what you're up to.
      Jason: In regards to?
      Carter: I know you have a device that can create a worm hole or, ah, bend time or make you invisible, a worm-holing-time-bending-invisibling device that shields you from the mind.
      Stark: (looking at Vincent) Yes, he said "invisibling".

    • Putnam: Sir, you should know, your daughter is an incredible talent. In her audition she was Black Body radiation in 1901. (Jack exchanges confused looks with his daughter) ... changed the paradigm.

    • Putnam: Space is time, time is relative, and all of it is money.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Air Dates
      United Kingdom – 16 August 2006 on Sky One
      Canada – 24 September 2006 on SPACE
      Germany – 10 March 2008 on ProSieben
      Australia – 27 March 2008 on TEN
      Slovakia – 18 February 2009 on Markiza
      Czech Republic – 23 April 2009 on Prima COOL