Season 1 Episode 7


Aired Monday 9:00 PM Aug 29, 2006 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

Carter investigates an unusual car accident. Meanwhile, Stark is under stress to produce results on a project.

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  • The best episode so far.

    Until this episode I thought this show was average. Now I have really beginning to like the show. Carter must investigate a mysterious death of a section 5 researcher and finds that super enhanced drugs may be the cause of the death. Fargo is under pressure to finish an experiment from Stark while Zoe may be in danger and does not know it. I really liked this episode and hope the more I watch the better this show gets. Taggert is funny in the way he acts plus what he says. Carter is funny at times also. I liked the comment Fargo made about Nancy Karrigan, that made me laugh. The best episode so far so and I will be watching more.moreless
  • Faster than a speeding bullet

    This was a convivial and exciting episode. A drug that makes you work superfast. It's really enjoyable to see what the creators come up with time and again. I still adore the juxtaposition of the 'normal' town Sheriff up against all those brainiacs. It's such an interesting concept and it never gets old. The plotline in this episode was fast-paced and the writing was delightful. The humor is always creative and funny. The actors do a terrific job in their respective roles. It seems as if the show is really digging in its heels and grabbing our attention. I am ready for more!!!moreless
  • This show kept me interested

    This episode kept my interest, and kept me from getting rid of my season pass on TiVo. The last few have been too "relationship" oriented. I would rather see more mystery and conflict than the cute relationships. I will continue to watch new episodes if they focus on the plots and subplots about the technology and the mystery in Section 5.

    The speed thing was a bit like the memory eraser...they kept wondering what had just happened.

    The dynamics between Carter and the GD boss is getting a bit stale; something needs to happen there soon. And the B&B hostess needs more screentime.moreless
  • Drugs and Baseball, how close to reality do we want our fiction? Actually a really good episode.

    The town meeting sequence was wonderful. Carter trying to garner interest in a baseball team, and embarassing Zoe were made for the perfect opening. The crash was interesting and of coursethe turf war between Nathan and Carter will be an oning source of bits. Neither has any respect for the other and they do not hesitate to let it be known.

    Fargo dumpster diving, virtual baseball, geeks ruling the school, Eureka is my kind of a place.

    I love the fact that Henry does it all and is not a corporate guy. His alliance with Carter is one of the relationships that makes the show work.

    I am looking for a long run of great fun and lots of pseudo science. It will be facinating to look back 10, 20 or 30 years from now to see how much of Eureka has become reality.moreless
  • Jack Carter has to figure out what caused a car accident.

    This was yet another great episode. After Jack takes Zoe to school he learns there has been a car accident and he goes to check it out.


    At first they think it must of been some really big animal, until they see the remains of a dead human being. But of course the case is taken away from him because it all has to do with Section five, like always.

    Luckily that doesn't stop him from trying to find out what really happened and with a little help he finds out it has to do with some drug that causes people to move really fast.

    Zoe's new boyfriend is part of it and is going to kill Jack, but Jack knocks him out with a fast ball to the head. I'm sure it helped that the kid was moving at super fast speed right in front of the ball.

    It was a pretty good episode. I liked the jokes and the story line.moreless
Tom Tames

Tom Tames

Dylan Hartwell

Guest Star

David Quinlan

David Quinlan

Dr. Milton Hauke

Guest Star

Gary Sekhon

Gary Sekhon


Guest Star

Shayn Solberg

Shayn Solberg

Spencer Martin

Recurring Role

Chris Gauthier

Chris Gauthier


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Trivia: The electronic spying fly that Fargo is using is actually real technology. A good description of it was given by Dan Brown in the book Deception Point.

    • Trivia: The two baseball teams are called Protons and Neutrons, Protons (positive electric charge) and Neutrons (neutral electric charge) are the two particles, called hadrons, constituting the "atomic nucleus" of every atom, while a third particle, the Electron (negative electric charge), constitutes the "electron cloud" surrounding the nucleus.

    • Trivia: Methylphenidate Hydrochloride is a real drug that is marketed under the name Ritalin (among others). It is widely used for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and there are some current theories that suggest it may have an effect on children with autism as the two conditions are thought to be related.

    • Nitpick: At the beginning of the episode, during the town meeting, Dylan's hand-device is blank in one scene.

  • QUOTES (23)

    • Carter: Where's Dylan?
      Zoe: It was one kiss during homeroom, relax.
      Carter: Okay, I'll freak out about that later.

    • Carter: (regarding Zoe's clothing) The fact that you call a tank-top with a belt a dress… All the wrong I need.
      Zoe: Well you know, it's not like I'm wearing a thong under it.

    • Carter: Put the gun down, Dylan.
      Dylan: Why? So I can go to jail for the rest of my life?
      Zoe: Damn straight!
      Carter: Not helping!

    • Dylan: Everyone's got their own way of standing out, like yelling "thong" in a crowded restaurant.
      Zoe: Too much?
      Dylan: Ah, it got my attention.
      Zoe: Yeah, well, thongs get everyone's attention.

    • Carter: Okay, let's say someone literally is speed-freaking. What signs would I look for?
      Henry: Besides running at 600 miles an hour?

    • Carter: Uh, S.A.R.A.H., we need to talk about increasing security.
      S.A.R.A.H.: Against burglars?
      Carter: Against boys.

    • Dylan: (to Zoe) Wow, you guys live in a hole. I mean, it's a nice hole…it's very, uh, very post-modern Armageddon.

    • Allison: (after finding out that Kevin's getting the placebo in the drug trial) That can't…I mean…No, he has been so different since he started that trial.
      Stark: Because you're different. Any progress that Kevin has made is because of his relationship with you, not because of any drug.

    • Carter: Henry, do you ever actually work on cars?
      Henry: Sometimes, when it gets slow, yeah.

    • Carter: Hey, Jo, do you have a knife? (Jo opens a pocket to reveal three knives, in varying lengths) Ask a stupid question...

    • (Stark and Carter threaten each other, then:)
      Stark: Sheriff, we're grown men. I'd like to think we're more evolved than that.
      Carter: Well, you overestimate me!

    • Jo: How'd you get here so fast?
      Taggart: Heard you on my scanner.
      Jo: And what, you were just passing by in full cammies and night vision goggles?
      Taggart: Yeah.
      Jo: Nice!

    • Carter: (to Zoe) Have a good day at school. Try not to commit any felonies.

    • Fargo: (to team members) Okay guys. Our deadline is now tomorrow. So, uh, we need to step it up, we need to get serious, but mostly we need to cheat.

    • Henry: He's been juicing.
      Carter: On what, rocket fuel?

    • Stark: Maybe you should question them at some point.
      Carter: Do I tell you how to do your job?
      Stark: No, but that is an amusing idea.

    • Zoe: Good God, it's nerdvana.

    • Carter: There's gotta be something we can do.
      Jo: Stark's head honcho up at Global Dynamics. When he says, "jump", everyone else says, "what trajectory?"

    • Carter: Hey Allison, it's, uh, Carter. Um, I need a favor.
      Allison: Ooh! I thought you'd never ask. Listen, I want to play first base; they're always putting me in right field...

    • (to Allison, after she's brought Stark to the accident scene)
      Carter: You are so stuck in right field!

    • (Zoe wants to be alone with her new friend)
      Carter: I'm just gonna be in the next room.
      Dylan: Sure.
      Carter: ...I have a gun, you know that, right?
      Zoe: Dad!
      Carter: It's loaded.
      Zoe: Leave!
      Carter: I'm just saying.
      Zoe: Now!
      Carter: I'm a pretty good shot.

    • Carter: Have these guys submit to a drug test!
      Stark: Do you have evidence that they're taking something illegal?
      Carter: Well illegal, no, but that body was pumped with something from your lab. And whoever gave it to him, is looking at possible murder charge.
      Stark: Assuming that's true, um, how do you know anybody else is taking it?
      Carter: I have my reasons.
      Stark: I'm listening...
      Carter: These guys... are eating way too much.

    • (Carter is looking at Henry's test dummy)
      Carter: Why's it look like me?
      Henry: It's generic.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Filming Location: Some scenes were filmed at Capilano Lake, British Columbia, Canada.

    • International Air Dates
      United Kingdom – 13 September 2006 on Sky One
      Canada – 22 October 2006 on SPACE
      Germany – 14 April 2008 on ProSieben
      Australia – 29 May 2008 on TEN
      Slovakia – 23 February 2009 on Markiza
      Czech Republic – 21 May 2009 on Prima COOL


    • Stark: Competition breeds excellence, brings out the best in us.
      Fargo: Yeah, tell that to Nancy Kerrigan.
      Nancy Kerrigan, born 13 October 1969, is an American figure skater. In 1994, Kerrigan was clubbed in the knee by a man hired by fellow skater Tonya Harding's ex-husband.