Season 1 Episode 6

Dr. Nobel

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Aug 22, 2006 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

After Fargo and Spencer accidentally activate a doomsday device, Carter must help Dr. Irwin Thatcher, an aging scientist, to shut down the machine.

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  • Dr. nobel

    im new to this show and this is the 6th episode i,ve watched of eureka and i absolutely love his show. this show is different than most shows and its entertainig and interesting. i also have noticed that jack carter seems to get hurt alot. i liked this episode alot because it was funny and entertainig i love how everyone is so smart and they use big words and carters just a normal person and so he doesnt understand alot of it. it was funny too with nobel prize thing and then cater used the back of his gun to bust the window open to get the nobel prize and nathan was like the window was opened i found that was funny, and a couple more scenes

    other than that i enjoyed this episode i really cant wait to watch more eureka.moreless
  • Death Ray

    The destruction of the world on a weekly basis. I do adore this show. The wacky characters, the charismatic sheriff, the out of bounds teen daughter. I loved this particular episode because it shows how easy it is for something that has long been though dormant can come alive. You would think there would have been some documentation on this doomsday device, however, it was all locked in the broken down mind of the scientist who created it. Excellent plot-line and the show was fast-paced. The dialogue was witty and pithy, with the classic line from Sheriff Carter about the 'death ray'. More More More please!!!moreless
  • Better

    (looking at a picture on the wall)

    Jack: "In memory of Skippy"?

    Allison: Oh... (laughs nervously) he was everyone's favourite test chimp.

    Jack: Did he die on this thing?

    Allison: No! The autopsy was inconclusive.

    Probably the most satisfying Eureka episode yet. Uplifting, funny, Death Rays! Much better after the rubbish of previous weeks.
  • Deathray meets Eureka.

    Loved every episode of this series sofar. I find it well worked out with good acting, lots of humor and inventive stories. This story is a warning to us all to not mess with things we dont understand. But then again we wouldnt have such great episodes like this one.

    Triggering an old weapon the town has only 24 hours before it will be destroyed by a death ray. A death ray build to keep everyone from starting a nuclear war. Problem offcourse is that they cant turn it down of. The only one capible of doing that is the original designer who is suffering from a nervouw breakdown and is now living inside his own mind. Using a nobleprise he should have received decades ago they manage to get him back to reality. With the help of his old friends he shuts down the device. Just in time to have it start-up again for a 5 minute countdown. Carter uses his SUV to ram the death ray out of position so the ray misses the mirror on the moon but kills one of our sattelites around Jupiter.

    Good quality episode with good acting and fun for the whole family.moreless
  • A very good episode with a good plot.

    This was one of the best episodes of this series so far. I loved the idea of a cold war weapon being at the center of this episode. I was fun seeing the retirement home. I also liked how Carter finally saved them, with a bit of brute force, instead of science. Carter was good in this one, he thought alot, and got things done. Nothing was done with Sector 5 this episode, but that is alright as far as I'm concerned, as they have really focused on it and the overall plot alot in the past few episodes. There seemed to be a few moments between Carter and Blake, so I wonder if they are going to get closer in the next few episodes. So, all in all, a very good and entertaining episode; with humor, a good plot, and a good ending.moreless
Donna White

Donna White


Guest Star

Keith Wilson

Keith Wilson

Baker Twin #2

Guest Star

Bryan Wilson

Bryan Wilson

Baker Twin #1

Guest Star

Chris Gauthier

Chris Gauthier


Recurring Role

Shayn Solberg

Shayn Solberg

Spencer Martin

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: The nuclear physicists teaching Zoe in the retirement home incorrectly attribute the neutrons in an atom as possessing a negative charge rather than the electrons.

  • QUOTES (21)

    • Henry: One man`s trash is another man`s treasure.

    • Doris: Don't mind her. She has a tendence of an attitude problem.
      Zoe/Eugenia: (simultaneously) I do not!
      Doris: Oh, you two should get on just fine.

    • Dr. Thatcher: If you want sex, reverse the hex.
      Stark: Sheriff, at any point when you picked him up, the car ride, the long walk down here, did you happen to notice this guy's not all there?
      Carter: Yeah, there may have been signs.

    • Zoe: Dad, what the hell are you doing? (as Carter kisses Eugenia) Why did you do that?
      Carter: Ummm, not sure.
      Eugenia: Mind your own business, Zoe.

    • Zoe: You know, sometimes it sucks having a father who's the town smokey.
      Carter: Well, sometimes it sucks having a daughter who's the town delinquent. (Zoe glares at him) I take it back.
      Zoe: Gee, thanks.
      Carter: It always sucks.

    • Zoe: Please, don't make me do this. I hate old people.
      Carter: You don't do this, you won't live to be one.

    • Computer: (with alarms blaring) Primary firing sequence initiated. Weapon will deploy in 24 hours.
      Fargo: I don't think I like this station.

    • Carter: (to man wearing exoskeleton) Well, car or no car, this is a 30 mile an hour zone.

    • Carter: (going through old papers) Come on! If scientists are so smart, why don't they know anything about penmanship?
      Henry: Pardon the alliteration, but which would you prefer, penmanship or progress?

    • Zoe: Um, you lost me right after, "This is easily explained."
      Retired Scientist: Okay, let me try it another way. Your father is a proton; your mother is a neutron. You are a free radical. You're caught stealing CDs at the mall. You hit your parents with that news. What happens?
      Zoe: They go nuclear?
      Retired Scientist: Exactly. And split.
      Zoe: You think that I'm the reason my parents split?

    • Vincent: What do you think it is, Sheriff?
      Carter: Oh, I know exactly what it is. Trouble.

    • (Jo is wearing a short skirt at the ceremony.)
      Fargo: Jo... you look...
      Jo: No, you look. The other way!

    • Allison: Bad news, good news. We didn't get anything from Thatcher, but Carter wasn't hurt in the process.
      Stark: And the good news?

    • Stark: (to Henry) Tell Fargo to give you anything you need, and not to touch anything you don't.

    • Carter: (looking at a picture on the wall) "In memory of Skippy"?
      Allison: Oh… (laughs nervously) he was everyone's favorite test chimp.
      Carter: Did he die on this thing?
      Allison: No! The autopsy was inconclusive.

    • Stark: (on the phone with Allison) Absolutely not. The technology is highly experimental and far too dangerous for anyone to... Carter? Really? Well, that's just a risk we may have to take.

    • Dr. Thatcher: (Pointing at the ion ray silo) This is the one that assures mutually assured destruction.

    • (At Eureka's retirement home.)
      Carter: I'm looking for a retired scientist.
      Eugenia: Swing a cat.

    • Henry: Well, you are the detective.
      Carter: Marshal.
      Henry: Sheriff.
      Carter: That sounds like a demotion.

    • Eugenia: What kind of name is Zoe, anyway?
      Zoe: It's a popular one. You know, probably as popular as Eugenia was back in the Great Depression.

    • Carter: We're gonna party like it's 1962.
      Stark: I miss Sheriff Cobb.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music

      "Eve Of Destruction" by Novillero

    • International Air Dates
      United Kingdom – 06 September 2006 on Sky One
      Canada – 15 October 2006 on SPACE
      Germany – 07 April 2008 on ProSieben
      Australia – 17 April 2008 on TEN
      Slovakia – 23 February 2009 on Markiza
      Czech Republic – 14 May 2009 on Prima COOL