Eureka

Season 2 Episode 5

Duck, Duck Goose

2
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Aug 07, 2007 on Syfy
8.8
out of 10
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295 votes
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Episode Summary

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Space debris threatens Eureka after it accumulates into a large cloud and Carter investigates in an effort to avert potential disaster.

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  • Zoe smarter than she should be...

    8.9
    Space toilets from space, a jealous mom stealing her childs invention, and Carter thinking he is getting closer to Allison...



    As Joe puts it, its a crazy science fair that is dangerous. Carter busting out with his 110% on his IQ exam gets everyone laughing. Even I busted a small chuckle The geese that attack because of the overly sensative nature of the dumb mothers chance at funding her project at her daughters expense. Zoe comes to save the day when she teams up with the enemy to reverse the power and create a magnetic field to devert the space debris away, also with help from Sara the car...LOL



    All is good in the town, well until they start sharing dreams...moreless
  • Hilarious, Witty, Merry

    10
    Eureka~Duck, Duck Goose: This was another hilarious episode. The writers on this show are simply brilliant. Although, I imagine it's not that difficult given the fact that they really do have unlimited possibilities. I'm really enjoying Carter's integration into this society, and the way the kids were all about his 111 IQ was incredibly funny. This was such a fun episode, with the kids and their science experiments. It was an interesting storyline when we found out the mother of the student stole her design. I also love the way Zoe is obviously brilliant nearly 160 on her IQ test. It seems that some things from their 'alter dimensional' life may still come true in the end. This show is always so merry and pleasant. This is a show I'll look forward to time and time again.moreless
  • It's time for the annual Science Fair and in a town like Eureka this causes all kinds of problems.

    9.0
    While this episode ignores the storyline about the Artifact and Kevin, it was still highly enjoyable and a lot of fun.



    A science fair in any town provides plenty of opporuntiy for competition amongst students, imagine this competition magnified because of the number of highly intelligent teenagers competing and trying to outdo each other, while still having a teenager's ruthlessness and social cliques to worry about.



    The social aspects of being a 'norm' i.e. like Zoe, the child of a non-genius parent in a world full of children who do have geniuses as parents, were dealth with very well, even though there seems to be a need to insert some moral lesson in all modern series now.moreless
  • High school science fair on steroids= good entertainment.

    8.0
    This was a great episode. It had everything I love about this series. Impending doom and character development. It was entertaining the way Jack was trying to up Stark and of course embarrassing himself in the process. This ep also confirmed something I had suspected: That Zoe is way smarter then she lets on. Hiding her smarts from everybody to keep her identity and stand out in a town where everybody is as smart as she is. The scientist who's life was ruined by winning the science fair was a good touch trying to teach the girls a lesson in the process. Sara in the car was my favorite part it was hilarious.moreless
  • Useful Diversion

    9.5
    This was sort of a filler episode, but it was a great one. The themes about arrogance and elitism that can exist among the very bright were nice to see in a tv show. You never see that kind of theme touched on by shows out there. Aside from that this show really has a fine acting cast. Joe Morton consistently performs well in the role, as does the entire cast. They make it seem natural. And in spite of some of the ideas in the show, it does not come across as cheesy like many moments other shows like Kyle XY. The cheese mostly fits into the town.moreless
Anna Galvin

Anna Galvin

Dr. Jane Harrington

Guest Star

Elise Gatien

Elise Gatien

Megan Harrington

Guest Star

David Lewis (IV)

David Lewis (IV)

Dr. Aaron Finn

Guest Star

Neil Grayston

Neil Grayston

S.A.R.A.H.

Recurring Role

Matt Frewer

Matt Frewer

Jim Taggart

Recurring Role

Chris Gauthier

Chris Gauthier

Vincent

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Trivia: Jack Carter's IQ is 111, which places him in the "above average" range. Zoe Carter's IQ is 157, which places her in the "highly gifted" range.

    • Nitpick: Sua Sponte (75th Ranger Regiment's regimental motto), means "of their own accord" not "to act without warning".

    • Trivia: Although a group of geese can be called a flock, it would be more correct to call them a "gaggle of geese" when they are on the ground and a "skein of geese" when in the air.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Megan: You shot my energy beam through a magnetostatic array? Mom! Duh!

    • Carter: I mean, they're only kids. How much trouble can they get into? I mean, uh, Jo made it seem like the sky is falling.
      Stark: That hasn't happened since 2004. And that was more of an igniting of the ionosphere.

    • S.A.R.A.H.: (controlling a car) I just wanted to get out of the house for a while. Dr. Fargo downloaded me to the car. Shall we get going?
      Carter: Uhhhh, you know what? I'm good. I think I'll walk.
      S.A.R.A.H.: Come on, Sheriff. We never go anywhere together. It'll be an adventure!

    • Henry: Nearly all the recorded data in Nevada was erased. Uh, tapes in video stores, floppy disks in casinos, half the database of Area 51.
      Carter: Area 51 is real?
      Henry: (nodding) No.

    • Dr. Finn: Enough! Look, this is not about who knows more or who's the smartest. Forget the competition, forget the pressure. It is crap! You have created something amazing and now you have a chance to make a difference. Don't let anything get in the way of that or believe me, you'll regret it.

    • Zoe: Norms aren't supposed to be smart.
      Jo: Norms?
      Zoe: Kids without a genius parent and I think you've met my dad...
      Jo: Hey, where I come from we respect our parents - especially if they carry a gun.

    • Carter: (talking about his IQ test) ... And I did very well. I got 111. I didn't even try and I got over a hundred percent.
      (Zoe, Jo and Vincent look each other followed by a brief silent moment)
      Zoe: Yeah, he surprises me sometimes too.

    • Carter: (looking at Jo in her SWAT gear) What's up Jo, big date?
      Jo: High school science fair, the most dangerous day of the year.
      Carter: Whatcha got? Um, baking soda volcanoes and some lame fly experiments?
      Jo: Teens with unlimited access to terrifying technology. It's Armageddon with acne.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Air Dates
      Germany – 28 July 2008 on ProSieben
      Hungary – 08 October 2008 on TV2
      Australia – 09 October 2008 on TEN HD
      Slovakia – 02 March 2009 on Markiza
      Czech Republic – 13 October 2009 on Prima COOL

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • (Carter runs from Cafe Diem after space debris hits his Police SUV.)
      Carter: Oooo! Oooo!
      In the classic TV series Car 54, Where Are You? (1961-63), comedian/actor Joe E. Ross played Officer Gunther Toody, whose trademark exclamation of surprise or realization was, "Oooo! Oooo!"

    • Film: The Birds
      On the roof of the Global Dynamics Building, Jack Carter and Jim Taggart are chased-down by a skein of Taggart's "robo-geese" that fly into a door and break the glass. In the 1963 Hitchcock film The Birds, Melanie Daniels (played by Tippi Hedren) flees a seagull attack by hiding in a phone booth, where the birds fly into the door and sides, breaking the glass.

    • Jo: They're kids. Kids cheat, especially smart ones, which in this case is all of them.
      Principal: Well, I would like to think that our students follow the honor system.
      Jo: Even the Heathers?
      A reference to the 1989 Michael Lehman film Heathers, which is about a trio of girls who are at the top of the social pecking order.

    • Megan: I don't know why it went all Magneto in there.

      Magneto is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. Primarily associated with the superhero group the X-Men, he has the ability to control magnetism.

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