Season 2 Episode 5

Duck, Duck Goose

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Aug 07, 2007 on Syfy



  • Trivia

    • 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.

    • Nitpick: Dr. Blake says they can't get away from the debris cloud because it will spread over 500 square miles. However, 500 square miles has a radius of less than 13 miles. Evacuating the town would have been possible.

  • Quotes

    • 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

    • 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

    • (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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