Season 3 Episode 8

From Fear to Eternity

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Sep 23, 2008 on Syfy



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: Henry's phone number is shown to be 202-640-3864. As of 2008, calling it yields a message from Niall Matter (Zane Donovan).

  • Quotes

    • Fargo: All right, let's see. Ooh! Not it. Ooh, not it! (Jack turns around to see Fargo clicking through photos of his cat dressed in various outfits) Not it. Ooh, definitely not it!
      Carter: That's a good one.
      Fargo: (jumps) Whoa! What about personal don't you understand?

    • Carter: How do we get them out?
      Dr. Hendricks: You get a saw.
      Carter: Great! So you can just cut through it?
      Dr. Hendricks: No. You, uh, cut through the legs.
      Carter: Ah! (then it hits him) Yes.

    • Allison: Our monitors registered contamination in over a million acre-feet of of the aquifer.
      Lexi: You guys are lucky you don't have a boss. Otherwise, he'd come down here, he'd kick your--
      (General Mansfield calls Allison on her phone)

    • Jo: (after blasting apart the Instantanium) Good afternoon! My name is Jo Lupo, and I'll be saving your ass today!

    • S.A.R.A.H.: I have an array of exotic flavors for you to choose from. I chose them specifically based on the regions you've traveled.
      Lexi: The fact that a house can actually try to suck up to me is almost as disturbing as a house taking my niece hostage.

    • Carter: Oh oh, you're checking on that Hendricks guy down in the bunker. That's a big job you gave him.
      Eva: That's classified.
      Carter: Yeah, that's what he said. He said it's some part of some big military project.
      Eva: That's right.
      Carter: Only I checked with Mansfield, and he said that it isn't a big military project.
      Eva: You spoke to the General?
      Carter: Yeah. He usually doesn't take my calls, but I used your name, and he picked right up. It was awesome! I hope you don't mind.
      Eva: I mind just about anything you do, Sheriff, especially when you stick your nose into somebody else's business.
      Carter: Well, dead bodies are always my business.

    • General Mansfield: You sure don't make my job easy, do you Carter? Where's Thorne?
      Allison: General, I can explain.
      General Mansfield: Dr. Blake, I have no evidence that you've been insubordinate, don't give me any.
      Carter: Ahhh... sir... she's not so much a fugitive, as a victim in this ma...
      General Mansfield: (interrupting Carter) Your job is to enforce the law, not make judgements.
      Carter: Yes sir.
      General Mansfield: You're a good man. But you disobeyed a direct order and this time I can't look the other way. Eureka no longer requires your services. You are fired, Carter.

    • General Mansfield: (talking to Allison) It's fascinating you know, you've created a problem so big, the solution is to detonate an atomic bomb.
      Zane: (smiling) I know, right. How cool is that!?

    • Allison: How much longer, Fargo?
      Fargo: The bunker's computers are 70 years old. It's like teaching Lincoln how to use an iPhone.

    • Carter: (about the underground facility) Ms. Thorne, I'm just lookin' for the truth.
      Eva: Sometimes the truth needs to be left alone. But you've made that impossible now, haven't you, Sheriff? (she walks off)
      Carter: (with a slight smile) Yes, I have.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Episode Title: "From Fear to Eternity"
      Referencing From Here to Eternity (1951). The novel, written by James Jones, follows several members of G Company during the summer and autumn of 1941 at the Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. The book was adapted into a 1953 movie.