Season 1 Episode 2

Many Happy Returns

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jul 25, 2006 on Syfy



  • Trivia

    • Goof: When Fargo wakes Carter in the cell Carter tells him it's 10:30 pm. During the previous scene in Kevin's room, however, the clock clearly shows it's 2:18 am.

    • Trivia: S.A.R.A.H. announces that she taped the Indiana game for Jack. The only baseball team in Indiana is the AAA team Indianapolis Indians, which is not broadcast on television. The clip appears to feature college baseball, so this would probably be the Indiana University Hoosiers.

  • Quotes

    • Carter: So what happens now?
      Allison: Temporal rehabilitation.
      Carter: What?
      Allison: Think physical therapy but a whole lot more expensive.

    • Carter: (trying to get in his house) Open the door!
      S.A.R.A.H.: Due to technical difficulties I cannot visually confirm identity at this time.
      Carter: Okay, listen to my voice. It's me. Jack Carter.
      S.A.R.A.H.: Voice recognition imprint is currently off-line. And in the future, when someone says they'll be home for dinner and they're running late, it's polite to call.
      Carter: You're joking. You're mad at me?

    • Zoe: (Looking around as she walks into the "habitat" - S.A.R.A.H.) Sweet pad. Where's my room?

    • Carter: Where's the video, Fargo?
      Fargo: I dumped all the video in the trash - please don't hit me!
      (Carter reaches for the wastepaper basket, digs through it)
      Carter: Where is it?
      Henry: Carter...
      Jo: What are you, Amish? The computer!
      Carter: Oh.

    • Fargo: Um, you might want to be careful with this. It's a portable generator.
      Carter: So?
      Fargo: Ah, fission powered portable generator.
      Carter: Okay. Don't sleep on the nuclear powered device. Good safety tip.

    • Carter: Now, if we could do something about the voice.
      Fargo: Sorry, it's temp audio. Just waiting to hear back from Sarah Michelle Gellar's people. Raooo!
      Carter: I don't even know how to respond to that.

    • S.A.R.A.H.: Welcome!
      Carter: Okay, what's that?
      Fargo: That was S.A.R.A.H.
      S.A.R.A.H.: Self Actuated Residential Automated Habitat, S.A.R.A.H. for short.
      Carter: Fargo, is that you talking like a girl?

    • Jo Hold on, if she's Susan Perkins, who did we...
      (Carter, Allison and Jo all turn to look at her)
      Susan Perkins: You're staring again!

    • Susan: One morning this guy came to the door and wanted to talk to Walter about some top secret job - he wanted to go, I wanted to stay, so we separated.
      Carter: You do realize we're going to have to verify that, so we can sort this thing out.
      Susan: How long is that going to take?
      Carter: Not really sure. It's not like we have a standard form to "undead" you.
      (Jo coughs, Carter looks over)
      Carter: Tell me you're kidding.
      Jo: 924-B, in triplicate.

    • Allison: I don't care how bad things are, once you have a kid you don't just get to check out.
      Carter: My daughter Zoe said pretty much the same thing to me when I told her I was being transferred to Eureka.
      Allison: Taking your life and taking a job are hardly the same thing.
      Carter: In this town? I'm not so sure.

    • (The video screen next to the toilet lights up.)
      Carter: What's that?
      S.A.R.A.H.: I have over 200 newspapers and magazines available, if you'd like something to read.
      Carter: (eyes light up) Good God! I may never leave!

    • Carter: Fargo, if this house is so great, why is it sitting here vacant?
      Fargo: S.A.R.A.H., door. (to Carter) Sleep tight. (the door closes automatically behind Fargo as he leaves)

  • Notes

    • International Air Dates
      United Kingdom – 09 August 2006 on Sky One
      Canada – 17 September 2006 on SPACE
      Germany – 03 March 2008 on ProSieben
      Australia – 13 March 2008 on TEN
      Slovakia – 17 February 2009 on Markiza
      Czech Republic – 16 April 2009 on Prima COOL

  • Allusions