Season 1 Episode 12

Once in a Lifetime

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 03, 2006 on Syfy



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: Tesla School is named after Nikola Tesla, a scientist, engineer and inventor who lived from 1856 to 1943.

  • Quotes

    • Zoe: (during her graduation speech) When I first came to Eureka four years ago I was in the back of a police car and luckily for me my father was driving and, being a man, refused to stop and ask for directions, or we may have actually reached our destination.

    • Zoe: (during her graduation speech) Thank you for making me and my dad a part of your family. I promise to do my share of the chores, and I'll try not to blow up the world if you don't.

    • Walter: Susan was pretty understanding about the whole cloning her thing, but no woman wants to be married to a 16-year-old.
      Carter: Well, it's a tad creepy… not to mention illegal.

    • Walter: Besides, part of my sentence is no technology above a class 2 rating. Hell , I had to file for special dispensation just to get that Xbox. It's only a 360.

    • S.A.R.A.H.: It's time to get up. Today's a big day.
      Carter: Every day's a big day. I just, I need 10 minutes to face it.

    • Carter: You're huge!
      Alison: That's nice, very supportive.
      Carter: Gonna have to build a new wing on the bunker. Do twins run in your family?
      Allison: Does male pattern baldness run in yours?

    • Carter: If she can put the pieces together then we can reconstruct our John Doe on a cellular level. (Deacon and Allison look at him strangely) What? I learn things!

    • Carter: Which means you died four years ago?
      Kim: Apparently.

    • Deacon: I lost you the first time to Jason, but we got a second chance. I couldn't let you go.

    • Stark: So let me get this straight. I got fired for cutting corners on the artifact and Henry gets to play with the space/time continuum?
      Carter: We didn't know what he was doing until after he did it.
      Stark: You realize that was a rhetorical question?
      Carter: I... I do, now.

    • Carter: Allison Blake.
      Allison: Jack Carter. What's up?
      Carter: Oh, my blood pressure...
      Allison: (laughs) Ah, it's the suit, isn't it?
      Carter: Nah, it's Nathan Stark. He's trying to dodge jury duty by claiming "scientific immunity".
      Allison: Sounds like Nathan.

    • Fargo: How much longer? I have to get going.
      Kim: Why? Got a hot date?
      Fargo: I date.
      Kim: OK.
      Fargo: I do.
      Kim: I believe you.
      Fargo: No, I don't.
      Kim: I know.

    • Allison: Aren't you even a little afraid to lose me? To lose us?
      Carter: Listen to me. There is no time, no space, no way that we don't end up together.

    • Jo: I don't like this.
      Carter: What's the matter, Jo? Scared of a little trans-dimensional radiation?

    • Allison: Be careful.
      Carter: It's hard to be carefuller. (receives strange looks) What?! I know it's not a word!

    • Carter: (about his new sheriff's car) I know this isn't environmentally correct, but I really miss my old Jeep.
      Allison: Well, next time you won't ignore the "tornado crossing" sign.

    • Zoe: You're coming to the party, right?
      Taggart: With bells on.
      Zoe: Not just bells though, right?

    • Zoe: S.A.R.A.H., wheat grass, please. Dad, I really think you should cut down on the caffeine.
      Carter: I'll stop drinking caffeine when you stop drinking the lawn.

    • (Allison misses some of the features of her previous home.)
      Carter: But your house won't spiral into depression if you move out.
      Allison: True.
      S.A.R.A.H.: I heard that, Jack.

    • Allison: C'mon... I'll let you buy me a cup of coffee.
      Carter: It's free.
      Allison: Oh! Well in that case... I'll buy.

    • Jo: Isn't this Carter, Carter thing getting a little old?
      Carter and Allison: No!

    • (In reference to Jack going into the tachyon accelerator)
      Henry: Nathan, I'm gonna leave this in your hands.
      Carter: Can't say I'm loving that plan.

    • (Allison and Jack observe a dissection.)
      Allison: I'm craving red meat.
      Carter: That's just wrong.
      Allison: Beef Jerky.
      Carter: Okay, seriously, I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.

    • Carter: The college thing is going to be easier, right?
      Allison: No, just more expensive.

  • Notes

    • Awards and Nominations

      2007 – Leo Award for Best Visual Effects in a Dramatic Series (won)

    • Featured Music
      "Can't Find My Way Home" by Steve Winwood

    • International Air Dates
      United Kingdom – 11 October 2006 on Sky One
      Canada – 26 November 2006 on SPACE
      Germany – 26 May 2008 on ProSieben
      Australia – 03 July 2008 on TEN
      Slovakia – 26 February 2009 on Markiza
      Czech Republic – 25 June 2009 on Prima COOL

  • Allusions