Season 2 Episode 1

Phoenix Rising

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jul 10, 2007 on Syfy
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Reorienting himself to the timeline restored in "Once in a Lifetime", Sheriff Carter investigates a series of sudden deaths.

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  • i can not beleive he did that!!!

    pretty good start to the second season. i felt so horrible for carter the entire time! he kept confuseing the times and then alison wouldnt get with him cuz of the burning thing and now it seems as if she wants to get back with her ex-husband, poor carter. i didnt like them together but i like it even less with him remembering cuz he knew what he was loseing. im sad joe decided not to like he crazy guy(forgot his name) they were so cute together. and henry, he is now offally off his rocker!!! and i didnt think he was capable of murder but now im not so sure. he erased carters memory but kept his going on. at first i was glad you know 'hey now they can both move on!' never occured to me till the last second before he picked up the hammer that he wasnt going to do it. he also blames carter and that is dangerous! now he wants to work at the place(cant remember what it is called) i cant beleive him, did he learn nothing?!?!?! guess not. and very interesting about who that lady is working for...did we know that before? i cant remember. but the energy is now in the little boy. i cant wait to see what will happen!moreless
  • Oh Henry!

    Jack and Henry try and get their lives back to normal after being returned their normal timeline. Only one problem, Henry is mad at Jack for stopping him. Meanwhile anyone that was close to the artifact the day the experiment was run are dying and now only Stark is left. After saving Stark and realizing what happened in the other timeline may never come true Jack goes to see Henry. Henry tells Jack they need to erase their memories of the other timeline. Before Jack can answer Henry uses it on Jack and then breaks it so he can never forget. One thing is for sure, the writers have set up a great plot for season two in this episode. I did not see it coming but could Henry turn into the "bad guy"? I am going to catch up and find out, I recommend you do the same.moreless
  • Great episode, i am so happy they brought this back for a 2nd season!

    I was happy when they announced that Eureka was coming back for a 2nd season! i loved the first one! great stories, great characters and funny!

    We follow on a month after the season 1 finale, Jack still has the memories of the 4 years he lived in the past, and the time he spent with Allison and the baby they were supposed to ave together, all of this was to stop Henry from saving his wife!, Henry still hates Jack for doing this, but he knows he done the right thing, but still hates him deep down for doing it!

    But at the same time, Jack has the memories, but to Allison nothing has happened as she does not know about it, so we see Jack pining over Allison, he even remembers the day they were supposed to go on their first date as Nathan was supposed to be moving away for a new job, but because Jack stopped Henry from saving his wife, all of the things that Jack remembers do not come true, some of them do, little things, but because time has been changed, Nathan does not move away and Jack never gets his first date.

    In this episode we see an solar eclipse, and Taggart is telling everyone to watch it as he belives the Phoenix will rise from the flames.

    Just as this happens someone bursts onto flames, well more like spontaniously combusts.

    2 more people do this and everyone apart from Jack believes it is because of the exlipse and is linked to the rising phoenix that taggart is talking about.

    But infact it is because all of the people who are dying were present or in the next room from section 5 when the artifact explodes, they have been exposed to high levels of radiation and the heat from the solar eclipse reacts to the radiation and makes them explode into flames.

    They figure out that Nathan was the only one present in the room in section 5 who has not died yet.

    They manage to save Nathan with shock therapy to his brain, stopping the reaction.

    Good episode, and a good start to the season!moreless
  • how happy am i the series is back very :)

    oh my good ness i cant beleive all that happened during this episode and the tension between jack andhenry i get the feeling that henry may be turning bad after losing kim i mean all that time with the simulation, then wiping jacks memory so that he does nt even know about the future but not wiping his own so he can still rember yelling i will never forget totally chilling

    i cant beleive stark was fired over the artifact malarky and that kim got hisjob totally shocked kevin may seem to have a link to the artifact now as the artifact is now dead and he did some playdough model of it very freakymoreless
  • Brought me back.

    I had stopped watching Eureka about halfway through the first season. The visual effects of the show were excellent, but the airing quality of the Sci Fi channel is awful. Shows like these are best watched as hdtv or dvd quality.

    Lack of TV shows during the summer made me pick this up again. I still love every second of it. This episode was nothing special. Tying up loose ends is all it did, in a way that all of us could have seen coming from miles away.

    The phoenix aspect was original though. Very Eureka-like. Too bad the show didn't really reintroduce all the main characters of the show, a first episode of a new season is always a great way of refreshing everyones mind, instead of showing us some halfbaked excuse. Still fun though, don't get me wrong!moreless
Garwin Sanford

Garwin Sanford

Congressman Arnold Faraday

Guest Star

Paul Christie

Paul Christie

Ryan Brock

Guest Star

Stephen Powell

Stephen Powell

Robert Matthew

Guest Star

Neil Grayston

Neil Grayston


Recurring Role

Debrah Farentino

Debrah Farentino

Beverly Barlowe

Recurring Role

Matt Frewer

Matt Frewer

Jim Taggart

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Nitpick: When the third victim bursts into flames in the outside dining area, someone jumps over the fence with the leg of his pants on fire. Carter is trying to put it out with a jacket, but not quickly. When Allison comes out with a fire extinguisher she starts spraying it onto the now empty burning dining area instead of using it on the man whose pants are still very much on fire, despite Carter's efforts.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Carter: Taggart said the combustion was caused by meson particles coming from a solar flare. I'm no astrophysicist, but I don't think there are a lot of solar flares inside a house.
      Henry: He's right.
      Jo: Really?
      Carter: Could you not act so surprised?

    • Henry: There's not much tissue left but I can run a DNA sample and get an ID.
      Carter: Nah, I know who it is. It's fat, sweaty Asian guy.
      Vincent: What?!
      Allison: Carter!
      Carter: I'm being descriptive - if I knew his name, I'd use it.

    • Jo: Maybe it was just a one time thing. You know. Adrenaline. Heat of the moment.
      Zoe: Making out with Taggart? More like a moment of insanity.
      Jo: Not so loud. Look, I really need some outside perspective here. Please?
      Zoe: You want perspective?
      Jo: Uh-huh.
      Zoe: You hooked up with a guy whose age difference with you is the same as me and my dad.
      (Jo looks over at Taggart. Taggart waves. Jo waves back.)
      Jo: That did it.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Air Dates
      Germany – 30 June 2008 on ProSieben
      Australia – 04 September 2008 on TEN HD
      Hungary – 10 September 2008 on TV2
      Slovakia – 26 February 2009 on Markiza
      Czech Republic – 15 September 2009 on Prima COOL


    • Henry: We're not in Kansas anymore.
      Henry references L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900), in which Dorothy Gale is transported to the magical land of Oz by a tornado. She says the line to her dog Toto after their arrival.

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