Season 1 Episode 8

Right as Raynes

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Sep 05, 2006 on Syfy
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When the return of Eureka's star pupil causes problems all over town, Stark is forced to make a hard choice. Meanwhile, Carter attempts to track down Zoe who has run off with the former resident.

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  • Say what you want but I loved this episode... mostly because Stark looked so cute in it. But there are few thing that really made me confused.

    I'm not sure how Allison can be not in love with Stark but I'm so gratefull cause I relly hate her, and he is (even dough he is much older then me) absolutely gorgeous.

    The only thing I don't like is that episode started as Jo's boyfriend back in the town, and she was in that episode in only two scenes. If Rayne relly loved Jo why didn't he went to her, at least to say goodbye? I was really hoping this would be more Joe-centric episode.

    And the thing that really confused me was the age difference. Jo is dating Stark's almost-son, and than he flert with Zoe. And on top of that I was always hoping Jack and Jo would hook up. And now, she seems a lot younger than him...moreless
  • Decent episode

    (Jo talking over the radio)

    Jo: S2 to S1. Repeat, S2 to S1. Over.

    Carter: Jo, it's just you and me. You can feel free to be a little less formal. (silence) Over.

    Jo: There's an electrical problem at Osborn's farm on the way into town. Over.

    Carter: See, was that so hard.

    Callister: You didn't say over.

    Carter: I know. It's gonna bug her all day long.

    A mostly character driven show, and because of that it's pretty good. Zoe gets a bigger role than previously, allowing the beautiful (and red-headed in this episode) Jordan Hindson to shine. Overall, great episode.moreless
  • One of the reasons the show was picked up for a second season.

    We see a different side of Stark in this episode, and it's not the hardboiled guy we've been accustomed to in the first half of the first season.

    This was a generally well-written episode, but I really think it was poorly cast. The choice for Raynes was a guy who looks like he's 20. They've kept the possible love interests for Jack open-ended, making us wonder which girl he'll fall for: Jo or Allison. But by establishing that Jo is into very young surfer-type dudes, Jack seems less like her type than ever.

    The chemistry between Allison and Jack was fun in this episode, though, and I'd like to see them hook up. It would also keep the rivalry between Stark and Jack going - it looked like it was going to soften up there for a minute in the heart-to-heart they had in Jack's Jeep.

    I'm new to this show, but it seems like it's really started to hit its stride mid-season. I can see why it's in its third season, and I hope it stays fresh.moreless
  • I am starting to like this show more and more.

    Sometimes I have problems with staying with a show long enough to really start enjoying it. I thought this was going to happen with Eureka but after this episode and the last I am really starting to like this series. Stark's former assistant disappears and is now back. Jack finds out that he is actually an AI being created by Stark. Stark sent him away so he did not become part of section 5. Meanwhile Jack finds out that Zoe is wanted for credit and identity theft. Zoe decided she has had enough and leaves Eureka with the AI only to be tracked down and found by Stark and Jack. Once again we see Jo has trouble find a good man. This was a good episode with good character interaction. If you do not watch this show give it a shot.moreless
  • Yet another brilliant episode making this show even better

    This episode is by far one of the best, but that is not to say that other episodes have been poor, on the contrary this show is one of only a handful that deliver brilliant episodes week after week.

    This episode was brilliant for adding character to Nathan Stark, up until this point he had been just stern and unrelenting, but here we saw another side to his humanity.

    The relationship between Carter and Zoe was also brilliant in this episode, and as with one of the other episodes in this series, helped to build a much stronger bond between the two of them because up until this point in time it seems like the two of them did not get on so well, possibly an understatement.

    This episode was a cracker, a hilariously funny one, especially when Carter is magnetically stuck to the fence.moreless
David Paetkau

David Paetkau

Callister Raynes

Guest Star

Robert Clarke (II)

Robert Clarke (II)


Guest Star

Sean Devine

Sean Devine


Guest Star

Chris Gauthier

Chris Gauthier


Recurring Role

Shayn Solberg

Shayn Solberg

Spencer Martin

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Callister: (about Carter) Is he always that angry?
      Beverly: We're working on it.

    • Carter: This is obstruction of justice.
      Zoe: How do you figure?
      Carter: You're making me late for work.

    • Callister: Hey, Jo. I was just about to stop by and see if you…
      Jo: (interrupts him with a deep kiss) That's for coming back. (punches him) And that's for leaving.

    • Zoe: (at Beverly's) Are you a guest or a patient?
      Callister: I have a room here, if that's what you mean.
      Zoe: Yes, but is it padded?

    • Zoe: (about seeing Beverly) Actually, my Dad's making me go here. Apparently I have issues with authority and listening and… I don't know, other stuff. I wasn't really paying attention, so…

    • Carter: You were right, before. If you had called and asked to come to Eureka, I would have said no. And I would have regretted it for the rest of my life.
      Zoe: You said you were done with me.
      Carter: Zoe, you're my daughter. I will never, ever be done with you.

    • Callister: (dying) What's gonna happen to me?
      Stark: Remember what Alan Turing said?
      Callister: He figured God could give a computer a soul if he wanted to. Do you think that's true, too?
      Stark: (crying) I know it is.

    • Carter: S.A.R.A.H., if this is the house of the future, how come it only has one bathroom? Is there a shortage of bathrooms in the future?

    • Allison: Are you okay?
      Jo: It's just my luck, right? All the good ones are either gay, married, or robots.

    • Allison: Where are they, Fargo?
      Fargo: (to the video conference on the screen) If you'll excuse me for a moment, everyone. (gets up and goes over to Carter and Allison) Can't you see I'm in a meeting?
      Carter: Where are they?
      Fargo: I honestly don't know.
      Carter: Let me come at this another way - do you know where your Sarah Michelle Gellar doll is? Because I do, and if I have to, I will go get it out of your desk and show it to those nice people.

    • Carter: Hey, George Jetson! How's it going?
      Henry: Looks like some kind of program error fried one of the chips-- you're going to have to give me a minute to put in a new one!
      Carter: All right, well hurry up. Traffic cop is so not in my job description!
      Allison: You must not have read the fine print. But on the bright side, the orange vest really brings out your eyes.

    • (Zoe comes out of the bathroom with her hair dyed bright red)
      Carter: what'd you do to it?
      Zoe: Let me guess. You don't like it.
      Carter: No, I didn't say that.
      Zoe: So you do like it?
      Carter: I... didn't say that either.

    • Henry: (points to monitor) There's your problem, that's what's been messing up everything on the internet.
      Allison: Is this our glitch?
      Henry: Glitch? No, that's a virus.
      Carter: You guys should've switched to Macs.

    • Stark: I don't expect you to understand.
      Carter: I'm a father, of course I understand.

    • (Jo is talking over the radio.)
      Jo: S2 to S1. Repeat, S2 to S1. Over.
      Carter: Jo, it's just you and me. You can feel free to be a little less formal. (silence) Over.
      Jo: There's an electrical problem at Osborn's farm on the way into town. Over.
      Carter: See, was that so hard?
      Callister: You didn't say "over."
      Carter: I know. It's gonna bug her all day long.

    • Zoe: I want to renegotiate.
      Carter: Well, you should have thought of that before you set your head on fire. You're going.
      Zoe: Fine.
      Carter: And wear a hat!

    • Carter: I was wrong about your hair. I like it.
      Zoe: Really. Because I think I'm going back to blond.
      (Zoe walks out the door)
      Carter: Oh, thank God!

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Air Dates
      United Kingdom – 20 September 2006 on Sky One
      Canada – 29 October 2006 on SPACE
      Germany – 21 April 2008 on ProSieben
      Australia – 05 June 2008 on TEN
      Slovakia – 24 February 2009 on Markiza
      Czech Republic – 28 May 2009 on Prima COOL


    • At the bus depot where Zoe and Callister are trying to flee from Eureka, there are two buses clearly seen with Las Vegas and Seattle as their destinations. In the 1983 Jon Badham film WarGames, teenage computer hacker David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) targets Las Vegas and Seattle in a global thermonuclear war simulation he unwittingly plays with a U.S. military computer in control of real nuclear missiles.

    • Carter: (to Henry) Hey, George Jetson! How's it going?

      Referencing The Jetsons (1962–1963, 1985–1987). The series follows the futuristic adventures of the Jetson family.