Season 2 Episode 2

Try, Try Again

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jul 17, 2007 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

Carter and Stark are forced to team up when Global Dynamics is threatened by an expanding personal force field.

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  • Global Dynamics is threatened by an expanding force field.

    Bumbling Fargo finds a small device in his pocket. Curious, he turns it on, getting himself trapped inside a force field. Once activated, there is no way to turn off the field. Worse, the field begins to expand, and within hours it will be large enough to destroy the entire Global Dynamics facility. (I can't remember whether this was mentioned in the episode, but presumably, the force field would destroy the town and, eventually, the entire planet as it continues its expansion.) Allison is being pressured to use the only known method of destroying the force field, which involves dropping both the field and Fargo down some near-bottomless pit, followed by a nuke. It's up to the sheriff to find a way to save Fargo, as well as to figure out who planted the force field device on Fargo in the first place. Nevermind the fact that Fargo should have suffocated inside the force field within a matter of minutes. The field was fairly small initially and, even though it expanded, it would never contain more air than it did when it formed. Despite the plot holes, the ep was funny and I enjoyed it.moreless
  • Rivalries, Extraordinary, Vitality

    This was one of my very favorite episodes. I love the way Fargo is always getting into trouble. In light of that, it's an interesting contrast that he's such a valuable member of the team. I purely enjoyed the rivalry between Larry and Fargo and I just love their little spats with eachother. Eureka is such a fun show, and the characters are so well created. I love the gadgets as well as the towns total exceptance of everything extraordinary. I'm also enjoying the rivalry between Carter and Nathan. It's amusing and shows the vitality and the humor of both characters. I'm starting to like Stark more and more as he becomes more human, less rigid. All in all this is shaping up to be a very good season.moreless
  • i love fargo

    great episode!!! fargo is one of my favorite characters and im really glad they gave an episode that was mostly about him. i was so sure it was that guy who wanted fargos job that framed him. i was rather suprised when i found out other wise, but i still dont like the guy who wants fargos job. fargo is so funny, i thought his emails were halrious and i thought it was so funny that jo had already gotten hers, when did she have time to check? the fishing pole was funny too, how he kept zapping carter. i felt so bad for carter, geting her a thing but her ex got her one first, so sad. i liked the end where that one guy was like 'good job, i didnt even get a bad taste' 'just wait' 'oh there it is' funny funny. great funny episode!moreless
  • Fargo gets caught in a malfunctioning personal force field on Allison's first day as the head of Global Dynamics.

    Oh man, I just love this show, and I have to jump on the "exactly why I watch this show" bandwagon with this particular episode. Fargo finds a device in his pocket, and Fargo being Fargo, of course fiddles with it until it turns on. He finds himself trapped in a personal force field, and unable to turn off the device. Unfortunately, this occurs on Allison's first day as head of Global Dynamics, when they reboot the main computer and all records are offline. The force field is growing. Carter is forced to team up with Stark to investigate the force field generator's past. They learn from an ex-Global worker that the last time the device was used, the force field grew so rapidly that within hours it was threatening to wipe out all Eureka. Stark, Carter, and the others race to find a solution before they have to throw Fargo in a pit and follow him with a nuke in order to destroy the force field before it destroys the town. Meanwhile, Carter seems to have some lingering traces of memory from the now-erased timeline in which Kim had been saved. He obviously has feelings for Allison, and still seems to be feeling more familiar with her than is appropriate in this timeline. There were some very poignant moments between them. Of course the reluctant partnership between Carter and Stark pays off, and they save Fargo just in time. Great episode! Good action, good character development, highly watchable!moreless
  • Fargo finds an object in his pocket, being as stupid and as curious as he is, he turns it on, only to find out it is a force field, that will not stop growing!moreless

    Global Dynamics is undergoing a system shut down, as Allison becomes the new head of the company, Fargo finds an object in his pocket, being as stupid and as curious as he is, he turns it on, only to find out it is a force field, that will not stop growing!

    If the shield keeps on growing it will destroy the whole of Global Dynamics and the whole of Eureka, this happened once bfore but they did not know how to control it as it was unstable, the only way to stop it was to drop the person and the item into a large deep pit and drop a nuke on them.

    But nobody wants to give up on Fargo, no matter how stupid he may be, Jack and Nathan find the creator and ask him how to stop it and how it works, he says that it draws it energy from surrounding objects. and it keeps growing, once it runs our of surrounding charge, it takes its energy from the person inside the shield, and it drains them of their energy and kills them.

    The creator is using a sonic figshing rod that stuns the fish, they decide that nothing can be done and they are just about to lower Fargo into the pit and they prepped the bomb, but they realise that it has stopped growing and it is shrinking, the green light on the shield goes off, Fargo is happy, untill it turns red, meaning it is going to draw energy from Fargo.

    Jack has an idea, if they turned the Sonic fighing rod up high enough the pulse may not pierce the shild but dent it enough that it will hit Fargo in the heart, if this works the shield will have no energy and will turn off.

    They do this and it works, even though Fargo is not ready, they still shoot him anyway, he drops to the floor dead, and the shield turns off!

    A little magic CPR from Allison and he wakes up!

    In the end they find out that it was one of the people from the artifact storage section that stole the shield and planted it in Fargo's pocket, as the person needed someone to blame for items going missing, as he has been stealing them for years, but the only way for the computers to electronicly check if all the items are present is by doing a sytem shut down!

    Very entertaining! looking forward to episode 3moreless
Vincent Gale

Vincent Gale

Dr. Todd

Guest Star

Don Thompson

Don Thompson


Guest Star

Richard Arndt

Richard Arndt


Guest Star

Barclay Hope

Barclay Hope

General Mansfield

Recurring Role

Christopher Jacot

Christopher Jacot

Larry Haberman

Recurring Role

Debrah Farentino

Debrah Farentino

Beverly Barlowe

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Trivia: Nathan Stark's password — 2554766 — is the numeric equivalent of Allison on a telephone keypad.

    • Visible Crew: When Jack Carter is talking to Nathan Stark in his Jeep, the reflection of a crew member in the back window of his Jeep can be seen.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • (as Nathan prepares to shoot Fargo with the goo gun)
      Fargo: Dr. Stark, are you smiling?
      Nathan: No, of course not!

    • Carter: Do we have any suspects yet?
      Jo: No, unless you count this long list of people who find Fargo as annoying as we do.
      Fargo: Hey! That's not true... oh yes it is.

    • Fargo: (email to Allison Blake) You are the most intoxicating woman I ever met. I used to dream of you catching me asleep on your desk late at night. Send one of those to Jo, and substitute jail cell for desk. Oh and send one to yourself, substituting couch. And see if you can work the word tempestuous in there.
      Beverly: (skeptically) Okay.
      Fargo: And now, Sheriff Carter: You really tried to help me on my last day, and um… for that I don't know how to thank you.
      Beverly: That's actually quite, uh…
      Fargo: If only you were better at your job.

    • Fargo: Thanks for killing me.
      Jo: Anytime.

    • Fargo: Thanks, Dr. Stark. I feel closer to you than I ever have before.
      Stark: Well, no good deed goes unpunished.

    • Allison: Time is running out! For Fargo, for Global, for…
      Carter: For you.
      Allison: What are you implying?
      Carter: Nothing. Forget it. I.. it's just… you seem… different today.
      Allison: Yeah, well, I am different. Part of the job description.

    • Carter: Oh, wow! Personal force field! Hardly catastrophic, but very impressive. Except for the not being able to turn it off part.
      Allison: Fargo, what are you doing with that?
      Fargo: Nothing! I've never seen it before. I found it in my pocket.
      Carter: But you did turn it on?
      Fargo: Yeah.
      Allison: Why?
      Fargo: Because it's what I do?

    • Allison: Nathan, Global needs you. I need you.
      Stark: Really?
      Allison: And Carter's right -- the two of you do work well together.
      Stark: Oh, you just know how to ruin the moment.

    • (Referring to the stolen force field generator.)
      Victor: He wasn't supposed to turn it on.
      Carter: It's Fargo, of course he turned it on!

    • Stark: Good job, Carter. Wow, that didn't even leave a bad taste in my mouth.
      Carter: Give it a second.
      Stark: Oh, there it is.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Air Dates
      Germany – 07 July 2008 on ProSieben
      Hungary – 17 September 2008 on TV2
      Australia – 18 September 2008 on TEN HD
      Slovakia – 27 February 2009 on Markiza
      Czech Republic – 22 September 2009 on Prima COOL