Season 3 Episode 16

You Don't Know Jack

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Aug 28, 2009 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

Tess begins a time capsule project for the town on the same day as Global Dynamic's annual sonic cleaning. Unfortunately, Fargo's attempt to erase history leaves some with a form of amnesia, and two people trapped in Section 5 with very little time to remember how to stop the cleaning – and no way to stop Allison's labor.moreless

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  • I hate recap episodes.

    Recap episodes are boring filler and laziness on the part of the writers. They have a stupid sub-plot going on in the background while they fill the time slot with stuff that they've already shown.

    They shouldn't be allowed to count recap episodes as part of their season quota.
  • Clip shows and memory loss and it's all fargo's fault!

    Episode starts with tess's new time capsule device which has the ability to record memories and play them back in full video. Everyone in eureka is given one and asked to record their memories on them everyone is ok with that except one persons...fargo! fargo is worried all his failures are going to be kept on the device so he heads to tess's lab to investigate and erase the memories of him! Meanwhile g5 is getting a sonic cleaning and all personal have to be evacuated while it's running carter is told there are still people inside and goes to look for them Allison goes with him and they got trapped in tess's lab and only have an hour before the sonic cleaning starts and will vaporize them. Allison says she can use tess's device to contact someone but all of a sudden she forgets how to use it as well as forgets who she is and what has happened in eureka. Meanwhile everyone in town starts to lose their memories carter and Allison discovers fargo's tempering with the machine while the neural link was active is causing everyone to lose their memories! Carter must now use the machine to show Allison memories of him, her and other people in euruka (clip show) to jog her memory. In the meantime something else is happening and the show ends with a special little surprise!moreless
  • We see clips from a variety of episodes to feature a story where Tess' new memory hard drive unit gives everyone memory loss. Allison has her baby at the end of the episode.moreless

    Basically a filler episode with a few feature spots.

    Allison has her baby at the end of the episode. Zoe actually delivers the baby while Jack is there helping Allison with her breathing. Fargo proves again why he has so many negative memory's related to him by causing the problem in the beginning.

    What I think they're saying is all brilliant people are stupid when it comes to common sense and regular living. It is a common sentiment with this show. These people all seem lose it at one time or another. The problem is with what they are working on they can't afford to lose it. Not really one of the better episodes. I'll end my review with that as that's all I think of this episode. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • I've bought every episode of Eureka on iTunes and I want my money back for this episode.

    I get the impression the writers weren't aware a broadcast was going out so had to knock something up very quickly. You know you're onto a loser when it looks like a recap episode. This definitely was a recap episode with no effort to hide it. Imagine watching all the dull bits of three seasons followed by a woman giving birth. I may have inadvertently summarised this episode. This episode was so bad I have absolutely no problem not watching any subsequent episodes. I'm sorry to say that my $2.99 was wasted, plus I'd like the time I watched this episode back please.moreless
  • Not that great

    This is the worst episode of the series, its a rubbish story line made just so they could show loads of clips from previous episodes. I don't know why programs do this because we have already seen all the clips, why would we want to watch an episode about all the other episodes. This story could of worked so much better if they hadn't filled in the gaps with things I had already seen, was slow to get anywhere. Apart from this episode the series has been really good, I hope they make another. I hope jack does't give up and go for tess instead of allison cos that would be a waste of a 2 series story line.moreless
Richard Side

Richard Side

Dr. Kinnison

Guest Star

Jillian Fargey

Jillian Fargey

Dr. Ashe

Guest Star

Andrew Cownden

Andrew Cownden

Dr. Bubay

Guest Star

Chris Gauthier

Chris Gauthier


Recurring Role

Jaime Ray Newman

Jaime Ray Newman

Tess Fontana

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Nitpick: During the countdown for the sonic cleaning, the computer voice skips 16, counting directly from 17 to 15.

    • Nitpick: Allison is given her baby which is wrapped in a towel. It is not explained what they used to cut the umbilical chord, or where they got the towel, without leaving Section 5.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (Allison and Carter are trapped in Section 5.)
      Allison: We have to get out of here!
      Carter: All right, we're gonna have to break our way out.
      Allison: Right, through a titanium door that can take 20 tons per square inch of pressure.
      Carter: Why is everything such overkill with you people?!

    • Henry: You okay?
      Zoe: Aside from being painfully average? Yeah, I'm super.
      Henry: What?
      Tess: She's having a little trouble thinking of a story for the time capsule.
      Henry: Aha.
      Zoe: Because I haven't done anything that exceptional. I mean, as entertaining as they may be, I don't think anyone wants to hear about my mistakes.
      Henry: Well, you know that mistakes make exceptional possible.

    • Fargo: Tess, can I get another story thing? I think mine overloaded.
      Carter: Oh, ya think? You've been the center of every disaster this town's ever had.
      Fargo: Not all of them.
      Jo: Uh, death ray, homicidal smart house… ooh, uh, force field bubble.
      Carter: Yeah, keep a tally, we can start a pool.
      Fargo: That's not funny.

  • NOTES (2)

    • The following cast make uncredited appearances via archive footage: Frances Fisher (Eva Thorne), Christopher Jacot (Larry Haberman), Ed Quinn (Nathan Stark) and Niall Matter (Zane Donovan).

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic - April 5,2010 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia - May 10, 2012 on Markiza