Season 1 Episode 7

The Gift

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 05, 2009 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Ian Rutherford's passport shows his nationality as "Scottish." There is no such passport nationality. Scotland, like England and Wales and Northern Ireland, is a country, not a nation. The nation is Britain, and the nationality British.

    • When Demetri was visiting the "AlreadyGhosts" page, the URL he had was "http://www.alreadygone.com" rather than the correct "http://www.alreadyghosts.com".

    • Opening image: fingers holding a bullet with the words "Not today" marked on it.

    • Fiona Banks was referred to as "our liaison at New Scotland Yard" in "No More Good Days". However, in this episode, she is referred to as Fiona Banks, MI6.

    • Episode's key word: Die

  • Quotes

    • Reynaud: Fine. Throw me in prison. I don't care. It's all mapped out! Don't you understand? The script for this conversation has already been written. Whatever you've all seen is gonna happen.
      Al: What if you're wrong? What if April 29th comes and goes, and you're still alive? What then?
      Reynaud: You can run and you can hide, but you can't escape what's coming. No one can.

    • Demetri: (to Mark) Raynaud was right. It's happening, every single day. There's no way out. There's nothing you, I or anyone can do to escape what's coming.

    • Demetri: (voice-over reading Gough's letter) Dear Celia, I don't know your last name and I don't know where you live. But I know you have two young boys. Twins I believe. And I know you didn't have a flash forward. I understand how terrifying that is and how powerless you must be feeling. I want you to know that you are not alone and that your situation is not as hopeless as you think. Our paths were meant to cross. I didn't know how I didn't know when. But things have changed now. Things are no longer going to unfold as I had feared. My gift to you is release from that dread... from the feeling that you are no longer in control. We will never meet. I will never know you. So live your life. Live everyday and know that the future is unwritten; make the most of it.

    • Zoey: E-mailing your other girlfriends?
      Demetri: No, we, uh, broke up. This is just porn.
      Zoey: Oh, Okay.

    • Mark: Things have changed for everybody. It's a new world.
      Demetri: Yeah? I miss the old one then.
      Gough: Really? The one where you used to crash on my couch playing Madden till 4:00 a.m.?
      Demetri: Don't you mean futon, and don't you mean kicking your ass until 4:00 a.m.?
      Gough: What?
      Demetri: What? I said it.
      Gough: No, you didn't kick anything. You were... you were cheating. That's what you were doing.
      Demetri: Hey, man, what you call cheating, I call finding a way to change the game, my friend.

    • Stan: Why do a copy machine salesman, a librarian and a Scottish longshoreman all decide to get together to shoot themselves?
      Fiona: Because print is dead?
      Stan: Gough, say hello to your vision. You all know Fiona Banks. MI6, fresh off the plane from London.
      Fiona: Nice to meet you again... for the first time.

    • Gough: (reads text from website) "The Blue Hand. No limits. No fear. A place where ghosts can gather to embrace the inevitable."
      Stan: You've got to be kidding me. A death club?
      Mark: Like a book club. With bullets.

    • Demetri: Is that a cardigan?
      Gough: What? I was going for Average Joe.
      Mark: Back off, Dem. That jacket? Ridiculous.
      Demetri: Says the FBI agent in a police t-shirt. Good going.

    • Raynaud: I had a vision, a bottomless pit of darkness and indifference. Infinite in its nothingness, as if I never existed at all and I never would again.

    • Gough: Heading out?
      Fiona: Yes, back to my luxury suite.
      Gough: They still putting agents up at those crappy hotels by the airport?
      Fiona: Now you're just rubbing it in.

    • (After Al pulls the trigger)
      Mark: You got a death wish? You could have been killed.
      Al: (reads bullet from pistol) Not today.

  • Notes

    • Christine Woods is credited but doesn't appear. Dominic Monaghan and Ryan Wynott appear briefly but have no dialogue.

    • In the beginning of the episode a Web address, alreadyghosts.com is given. The web link forwards to the show's abc website.

    • Music: I Will Not Forget (Skold), Hiding Place (APM)

    • International Airdates:
      UK: November 9, 2009 on Five
      Australia: November 9, 2009 on Channel 7
      Norway: November 19, 2009 on TV2
      Sweden: December 11, 2009 on TV4
      Czech Republic: January 11, 2010 on AXN
      Finland: February 18, 2010 on Nelonen
      Latin America: April 6, 2010 on AXN
      Germany: April 12, 2010 on ProSieben
      India: October 19, 2010 on Zee Cafe
      Slovakia: January 17, 2011 on JOJ

  • Allusions

    • Generation Kill
      In the Humvee scene, they are calling Godfather: the call-sign of Lt. Col. Ferrando, USMC 1st Recon Battalion commander from the miniseries Generation Kill. They also refer to themselves as Hitman Victor - Hitman was the call-sign for Bravo company of the 1st Recon Battalion in Generation Kill.