Season 1 Episode 20

Five Years Gone

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Apr 30, 2007 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • This episodes makes it seem like an armageddon occurred. It is five years in the future and New York is still in ruins and almost appears abandoned. However, the previous episode emphasised that New York blowing up is on .07% of the world's population and is a tiny number of people. So why hasn't New York been rebuilt? There were obviously plenty of people who survived. And if it affected the whole world as much as 'Nathan' said it did then people would be helping to rebuild New York from all over the world. So they have no problem building strip clubs but delay on fixing office buildings?

      Reply: New York is needed as a reminder, to keep the world "united in fear". To keep the current state of power, New York is more important as a symbol than as a living city (with office buildings).

      EDIT: if you look at the shots of future NY, you can clearly see cranes, and scaffold of buildings being rebuilt. There are clearly also plenty of people that now inhabit future NY. Also, the strip club is in Las Vegas, not NYC.