Season 1 Episode 9

The Dredge

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 23, 2005 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Russell is suspected of committing a double murder. Larkin discovers Russell’s criminal history and wonders about who he really is. Mariel insists that she saw a body in the water and demands that the bay be dredged.

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  • Another great episode.

    This show is getting better each week. Despite the show's slow pace in picking up tension, it doesn't matter since the characters are very interesting. I just love watching the show exploring the characters dealing with the realities that are slowly unfolding around them. Larkin discovers something about Russell's past. Russel roughs up a poucher. Russel is a good guy, but we're thinking if he was always been a good person, all will be explained in this episode. This episode makes me want to watch Invasion on a regular basis. The writers did a good job giving the casts depth of character.moreless

    is seem that the writers anbd directors have read some of the review and better shape the developing of the story line. The introduction of new actors will refresh the image and credibility of the show. The idear that the police officer is not in total controls of the situation is pivotal for the delivery of info to the tv followers
  • more is revealed about russell, merial, dave and tom

    this episode will keep me coming back for more. i was about to give up on this series, but i saw this. I think it is cool to learn that Dave is more than just a guy hanging out in Russell's garage concocting 'conspiracy' theories. I think the scene where the woman approaches him in the coffee shop is the most revealing about Dave outside of what we've alread seen of him.

    To learn Russell has a darker past than we thought and how important the glades are to him speaks to what might happen in upcoming episodes as he tries to protect his 'home'.

    Finally Mariel and Tom - I didn't realize that Tom wasn't in complete control as we were led to believe. Mariel - well, it looks like she seeks that same answers that Dave, Russell, and Larkin are seeking in her own way.moreless
  • Mariel and Dave bond while we learn more about Russell.

    I believe this episode was worth all the money it got for advertising, just to see Mariel and Dave hanging out and drinking beer togather. If they become friends, they shall be the strangest pair on television. The Sheriff is losing control of his wife and we learn about Russel's early life and how he came to love the Park, so much.
  • The more we find out about Russell, we see how hard a life he's had, and all he went through to get where he is now. It makes me like him even more.moreless

    Why would Mariel want them to bring up her body even if they found it? That's something that I would block out from my mind; pretend I never saw my own body in the water. I mean, what was she going to do next when they brought her body to her? I hated how Larkin treated Russell, she had no idea of his story and yet she blindly judged him even though she should know what kind of man he is, he IS her husband after all. This was a really good episode though.moreless
Jeff Doucette

Jeff Doucette

Bob Hemming

Guest Star

Meera Simhan

Meera Simhan


Guest Star

Ron Butler

Ron Butler


Guest Star

Ivar Brogger

Ivar Brogger

Father Scanlon

Recurring Role

Nathan Baesel

Nathan Baesel

Deputy Sirk

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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    • At one point in this episode, Dave says he expected the survivors group to be a bunch of 'Kool Aid drinkers'. This is a reference to the murder/suicide of over 900 members of the Peoples Temple, at Jonestown. This is when the Peoples Temple, established an agricultural project. They were a religious group based in California which moved to Guyana in the late 1970s to establish a religious utopia. On November 18, 1978 a U.S. Congressman was assasinated, along with four other individuals, at a jungle airstrip; these tragic killings were followed by the mass suicides/murders of 900 men, women, and children by ingesting potassium cyanide mixed into a vat of punch (Kool-Aid) and tranquilizers.

    • Dave repeatedly refers to the survivors group, as Pod People. This is a reference to the 1956 movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers about a small-town community where people start to be replaced by alien duplicates. The movie was also remade in 1978.

    • Dave refers to the Village of the Damned. Village of the Damned is a Sci-Fi Horror movie that was originally released in 1960. John Carpenter remade the movie in 1995.