Jake 2.0

Season 1 Episode 2

Training Day

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Sep 17, 2003 on UPN
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Training Day
Agent-in-training Jake Foley is put to the test when a madman threatens the capital with an electromagnetic bomb. After the madman scatters the NSA agents all over Washington, it's up to Jake to stop him and the bomb.

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  • Jake trains to become an official agent.

    When I first saw the the beginning sequence, I thought that it was for real. It was pretty intense. Kyle works with Jake to help him become an agent. If Jake can't cut it, he will be placed in a controlled environment and studied for, more than likely, the rest of his life. There appears to be some minor sparks flying between Jake and Diane. During his training, Kyle has Jake wear a wire and try to convince Sarah that the missing Department of Defense funds were used for something other than the nanite project. Meanwhile, government agents returning from a foreign country are killed and the electromagnetic pulse bomb they carried is stolen. If the bomb is detonated in Washington, there would be serious trouble. I enjoyed this story fairly well. Jake is on his way to becoming an agent and forming new relationships with his teammates.moreless
James Ralph

James Ralph

Man in Park

Guest Star

Louis Chirillo

Louis Chirillo

Hot Dog Vendor

Guest Star

Janina Dall

Janina Dall

Agent Tishler

Guest Star

Miranda Frigon

Miranda Frigon

Tech Agent Carver

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • The same shot of a car speeding around a corner is seen twice. The first is after Jake's lunch with Sarah and the second is when Kyle goes with several agents to look for the stolen weapon.

    • The car Jake and Kyle use to get from Mix to the site of the plane crash changes.

    • The Prop Department told David Greenwalt that normally there are 15 rounds in a handgun magazine. ALSO they advised him that when a pistol has fired its last round it does in fact remain locked open. HOWEVER! It is common practice in training real agents to insert a dummy round into the magazine to throw off the trainee when he tries to fire a dud.. Thus the pistol would be loaded and not locked open.

    • When a semiautomatic pistol like the one used by Jake and the bad guy fires its last round, the slide on top locks back to: A) let you know the gun is empty; B) facilitate faster reloading. So the whole plot device of not counting rounds fired and being surprised when the gun is empty is faulty.

    • It seems very unlikely that the NSA wouldn't disable a dead agent's access codes, not to mention that the most secure computer system in the world can be reached with nothing more than a handscan.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Diane: It's technology at it's best. It's... it's beautiful.
      Beckett: It's unpredictable.
      Diane: Well...
      Beckett: Diane, he was dropped to his knees by one of our metal detectors.
      Diane: Yeah, I'm, uh, I'm workin' on that.

    • (having cable problems)
      Diane: You could fix it yourself.
      Jake: Wouldn't that be illegal?
      Diane: Uhh, shouldn't it be illegal for the cable guy to make you wait around all day and not show up?
      Jake: Good point.

    • Diane: Jake...do you know what happens if you don't make it?
      Jake: What?
      Diane: I don't get my Nobel Prize, and I really want my Nobel Prize, you know...I...I want the...the fame, and I want the money, and I really want the medal.. So this whole "I don't think I can make it" thing...I think you better lose it, or I'm going to have to kick your nanobot butt, okay?

    • Jake: You know, this whole thing's really weird, 'cause...'cause I come home from work one day, and all my stuff's packed up in boxes, and my roommate's been transferred out of the country, and then I'm forced to come live here, 'cause it's supposedly a more secure location above Luigi's Deli...you smell that? I do. Twenty-four hours a day.

  • NOTES (1)

    • In the pilot it appears that the roommate played by Matt Czuchry would be a title character, however he is not in this episode and is only mentioned as the "roommate" who was reassigned outside of the country.


    • Jake: Is this the place where you tell me my mission… should I choose to accept it?
      Referencing the 60s-70s series Mission: Impossible and the opening briefing tape which typically said, "Your mission, should you decide to accept it..."