Season 1 Episode 1

The Long Road (1)

Aired Friday 10:45 PM Mar 03, 2002 on Showtime
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The Long Road (1)
The wanderer Jeremiah comes to the market community Clairfield, looking to barter for supplies and maybe get a lead on the whereabouts of the Valhalla Sector. The place is run by the beautiful Theo, a woman obsessed with getting her hands on as much knowledge and technology as possible. When her guards discover a well-maintained, fueled car hidden nearby, she is sure the owner can lead her to the jackpot. Pity those who should get in the way.moreless

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Tricia Helfer

Tricia Helfer


Guest Star

Michael Scholar Jr.

Michael Scholar Jr.


Guest Star

Link Baker

Link Baker


Guest Star

Alex Zahara

Alex Zahara


Recurring Role

Peter Stebbings

Peter Stebbings

Markus Alexander

Recurring Role

Kim Hawthorne

Kim Hawthorne


Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Simon: Listen, I saw what you did out there. It was very cool. There's not many people that stand up to Theo like that. Well, not many people still living, anyway. Why'd you do it?
      Jeremiah: I guess the same reason anybody does anything. It seemed like the right thing to do at the time.
      Simon: Well, that puts you in a minority. See, most people, they tend to do the most convenient thing. The right thing? Well, that's a little harder to do.

    • Jeremiah: Thunder Mountain. That was NORAD's name for this place.
      Kurdy: NORAD?
      Jeremiah: North American Aerospace Defense. They built it deep inside the mountain. In the event of a nuclear attack, it'd be safe. My dad said if the end of the world ever came, this place would survive.

    • Jeremiah: This place that Theo calls the End of the World, does it go by any other names?
      Simon: Yeah, it does, but I'm not gonna...
      Jeremiah: Is one of them Valhalla Sector?!
      Simon: No. How do do you know the name of Valhalla Sector?

    • Jeremiah: I'm looking for someplace.
      Theo: Well, hey. (laughs) Aren't we all? What place?
      Jeremiah: Valhalla Sector.
      Theo: Valhalla? (laughs) Now, the only Valhalla I ever heard of was in a book. Some kind of a afterlife, heaven, something like that, but not a real place. What's that, some-some kind of a town or somethin'?
      Jeremiah: I don't know. Just some place I heard my dad mentioned he, uh... Some place he needed to go.
      Theo: Your dad is dead, Jeremiah. Everybody's dad is dead.
      Jeremiah: I know. Just, uh, seemed really important to him and, uh, kinda wanna know how the story ends, you know? It's like a door in my head. I can't shut it until I find it.
      Theo: What do you know about the End of the World?
      Jeremiah: (laughs) I got over it.
      Theo: No, the End of the World. That's a place where all the stuff of the old world still works. They got electricity, guns, all the food you can eat.

    • Jeremiah: You know, my dad always said that, uh, other people's problems are everybody's problems, otherwise it all falls apart.
      Kurdy: Well, I don't mean to alarm you or anything but it already has fallen apart.

    • Jeremiah: (voiceover) Dear Dad, I think about you every day. The end of your world, the beginning of mine. Six billion lights that went out in six months. Six billion lives lost to a mystery. All the mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers over the age of innocence. I'm fifteen years full of missing you. But I keep you alive in my words.

    • (After Jeremiah saves Theo's life.)
      Jeremiah: Are you okay?
      Theo: Well, generally I prefer to be on top, and usually there are flowers involved, but yeah... I'm okay.

    • Kurdy: What if something happened to you over there, huh? Like, I don't know, maybe you... you choke on the fish bone or somethin'. And I'm over here stuck, all tied up, huh. Then I'd be fucked! I would be so completely, supremely, eternally fucked that I don't even think there's a word for that level of fuckosity! You know what I'm sayin'?

    • Ezekiel: I have a warning for you, and a blessing, they're the same thing. More efficient that way. The thunder will change you forever, but everyone you love will fall at the end of the world.

  • NOTES (8)

    • The series is filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

    • Robert Wisden (Jeremiah's father) would later appear on Battlestar Galactica in the episode Colonial Day.

    • Kandyse McClure (Elizabeth) and Tricia Helfer (Sarah) would later appear together on Battlestar Galactica as "Dee" Dualla and Number Six respectively.

    • Many of the recurring and later main stars are introduced in this episode.
      Luke Perry, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Kandyse McClure, Peter Stebbings, Kim Hawthorne, Byron Lawson, Robert Wisden, and Alex Zahara.

    • There is no proper intro to this episode, no specifications of who is a part of the main cast.
      Listed at the start are:
      Luke Perry
      Malcolm Jamal-Warner
      Peter Stebbings
      Tricia Helfer
      Kim Hawthorne
      Daniel Gillies
      Curtis Benchdholt
      Byron Lawson
      Kandyse McClure
      Robert Wisden
      Teryl Rothery

    • Haili Page Philippe is credited as Haili Page.

      Link Baker is not listed, but his homepage mentions him as a member of the cast.

      Jennifer Carmichael is listed on various pages as a cast member. She is uncredited and her scenes were deleted.

    • The show starts with the following:
      Dear Dad,
      I think about you every day. The end of your world. The beginning of mine. Six billion lights that went out in six months. Six billion lives lost to a mystery. All the mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers over the age of innocence. Of fifteen years full of missing you. But I keep you alive in my words.

    • Peter Stebbing and Teryl Rothery would later appear in the 'Stargate SG-1' episodes, 'Allegiance' and 'Cure' together.