Season 1 Episode 19


Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Apr 11, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary


Jake finds that Hawkins has not been honest with the residents of Jericho about his past and holds him at gunpoint for answers.

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  • Finally, it makes so much sense! Love this episode.

    So we find out about Hawkins. I love it how the writers make him a mysterious guy. It is great. In the first/second episode, I was wondering what Hawkins was doing with the bomb… now I understand. Love the way Hawkins trusted Jake, I guess he also wanted someone else to know about it too. Now with Jake knowing Hawkins secret, Hawkins don't have to be the mysterious man any more. It will be cool if he tells his wife what happen.

    Lol, Mimi and the chicken was really funny! At least she was sorta daring enough to do what she did. Lol. Bonnie expression was funny too, but at least they are trying to get along, which is cool.

    Jericho is getting so much better, I can't wait to watch my dvd again, such a great show.moreless
  • 4 words: Mimi and the chicken!!

    Ok, so it's been a loooong time since I've reviewed an episode of anything on here. Not through lack of wanting to, just through lack of time. But after watching this episode I can't see how I could not review it! It was soooo good! Everything in the series so far, just slotted into place and became clear. All the way through there's been this whole is he/isn't he with Hawkins and this is the payoff we were all waiting for/deserving!

    I also loved the subplot between Mimi and Bonnie. Really sweet, and nice to see that they're starting to bond. Every scene with them together is just pure gold! This is without a doubt the best episode of the show so far, and it definitely looks as if things are gonna heat up from here on out! Kudos to the writers, it's clear now that they really did know where they were going from the start.

    And I gotta mention Mimi and her chat with the chicken. That is hands down the funniest bit of the series! Alicia Coppolla nailed it! Genius!moreless
  • This episode surprised me...

    Jake and Jimmy confront Hawkins about the fake FBI badges, leading to Robert telling Jake about his past and what he really knows. Meanwhile Mimi comes to terms with running a household and Gail tries to help Johnston. This episode of Jericho surprised me, I have watched alot of season one and I found it hard to find any decent episode apart from the first episode, well Like I said this surprised me it was the best episode and it was quiet entertianing, it has slightley changed my mind of the series, I will tune in next week see if it stays like this.moreless
  • The story behind the story.

    We finally get the whole story (or so the writers want us to believe) on Hawkins. Hawkins, it turns out, is a good guy after all even though he seems to be lying here and there. So has Hawkins been truthful with Jake this time about who he is and what the real story is behind the bombings? Hawkins claims to be an undercover agent trying to get back some Russian bombs. He even has a "package" that was meant for Columbus, Ohio. He relates all the pressure of working undercover and every thing he had to give up in order to get the bomb. Too bad he was teamed up with the traitor who betrayed all including him. A fairly good show which leaves...more questions!moreless
  • Hawkins' story

    Wow, that was an excellent exposition of Hawkins' story. If it's all true, if he's really CIA it does explain so much of what we saw of his background. I hope it's all true because I quite like his character. This episode was very well written with lots of revealing flashbacks. His honesty to Jake was quite surprising but I guess he recognised something in Jake, about whose past we still don't know all that much.

    The little scenes with Allison and Emily as well as with Allison and her mom were very nice touches to show the impact of what happened and what it does to a family.

    The scenes of Johnston and Gail were moving too, both trying to come to grips with April's death in their own different ways.

    Mimi and the chicken or rooster were hilarious. I love her...moreless
Daniel Benzali

Daniel Benzali


Guest Star

Jazz Raycole

Jazz Raycole

Allison Hawkins

Guest Star

Siena Goines

Siena Goines

Sarah Mason

Guest Star

Bob Stephenson

Bob Stephenson


Recurring Role

April Parker-Jones

April Parker-Jones

Darcy Hawkins

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

    • The Morse Code heard over the title is: WHO RAN RED BELL. Project Red Bell is the project that Hawkins was working on.

    • The episode suggests that it was Hawkins' actions that saved New York City.

    • During Hawkins' initial meeting at Higgins Satellite, at least two computer screens indicate cities that were presumably targeted for attack.

    • In a humorous scene, displaying her ignorance of farm life, the first time Mimi talks to the chicken she is about to kill, she claims that the creature lays the fewest eggs, so it must be the first to go. The bird she is talking to is a rooster. One hopes Stanley has more than one male on the farm.

    • Hawkins tells Jake that Jericho was chosen as the post-nuclear attack meeting place due to its location away from any fall out from an attack on the largest US cities. This is actually true according to FEMA's fallout maps of the USA.

    • The man Hawkins has identified as "Boss", and possible head of the bomb plot, is Thomas Valente whom Hawkins first met during his time working under deep cover trying to stop the bombing. Valente works for the "Domestic Nuclear Detection Office" within the "Department of Homeland Security" as seen on Hawkins laptop at the end of the episode.

    • The name Higgins (Higgins Satellite - the CIA front company where Hawkins went) is a possible reference to the 1975 movie Three Days of the Condor about a conspiracy within the CIA. Robert Redford plays CIA researcher Joseph Turner, who bears a similarity to Hawkins - both appear to have been ordinary analysts before being drawn into a high level conspiracy. In the movie Turner goes to meet Higgins (a top level agent). On Jericho Hawkins is told to ask to meet with a Mr. Higgins (once inside a top level agent briefs him on a terrorist conspiracy).

    • "Red Bell" was the name of the CIA project to gather, by any means necessary, nuclear weapons sold on the black market by former Soviet republics after the fall of the Soviet Union and transport them to the US for disposal - one of the shipments was stolen and converted into the 25 city bombs; and that's where Hawkins team came in - they were to clean up the mess by penetrating the terrorist cells and recovering the bombs. Unfortunately, 21 of the bombs exploded.

  • QUOTES (19)

    • (Harry finds Johnston in the woods hunting)
      Harry: Johnston, you really are here looking for deer? Thought they're all gone.
      Johnston: What do you want, Harry?
      Harry: You think you could come to the City Hall today? Gray's still out. It would be nice to have somebody around who knows what they're doing.
      Johnston: Not my job anymore. Now get lost, I'm trying to shoot some deer.
      Harry: Just be for a day or two.
      Johnston: (takes the gun) You're starting to look an awful lot like a deer, Harry.

    • Mimi (to the chicken that lays the fewest eggs): Here's my concern. I've heard stories about how you're going to react to this and if I see half of you running around, well I just know that I'm going to freak out. So if you could do your best to minimize that part of it, well I'd just really appreciate it.

    • Emily (about restarting school): It's time we start trying to get things back to normal.
      Jake: Gotta be honest with you, if I'm a kid, going to school isn't exactly high on my list of priorities these days.

    • Emily (to class): Five months ago this was a map of our country. Now it's an antique. It's a picture of the way things used to be.

    • Mimi (to chicken): So it's come to this. I want you to know that this is nothing to do with you personally. I'm sure you're wonderful. But, let's be honest here. You're the one that lays the fewest eggs and I distinctly told all of you that this was going to happen. I believe I made myself perfectly clear in that regard.

    • Hawkins: Those are Defense Department projections. They've been doing them since the 50's. They're fallout scenarios in the event of a nuclear attack on 20 US cities. Do you see Jericho? It's outside the fallout zones, Jake, it's got a salt mine, plenty of farmland, and access to an untainted water table.
      Jake: So you weren't here to monitor phone calls?
      Hawkins: Jericho was a rally point in case we failed in our mission.
      Jake: Failed or succeeded?

    • Jimmy: The terrorists had FBI badges. Robert Hawkins has an FBI badge. You think that's just coincidence?
      Jake: Maybe he's FBI. Please, tell me you thought of that.
      Jimmy: I did. And I asked his family. And they all say he's FBI. All right? But, when they said it, they all had this look on their face, like, there was something they weren't saying.
      Jake: Sorta like the look I have on my face right now.

    • Mimi: What are you doing? You let him stay the night?
      Bonnie Yes.
      Mimi: Well that doesn't seem like something that Stanley would approve of, does it?
      Bonnie: Stanley's not here.

    • Robert: You do not want to know what I know.
      Jake: I think I can handle it.
      Robert: Really? I can barely handle it and I was trained for this.
      Jake: You can tell me or you can tell the whole town.

    • Emily: Well, I guess school is out early today. You don't have to stay if you don't want.
      Allison: I don't think I should be hanging around home right now. So I guess I'm stuck here.

    • Jake: Did you wipe out 23 American cities?
      Robert: Get out of my house!
      Jake: Answer the question!
      Robert: Why would you even think that?
      Jake: You've got a working generator and a food supply. It's like you knew the attacks were coming!

    • Hawkins: I'm an FBI agent, Jake.
      Jake: Yeah, that's what I heard. Problem is the radio's reporting that the terrorists used forged FBI badges to get their bombs into position. (points behind Hawkins) What is that room? How are you involved in all of this? I need to know.

    • Jake: At the FBI, what were you working on?
      Hawkins: I was sent here to monitor phone calls made in the area to a suspected terrorist cell.
      Jake: And what'd you find out?
      Hawkins: Nothing. Trail went dead. We about done here?
      Jake: Not even close. Tell me about her: Sarah Mason. (while Jake's distracted, Hawkins reaches behind his back and pulls a gun from a drawer)
      Hawkins: She's gone. (realizing gun's empty, chuckles) You're pretty thorough.
      Jake: I also took care of the one in the cabinet and the one behind the water heater. There's only one loaded gun in this house, and it's mine. Sit down.

    • Hawkins: You know, you are making a serious mistake. I am a federal officer.
      Jake: Really? Really? Sure you're not... (Opens drawer full of IDs) Robert Wheeler, State Department? Or how bout Robert Snider, Columbus PD? Commander Robert Richmond, Naval Intelligence? None of those are real, and neither is that badge. Now who the hell are you? And who do you work for?

    • Jake: What is that??
      Hawkins: It's the end of the rabbit hole, Jake. Give me a hand with this.
      Jake (under his breath): God, it's heavy!
      Hawkins: So...You believe me now?!

    • Victor: We need you back.
      Hawkins: Why me?
      Victor: Because you're the best at what you do.
      Hawkins: Which is what?
      Victor: Your family will be there when you get back. The team is meeting tomorrow. Come listen to to what this is about. If you want to walk away after that, walk away. 2:00 tomorrow. Tell the desk jockey you have an appointment with Mr. Higgins. If they ask you about the weather, tell them it's gonna rain.

    • Jake: Did you bust this lock open?
      Jimmy (resignedly): Uh, yeah.
      Jake: All right, yeah. This is kind of weird. But if he is FBI, isn't this what his basement would look like?
      Jimmy: Well, that's what I said. Until I saw this... (opens desk drawer containing several ID's and a wad of cash)

    • Jake: I never went to law school, but I'm gonna go ahead and guess -- this is breaking and entering?
      Jimmy: It's called probable cause.
      Jake: It's called paranoid abuse of authority. C'mon, let's go before he comes home and catches you prying up his floorboards.

    • Jimmy: You remember last week in the radio broadcast they said the terrorists used fake FBI badges to move through security?
      Jake: Yeah?
      Jimmy: I seen one of those badges.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Hawkings: It's the end of the rabbit hole, Jake.
      This is an allusion to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, where Alice follows a mysterious white rabbit into a rabbit hole to enter the fantastic 'Wonderland'.

    • Hawkins: We keep it safe, we keep it secret.
      This is very similar to one of the most famous lines in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring where Gandalf intently says to Frodo, "Keep it secret, keep it safe."

    • When the deputy asks Jake for help Emily suggests he should have his own Bat Signal. The Bat Signal is from DC comics' "Batman" and is a light shined in the sky with Batman's logo on that Commisioner Gordon uses to call Batman for help. Ashley Scott (Emily) played Batman's daughter in Birds of Prey.

    • In the scene where Hawkins goes to "Higgins Satellite" (CIA front company) for his appointment the receptionist enters code 0911 to buzz Hawkins in. This alludes to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.