Season 2 Episode 2


Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Feb 19, 2008 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Nitpick: Even though the president refers to the new country as the Allied States of America and the flags have all been changed, the military uniforms still say US Army.

    • The two men and a typewriter reference is referring to Woodward and Bernstein, the two Washington Post reporters that broke the Watergate scandal bringing down the Nixon administration.

    • Condor is the code name for the President.

    • The Morse Code heard over the title is:

  • Quotes

    • Stanley: This is a big day! You get to be an accountant again. Account things, add things up, maybe even a little subtraction, right?
      Mimi: I have to say, I cannot wait to work in that office. You wouldn't believe how organized the Jennings and Rall people are. Everything is bar-coded. I have so missed bar-codes and spreadsheets. I mean every component and package and foodstuff, every ounce is accounted for; where it's been and where it's going. Oh, I had forgotten how beautiful order can be.
      Stanley: That's probably the most boring story I've heard in months.

    • Beck: Sheriff Green? Nice uniform.
      Jake: (lifting up casual jacket to show badge pinned to jeans) I'm pacing myself.

    • Jake: Condor?
      Beck: Code name for the president. Biggest bird in the west.

    • Stanley: I didn't realize how much I'd let this place go.
      Mimi: Oh, I don't know, the glare from the shell casings really make the window treatments pop.

    • Mimi: I'm still trying to figure out how to make our wedding registry vital to national security.
      Stanley: You're already planning our wedding registry?
      Mimi: Oh, since I was twelve. And I've already taken off the list luxury items that we already have such as your Star Wars collectors' glasses.

    • Eric: There's a bigger issue here, Gray. This new government; first they change the flag, now history? At what point is this a country we don't even recognize?
      Gray: These people have saved this town from annihilation, to say nothing of the millions of people who are still alive right now because of them. I don't know, I'd say that earns them the right to a point of view.

    • Jake: (Emily's file is flagged due to her father) He runs a road gang in the area. Though I'm not sure why that makes her a threat.
      Utley: Well, I think that they'd say there's no such thing as being too careful.
      Jake: Are you reporting on them, or for them?
      Utley: Yes.

    • Utley: Cheyenne doesn't like incidents like this covered. They control my credentials.
      Jake: Huh, what the hell kind of reporter are you?
      Utley: The working kind.

    • Eric (about his mother): You should be glad she's not here. She would have thrown that new history book right in the president's face.
      Gray: Oh, come on…
      Eric: He wasn't elected, Gray. How does a government no-one voted for change the constitution? We found time to have an election. Of all people I think you would have remembered that.

    • Jake: What are you gonna drive around Texas with a bomb in the back of your car lookin' for someone you don't even know yet?
      Hawkins: Y'know, when you put it like that, Jake…

    • Jake: You have to leave press pool immediately, you can't talk to anyone. Drive straight through to Modesto.
      Utley: You want me to sit on the biggest news story in history for two days?
      Jake: That part's non-negotiable, but you can drive as fast as you want.

    • Bonnie (about Stanley): He's getting married. To Mimi.
      Trish: But she scares me.
      Bonnie: Me, too. But it just so happens that I like her.

    • Tomarchio (speech at the farmhouse): You've lost loved ones, and here you are again; still strong, still proud. This is the best of America. But infighting has left us weak and vulnerable to our enemies. Remnants of the old Federal government has fallen back to Columbus, Ohio. After the attacks that government endlessly debated our response. So, in a vacuum of leadership I acted to let the world know that America was down, but not out! The Federal government of the eastern block states no longer has any governing authority beyond the Mississippi. You've seen the flag. This is the flag of a new country, flying from the Mississippi to the Pacific. The thirteen stripes of red and white still represent the thirteen colonies, but they run in a new direction, just as we must chart a new direction for ourselves. In a few short weeks Mayor Anderson will represent you as we ratify a constitution for this new nation, that will be known to the world by a new name; The Allied States of America! And with this new name, a clean slate. Our debts have been forgiven, and we are open again for business. That means jobs, stocked shelves, a return to life as we knew it. And in the fall we'll have elections where we can all take part in building a new government, as a safer, stronger America. God bless you, and God bless the Allied States of America!

    • Gray (to Eric): I'm going to Cheyenne to ask those questions. And I'm gonna keep asking the questions until I get some answers. I just don't want them to see me coming. And I was kinda hoping that while I was gone that you'd be willing to act as mayor. Try not to get us into too much trouble.

    • Stanley: I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I really wanted you to have your family at the wedding.
      Mimi: I will. You're my family. You and Bonnie, from here on in.

    • Chavez (about Darcy): That's a good woman you've got there.
      Hawkins: Yeah, so she keeps telling me.

    • Chavez: Remember when this job used to be easy?
      Hawkins: Ummmmm, no.

  • Notes

    • This episode marks the return of actor D. B. Sweeney as John Goetz after a 14 episode absence.

    • International Airdates:
      Denmark: April 2, 2008 on SBS Net
      The Netherlands: August 11, 2008 on Veronica
      Czech Republic: October 27, 2008 on AXN

  • Allusions