Nitpick: Two Ravenwood Hummers are at Stanley's ranch getting gas, but the Hummers are diesel.
Goof: When Heather gets up from the bar, leaving Emily, the bottle of the single malt scotch is about three quarter full. In the next scene, when Kenchy comes over and Emily grabs the bottle to pour them a drink, the bottle is only half full.
Nitpick: Why not explode a portion of the eastern end of the bridge approach, effectively preventing the Ravenwood detachment from entering town? This would leave damage that could easily be repaired later without mechanized equipment. As Johnston Green wisely pointed out, the bridge might be needed as an evacuation route; not to mention the foodstuffs available from the farms on the other side of the bridge.
Nitpicks: When Emily enters the church at the end of the episode, most of the candles are fairly freshly lit--some looking like they've been lit within the last few minutes. This implies that someone else (the priest?) is there, and yet we see no one. It also seems highly unlikely that they would waste so many candles on an empty church when there's no supply readily available.
The Morse code message heard over the title is:
AOV stands for Area of Vulnerability.
Based on Dr. Dhuwalia's words, Las Vegas apparently still exists. He was living there until the bombs and joined the Red Cross to get out which brought him to Rogue River.
The boat underneath the bridge had California registration on it "CF".
At the end of this episode there are 11 known Ravenwood men who are still alive out of this dispatch.
This is what the title of the World War 2 book read that Johnston gave to Jake which was from Jake's grandfather.
Emily Sullivan's name would be Emily Hammond if she married Roger, meaning Roger's last name is Hammond.
Jericho Geography: It is revealed in this episode that both Stanley's farm and Jonas's compound are located east of the town on the other side of the bridge, between Jericho and Rogue River. There is also mention of several other food-producing farms that lie on the other side as well.
Heather: We're not hiking today. Everyone is supposed to stay indoors. Something is going on outside of town and the roads are blocked.
Emily: Let's go home.
Heather: Home? They didn't say home, they said indoors.
Heather: Em, Em, Em, turn it off! Turn it off!
Emily: Sorry, um but there was a truck with these guys with guns.
Jake: I'm not here to fight.
Johnston: What are you here for?
Jake: We need a security force. A real one. Trained. Sanctioned by you.
Dhuwalia: Here's to the future. Rest in peace.
Dhuwalia: Las Vegas. Don't laugh, don't laugh, it's a wonderful town. It's really a wonderful place. Not quite so wonderful without water and electricity. Practically threw myself at the Red Cross to get out. Noble gesture, designed to save my own ass.
Heather: Oh, and, um, if the engine starts to shake, just slide over and gun the gas. And, uh, keep your eye on the temperature. If the needle hits the red, cut the gas 'cause you've got about two seconds before its about to explode. Okay?
Emily: Wait, wait, wait, wait. Why can't I just go in?
Heather: Aw, no, no, no. I don't want you to go through the trouble.
Emily: Do you think your parents will ever get used to a small town girl stealing away their big city boy?
Roger: Sure, as soon as we move back to civilization.
Emily: Right, noise and traffic and pollution. (throws pillow at Roger)
Roger: Don't forget about the crime. (throws pillow back at Emily)
Emily: I'm not kidding Roger. This is it, when we're married, this is where we live.
Roger: Sure that's what you want?
Emily: What's that supposed to mean?
Roger: Sure it's what you want?
Emily: Roger, Roger! Roger!
Stanley: You're on private property, this isn't a gas station.
Goetz: I'll see to it you're reimbursed sir. We work for the federal government.
Stanley: Yeah, what kind of work?
Goetz: Just making sure folks have everything they need, medical supplies, clean water, food. A friend of mine told me to look him up if we came through, do you know Eric Green?
Stanley: I'm sorry, I can't help you.
Goetz: Thanks for the fill-up.
Jake: How'd it go with April? Did you tell her about you and Mary?
Eric: Didn't think it was the right time.
Jake: Yeah, it's never gonna be.
Stanley: Some guys showed up at the farm last night. Couple Humvee's, guns, they knew Eric's name.
Jake: Mercenaries. We ran across them in Rogue River.
Stanley: Okay, well, what the hell would they want?
Jake: They'll probably come from the East across the Tacoma Bridge; I think we should block it.
Stanley: My farm is on the other side of that bridge and so's 30 other families.
Jake: Well, everyone on that side will have to come into town. It's not safe to stay over there.
Stanley: You want me to abandon my farm, Jake; you've got to be kidding.
Eric: Just for now Stanley…
April: Gail, do you think he'll… well, the timing just seems so…
Gail: You're talking about my first grandchild. The timing couldn't be better. Now tell him.
(Gail and April both smile)
Robert: This isn't your first run in with Ravenwood, is it?
Robert: You go off on your road trip; all of a sudden they're headed for Jericho. Would've thought you'd be more careful is all.
Jake: You think I led them here on purpose?
Robert: Hey, I'm just trying to put the pieces together, Jake.
Jake: Let me make it easy for you, my family lives in Jericho.
Robert: So does mine.
Jake: Everything I do, I do to protect them.
Robert: Same here, man.
Jake: Well then let's stop screwing around and get it done.
Jake: Let me guess—this isn't your first run in with these guys either, is it?
Robert: You know there's only one thing I need to know from you, Jake.
Robert: Would you even know when you're in over your head?
Eric: Okay, let's talk.
April: When I, uh…had the divorce papers drafted. I did that because I couldn't see a future for us, (holds Eric's hand) but now I can.
Eric: I can't.
Eric: Look, the last thing I want to do on this Earth is hurt you April, but I'm in love with someone else.
April: (gasps) Who?
Eric: Mary Bailey. April, look April….April..I'm sorry
April: No, you don't get to do this. You son of a bitch. (April walks away)
Goetz: Somebody here want to talk to me? Whoever's in charge, this road needs to be cleared. We're under government orders to collect supplies.
(single gunshot followed by multiple gunshots)
Goetz: Cease fire, cease fire, hold your fire. Listen up, we're here on government orders to collect supplies. Your cooperation is mandatory. Understood? Mandatory.
Jake: Damn it.
Goetz: When I get back here, this bridge better be clear or I'll clear it myself. You got four hours. Understood? Let's roll!
Eric: Bill, lock up the explosives.
Gray: Now wait a minute.
Eric: Listen, nothing happens to that bridge. We can face them with whatever we can muster.
Gray: How can you….?!
Eric: The answer is no.
Heather: Hey, it's not the end of the world, right? 'Cause that already happened.
Stanley: Jake, I'll hold them off, I did it before.
Jake: Look, it's not going to be a couple of guys this time. All right, they left a pile of bodies in Rogue River. You wanna wind up like that?
Mimi: Stanley, please don't get yourself killed for a house.
Stanley: Hey, my grandfather built this house from the ground up. And that room you've been sleeping in, that was my Dad's room when he was a kid. They put that in your audit file? I'm not about to give it up without a fight.
Emily: Pretty bad out there isn't it?
Kenchy: Oh, poverty, murder, disease. It's bloody miserable. Sorry. Sorry. I am drunk, and I haven't slept in weeks.
Emily: Me, too.
Heather: Before we head over to the church, I'd like to make a toast to the blushing bride and banker boy.
Emily: Banker man.
Heather: Well, it's still a banker any way you slice it. Who here would ever match Roger with Emily. Talk about high risk investment.
Emily: There's nothing risky about him.
Heather: Exactly. To Emily and Roger, may they live happily together in eternal blandness, never questioning their life, never looking too closely, never wondering if they weren't meant for something else. Down the hatch, everybody.
Jake: What's this town worth to you?
Goetz: You know, pretty soon, things are going to start to get back to normal. The government will put itself back together. And they'll be looking to help you all get back on your feet, and you know who they're going to send? Me. Let's go!
Jonah: Next time you want to destroy my route into town I'd appreciate a head's up. You're welcome. Really, don't mention it. Can I make a suggestion? Start figuring out how to fight for yourselves. If Eric hadn't come to get me you'd all be burying Jake in a shoebox tomorrow.
Johnston: Now, maybe one of you would like to tell me just exactly who you think is in charge here. If we're hit from the other side that bridge might be our only line of retreat. Help is on the other side of that bridge, our people; the whole world is on the other side of that bridge. We destroy that bridge we've already lost.
Gray: Everyone here wants this to happen, including your son.
Stanley: No, not everyone. You guys come up with a real plan to protect this town, you let me know.
Emily: What do you want to know?
Jake: How did he propose?
Emily: Crystal and caviar.
Jake: Beats the hell out of malt liquor in a video store parking lot.
Emily: We were teenagers what the hell did we know?
Jake: Knew enough not to go through with it.
Emily: Why did you come back, Jake? Hmm? Why couldn't you have just stayed away?
Jake: Are you sure that's what you wanted?
Emily: What did you just say?
Jake: (leans in and whispers) Are you sure that's what you wanted?
Denmark: November 28, 2007 on SBS Net
Netherlands: June 16, 2008 on Veronica
The bridge scenes were filmed just outside of Bakersfield, CA.
"Polyester Bride" by Liz Phair
"For Granted" by Idaho
A promotional clip of this episode shows Emily and Jake kissing. Jake and Emily do not kiss but Jake leans in and whispers in her ear in the actual episode.
Emily says "because if I want to be Ironic it would be Alanis." This alludes to Alanis Morissette's song "Ironic" from the album Jagged Little Pill (1995).