Gray Anderson returned to reveal Washington DC was bombed and New York City was saved. The bombs in NYC was 20 kilotons which is about the size of the 1945 Japan bombs. This isnt big enough to flatten a large city like DC but it definitely caused serious damage wiping out 25% of it. The bombs were planted in trucks so it was terrorism - but who did it, and who supplied the bomb material?
Gray also revealed Lawrence KS (a nice tribute to THE DAY AFTER) was hit. Perhaps it was meant for Kansas City (40 miles away) but maybe the police stopped the truck so the terrorist blew it up there. Gray also revealed that society is breaking down and things are turning ugly as supplies run out. The countryside is turning into something resembling the ROAD WARRIOR. Gray is wondering about newcomers like Hawkins which should make next week very interesting. After what hes seen he going to be demanding answers from Hawkins. Hes pretty much in charge of the town since the mayor is out of commission for now.
After watching COUNTDOWN from the CBS site, its pretty clear that Hawkins knew the attacks were coming. Im speculating he may have been on the team that disarmed the New York City bomb, and knowing this he went to DC to get his family out, figuring the government wouldnt be able to find and disarm the other bombs in time. Fortunately the Halloween celebration was not overly long and was just there to keep a sense of normalcy for the children, and provided cover for Mitchell being sprung from jail.
Jonah, Mitchells boss, is also the father of Emily. Hes not as bad as I thought he would be. Though he is not nice guy, he is a businessman and seems interested in helping Jericho as long as he gets his cut and he looks like he would rather make deals than harm Jericho. Being a businessman, albeit an slimy one, he knows he needs customers for the items he procures. Money has become worthless and a barter system is emerging.
Next week looks even better based on the previews since we get to see whats outside Jericho for the 1st time.