The Morse code message heard over the title is:
PRAY FOR NYC.
Jericho is 93 miles away from Rogue River according to the mile marker sign.
Jake: (After Heather rambles about the car) Anything else?
Heather: (kisses him. pauses.) Aren't you going to leave now?
Jake: I'm waiting for Eric. (Heather walks away awkwardly)
Mimi: I found some stale cornflakes in the pantry and since no one else seemed to be eating them...
Stanley: Oh well knock yourself out here you want a little milk with those? (Pours some milk into her bowl from the pail he just brought in.) There ya go.
Mimi (taking a bite): Ew. It's still warm.
Stanley: Yeah it was even warmer when it was in the cow ten minutes ago.
Mimi: And that will do it for the cornflakes. You did that on purpose didn't you?
Stanley: Yes I did.
Jake: Mallow cups. (snaps fingers) That's what they were called.
Eric: God I loved those.
Jake: They were the best. I always got so much more candy than you remember?
Eric: Cause you cheated! You'd trick or treat the whole neighborhood in one costume and then you'd go do it again in another.
Emily: Why are you talking to him?
Jake: It's okay. It doesn't have anything to do with you.
Emily: He's my father, it has everything to do with me.
Jake: That's my car.
Jonah: You left it out there.
Jake: Yeah but it was destroyed.
Jonah: Lovingly restored. I told you there was a lot of good stuff on the roads. This one I didn't even have to fight for. Besides, she was mine first.
Eric: Uhh what the hell. Is that what we're driving?
Jake: Yeah, I mean it's not actually a... Yeah.
Gray: Are you going somewhere?
Eric: My father needs medication, stuff we don't have in town. Jake and I are going to Rogue River to find it.
Gray: Are sure that that's a good idea?
Eric: Not really.
Gray: You be careful out there. You don't stop for anything. You don't even slow down. I mean it.
Eric: We'll be back before morning. Do you mind keeping an eye on things here?
Gray: Of course, don't worry about it.
Jimmy: Ooh. You scared me. That's a good ghost!
Gail: What are you doing?
Gail: You were cooling your thermometer in that glass of water. Weren't you?
Johnston: No I wasn't. Fine, so what if I was, I'm tired of being babied.
Gail: You have a temperature of 350 degrees. You are going to rest. You are going to take the pills that April gave you. You are going to admire this ridiculous pumpkin with me and then we are going to try to eat said pumpkin together because we use every part of the buffalo in this house. Is that understood?
Johnston: Most of it.
Skylar: Please tell me that's diet.
Dale: Cream soda.
Skylar: There used to be a whole case of diet here! Gracie promised that she would hold on to it for me.
Gracie: Not to worry dear. I tucked it away when we agreed on the price.
Heather: Watch out for giant irradiated ants out there.
Jake: Always do.
Heather: I don't think this is such a good idea.
Jake: No choice.
Heather: Well, then at least let me do some work on the car.
Jake: There's no time, I have to go now. What... wait, you said it was sturdy.
Heather: Well, sturdy, yeah, but what if you need to outrun something?
Jake: Why, how fast will it go?
Heather: I don't know. Thirty, maybe forty miles an hour, best case, downhill, and not for very long. See, this is what I'm saying - maybe you should go on horseback.
Jake: A horse is slower than that.
Heather: A horse is less likely to explode.
Jake: I'll take my chances.
Mitchell (singing): She'll be coming 'round the mountain when she comes. She'll be coming 'round the mountain when she comes. She'll be coming—
Jimmy: Knock it off, Mitchell.
Heather: Is it inappropriate that I keep asking questions about him?
Emily: Why would it be inappropriate?
Heather: I don't know.
Emily: Do you have a thing for Jake?
Heather: No. (Emily gives Heather a look) Okay, except, maybe, yes just a little bit.
Emily: A little.
Heather: I'm sorry, this is really weird.
Emily: It's not weird. Look, it was a long time ago. Just be careful, okay.
Emily: There's a lot of things about Jake you don't know, okay?
Stanley: Oh, I see you're awake, must be noon.
Mimi: I've been up for a while. Hey, close the front door. What, were you born in a barn? Were you born in a barn?
Stanley: Almost a week you've been here and that joke's not getting any funnier.
Dale: Hey, did you hear?
Skylar: Hear what?
Dale: Mr. Anderson's back, he says New York is still there.
Skylar: New York? My parents?
Dale: They might be okay.
Skylar: My parents. (cries and hugs Dale)
Jake: I can talk to Jonah.
Gray: You can talk to Jonah? Find him---
Jake: He lived up to his end of the deal.
Gray: And why the hell are you protecting this guy?
Jake: I'm protecting this town. He can get things we're gonna need.
Gray: What can he get?
Jake: He can get food; he can get gas, he can get ammo. Could you get that stuff if we needed it tomorrow? Could you? 'Cause he can. We'll do this my way now. (takes gun away from Gray)
Jonah: I want to talk to Emily.
Jake: She doesn't want to see you.
Jonah: She blames me for Chris's death. Things might be different if she knew whose fault it really was.
Jake: I didn't send him on that job, all right, you did. I tried to talk him out of it.
Jonah: He needed a lookout; someone to watch his back. You left him alone.
Jake: A lookout? He needed a father.
Jonah: All right. Maybe it is time Emily learns the truth about what you did.
Jake: I told her. I told her, I told her everything.
Jonah: Did she forgive you?
Jonah: Neither do I. Get her to see me, or I'll do business wherever the hell I please.
Jake: I can't.
Jonah: Then I guess we don't have a deal.
Gracie: Is there something you want to tell me?
Dale: What do you mean?
Gracie: That jewelry box is missing; did you steal from me, Dale? Say something.
Dale: Why did you lie to her? Why did you tell her you didn't have the box?
Gracie: We made a fair trade. I shouldn't have to explain myself to some spoiled little girl.
Dale: You don't know her.
Skylar: Where are you staying tonight?
Dale: A friend's house.
Skylar: A friend's house? (looks sceptical) Come on. You can sleep on the couch at my place.
Stanley: You don't need to do all this, you know?
Mimi: What the hell else am I going to do?
Jake: Remember that time we set the carpet in Dad's office on fire? All you had to do was stick to the story, we would've been fine.
Eric: You wanted me to tell Dad that I had a seizure and knocked over his desk lamp.
Gray: Do we know anything about them? Where they been? What they know? (The new families in town)
Eric: I don't think I like where this conversation is going, Gray.
Jonah: Looks like you forgot someone.
Jake: Town said no to the deal with Mitch. How can I fix this?
Australia: October 26 2006, Network Ten
Belgium: July 9 2007
Denmark: November 14 2007, SBS Net
Estonia: June 13 2007
Finland: September 26 2007
Germany: July 2 2007, Pro7
Hungary: January 8 2007
Netherlands: June 9 2008
In this episode, Jericho celebrates the festival of Halloween. In the real world, it was also Halloween in the week that this episode aired.
"Ships" by Umbrellas
"Older Chests" by Damien Rice
Episode title: Long Live the Mayor - The title of this episode is a play on a traditional proclamation made following the accession of a new monarch: The King is dead. Long live the King!
Heather: Watch out for giant irradiated ants out there.
This would refer to the classic 1954 science fiction movie, Them!, in which ants grew to monstrous proportions after being irradiated by an atomic bomb explosion.
Gray Anderson discovers that one of the bombs was exploded in Lawrence, KS, not Kansas City. In the 1983 ABC TV-movie "The Day After", Lawrence, KS was the location of the first nuclear strike.
Gail Green said that they were going to eat the carved pumpkin after admiring it, "Because we use every part of the buffalo." This alludes to the fact that Native Americans used the buffalo for more than one thing. The buffalo and all its parts were used for food, clothes, glue, toys and numerous other practical means.