Season 1 Episode 21

One If by Land

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Apr 25, 2007 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Bill: We shouldn't be patching those guys up, we should be arresting them. They opened fire on us!
      Gray: We don't know who shot first! I'll get to an investigation. Right now we need to make sure people don't die.

    • Jake (about the fake Marines ploy): I hardly recognized you without the wardrobe. What happen, you guys get caught?
      Maggie: Kinda hard to pull that off without the tank.

    • Maggie: I'm just trying to help.
      Jake: Huh. Last time you tried to help you nearly wiped out my town's supplies.
      Maggie: I was trying to survive.
      Jake: So were we.

    • Constantino: Jericho's continuous acts of aggression against this town are unjustified.
      Johnston: What 'continuous acts of aggression'? We're neighbors, for God's sake.
      Constantino: I didn't hear much talk of neighbors when you sent Ravenwood to our front door.
      Johnston: We blew everything to hell and gone trying to defend ourselves against those mercenaries. We had no idea where they were heading next.
      Constantino: You didn't try and warn us? You couldn't help us while they were raiding what little we had left? Shooting whoever got in their way? My deputies, my friends?

    • Eric (about his torture): It's not about Hawkins. They wanna know about Jericho. What our defenses are like, do we have any troops, where are they posted, do we have a stock pile of weapons, that sort of thing.
      Jake: We have to get back, we have to warn them.
      Eric: We will. We're not gonna die in here.

    • Dale: They don't hate him, they're just scared of him.
      Skylar: My dad was a good man. He gave them the money for the clock on Main Street. He did a lot of good things.
      Dale: Maybe he did. But that's not why they were nice to him. They were nice to him because he had a lot of power. That's how it works.

    • Ted: Five months ago, you know what I was doing? Customizing my truck.
      Maggie: I was getting ready to defend my dissertation. Russian lit. How 'bout you, what were you doing last time things were normal?
      Hawkins: Can't remember back that far.

    • Gail: So there's no one in town who wants to have a drink tonight?
      Mary: You'd think the big draw would be the atmosphere and the gracious hospitality but it turns out it's the booze. They'll be back when I make more vodka.

    • Emily: For what it's worth, you and Mary have a lot in common.
      Gail: What -- we both love Eric?
      Emily: No, I was actually going to say you're both pretty tough broads. You're both a little hard-headed. In a bar fight -- even money.

    • Maggie: I'm Maggie. Jake sent me. Where are the cops?
      Hawkins: They've been dealt with.
      Ted: You don't want to go in there.

    • Maggie: So, what's the plan?
      Hawkins: Plan? There's gonna be an explosion in town. Hopefully it'll cause enough chaos that we can somehow get Jake and Eric out of there.
      Maggie: I think I can help you with that. I have an in with Constantino.

    • Constantino: Then I find both of your sons -- both of them -- in my factory trying to destroy the last form of capital this town's got.
      Johnston Green: Slowww down.
      Constantino: Jake was apprehended yesterday attempting to sabotage my factory.
      Johnston Green: That makes no sense. The factory's producing wind turbines.
      Constantino: Your sons are pretty bent on the idea. I caught Eric the day before trying to do the same thing. We're holding both of them.

    • Maggie: His name is Robert Hawkins. He said he's probably in a hunting cabin owned by a guy named Ted Lewis -- he works at the factory.
      Deputy: Find out where it is. Get over there.
      Maggie: You're supposed to take me with you.
      Deputy: What?
      Maggie: That's, that's the deal I made with Constantino. I go with you and as soon as you see the guy's there you drop me off at the checkpoint. Just talk to Constantino. This is -- he was supposed to be here!
      Deputy: Take her with you. If he's not there, kill her.

    • Johnston Green: C'mon. If we leave now, we can get there before dawn.
      Gray: No, no, no, I'm not authorizing-
      Johnston Green: Did you hear him? Constantino wants a bigger fight. And he's not going to have my sons as human shields!

    • Eric: How many people have to die before you don't care anymore?
      Jake: April's death was not your fault. We can't even be sure Heather's dead with the lies they're spreading.
      Eric: I've seen, Jake. I don't think I can go back.
      Jake: Well, staying here and getting yourself killed is not gonna make you feel any better, trust me.

    • Constantino: I want you to tell me who your friend is and where I can find him. Things are gonna get very bad for you and your brother if you don't help us, Jake.
      Jake: Why would I want to help you?
      Constantino: This is what I know is that you, your friend, and your brother were caught attempting to sabotage this town's sole means of manufacturing.
      Jake: You were manufacturing weapons. You were-
      Constantino: So I'm gonna repeat the question -- Where is your friend?
      Jake: Why don't you tell me what happened to Heather Lisinski?
      Constantino: Take him back.
      Guard: Let's go, boy.
      Jake: Word's going to get back. It's going to get back to Jericho about what you're doing and there is nothing you can do to stop it!

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      - Denmark: January 16, 2008 on SBS Net
      - The Netherlands: July 28, 2008 on Veronica

  • Allusions

    • The title is part of a famous quote by Paul Revere from April 18th, 1775; one if by land, two if by sea. This quote meant that one lantern would be lit if the British came by land and two if they came by sea.

    • When Johnston Green made the comment about Constantino of New Bern using his sons as "human shields" he was alluding to the tactic used by Saddam Hussein in Iraq to protect critical locations in the 1990 Gulf War; also used in other recent Middle Eastern conflicts.

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