Season 1 Episode 18

One Man's Terrorist

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Apr 04, 2007 on CBS
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Roger gets desperate after Gray kicks the refugees out of Jericho. Dale and Skylar collect on some debts. Hawkins continues his quest to find Sarah's contacts.

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  • Jericho has a heart after all. She has a name.

    Due to shrinking resources Mayor Gray has to make a hard decision about the refugees in town. It's painfully obvious that the town won't survive the winter if they keep them. This really upsets Roger the most who takes matters into his own hands and accidently shoots the Mayor. Then decides to hold him hostage. Mrs. Green gets the town to take a refugee into each of their homes to keep from putting them on the road. Instead Roger gets put on the road. Where does Hawkins find Sara's connection? But in Nebraska (my home state figures!) and he's still searching to find who set him up. But maybe the FBI knows...moreless
  • Gray decides that Jericho can no longer support the refugees.

    In a time of dwinling resources, the mayor reluctantly decides that Jericho can no longer support the refugees an they will have to leave.

    Roger, who led them there, is deeply upset and takes the mayor hostage and accidently shoots him. Mrs green manages to convince the town people to 'adopt' the refugees and they get to stay, but Roger has to leave. Emily wants to go with him, but Roger doesn't let her. Jakes suggests to Roger to go look for Stanley and Eric.

    Hawkins' cover is likely blown as a news report on the radio mentions the FBU badges of other people involved in the bombings, just like the badge Hawkins used to convince Gray about himself...moreless
  • Review

    I like the way this show was a way of taking a story that had no impact in the last episode and give it a beginning, a middle, and an end in the episode in which it brings it up. Hawkins storyline is really the only one that has been going on since the beginning, all of the problems in Jericho come and go as the episodes move along. This time around it was Roger shooting the mayor that lasted for the entire episode. I liked the suspense in this episode, mainly the transistioning camera when one of the refugees broke into the old mayors home and was chasing his wife, as the camera switched back and forth between the two scenes.

    Hawkins storyline still prooves to be one of the best storylines to date, continuing to move foward in its own way in this episode with him identifying the big boss of the entire operation. I think next episode looks to be a big explosion between Hawkins and Jericho, with what we just heard on the radio which has exposed Hawkins for what he really is.moreless
  • Not the best, but at the same yime not the worst. Deals with the issue of banishing 'outsiders' because of diminishing resources.

    First off, the storyline with Hawkins is getting more irksome every episode, It contributes nothing to the setting of posr apocalyptic survival, I think it represents a clumsy attempt at 'Lost' style mystery. Ditch it or tone it down.

    It was rather nice to see Roger driven out of town though. I was waiting for Anderson to step up and enforce some sort of martial law. That didn't happen, but getting rid of the refugees was a header in the right direction.

    This was the type of episode that doesn't hurt, but doesn't really advance the whole seitgeist of the show. I don't want to see another one of this type (or quality level) for the next episode. We'll have to wait until around mid May to find out about renewal for next year; and things have got to be a lot better than this. I would have given it an 8/10 if Hawkins was not featured so prominently in this one, an 8.5 if Skylar/Dale weren't there, and a 10 if Roger was publicly executed.

  • great episode

    The refugees and the whole town of Jericho learn that the marines that visited them recently were fake. The refugees asks Gray to be allowed in town for the rest of the winter. But Gray refuses to let them stay because of scarce resources. The leader of the refugees Roger gets desperate and threatens the life of Gray, he accidentally shoots Gray and holds him hostage. Hawkins find Sarah's contacts in Nebraska. Stuff happens in this episode, it's a good episode, it's fast paced, a lot faster than the previous episodes. This episode makes me yearn for more Jericho, I can't wait for the next episode.moreless
Dan Sachoff

Dan Sachoff

Harry Carmichael

Guest Star

Jeffrey Vincent Parise

Jeffrey Vincent Parise


Guest Star

Warren Sweeney

Warren Sweeney

Mr. Simmons

Guest Star

Jazz Raycole

Jazz Raycole

Allison Hawkins

Recurring Role

Sterling D. Ardrey

Sterling D. Ardrey

Samuel Hawkins

Recurring Role

April Parker-Jones

April Parker-Jones

Darcy Hawkins

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Goof: The coordinates given to Hawkins at the start of the show (40 49 57.28 / 96 41 47.8) actually point to State Fair Park in Lincoln, Nebraska rather than McCook which it located at coordinates: (40 12 22.13 / -100 37 15.71). In addition, technically the latitude should have been (-96 41 47.8) negative to denote a western direction as 96 41 47.8 gives coordinates for northern China.

    • The Morse code message heard over the title is:

    • The place where Hawkins went to find out who was buying his nuke in a barrel from Sarah Mason before she was killed was near Sterling Nebraska, 35 miles SE of Lincoln Nebraska at 40 49'57.2" North by 96 41'47.8" West, as indicated on the handheld computer he took from Sarah.

    • The episode title, "One Man's Terrorist", is taken from the first part of the traditional phrase, " man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter". It reminds us that even violent or otherwise shocking actions can be viewed in very different ways by different people.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Gail: My son's shoes might fit you.
      Kyle: I'd rather fix these.
      Gail: Why?
      Kyle: They're all I have left that are mine.

    • Kyle: Ma'am, there are empty houses all over Jericho and we sleep in a shelter.
      Gail: Those are our neighbors' homes. They were gone when the bombs went off. They're coming back!
      Kyle: Well, wherever your neighbors are, I hope nobody's kicking them out of town in the middle of winter.

    • Emily: Roger, this isn't you.
      Roger: I survived out there for three months. You have no idea what I can do if I have to.

    • Roger: It doesn't matter what we want, does it? It matters what we do. I tried to get us all back here. I promised them, if we all just stuck together.
      Emily: And you did.
      Roger: Yeah, Emily. Most of us made it back. Nineteen of us didn't. And I remember every one of their faces.

    • Gail (to townsfolk about evicting the refugees): You can't let them go out there. A woman died on Main Street today. I didn't even know her name. Did you? Think of our neighbors who didn't make it back yet. That's who they are! Now my family can feed two people. Who else here is willing to share their rations?

    • Roger: I did this so the people I love could be safe here. I'm not taking the person I love the most out on those roads.
      Emily: I can handle it.
      Roger: I can't.

    • Roger: 100 counts of murder, Gray. That's what they should charge you with if you send these people away.

    • Reverend: You can't do this Gray, I have given these people sanctuary.
      Gray: This is a police matter now.
      Reverend: You have no right to assualt these people, they have committed no crime. They will be my responsiblity.
      Gray: What, are you going to feed them? Have you got a little hospital down there Reverend? No, I didn't think so!

    • Gray: We have taken in almost 100 people since the bombs. Roger you brought over 50 of yourselves, we've done our part. It's time for somebody else to share the burden. Now these FEMA camps...
      Roger: Those FEMA camps are jungles and to put anyone out on the street is a death sentence. Now you've been out there, you know that.

    • Hawkins: So...I just wanted to know how you were doing. Settling in okay at Jimmy's place.
      Allison: Yeah, he just never stops talking.
      Hawkins: No, (chuckles) he doesn't. How's Sam?
      Allison: You know, he gets scared.
      Hawkins: And you?
      Allison: I'm fine.
      Hawkins: Look, that thing you had to do to Sarah... I know how that can change people.
      Allison: Dad, don't worry about me. I'm not Sam, and I'm not Mom. So... you're not going to live with us anymore, are you?
      Hawkins: I don't think it's a good idea right now.
      Allison: Then don't worry. I'll take care of them.
      Hawkins: Hey, hey, hey. Come here. (He grabs and hugs her) You are not me.

    • Gray: Out of my way Johnston! I know what I'm doing.
      Johnston: You know why we never used those? A little thing called Waco happened. The F.B.I. used tear gas, and they swear it didn't start that fire, but it could have. You ready to live with that?

    • Man on radio: In New York, the terrorists who were apprehended were all carrying nearly-perfect fake FBI badges. Their identities have not been released. Authorities have increased security at all critical sites. Counter-terrorist forces are working to capture those responsible. In the meantime, all citizens are encouraged to be vigilant. As we receive more information, we'll bring it to you. Until then, all news is local. Take care of each other, Kansas.

    • Gray: Folks, folks, listen up. I am sorry to say that the town no longer has the resources to support you. So if you could gather up your belongings you will be escorted to a FEMA camp out near I-70.

    • Gray: I don't need to look at 'em. I see them in my sleep!

  • NOTES (2)


    • Before Mayor Anderson agreed to use tear gas grenades on the refugees holed up in the Church shelter, Johnston Green alluded to the Waco incident where tear gas grenades used by the FBI/BATF ignited a fire that killed almost everyone inside the compound of the Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh. Johnston believed the same thing might happen in this incident if the tear gas grenades were used.

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