Season 2 Episode 1


Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Feb 12, 2008 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • In one scene at the clinic, a visiting patient is seen eating peanuts. This is an obvious reference to the tons of peanuts sent to CBS after they threatened to cancel the show after the end of the first season.

    • Nitpick: The 10th Mountain Division is the unit depicted coming to the aid of Jericho. That division is based in Fort Drum, NY, and would likely be supporting the Columbus-based government. Even if the 10th did support the western government, the logistics of transporting their equipment, supplies and manpower across the country in its current state would be daunting.

    • Nitpick: The soldiers are wearing a U.S. Army tag on their chest, but the Cheyenne-led nation goes by the title Allied States of America. The tags should read A.S. Army. Perhaps the new government hasn't taken the time to mass produce more accurate tags and are just using the ones they have in stock, but that is doubtful considering Lt. Parker joined post-blasts and has a personalized name tag on the opposite breast. The process for making both is the same.

    • We learn that the Cyber Jolt cafe has been remodeled and turned in to Jennings and Rall, a new government agency to help put Jericho back to order.

    • Bill (Richard Speight Jr.) was eating on some peanuts at the beginning of the episode. A nice touch by the film makers to remind us of the "Nuts" campaign that saved the show.

    • The Morse code message heard over the title is:

  • Quotes

    • Constantino: We needed food, water and supplies. Jericho had those things. We tried to trade peacefully, Jericho responded with hostility, ending with the cold-blooded murder of eight of my deputies. Starving facing a hostile neighbor, we had to take action.
      Major Beck: (to Jake) Your story?
      Jake: My story? He held us hostage, tortured my brother and terrorised us with mortars. Peace. You didn't want peace. You wanted everything we had. They attacked us. They cost us I don't know how many men and women. Cost me my father.

    • Major Beck: Go home. Be with your family. Treat your wounded and mourn your dead. Then, help us rebuild this place. Nightmare's over. Order will be restored.

    • Mimi (about Trish): Did you see that skin? It's like porcelain. That girl's never had a restless night's sleep in her life. And here I am running five miles a day so my butt doesn't hit my ankles!

    • Jake: Constantino is responsible for the deaths of over sixty men and women in this town, including my father! There isn't gonna be any reconciliation until he's dead.

    • Hawkins: You know, if you were smart, you'd let three months go by. Wait until everything calms down and then you would go in there quietly in the middle of the night and you would kill Constantino in his sleep. 'Cause that I would understand. But this, this is just you making a big show out of it, Jake, and it is both dangerous and stupid.

    • Emily: I bake… sometimes.
      Jake: Since when?
      Emily: Okay… when I was a kid.
      Jake: No you didn't.
      Emily: Once, I did, in home-ec.
      Jake: Ah! And?
      Emily: It ended… badly.
      Jake: Because…?
      Emily: Because of the fire.

    • Jake: You think you lost more than me? Huh? You think you lost more than me?
      Eric: I think you had a few good months!
      Jake: He was my father!
      Eric: Well, he was everything to me! You have no idea what I've lost.

    • Chavez (holding a gun on Hawkins): You're getting lazy, old man. Ten years ago there's no way I'd get this close.
      Hawkins: Maybe.
      Chavez:That doesn't bother you? (Darcy cocks a gun behind Chavez)
      Hawkins: Not really.

    • Mimi: I'm sorry I asked you to marry me.
      Stanley: No, look, I was gonna ask you!
      Mimi: You were?
      Stanley: I was, yes. I had it all planned out. I was gonna propose the way my father proposed to my mother.
      Mimi: How'd he do it?
      Stanley: He asked her.

    • Mimi: What's that?
      Stanley: It's my mother's wedding ring, now please, be quiet. I've never loved anybody the way I love you. And I can't remember my life before you and...and, uh (gets down on one knee) now I really don't think I could live without you. Listen, I'll do whatever it takes to make you happy, I swear to God. So, will you marry me?
      (Mimi nods and gasps out a laugh)
      Stanley See, you can talk.
      Mimi Yes. Yes.

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      Denmark: March 26, 2008 on SBS Net
      The Netherlands: August 4, 2008 on Veronica
      Czech Republic: October 20, 2008 on AXN
      Hungary: October 20, 2008 on AXN

  • Allusions

    • The episode title "Reconstruction" alludes to the period of American history, referred to as Reconstruction, between 1863 and 1877 as a divided nation healed itself. On Jericho, instead of a North/South division, America is divided East/West - each with its own capital as stated in the season 1 finale.

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