Season 1 Episode 12

Return to Jericho

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Feb 14, 2007 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary


This special presentation sheds light on all the mysteries that occurred during the first 11 episodes, detailing everything between the day the bombs went off and finding out that someone is coming to visit Hawkins and that Emily’s fiance is still alive.

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  • Love Me a Recap Show

    Little things that you probably didn't catch the first time watch it!
  • No new information here.

    I suppose what you think of this episode will depend largely on how recently you've watched the series to this point. For myself, that means I've rated it poorly, since I had digitally recorded the episodes and recently re-watched them to catch up. If you've just come from watching the series recently, like I have, then there's absolutely NO new information here, with the exception of a handful of voice-over lines from Robert Hawkins, which add nothing to the series whatsoever.

    This is completely a clips episode. It's utterly boring, unless you've forgotten what came before, and should be skipped over by anybody who remembers even the basic plot of the series.moreless
  • This episode fills in a lot of gaps leading to the circumstances before the attack. Primarily, we learn about Emily and her finance' Roger; Hawkins; and Jake. This episode really cinches together a lot of loose ends.moreless

    This episode really means a lot to the story of Jericho. In this episode, the writers have gone back and filled in a lot of gaps that had been nagging me as a viewer, and after watching this episode, I know a lot more about the events leading up to episode 1.

    It's a good episode in a couple of ways. One is that it satisfies my curiosity about what is going down with a lot of characters, and two is that it fills in a lot of filler that would have seemed meaningless or out of place in one convenient package. Learning about Roger had been an ad hoc proposition before this episode, and further development would have seemed sloppy. This entire episode is a series of flashbacks, so all of this stuff fits together and doesn't stick out too badly.

    This was a good episode. I think it is the first real glimpse we get into what went down around the country. It took them half a season, but they finally got around to letting us in on what happened.

    I rated this episode really highly not because the acting was stellar or the directing was superior or even that the writing was awesome. The editing was done well, but for the most part this is a standard episode. What makes it mean more is the way that it ties the plot together in a way that could not be accomplished by telling the story chronologically. You have to have seen the previous episodes to develop the want to know more, and then this episode comes along to fill that need. It is a solid episode in many respects, but its location in the season displays a new level of storytelling. I really enjoyed this episode. If you are watching the series in order like me, you'll be pleased after this episode.moreless
  • A nice set of recaps.

    During the hiatus and in order to gain new new viewers we are treated to a wonderful set of recaps. It's a bit painful by the narrartor but still worth a look back to catch anything that might have been missed the first go around.

    These are needed when there is a long period of hiatus and nothing was missed all the way from the pilot episode all the way up to Gracie's death and who it was being pinned on. It showed how mayoral races are won and lost. A really good show considering the long hiatus we had to endure.moreless
  • a recap episode. if you have forgotten anything or everythingthat happened this season, you will get back up to speed, but it's a snorefest since it is narrated by Hawkins, whom I hate. if you don't know who hawkins is, then please watch and enjoy.moreless

    just a summary episode... if this was a rock band instead of a tv show, consider it a greatest hits album. if you have ADD this is everything you saw through the entire season. if you never saw the show, this is the cliffs notes of what you missed, with a few teasers at the end. all in all, an ok rehash.

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Robert: Everybody has secrets, some more horrible then others. I'm finding it harder and harder to keep my secrets while trying to rebuild a life with my family. (clips show Robert explaining to his daughter that he is a "spy") We don't control anything, we can pretend we do but chaos is always just around the corner and suddenly our fate is anyone's guess.

    • Robert: Life as we knew it ended 3 months ago. Now, for better or worse, we all got a chance to start again.

    • Robert: It didn't take long before Jericho became a target. People on the outside wanted what we had.
      (clips show Ravenwood arriving at Stanley's farm taking gas)

    • Robert: Just when Jericho was running on empty….the outside world came crashing in again. This time an airdrop.
      (clips show the Chinese airdrop using Russian planes)

    • Robert: While the Mayor was recovering, Gray Anderson decided to investigate what he considered to be "security concerns". He wanted to know about the new people in town. He wanted to know about me.

    • Robert: Two weeks after the blast, people began to realize that the world as they knew it didn't exist anymore. Nothing could be taken for granted. Something as simple as a cold could kill you.

    • Robert: I haven't been much of a family man, not much of a father to Sam or Allison, not much of a husband to Darcy, but I knew Jericho would be safe. I hoped it would let us start over.

    • Robert: The bombs were only the beginning; it's what came after that we really had to worry about.

    • Robert Hawkins: My name is Robert Hawkins. The day before the blast I brought my family to Jericho. The timing was not a coincidence. There's only so much I can say about what happened that day. What I can tell you is how Jericho is surviving that chaos.

  • NOTES (1)