Season 2 Episode 6


Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Mar 18, 2008 on CBS
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Beck uses extraordinary measures to show Jake and the town of Jericho that he is in control of the town. Hawkins learns who the mastermind behind the September attacks is.

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  • great episode

    Jake surrenders himself to Beck. Beck is not satisfied with just him, he wants to arrest everyone who was involved with the Goetz killing. But the rangers have other ideas, they get Jake from his cell. Hawkins tries to run away from the AS soldiers. It doesn't work quite well, he ends up losing the nuclear bomb that he tries so hard to hide. It's a really exciting episode, I had a great time watching this episode. I want to see the next episode. This is a great show, the drama that goes on in this show is not sappy, it's got action and excitement written all over it.moreless
  • Truth is getting out..

    A great episode, on a great row. Continues where it was left and built up a story but little bit more slowly than previous episodes. This one really takes more time to prepare for the big events in the end - the bomb is gone and now it is sure where and why it will be used - not that it could help the one's who took it intensions. Jack gives himself in and there is a lot of trouble to get him back but it's well done, adds more action and concentration to the episode. And all with Hawkins - the way he learns whose that man is who has called him, what he did and... Cannot wait for next episode.moreless
  • If...if only the previous 5 episodes had been like this one!

    This review is written with a heavy heart. CBS canned Jericho! I am absolutely stunned at such an action! This show, this episode alone, proved this show was worthy of saving! Maybe if the previous episodes had picked up a faster pace as this one CBS would have changed their black hearts! A staunch Jericho watcher since it began, this show packed a wallop and this episode, especially the conspiracy and Robert Hawkins part was enough to sustain this show! We're on the presipice of a civil war against Cheyenne and learn Jericho didn't make the final cut. A sad loss. Tuesday's episode will be the series shouldn't have been.moreless
  • The architect of the September attacks is revealed and his new plan will be the final nail in the coffin.

    The moment Beck saw Goetz's body, you just know what he's thinking – either it was New Bern or Jericho, either way it's gonna get bad. Beck starts hunting the Jericho group involved – how does he know?! – and starts talking about 'insurgent activity' which was exactly the phrase he used about New Bern! Hawkins reports that Beck doesn't actually know what happened, just a good idea – doesn't know about Hawkins or who killed Goetz. Jake surrenders, trying to protect his friends and family, only to have Beck – who is no longer playing Mr Nice Guy – throw a bag over his head and drag him away! Beck is treating this like a betrayal.

    The interrogation with Beck proves one thing – Beck has got an incredibly well-informed source, one who told him absolutely everything – Russell. Beck starts using tactics on Jake which are definitely low-grade torture. The Rangers hijack army trucks – where'd they get the uniforms? – and seems they've got most or all of the Rangers with them! They're trying to get Jake back! Beck's right – the Rangers are holding out from loyalty to Jake, if Jake told them to stop, they would, even Eric. Jake defies Beck who declares Jericho an insurrection – which means Jericho's about to turn into New Bern. What Jake has realised is this is bigger than one man – Stanley or Goetz – this is about a corrupt government using their military to silence any opposition. That's what Jake's fighting for – it's not just about protecting Stanley, Jake's making a stand for an idea, a principle. This is about freedom from tyranny. Was the Boston Tea Party really about tea? Hell no!

    Heather spiritedly attacks Beck and realises his plan, he's trying to get Jericho to turn against the Rangers. And let's face it – there are always those who will do what is easy instead of what is right. How long will the 'common man' hold out in the face of no power or supplies against what the Rangers did for Jericho months ago? Of course, there's always an alternative – the people of Jericho could really have an insurrection, just like New Bern.

    This is a whole new side to Beck - until now, he's been an ally and a fair man, we've never been on his bad side before. We've heard the stories about New Bern though, so we should have realised he was capable of this. It can't be easy for him, he's trying to do the right thing while trying to do his job - and those two things just don't combine under these circumstances.

    I loved the scenes between Jake and his grandfather, who confirmed something I suspected the moment I heard the truth about Iraq: that Jake is trying to make amends. They've talked about this before, accepting the status quo versus upsetting the entire system with revolution – how many of Jericho's citizens would fight beside them? Could New Bern put their grievances aside to fight a common enemy? Jericho is just one town but this must be happening all across the country under Cheyenne, if Jericho started the fight, would other towns stand with them?

    Hawkins' contact is *too* well informed, knowing Hawkins intends taking the bomb to Texas. He offers a 'secure' alternative – problem is, we have no idea who this guy is! He could be loyal to Cheyenne for all we know! How's Hawkins supposed to make a decision with so little info? Gotta love Darcy, what a loving wife! "You stole a shirt? That's your plan?" Stole an ID and a truck – doesn't it occur to him J&R will spread the word on that? The informant even knows that Hawkins is driving to Texas! Then he turns around and tells Beck the truth about Hawkins!! The chase scene was nerve-wracking! Would. you. please. stop. shooting. at. the. nuclear. bomb?!

    Mystery solved – our 'whistle blower' is actually the architect of the September attacks. This guy goes on about his reasons for doing it, how J&R had so much influence with the government – what exactly has changed? All you did, you idiot, was make J&R the government! Now his reasons are clear – when Hawkins went his own way, he needed to get the bomb. Now that the bomb is in the army's hands, he just has to get it from them and he can use it on Cheyenne.

    Naturally Hawkins confides in his closest ally – and strangely, his best friend – and they discuss the dismal future: if the bomb destroys Cheyenne, the government/J&R will have every excuse in the world to crack down, it'll become everyone's worst nightmare – Jake's children will have to have the concept of 'freedom' explained to them because they will never have known it. The war is about to begin - this isn't just about Jericho any more.

    Last thoughts:

    - Beautiful shot – At 9pm, as Hawkins drives past the 'Now leaving Jericho – come back soon' sign, you see the lights go out in the distance.

    An incredibly important episode, explaining crucial info and a frightening new plan for the future.moreless
  • Beck imprisons Jake and cuts off the towns supplies until the rangers surrender.

    Jake is in custody under a high watt tungsten lamp.Becks tries to get him to sign a declaration condeming the rangers and thier actions .But he just spits on the paper.In town several people fire bomb the J&R office.The list of wounded on both sides is growing and the major is feeling frustated at the spiraling situation.

    Jake meanwhile deprived of sleep starts seeing his grandfather a former WW2 POW .He tells him that that this has all happen before only the names change.Before J&R there was the india tea company .This seems to strengthen jakes resolve,as does a visit from his mother (where the heck has she been hiding?)The ranger deduce from a really bad smell jakes mother describe that he is being held on a hogfarm outside town.A night time raid is launched and jake is spirited away to the ranger hideout.When he wakes hawkiins tells him he lost the bomb its heading to cheyenne and the mastermind behind the attacks intends to liberate it and destroy the ASA capital.Hawkins asks for his help.

    Another outstanding episode cranks up the tension yet again.the stakes are higher than ever .The town is being strangled by the J&R controlled goverment i cant wait for next weeks exiting episode.moreless
Pamela Reed

Pamela Reed

Gail Green

Guest Star

David Huddleston

David Huddleston

E.J. Green

Guest Star

Geno Monterio

Geno Monterio

Aide De Camp

Guest Star

Sprague Grayden

Sprague Grayden

Heather Lisinski

Recurring Role

Esai Morales

Esai Morales

Major Edward Beck

Recurring Role

April Parker-Jones

April Parker-Jones

Darcy Hawkins

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • When the A.S troops unload from the trucks to occupy Jericho, whe can see amidst the marching troops Jon Turteltaub, the serie producer, wearing an Army uniform with his name on the chest.

    • This is the first episode soldiers are wearing A.S. ARMY tags instead of U.S. Army. Many of the badges have changes also, and are similar to current U.S. standards. The subdued flag is now worn on the right arm while the unit patch is also subdued on the left arm. It is interesting to note that no Soldiers are wearing combat badges. Jericho is set after or during Operation Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, so any veterans of that war should be wearing unit patches on their right arm indicating the units they've served with overseas. If the 10th Mountain Division has been maintained, one would assume prior service be respected under the new government.

    • The Morse Code in the title is:

    • When the A.S Army convoy with gas, guns and ammo is hit by the Rangers, Bill (Richard Speight Jr.) is wearing a military uniform with the name Muck, the same name as the character he plays in the miniseries Band of Brothers, Sgt. Warren 'Skip' Muck.

    • Jake Green's home address: 91 Washington Dr.

      Eric Green's home address: 451 Adams St.

      Bill Koehler's home address: 72 Flora St.

      Stanley Richmond's home address: 46 Maple Dr.

      Jimmy Taylor's home address: 1308 Fifth Ave.

      Robert Hawkins' home address: 79 Hillcrest St.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Beck: (to Jake) Whatever happens from here on out, never forget, you caused it.

    • Soldier: Major, there's a locked door in the kitchen.
      Mary: It's a pantry! There's nothing in there but peanuts and pretzels.
      Beck: Either you open it or we ruin a perfectly good door.

    • Beck: The Rangers are now considered fugitives. I want all of them.
      Jake: Good luck finding them.
      Beck: Until they're produced I'm declaring Jericho to be in a state of open insurrection. Lights, power, food supplies... 9 pm tonight, I'm shutting it all down.
      Jake: We've lived without that stuff before; we'll do it again.

    • Darcy: (about the bomb) Tell me you have some brilliant plan, Robert, to get that thing all the way to Texas with no one checking your trunk. (he unzips his jacket to show JR shirt) You stole a shirt? That's your plan?
      Hawkins: No, stole a truck, too.

    • Beck: (about capturing the Rangers) How long and how much this town suffers is up to its citizens. Somebody knows where those men are.
      Heather: The Rangers were saving lives back when you couldn't have found Jericho on a map.

    • Heather: (to Beck) You remember the question you asked when you offered me this job and I didn't want it? You asked me if I couldn't tell the difference between you and Phil Constantino. Right now I can't.
      Beck: Then help me. Talk to Jake yourself. Get him to realize what he's doing to this town.
      Heather: You've had him in custody for three days. He's not doing this. You are.

    • Jake: Explain this to me. I hurt everybody that was ever close to me and I get a second chance. Stanley never hurt a soul in his life...
      Grandpa: And he lost everything.
      Jake: How is that right?
      Grandpa: Life doesn't...
      Jake: on a balance sheet, I know. But it should.

    • Jake: (about Beck) I don't even know where to start with him and he's too stubborn to listen.
      Grandpa: Your father said that about you once. You turned out real nice.

    • Stanley: He looked at me and I remember thinking to myself, this... this is just some guy. I mean, all the build up; tracking down Goetz, Goetz the killer. He was just some guy. Everything, everything just washed out of me. I wasn't scared, I wasn't angry. I just pulled the trigger.

    • Beck: They didn't have to do what I'm doing. Stopping Americans from killing Americans. Putting a country back on its feet.
      Jake: (laughs bitterly) Open your eyes. It's not a country, it's a company. And you're just middle management.

    • Jake: It's my fault. No one else's. I'm the sheriff. I...
      Beck You were sheriff.
      Jake I'm the only one to blame. The only one, so my terms are simple. My surrender for the amnesty of the other Rangers.
      Beck: I accept your surrender. (Pauses) But not the terms.

  • NOTES (2)

    • This episode is the only Season 2 appearance for actress Pamela Reed as Gail Green, actor Sterling Ardrey as Samuel Hawkins, and actress Jazz Raycole as Allison Hawkins.

    • International Airdates:
      Denmark: April 30, 2008 on SBS Net
      The Netherlands: August 25, 2008 on Veronica
      Czech Republic: November 24, 2008 on AXN