Jericho

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  • Season 1 Episode 23: Why We Fight

  • In this episode there is a series of flashbacks of April and Eric's wedding titled "6 years ago". In one of the previous episodes Eric found divorce papers that said they got married on June 15, 2001. So, Jericho probably takes place in 2007 (6 years after 2001).

  • Goof: Rob uses his satellite to scout for the New Bern soldiers, however, when he types in the co-ordinates, the satellite is suddenly able to give him a side-on view! Satellites can't give oblique views.

  • Lennie James (who plays Robert Hawkins) gives away his British heritage in this episode; when he rides in on the horse, he is holding the reigns "English", as opposed to "Western", which is the way most American riders learn.

  • Goof: In the scene where Rob talks to Jake over the radio after Jake's father was shot, in one of the times where Jake talks back to him he talks before pressing the button, yet somehow Rob hears everything he says.

  • When Hawkins accesses the satellite imagery, he inputs the co-ordinates 39°06'38.38" N and 99°27'17.38" W. The co-ordinates are the location of the road that the New Bern fighters take to the Richmond farm. This location is "miles" from the Jericho Townhall.

  • The flag in the army compound where Heather is, is made up of only 21 stars with 13 vertical stripes as opposed to the more commonly known 50 stars and 13 horizontal stripes.

  • The Morse code message heard over the title is:
    TO THE FLAG

  • Nitpick: On their way into town in the opening teaser, the soldiers check the pulse of the victims to see if they are alive. Problem is, they're wearing gloves. You can't feel a person's pulse when you're wearing gloves.

  • Season 1 Episode 22: Coalition of the Willing

  • The Morse code message heard over the title is:
    ALLEGIANCE

  • Season 1 Episode 21: One If by Land

  • The Morse code message heard over the title is:
    WE PLEDGE

  • Season 1 Episode 20: Casus Belli

  • The Morse code message heard over the title is:
    ONE GOT AWAY

  • The episode title "Casus Belli" is a modern Latin language expression meaning the justification for acts of war or the reason for going to war. Casus means "Case" and Belli "for War"; "Case for War"

  • Season 1 Episode 19: A.K.A.

  • The Morse Code heard over the title is: WHO RAN RED BELL. Project Red Bell is the project that Hawkins was working on.

  • The episode suggests that it was Hawkins' actions that saved New York City.

  • During Hawkins' initial meeting at Higgins Satellite, at least two computer screens indicate cities that were presumably targeted for attack.

  • In a humorous scene, displaying her ignorance of farm life, the first time Mimi talks to the chicken she is about to kill, she claims that the creature lays the fewest eggs, so it must be the first to go. The bird she is talking to is a rooster. One hopes Stanley has more than one male on the farm.

  • Hawkins tells Jake that Jericho was chosen as the post-nuclear attack meeting place due to its location away from any fall out from an attack on the largest US cities. This is actually true according to FEMA's fallout maps of the USA.

  • The man Hawkins has identified as "Boss", and possible head of the bomb plot, is Thomas Valente whom Hawkins first met during his time working under deep cover trying to stop the bombing. Valente works for the "Domestic Nuclear Detection Office" within the "Department of Homeland Security" as seen on Hawkins laptop at the end of the episode.

  • The name Higgins (Higgins Satellite - the CIA front company where Hawkins went) is a possible reference to the 1975 movie Three Days of the Condor about a conspiracy within the CIA. Robert Redford plays CIA researcher Joseph Turner, who bears a similarity to Hawkins - both appear to have been ordinary analysts before being drawn into a high level conspiracy. In the movie Turner goes to meet Higgins (a top level agent). On Jericho Hawkins is told to ask to meet with a Mr. Higgins (once inside a top level agent briefs him on a terrorist conspiracy).

  • "Red Bell" was the name of the CIA project to gather, by any means necessary, nuclear weapons sold on the black market by former Soviet republics after the fall of the Soviet Union and transport them to the US for disposal - one of the shipments was stolen and converted into the 25 city bombs; and that's where Hawkins team came in - they were to clean up the mess by penetrating the terrorist cells and recovering the bombs. Unfortunately, 21 of the bombs exploded.

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Futuristic, end of the world, brought back from cancelation, high stake situations, apocalyptic