Jericho

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  • Season 1 Episode 19: A.K.A.

  • 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.

  • Season 1 Episode 18: One Man's Terrorist

  • 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:
    ROB EXPOSED

  • 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, "...one 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.

  • Season 1 Episode 17: Winter's End

  • There is a patient called Mr. Ostrowski in the medical center; Mike Ostrowski is an supervising producer and writer on the show.

  • The Morse code message heard over the title is:
    A COSTLY DEAL

  • Goof:
    Man from neighboring city
    : It's a power generating wind turbine. We get about 1500 watts an hour out of one of these.
    Watts, the standard unit of power, is defined as joules (energy) per second (time). So to claim something generates watts per hour is a time derivative of power and makes no sense in this context.

  • Nitpick: If the ground was frozen so hard that they couldn't dig under Jake's foot to free him, how is Hawkins able to dig a big enough hole to bury Sara with that dinky little shovel?

  • Season 1 Episode 16: Semper Fidelis

  • Goof: There is a major flaw in the episode although it looks impressive. The "Marines" would never be able to drive their tank from town to town, especially in a place like rural Kansas, where the population centers are so far apart. An M1 Abrams tank consumes fuel at a rate of about two gallons per mile, so they would burn an incredible amount of fuel. Because of this, tanks are transported by rail or airlifted to the spot where they are to be used.

  • Goof: When Hawkins sends the messages at the end of the episode, he does not hit the right keys on the keypad.

  • The Morse code message heard over the title is:
    THEY WILL NEED IT

  • Johnston Green heard one of the Marines say Hooah and says that is what soldiers in the Army say. Oorah is what Marines say while Army soldiers say Hooah.

  • Goof: The tank featured in "Semper Fidelis" is a British Chieftain standing in for an M-1 Abrams.

  • Title: Semper Fidelis

    Latin for "Always Faithful." It is also a motto for various cities and military organizations including the English city of Exeter and the U.S. Marine Corps.

  • Season 1 Episode 15: Heart of Winter

  • Nitpick: When Mimi found Jake pinned underneath the truck, he was pinned underneath the roof of the truck, with the bed sticking upward. She and Stanley (after he woke up) could have pressed down on the bed of the truck. This would have made it easier to pull Jake out sooner. They could have done the same when the rescue crew came later that night.

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