Jericho

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  • Season 1 Episode 8: Rogue River

  • 1 Month After The Bombs
    This is shown at the bottom of the screen at the beginning of the episode.

  • The Morse code message heard over the title is:
    ROB NOT FBI.

  • The episode title, "Rogue River" refers to the place that Jake and Eric go to in this episode to find medicine for their father.

  • Season 1 Episode 9: Crossroads

  • Nitpick: Two Ravenwood Hummers are at Stanley's ranch getting gas, but the Hummers are diesel.

  • Goof: When Heather gets up from the bar, leaving Emily, the bottle of the single malt scotch is about three quarter full. In the next scene, when Kenchy comes over and Emily grabs the bottle to pour them a drink, the bottle is only half full.

  • Nitpick: Why not explode a portion of the eastern end of the bridge approach, effectively preventing the Ravenwood detachment from entering town? This would leave damage that could easily be repaired later without mechanized equipment. As Johnston Green wisely pointed out, the bridge might be needed as an evacuation route; not to mention the foodstuffs available from the farms on the other side of the bridge.

  • Nitpicks: When Emily enters the church at the end of the episode, most of the candles are fairly freshly lit--some looking like they've been lit within the last few minutes. This implies that someone else (the priest?) is there, and yet we see no one. It also seems highly unlikely that they would waste so many candles on an empty church when there's no supply readily available.

  • The Morse code message heard over the title is:
    AOV SURPRISE
    AOV stands for Area of Vulnerability.

  • Based on Dr. Dhuwalia's words, Las Vegas apparently still exists. He was living there until the bombs and joined the Red Cross to get out which brought him to Rogue River.

  • The boat underneath the bridge had California registration on it "CF".

  • At the end of this episode there are 11 known Ravenwood men who are still alive out of this dispatch.

  • U.S.
    RANGER
    HANDBOOK

    This is what the title of the World War 2 book read that Johnston gave to Jake which was from Jake's grandfather.

  • Emily Sullivan's name would be Emily Hammond if she married Roger, meaning Roger's last name is Hammond.

  • Jericho Geography: It is revealed in this episode that both Stanley's farm and Jonas's compound are located east of the town on the other side of the bridge, between Jericho and Rogue River. There is also mention of several other food-producing farms that lie on the other side as well.

  • Season 1 Episode 10: Red Flag

  • Goof: The parachute used for carrying the generator is too small for the generator's weight. With that parachute the generator would have fallen down with high speed and become unusable.

  • Goof: When Eric is told that April is pregnant, the grandfather clock in the background shows the time 09:02. In episode 6 an EMP fries all electronics at 09:02 therefore all electric clocks would show this time. However, the grandfather clock is a wind-up, and would not be affected by the EMP.

  • Jake identified the aircraft as MiG-19s and Antonovs. He was correct in saying that they were '70s-era Russian aircraft. However, the fighters were of a pure-delta planform, unlike actual MiG-19s. Those fighters are most likely (considering the time when Jericho was made) to have been J-10s. At that time the only plane in the Chinese Air Force that had both delta wing and air refueling capacity were J-10s (to escort transport planes). All the MiG-19/J-6 (Chinese) were not in PLAAF inventory (as of 2006), and it also had a very short range. The transport aircraft were more likely the Chinese version of C-130 Hercules (which are called Y-8). Considering the plotline and Jake's comment, it is more likely he meant the Chinese version of Il-76, which are Ilushin not Antonovs.

  • Nitpick: Jericho is supposedly located near I-70. Surely there would have been other planes heard or seen before the airdrop, seeing as pilots regularly follow Interstate highways as navigational aids. This would be even more likely with only limited air traffic control still functioning.

  • Robert Hawkins believes that the writing on the packages are in the language of Mandarin. He does not recognize the writing on some of the food packaging.

  • There were 12 parcels which were dropped by the aircraft. 1-5 contained processed food, 6 and 8 contained medical and mechanical equipment, 10-12 contained grain and personal items. 7 and 9 were missing at first but when found, one contained food supplies and the other, a generator.

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