Season 1 Episode 11

Vox Populi

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Nov 29, 2006 on CBS
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Some of the residents of Jericho are concerned that Gray's actions may actually make Gray the new mayor. In other news, Mitchell claims that Jonah is the killer under much speculation.

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  • Wow, what an interesting episode, loved it

    Great character development, both with Jake and Emily, Emily and Jonah, then there was a little with Jake and Robert.

    Awww... I don't think Emily has got over Jake. Love the interaction between them. Jonah is back, but this time he seem really nice. The ending scene Jonah and Emily was great, then at the bar Jake and Emily, that was awesome.

    What I like about this episode is that you don't know who the guilty one was. Lovely scene when Jake and Gray were in the cell, my heart beat was just racing, loved it.

    I love the commentary, carol (writer), Jake and Robert were great at commentary together. With that I found out that Jake was older then Eric.moreless
  • What an episode. Town is throw into shock cause of Gracie's death. It continues from there!

    This episode is what Jericho is capable of. First of all the town is on a very edgy moon due to Gracie's death and when Gray catches Jonah he goes into the poll position to be the Mayor. So when he is finally elected as the Mayor, he shows how stupid he is when he goes and tries to kill Jonah. Jake goes and saves him by intimidating Gray. Hawkins get close with his family and when he is asked the coordinates on his secret "laptop" he says that he is compromised. I really have a bad feeling about this cause at the end Hawkins is caught red handed with his family. What is this man hiding.. There is something big there. I really think so. And the other guy says, "SEE YOU SOON". Now that's spooky...

    Then Cafferty goes and holds Dale and says that he will suffer the same fate as Gracie if he didn't give him half the cut.

    So you wana know why this episode is so great. It's cause of it's ending, with Hawkins being caught by his friend on the other side of the comp and with Dale killing Cafferty and wile Jake was going to kiss Emily they are interrupted and when they outside she sees refugees walking into Jericho and then he spots Roger.

    So all and all this episode ROCKS!!! The episode very well written...moreless
  • The city is in shock over Gracie's murder, and the people quickly turn into a lynch mob when Mitchel claims that it was Jonah who killed her. Gary Anderson pushes hard to take control from the mayor and elections are held.moreless

    I just finished watching the episode and I have to give it high marks. It was pivotal in a number of ways. The Hawkins development is growing on me. It is a little weird having his character completely change, but I suppose I can cut the writers some slack; after all we are talking about 2 months having gone by. I like Hawkins when he is on task, but he doesn't wow me in the dad role. Either way, they are trying and I am willing to keep watching.

    The Jonah storyline was appropriate, but it seems like things are changing too much in that regard. I wanted him to be a long time player, and I suppose that's not off the table, but the way things are shaping up, he's not going to be around anymore. I'm curious how that is going to work out.

    Jake and Emily have been cozying up to each other. Their love story is more believable because they have history together. Heather is nowhere in the past 2 episodes, and I am not sure exactly what happened to her character. It was shaping up that she was going after Jake, but she just vanished from the script without any warning.

    The Gray struggle was understandable. I could see something like that happening. The Mitchel and Dale situation worked out nicely.

    Overall, this was a really good episode.moreless
  • The elections are held.

    The elections are held. Is it too soon to ask for a recount. Johnston should have won hands down. Is anyone surprised that he didn't?

    Heather and Jake seem to be no more and Emily and Jake seem to be on. That is something that has been going down the last few episodes. The murder of Gracie last week leads to all sorts of mayhen this week. Who gets the store and who gets shot for it.

    Overall, it was one of the better episodes of the seasons and I was pleased to see the show improve what seems to be every week.moreless
  • The elections for mayor are held.

    Excellent episode with some great twist.

    After Gracie was murdered in the last scene of last week's episode, this week' s focused on finding the killer. Mitch 'confesses' that Jonah did it. After catching Jonah, Gray is ready to kill him, but is held back by Jake. Dale tells them that Mitch threatened him and told him he would go the same way as Gracie if he refused the deal.

    Dale inherits the store and in a surprise twist, shoots Mitch.

    Well, it seemed my love of Heather and Jake is misplaced as the writers clearly want Emily and Jake together. While they were dancing and discussin Heather and Roger, I thought to myself: " it won't be long before Roger arrives in Jericho" but even I was surprised when he arrived in the same episode. Let's see what happens now but I'll probably always feel that Heather is second choice for Jake after the last few episodes.

    Johnston losing the elections was hardly surprising. It will be interesting to see what he's going to do now...moreless
Clayne Crawford

Clayne Crawford

Mitchell Cafferty

Guest Star

Beth Grant

Beth Grant

Gracie Leigh

Guest Star

James Remar

James Remar

Jonah Prowse

Recurring Role

Aasif Mandvi

Aasif Mandvi

Kenchy Dhuwalia

Recurring Role

Sterling D. Ardrey

Sterling D. Ardrey

Samuel Hawkins

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Mimi: This will never work.
      Stanley: Ah, that's what they said about Brangelina.
      Mimi: Are you seriously quoting US magazine right now?
      Stanley: Yeah, what do you think they'd call us? Stimiley? Mimiley? (Pause) St... Stimi!
      Mimi: (Laughing) You are such an idiot!

    • Bill: Gray came back from Topeka a changed man. He's not messing around, and I, for one, think he's got the right idea.
      Jimmy: Wait a minute. You're not voting for Gray Anderson?
      Bill: I'm not gonna answer that. This is still America.
      Jimmy: Yeah, just barely.

    • Mimi: What we did (sex), it's not what you think. I had a weak moment. It was a mistake.
      Stanley: I'm really good at making mistakes.
      Mimi: Yes, you are.

    • Emily (speaking about the bar): It almost looks normal in here; like the bombs never hit.

    • Gray: I love this town. I just want to keep it safe, like it always was.
      Johnston: What it always was is a democracy. That's easy when things are going alright, but when you're scared or mad it gets to be a lot harder.

    • Stanley: I actually think she (his mother) would have liked you.
      Mimi: Really?
      Stanley: No not at all.

    • Jake: You kept singing that depressing song by that uh, that bald girl.
      Emily: Sinéad O'Connor and that was our song.
      Jake: Our song? I never got to vote.

    • Mitchell: Jonah showed up at the compound, and his arm was all torn up. He said that he killed Gracie because she wouldn't do business with him any more. He was trying to prove to me and the rest of the guys that he was still in charge.
      Johnston: Where's Jonah now?
      Mitchell: I don't know. He hit me with a tire iron, I just saw him drive off.
      Gray: You believe this guy, Johnston? He broke out of our jail. He's a fugitive.
      Mitchell: Listen, I wouldn't blame you if you locked me up right now. If you want any help tracking down, Jonah, I'm ready.

    • Gray: We just had our first murder in 30 years.
      Johnston: And I've been Mayor of this town for 25 of those years.
      Gray: Maybe that's the problem. You still think Jericho is the same sweet little town it was before the bombs. We need someone who understands...
      Johnston: Save it for the election, Gray.
      Gray: This is what the election is about.
      Johnston: You wanna get this civilian off the crime scene?

    • Jake: Just tell me the name of the song.
      Emily: If you don't remember, I'm not telling you.
      Jake: I remember it was sad and depressing.
      Emily: You must not remember our relationship.

    • Dale: I can't take her store. I quit. I called her a liar; I said the worse things…
      Gail: That happens in families. People get mad, say things, but that doesn't erase everything that came before. Gracie loved you and she wanted you to have her store.

    • Jonah: I didn't kill Gracie Leigh.
      Jake: Then why are you holding us at gunpoint?
      Jonah: 'Cause maybe you won't believe me, maybe you'll try and be some kind of hero and take me in.
      Emily: He's bleeding; he needs a doctor, Jake.
      Jonah: I'm not going into town. Jake you're gonna help me get out of here.
      Jake: I'm not helping you do anything, for all I know you're a murderer.
      Jonah: I didn't do it.

    • Robert: I don't want to go anywhere. I like being here.
      Darcy: You lock the basement, or you tell those men to fight their own battles and stay home. The damn world ended. Can't you just be with us?

    • Jake: Look, we need some supplies.
      Kenchy: Oh, you want me to kill someone? You need a real doctor my friend.
      Jake: A real doctor wouldn't do what I need done. Let's go.

    • Stanley: Sorry about that, Ma.
      Mimi: Oh, no, no. We are not doing that.
      Stanley: Come on now, you can call me 'Pa'.
      Mimi: Seriously, that really creeps me out.
      Stanley: Good creepy or bad creepy?

    • Mitchell: Well, you're running the store; you're going to need protection.
      Dale: From who? Jonah's in jail.
      (Mitchell holds a knife to Dale's throat)
      Mitchell: This has nothing to do with Jonah. Don't make the same mistake that Gracie made. I get half the cut, or else people out there are going to be putting flowers and candles on the sidewalk for you. Okay? See you tomorrow….and the next day…and the next day.

    • Jake: It's up to you, Gray. Go on... no? (Jake puts Jonah on the ground and points a gun to his head) This is what you want, right? You make the rules? Decide who lives and dies? Go ahead and do it, you do it here in front of me and Dale, in front of everyone. Not in some backroom with your buddies. Don't let someone else do the dirty work for you, mayor. You want him dead, you take this gun and you blow his brains out. (Gray takes the gun from Jake and points it at Jonah) You better be damn sure he's guilty because if he's not, you're a murderer. Justice will be swift. (Gray lowers the gun)

    • Emily: What about Heather?
      Jake: What about Roger?
      Emily: You know how this goes. We should be grown-ups and walk away right now.
      Jake: You're right, we should.

  • NOTES (4)


    • References to the recent debate about the rights of prisoners involving military tribunals for terrorists. Gray Anderson said since there was no Judge in town he assembled his own tribunal and found Jonah guilty; it was implied he was going to be taken away and executed. Johnston Green's comments to the new Mayor, Gray Anderson, as he was cleaning out his desk, also made reference to the incident and difficulty of maintaining Democracy in times of fear and that the people would be watching him closely.

    • Episode title: "Vox Populi"
      In Latin this means voice of the people.