Season 1 Episode 17

Winter's End

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Mar 28, 2007 on CBS
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After April collapses and goes into early labor, Jake makes Kenchy face his problems so that they can save April. The wind turbine arrives from New Bern but Heather does not return. Jericho makes a deal with New Bern to send ten of their people to New Bern to make more wind turbines as long as New Bern receives a percentage of their spring crop.


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  • April goes into labor

    April goes into labor early and has the baby. The baby dies which broke my heart. Then April died! I was absolutely shocked at this turn of events. Eric was with her which was nice at her end. I was severely disappointed in this turn of events, however. Why is it writers are determined to kill off the nice people but drag out story arc's like Hawkins? Stanley and most of the good people left are off to New Bern and promising away part of their spring crop at the same time. I just don't understand what exactly they are doing that for.

    It was an extremely downer episode.moreless
  • April goes into labor.

    What a bittersweet episode.

    I was surprised that the writer had the guts to let April die. I always liked her so I wasn't too happy about that, but it did lead the way to some new, potentially interesting storylines.

    Eric going away and Heather not returning with the wind turbine makes me wonder whether everything is OK. Will Eric and Heather need rescueing sometime in the future??

    Dale standing up for himself and getting some girl action was a good development, I thought. I hope he's growing up.

    Stanley and Mimi, what can I say. It was on the cards and finally it happened. I'm glad for them and with the little bonding between Mimi and Bonnie, it might just work out, especially with Stanley gone too. I just hope he returns quickly, I like Stanley...moreless
  • Review

    April randomly going into the hospital was a decent storyline because of the character devolopment that spanded from it, but it didnt make for the most exicting of an episode. After April died I thought the episode got some life to it, with the conclusion to the trade coming in the episode as well as two huge character devolopments.

    Mimi and Stanleys scene together was huge. Just to see how far they have come since the beginning of the show was just great. Dale and his girl finnaly doing something was another nice moment in the episode, again that happens in the end of the episode.

    Heather not being there was interesting, either she grew away from Jake or something happened to her that we dont really know yet. Eric also made a huge commitment in this epsiode, leaving the town for a while to help build the windmills. Im sure we wont see him for a while, but his storyline needed a little something anyway. Overall, one of the worst of the season but the ending of it was solid.moreless
  • great episode

    April collapses at work and goes into early labor. Jake gets the drunk Kenchy to come to the hospital to treat April. Hawkins is having problems with his personal life as his wife refuses to talk to him. Dale confronts a farmer who refused to honor passed deals with Gracie. This episode looks good, it slows down a notch after the high octane episode of the previous episode. It's a good one though, the writers fleshed out all the main characters, the supporting casts did well, the story didn't look dry, there's some fluidity in every scene, it's a watchable episode.moreless
  • Thought this show was faltering, however the second half of this episode reedeemed Jericho for me

    I have to admit i was getting slightly bored with Jericho, gone is the tension about the bomb and all the suspicion and gone is the mystery surrounding some characters. With that i thought it was going to fail, and the first half of this episode confirmed this for me. I didnt care about any of the charcters any more, it all seemed a bit boring. However the entire scenes within the hospital and operating room were brilliant. It was tense and heartbreaking at the same time, something i didnt think they would do with it (i had a feeling they would go with the happy ending with everyone ok and april alive)

    Hopefully Jericho keeps like this now (maybe drop some other mysteries in) but the human survival element is what is keeping this show great.

    A bit of coldplay always helps aswellmoreless
Aasif Mandvi

Aasif Mandvi

Kenchy Dhuwalia

Guest Star

David Meunier

David Meunier


Guest Star

Jerry Giles

Jerry Giles

Dave Ostrowski

Guest Star

Darby Stanchfield

Darby Stanchfield

April Green

Recurring Role

Bob Stephenson

Bob Stephenson


Recurring Role

Richard Speight Jr.

Richard Speight Jr.


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • 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:

    • 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?

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Stanley (Signing to Bonnie): Promise me you won't kill Mimi while I'm gone. And you'll give her food?

    • Phil Constantino: You can starve next fall or freeze this winter. Take your pick.

    • Mimi: In this crazy world, we don't know what's going to happen tomorrow and I don't wanna leave anything unsaid, so I'm just going to say it, okay? So here I go..
      Stanley: I've loved you since the first day I saw you at Bailey's.
      Mimi: You said it…you said it first. No one's ever said it first to me before.
      Stanley: I don't know what's going to happen tomorrow, plus I can hold it over you for the rest of our lives. (kisses Mimi)
      Mimi: I love you Stanley Richmond.
      Stanley: But I said it first. (kisses Mimi)

    • Mary: It wasn't your fault, Eric. You don't have to do this.
      Eric: I can't be here right now. I can't.

    • Gail: We are not losing this baby.
      Kenchy: You can find yourself another butcher.

    • Robert: Jimmy, uh, Darcy and I are having problems. She's moved out.
      Jimmy: Oh... boy, that's tough. A lot of people leaving you lately, huh? I'm sorry, that's insensitive.
      Robert: I'll get my coat; I'll take you to her, Jimmy.
      Jimmy: Really?

    • Kenchy: Okay, I need you to put these on and monitor the baby's heart rate. Here, put these in your ear, I'll show you how to listen.
      Bonnie: I'm deaf.

    • Gail: Honey, you look tired, you getting enough sleep?
      April: Almost seven hours.
      Gail: Where?
      April: In my office.
      Gail: Sleeping in your office doesn't count. You're going to give the baby a crick in its neck.
      April: You're going to make a terrific grandmother.
      Gail: I know.

    • Mimi: I'll pick you up at 5:00.
      Bonnie: I'll walk.
      Mimi: Look, Stanley thinks that you're using this whole volunteering thing as an excuse to go see Sean Henthorn. I'm just following orders to keep an eye on you; personally I don't give a damn who you date.
      Bonnie: I've been volunteering here since I was 16- it's not about Sean. You volunteered for anything? Ever?

    • Mary: I'm so cold my mouth is numb.
      Eric: We need the logs or we're going to freeze to death.
      Mary: Isn't that what we are doing now?
      Eric: All right. Let's get in the car. A blanket.
      Mary: Let's turn on the heat.
      Eric: We can't I'm sorry, we won't have enough gas to get home. You know, we could make our own heat.
      Mary: Don't get any ideas. I 'm not taking my clothes off.
      Eric: You know how happy you make me.
      Mary: I'm still not taking my clothes off.

    • Dr. Kenchy: What's her pressure?
      Jessica: You smell like a wino.
      Dr. Kenchy: Nice to meet you, too. What's her pressure, please?

    • (her last lines)
      April: I like the name Tracy.
      Eric (in tears): Tracy's a beautiful name.

    • Nurse: This hasn't been about the baby for several hours.
      Dr. Dhuwalia: I'm trying to save April!

  • NOTES (2)