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Season 1 Episode 3

The Way Through

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Jun 21, 2010 on NBC
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Episode Summary

A helicopter appears above the prisoners , but it turns out it is only there to provide them with a box. The box contains three gas masks, but there are seven prisoners. Meanwhile, Renbe takes up Janet's case again but Edick warns him off.

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  • Very clever.

    This show continues to be extremely intriguing, and I noticed in this episode, the acting has gotten a tad better. But the characters continue to be dumb as dirt, and they fail to use common sense in every situation they're put in. The reason I enjoyed this episode so much is because of the amazing plot twist in this episode.

    A mysterious helicopter drops down a box containing 3 gas masks, that leaves four of them dead. "I hate this place" I don't think you're supposed to like the place, Janet. So everyone basically fights over the gas masks and you can that the tension is increasing between all of them. Some secrets are also revealed by one of the characters. Someone smothered their wife, cut me some slack on this one, I don't know much about their names. Anyways someone smothered their wife, and then a guy finds out and holds it against him, but then they all come in to realization that they are lying about who they are.

    Here comes the big plot twist. Once the gas goes off, the three people put on their gas masks. Some people try to take away other people's gas masks, and others who have the gas masks still want to help. The gas that's going off isn't toxic. Then the gas mask releases a toxic gas. They eventually all survive, but I think this is the episode where they all realize there isn't a way out. The way through is to stay in. AND the investigator, Renbe turns out to be Janet's ex-husband. Oh my god, AMAZING plot twist. This episode was pretty amazing, and I am definitely going to stay tuned for the episodes to come.moreless
Carlos Lacamara

Carlos Lacamara

Lt. Robert Gomez

Guest Star

Andy Greenfield

Andy Greenfield

Night Manager

Recurring Role

Michael Harney

Michael Harney

Samuel Edick

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Bill: Oh, you know what these last few days have taught me?
      Tori: Um, that working out might not be such a bad idea.
      Bill: Ah, we need to live every moment like it's our last.
      Tori: Well, that makes sense with your age.
      Bill: That's good.

    • Joe: Three gas masks.
      Janet: Leaves four of us dead. I hate this place.

    • Charlie: Looks like you broke one of the Ten Commandments. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's gas mask.
      Janet: Yeah, well, you broke one, too.
      Charlie: Which one?
      Janet: Thou shalt not be an ass.

    • Joe: Maybe the way out is the way through.
      Janet: Which means what?
      Joe: it means... that we ride it out. Yeah, we ride it out to the end.
      Janet: No. the way through is acting like a shark.
      Joe: "A shark?"
      Janet: Show no emotion. Show no weakness. Munch your enemies.
      Joe: As long as you know who your enemies really are.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Airdates:
      UK: November 7, 2011 on Syfy
      Czech Republic: July 15, 2012 on Prima COOL

    • The and e-mail addresses do not work since they were returned five days later due to "Host or domain name not found..." errors. Both and are owned by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.


    • Edick: One, never bring a bat to a gunfight.
      Referencing Sean Connery's dialogue in The Untouchables (1984), when his character Jim Malone comments, "Isn't that just like a wop? Brings a knife to a gun fight."