Point Pleasant

Season 1 Episode 9

Waking the Dead

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Unknown on FOX
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Episode Summary

Waking the Dead
A party in the woods turns into a real barn-burner as Judy meets a potential new flame. Terry and Paula's relationship heats up, Jesse discovers a miraculous inner passion and Christina's prayers resurrect a deadly demon out to quell her hellfire. Amber consoles Ben after the tape's contents are revealed and Boyd searches for a treasure long thought gone.moreless

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  • This episode includes Father Tomas's funeral, Amber discovers the Ben’s cassette tape. Terry and Paula get closer. Jesse finds out that he has special powers when he is around Christina. Nick is introduced to the show and Holly is back from the past.moreless

    Does Judy seem like she’s having a nervous break down before Father Tomas’s funeral? We get a little history of Father Tomas at his funeral. Which I feel is a little late since he’s dead. Of course they could bring him back from the dead. It’s been known to happen…in fact it does in this episode. I think Christina abused her powers in the Church by making Father Mathews say all the negative things about God.

    I know there is a lot of mention about Terry and Paula getting closer, but at this point I don’t see why that would matter. I don’t see anything that Paula has to offer and Terry is willing to a little more for Lucas then just run errands. Lucas sends Terry to the Father Tomas party in the woods to watch Christina. Okay, it’s not a “Father Tomas” party, but isn’t it bad timing? Would any parent let their children go to a party on the day of a funeral for the Father of their Church? Christina is still angry and gives some sort of order to wake Father David from the dead. It’s tough to be critic on this one because I’m not religious, but didn’t Father David do enough good while serving under God to at least protect him in death? Point Pleasant gives Satin way too much power here. Jesse comes to the rescue and learns that he has some miraculous powers.

    Judy meets a possible new love interest, Nick. This works because Point Pleasant is a seasonal tourist location. It’s a short hello, Good bye. It’s enough make Isabelle’s ex-boyfriend a little jealous. I wonder where that’s going go.

    The issue with Ben and Amber over the mysterious tape is resolved, but we still don’t know what’s on it, or do we?

    Lucas Boyd finds Holly and brings her back to Point Pleasant. Why? There has to be a reason or was it just to show us that Lucas did wish Holly back from the dead?

    This episode brings a lot of new story line to this show. I think it’s getting more interesting. This one is worth your time.

  • The scariest and most intense episode yet.

    This episode of Point Pleasant, currently unaired in the US (it aired in Sweden), is definatley one of the scariest episodes of Point Pleasant so far.

    Father Thomas' funeral is held in this episode, right where he was found dead, a little background on him is given, and things get a little weird at the church.

    Many things are revealed in this episode, such as what was on the video tape, some kind of power with Jesse, and some freakiness at the local beach party.

    You will be very scared for some of the characters, as it is a close call for many of them.moreless
  • Brings the show forward.

    As the show developed it has had it's up and downs, even within the few episodes it still had a bit of a stagnant delopment, until now.

    This episode brought it forward. It revealed a lot about the nature of the characters, and about their secrets. The characters becomes even more real and more, or less, human.

    Some threads that tangled was tied together, and the content of the mysterious videotape is revealed.

    As any good episode, it must create new twists, new things for us to look forward to.

    I look forward to the next episode.moreless
Matt Lanter

Matt Lanter


Guest Star

John Diehl

John Diehl

David Burke

Guest Star

Randy Oglesby

Randy Oglesby

Father David

Guest Star

Elizabeth Bennett

Elizabeth Bennett


Recurring Role

Adam Busch

Adam Busch


Recurring Role

Alex Carter

Alex Carter

Logan Parker

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • In this episode Mark Owens is speaking to Judy Kramer after Father Tomas's funeral. He says "I haven't been in there since Isabelle's…" (Mark Owens doesn't finish the sentence) He was referring to the Church and Isabelle's funeral. Judy's response is "Oh, right. Me either". She meant that she hadn't been in the Church since the passing of her sister Isabelle as well. How ever, Judy Kramer was in Church in Episode 7 "Unraveling".

    • Aired in Sweden on TV3 19th of June, 2005.

    • This episode was advertised by FOX as being the scariest episode of the season.

    • Originally scheduled to air March 24, 2005. It was bumped at the last minute due to a snafu with on-screen graphics for telephone voting for "American Idol" that led to that show expanding on the 23rd to one hour and having its results show, along with the premiere of "Life on a Stick" that was scheduled for Wednesday as well, to be moved to "Point"'s timeslot for the night.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Father Matthew: Faith means nothing until it`s tested.

    • Isabelle: (on the tape) Hi daddy, mom, Jude. I'm making you this tape because I'm going to die today. Please know if this is what I want... I see what's coming... for all of us. I know what's going to happen and I can't be here. I'm not strong enough. I won't feel any pain, so I hope that brings you some comfort. Please don't be mad at me. I love you.

    • Paula: I was thinking you'd take me out.

      Terry: I'll spring for some classic grub, like, a place with lots of forks.

  • NOTES (11)