Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Monday 9:00 PM Sep 25, 2006 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • Since Henry has to repeat sophomore year (same year as his sister), their mother suggested telling their classmates that he and Hannah are twins.

    • Brady plays football. Since he took three classes during the summer, he's in sophomore year, same as Henry and Hannah.

    • Lily told the police officer that they had been victims of Hurricane Katrina and that they have had to move four times.

    • It was Lily's idea to run.

    • The plan was to say that they were from Philadelphia, but Lily started saying that they were victims of Hurricane Katrina.

    • The family's alias names are Jim for Paul, Brenda for Lily, Jason for Henry, Kate for Hannah, and Mikey for Tommy.

  • Quotes

    • Lily: (talking about Henry, who left; to Paul) He doesn't even have a coat.

    • Paul: (to Lily) I can turn myself in.
      Lily: No.

    • Henry: (to Lily) How do you know he didn't do it?
      Lily: Because your father is not a criminal.

    • Lily: (to Henry, who's in the car waiting to leave) If you leave, you can't come back.

    • Henry: (to Tommy) You can have the room to yourself now Tommy, I'm out of here.

    • Henry: (to his father) Who does this? Who runs? Guitly people.

    • Henry: (to Paul, who just opened the door unannounced) Ever heard of a knock? (quickly hides something in a drawer)
      Paul: What's in there?
      Henry: My cell phone.

    • Henry: (as he gets off the car, to Paul) We're from New Orleans.
      Hannah: Victims of Katrina.

    • Tommy: (to Paul) I'm hungry.
      Paul: Me too buddy. Just hold on a second, ok?

    • Lily: (to Henry in the car) Why don't you have your seatbelt on?
      Henry: I didn't know you had to wear seatbelts in the back.

    • Hannah: (to Lily) You just ran over a stop sign. (cop pulls them over)

    • Hannah: (to Henry, arguing about being cool) Oh master, please, educate me.

    • Henry: (to Hannah) You can't just decide to be cool.

    • Henry: (while Tommy tapes green tape on the floor) So what happens if I cross the line?
      Tommy: You don't want to know.

    • Lily: (to Bob) How did you know I have three kids?
      Bob: I saw you move in.

    • Lily: Where are you going?
      Hannah: I don't know, town.
      Lily: Well hang on a second come say hello to our new neighbor. This is uh...
      Bob: Bob.
      Lily: Bob.
      Bob: Bob Sullivan
      Hannah: Hey, I'm Kate.
      Bob: Really? If we had a girl our wife was gonna name her Kate.
      Hannah: (Sarcastically) If I was a boy my parents were gonna name me Bob.

    • Henry: Do I have to share with Tommy?
      Tommy: Henry farts on me.
      Lily: Guys not now please.
      Henry: I'm not sharing with an eight year-old.
      Hannah: Why? Cuz then you won't be able to play with yourself?
      Henry: Oh, like you don't?
      Hannah: You're sooo disgusting.
      Lily: Do we all have to listen to this?

    • Angela: Remember how long it took us to find the Jarvises? Seven years and they had six kids.
      Ross: Yeah, but you weren't on it for the first six and a half.
      Angela: Next time you kiss my ass, you're fired.
      Ross: Yes Ma'am.

    • Lily: (as Henry walks away) ah ah ah... Sit down, we eat together.
      Henry: Why?
      Lily: Cuz... I'm the mommy, that's why.
      Henry: You still have that T-Shirt?
      Lily: And I'll wear it if I have to.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Denmark: May 26, 2008 on SBS Net
      Czech Republic: June 29, 2009 on TV Nova

    • According to this episode, the show is from three different perspectives:

      1. The Rader Family
      2. The Police (SWAT) Team looking for them
      3. The Killer (in the Rader's Point Of View)

    • Runaway was officially the first new show to premiere on the new CW network.

    • The show was initially given a 13 episode initial order by The CW.

    • Runaway was being originally developed for UPN, but was then picked up by the CW as a result of the WB/UPN merger.

    • The series comes from Darren Star Productions in association with Golly, Inc. and Sony Pictures Television.

  • Allusions