Surface

Season 1 Episode 14

Episode 114

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jan 30, 2006 on NBC

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  • Quotes

    • Caitlin: Chin up, dude. You're moping.
      Miles: What are you doing here?
      Caitlin: Something's going down at the aquarium. People coming to see the carcasses my dad collected. Government people.
      Miles: Perfect, more guns.

  • Notes

    • The "Federal Building, San Francisco, California" establishing shot is actually of the Federal Courthouse in lower Manhattan, New York City, although not the same as the Federal Building in NYC, which is nearby on a different block. "United States Federal Courthouse" is visible on the portico.

    • Original International Airdates:
      Denmark: June 11, 2008 on TV3+
      The Netherlands: August 18, 2008 on Veronica
      Czech Republic: March 23, 2013 on Prima COOL

    • The earthquake was reported as being of a magnitude 9.8 in the "Hispaniola Trench" .
      There is no Hispaniola Trench, but there is a Puerto Rico Trench which runs along the boundary between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea just north of Puerto Rico, and includes the deepest part of the Atlantic, the Milwaukee Deep (28,232 feet). Seismologists have found that an underwater earthquake there could generate a sizable tsunami.


      The strongest earthquake ever recorded was a magnitude 9.5, in Chile in 1960. The 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake, which generated tsunamis that killed over 280,000 people, was a 9.3. A magnitude 9.8 quake would be the equivalent of a 5-mile diameter asteroid hitting the earth at twice escape velocity.

  • Allusions

    • Richard: ... It's like Noah's Ark.

      Rich is, of course, referring to the biblical story of Noah who was asked to build a boat because of an upcoming storm that God was creating to kill off man-kind. He was told to bring 2 of each animal onto the boat.

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