The 4400

Season 4 Episode 2

Fear Itself

5
Aired Unknown Jun 24, 2007 on USA
8.9
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Fear Itself
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Tom and Diana search for a person who has the ability to make people's worst fears come to life. Danny seeks Shawn's help in finding a promicin shot. Cassie leads Kyle to a book that contains a prophecy about Jordan Collier.

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  • Fear Itself

    9.5
    Fear Itself was a superb episode of The 4400. I enjoyed watching this episode as Diana reconnects with Tom and asks for her old job back, Isabelle is given some possible options, and Kyle learns a lot more about himself. I thought the story of this episode was well written and the actors continue to shine in their parts. As Tom continues to obsess if a painting from the 1800's is Alana he soon realizes there isn't much he can do about it. It was interesting to see director Doyle help both Tom and Diana. Shawn is finally released from the hospital and discovers that his brother Danny wants to take promicin. This episode really brought a lot of the plot lines together and moves the season forward. I look forward to watching the nex episode of The 4400!!!!!!!moreless
  • excellent

    10
    Wow this episode was terrific! I liked Kyle's face from the end, when he was shocked about his ability. He was very funny in the same time :D. And the kid with Austin, poor boy, he did so much harm (i mean, his father was guilty because he shot him with promicine, but I think those whom are shooted with promicine can control his powers, even if they are sick, but in the end he was just a kiddo)! But I was happy when everything ended ok. The kiddo got rid of his power but the most important is that he got rid of his ill, and that thanks to Shawn.



    Things I don't understand:

    How come Collier is the Messia, because I thought that he's one of the bad guys! This conffused me a lot!

    And if Collier is the good guy, why isn't Shawn on his side?!



    Things I don't like:

    Is that Kyle is venerating Collier. And this really I don't like, because in this way Shawn and Kyle will become enemyes! ok, now I'm just waiting for the next episode! see ya!moreless
  • Kyle discovers his ability and Diana returns

    9.0
    Fabulous episode on two levels. The overall story arc is progressing nicely. Kyle discovers his ability, Shawn finds out he can still heal, Isabelle is apparently totally devoid of abilities (which I do not really believe) and Diana returns, at least until she find out what happened to her sister, April. Who got a syringe with promicin and, knowing April, took it too.



    The episode's story dealt with a family with an autistic boy. The father's longing for contact was so strong, that he risked the fifty-fifty chance and gave his son the promicin. His telling of the reasons was heart-wrenching and very emotional and I'm so glad that they decided on a happy ending, with Shawn's help.moreless
  • Another great episode.

    9.9
    This was another great episode which kept me hooked up until the end. The story was very intresting a 4400 who can make people see there worst fear, this is definatly NTAC's worse nightmare. Also in this episode Tom and Diana were united and she was reinstated. Shawn tries to get back to normal after the coma, but is shocked when his brother says that he wants to give promicine a shot. So eventually they find out that the person responisble for the fear is a kid who was injected with the promicine by his father. So overall i thought this was a great episode. And i am not sure what to think of about the Kyle thing yet. I am looking forward to the next episode.moreless
  • Flawless, Excellent, Commendable

    9.0
    Fear Itself: Another flawless episode. I can hardly believe this show contiues to get better and better. I really love the way they had the incredible fears of all these people tie into the life of an autistic child. With so much being learned about and yet still unknown about Autism, the episode delivers a double punch by bringing this situation into the forefront. Very commendable. Obviously, another episode with many things going on. Diana is officially re-instated at NTAC, Shaun gets out of the hospital, and Kyle is beginning to quote Jordan Collier like he's the next messiah. While each of these sitiuations aren't really relavant to the episode in general, we do get some good set up for future episodes. Isabelle's plotline is coming along well too, as she is given an opportunity to be moved to a lower security facility, if her blood shows adverse reactions to Promicin, I think this is a diversion though, I do think that she has abilities still, and has kept them under wraps. I think we'll get some ability out of Isabelle yet. Finally, Kyle's new ability is revealed, which was obviously going to happen or he'd be dead. Again another impeccable episode from this show's creators. Looking forward to more.moreless
Jake Cherry

Jake Cherry

Brandon Powell

Guest Star

Colin Cunningham

Colin Cunningham

Ryan Powell

Guest Star

Rob LaBelle

Rob LaBelle

Dr. Nicholas Clayton

Guest Star

Kavan Smith

Kavan Smith

Agent Garritty

Recurring Role

Richard Kahan

Richard Kahan

Marco Pacella

Recurring Role

Tristin Leffler

Tristin Leffler

Cassie Dunleavy

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Featured Promicin Positives

      * Brandon Powell, an autistic child whose father Ryan injected with promicin, has the ability to make peoples' fears overwhelm them to the point where they go insane.
      * Troy Kennedy, he has the ability to play any musical instrument like a virtuoso after apparently having no previous talent.

    • Trivia: Agent Garrity's first name is Jed.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Garritty: Well, eight cases in two hours. I'd say someone's been pretty busy, huh?
      Tom: For all we know, they're just getting started.

    • Meghan: I can give you a few minutes Mr. Powell, but then I'm afraid you're going to have to come with us.
      Mr. Powell: My son has been in a prison his entire life. I'm happy to trade places with him.

    • Cassie: (in response to Tom asking if she's Kyle's girlfriend) That would be kind of hard, considering I am Kyle's ability.

    • Meghan: Let me ask you a question. Have you ever seen La Dolce Vita?
      Diana: Dubbed or subtitled?
      Meghan: Do I look like I watch dubbed movies?
      Diana: Do I?
      Meghan: Welcome back, Agent Skouris.
      (Extends her hand)
      Diana: I'm being reinstated because I like foreign films?
      (shakes Meghan's hand)
      Meghan: Of course not, but it doesn't hurt your cause.

    • (Baldwin and Garrity interrogating Troy Kennedy)
      Troy: I took the shot to make my life better.
      Tom: Better, better? Better how, huh? By driving a bunch of people crazy? They're at Abendson Psychiatric Hospital writhing around in straitjackets.
      Troy: It wasn't me, I swear. My ability's harmless. I-I play music. I pick up any instrument, and I'm like a virtuoso.
      Garrity: Really? Well I'll go home and get my clarinet!

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