The 4400

Season 2 Episode 7

Life Interrupted

Aired Unknown Jul 17, 2005 on USA
out of 10
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Life Interrupted
When Tom arrives at NTAC, he learns that no one has ever heard of the 4400. Tom and Diana track down a man to a museum, and during the chase, Tom finds a mysterious lab that only he can see.

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  • Tom wakes up in a world where no one has heard of the 4400.

    A strange episode set in an alternate reality, a dream world created by one of the 4400 to give Tom a source of strength in the times of crisis to come.

    Interesting storyline that hints at the problems that are to come.

    Seeing a world where none of the 4400-related events took place was intriguing. Kyle being a doctor, Tom being offered the promotion, Maia being a grandmother, Shawn, Nikki and Danny all getting along are all events that could have happened if only the people from the future hadn't interfered. It was a lot of fun to see this what-if scenario, even if Tom and Alana didn't think of it as fun...moreless
  • Life Interrupted

    Life Interrupted was a superb episode of The 4400. I really enjoyed watching this episode because it was a great story that made me think. I liked trying to figure out what was going on. Tom had an encounter with a 4400 in a world where they suppossedly didn't exist. I thought it was neat to see an alternate version of the world. Tom had a lot of character development in this episode. I thought it was an interesting way to introduce Alana and her ability to the show. I think this was definitely a wierd way to get to know someone, but it works. I look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!moreless
  • a great episode!

    i'm not through yet with all the episodes of "the 4400" but i think that this one has been the best i've seen so far. this was so exciting! i really enjoyed how tom would land up in a reality so very different from the one he had been in and how happy he finally got, how things were just perfect and yet he still would decide to go back to the life he had before to furfill his mission. there was some wonderful acting involved by joel gretsch and i'm looking forward to seeing more of newly introduced karina lombard, playing alana mareva.moreless
  • Tom discovers that everything he knew about the 4400 simply just vanished. He is now in the world where none of the 4400 ever existed, and he is going to find out what happenedmoreless

    This is a great story, and I have like it very much till the end. In the beginning where tom just realized everything have gone wrong, it really have everyone watching the show wondering the same thing as him. As the story goes on, you discover that tom really want to go back but cant and really felt like exactly what tom is feeling like. And the moment was intends when 8 years have passed in the alternate reality, you thought that tom is never going to leave the place and this is the end of everything. However, to discover that tom still haven’t given up the idea of going back, and made a very difficult decision on giving up the wonder life was very heroic of him. In the end, when tom was returned to the present reality, and he went out to chase Alana, the moment was very touchingmoreless
  • Simply great episode, it twists your mind about everything that happened so far and makes me watch the 4400 under a better point of view!

    This is a wonderful episode. It's great the fact that it is different from the previous ones and makes you wonder about anything that happened until now. I'm sure that EVERYONE wondered at least for a second what was going on and how it would finish.

    The best thing that made me rate it with a 10 is this: i was VERY afraid that it would end with Tom that remembers those 8 years and his 'virtual' life just simply ignoring and not remembering. INSTEAD they BOTH remember, and this is the best possible end for this episode.

    What will happen from now on? How will Tom's life change after what just happened. EVERYTHING becomes more interesing and it really makes me follow the 4400 more and more.

    See you everybody and I'm happy to share this nice show with lots of you, ciao from Italy:-)moreless
Maureen Thomas

Maureen Thomas

Older Maia

Guest Star

Richard Hendery

Richard Hendery

Philip Kendrick

Guest Star

Don MacKay

Don MacKay


Guest Star

Karina Lombard

Karina Lombard

Alana Mareva

Recurring Role

Kaj-Erik Eriksen

Kaj-Erik Eriksen

Danny Farrell

Recurring Role

Chilton Crane

Chilton Crane

Susan Farrell

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Tom: Tom Baldwin. (Tom and Alana shake hands)
      Alana: Alana Mareva. So, I guess we're married.
      Tom: So I'm told.

    • Alana: You have to play along. I need you to get out of here so we can figure out what's going on.
      Tom: What are you talking about?
      Alana: None of this is real to me, either. I know we're not married. I've never seen you before yesterday. The things you talk about, the ball of light, the 4400...
      Tom: You know about the 4400?
      Alana: Know of them? I am a 4400.

    • Tom: It can't be a joke. There's too many people in on it.
      Kyle: Sit. Sit down.
      Tom: So then, either I'm cracking up or the whole world is.
      Kyle: Dad, the doctors said you were okay.
      Tom: I don't wanna scare you, but something's wrong. I don't recognize this place. I mean, I sorta do, but everything's been tweaked.

    • Tom: This is not the same world that it was yesterday. But I'm, uh, I'm still Tom Baldwin and you're still Diana Skouris, which means that... the people they took, they exist too, right? Gary Navarro. We worked with him last month. He could read thoughts.
      Diana: Read thoughts? Tom, come on.
      Tom: Played for Cincinnati? Lifetime .317 batting average.
      Diana: Easy to hit .300 when you know what the pitcher's thinking.
      Tom: 1973 to 1984. But... he was never taken. Richard Tyler.
      Diana: What did he have? Heat vision?
      Tom: No. Some of them can do things. Some of them... some of them can't. He's dead. His plane was shot down over Sinanju in 1951.
      Diana: So, that's two down. We gonna go through all 4,398 more? I'll take my boots off if we are.

    • Alana: (to Tom) They're worried about you. Your life is about to plunge into crisis. Your mission will be threatened. They can't allow this to happen. They gave you this relationship as a source of strength. To sustain you in the trials that lay ahead.

    • Diana: You know, this other reality that you're anxious to get back to. I mean, even if you could get back to it. It doesn't sound that great, Tom. Back there, you're divorced, here you have a beautiful wife. Back there, your son, Kyle, spent four years in a coma. Here, he's about to spend four in medical school. Back there, your sister's family is completely dysfunctional. Your nephew is in a cult and the future of the world is in jeopardy.

    • Tom: What do you remember about the 4400?
      Kendrick: It was the best Sedan Citroen ever put out. Hydraulics came standard on every model.
      Tom: You're talking about a car?

    • Alana: The real Kyle? I know that's not exactly your son, but he seems pretty real to me. He gets happy when he hears good news, cranky when he gets tired, and he forgets to put the toilet seat down.

    • Kyle: This is unbelievable. I think this was the interview where I said I wanted to go into medicine because nurses are sexy.

    • Tom: Jordan Collier Museum of Contemporary Art?

    • Diana: Tom, whatever you've been through these past few months, I can't even imagine it and everyone here is pulling for your recovery, but you gotta listen to yourself. You sound delusional. I mean, the future? I never heard of the 4400 and I can promise you that nobody ever came back in a ball of light.

    • Tom: Diana, stop! Fill me in here, who's Doherty? Does he have something to do with Collier's death?
      Diana: Governor Collier? What are you talking about, he's not dead.

  • NOTES (1)