The 4400

Season 1 Episode 2

The New and Improved Carl Morrissey

Aired Unknown Jul 18, 2004 on USA



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: EEG stands for electro-encephalogram. An EEG is a way to map the activity of the brain by placing electrodes over the patient's head.

    • Trivia: Enron was a trading and energy corporation that had fraudulent accounting methods. The corporation filed for bankruptcy in 2001.

    • Featured 4400s

      * Carl Morrissey, disappeared 16 February 2003, from Seattle, Washington. He returns with enhanced strength and reflexes.

  • Quotes

    • Lily: I know this is going to sound strange, but that other place we looked at, the baby didn't like it.
      Richard: Maternal instincts kicking in already, huh?
      Lily: No, it's not that. It's that somehow, I know what the baby's thinking.
      Richard: Lily, the baby's barely two months along, it's not thinking anything.
      Lily: I can't explain it any more than you can explain where you've been for fifty years, or what's happened to us during the time we've been gone. I don't sound too strange, do I?
      Richard: Of course not.

    • Tom: So how have you been?
      Linda: Good! My lawyer was asking if you'd signed those divorce papers yet.
      Tom: I thought maybe if we had dinner one night... we could sign them together.
      Linda: You mean make plans that you cancel at the last minute?
      Tom: I'll bring the papers, we'll have a good meal, a couple of glasses of wine...
      Linda: And a good cry.
      Tom: That, too.
      Linda: Stefano's?
      Tom: Yeah. Where else?

    • Tom: Why take this guy, give him extra juice to think he can make a difference, send him back…
      Diana: Only to get himself killed, what's the point?
      Tom: I wish to hell I knew.

    • (Lily and Richard are dancing to "Mona Lisa")
      Richard: This was brand new when I disappeared, and now it's a… What do you call it?
      Lily: A golden oldie.
      Richard: I guess I'm a golden oldie, too.

    • Ryland: I'm telling you, Tom, there's a lot of chatter in DC about putting the 4400 back in quarantine, not that I agree. But if they're so dangerous, how is cramming them into one space any safer?

    • Tom: So what, are we in Orson Bailey territory here?
      Diana: I wouldn't rule it out, which would give us what, a telekinetic insurance salesman, a clairvoyant eight year old, and now, some kind of sad sack super vigilante.
      Tom: Hell of a trio.

    • Tom: One guy taking on three attackers doesn't sound that far-fetched.
      Victim: But, if you saw him, you'd think it was impossible. He was 35, 40, maybe five foot six and weighed about 150 pounds.
      Diana: So, not exactly The Rock, huh?

    • Danny: Look, we're the same age now, I'm not your little brother anymore.
      Shawn: Then, stop acting like a two year old. You're my brother, she's your girlfriend, it's all good, right?
      Danny: Yeah, right.

    • Diana: Marco.
      Marco: Skouris, good, I checked out your idea.
      Diana: So, am I a genius, or am I crazy?
      Marco: We don't make that distinction in here.

    • Gracie: Carl, where have you been?
      Carl: I got mugged.
      Gracie: Oh, my God! Are you alright? Did they hurt you?
      Carl: I didn't get hurt. They got hurt.

    • Lily: I hope I didn't embrass you?
      Richard: No, it's not that, I just figured he wouldn't rent you the place if I was part of the deal. I know, I know, it's not 1951 anymore, times have changed, but, sometimes, I'm just surprised at how much.

    • Maia: I never meant to scare anyone.
      Tom: We know that, sweetie. But why did you say those things to Mrs. Krause about her daughter?
      Maia: Because they're true.
      Tom: But how did you know?
      Maia: I just do.
      Tom: If I asked you whether it was going to rain next Sunday, would you know the answer?
      Maia: Maybe. I don't know. What's gonna happen to me now?
      Tom: The doctors here are gonna take another look at you. Oh, don't worry. It won't hurt.
      Maia: I don't believe you. It's gonna hurt, isn't it?

    • Tom: Why disappear a little girl from the 1940s, hold her for sixty years and then send her back with the ability to predict the future? I mean, what were they thinking?
      Diana: They? We don't even know if there is a they.
      Tom: He, she, it, take your pick. Somebody's behind this.

    • Carl: I learned something important tonight. I'm a different man. Those aliens, or whoever took me, they did something. They took me. They changed me. They made me better.

    • Carl: Grace, 15 years ago I proposed to you in this park.
      Grace: 15 years ago I was a size 2 and you had your hair down to your shoulders. Things change. From now on, you take the long way around.

    • Maia: And then can l go home?
      Diana: Home?
      Maia: With you, I don't like being here alone.
      Diana: You want to stay with me?
      Maia: You don't like being alone either. I can always come back for my checkups. Please. Diana: Look, Maia, l'm not even sure I'm the kind of person I want to live with. I eat cold pizza for breakfast and...
      Maia: That sounds all right to me.

    • (Maia is sitting up on the doctor's table with tears in her eyes)
      Diana: Hey, Maia. How long have they left you like this?
      Maia: A while. I think they all went on their coffee break.
      Diana: (scoffs) Well, you know... that's pretty dumb of them, isn't it?

    • Lily: Are you with me, because I remind you of the other Lily?
      Richard: Maybe at first. But now all I see is you.

    • Diana: It's a theory. That's why they call it the Theory Room.

  • Notes

    • Featured Music "Poison Well" by Insolence "Mona Lisa" by Nat King Cole "The Reason" by Hoobastank "Heaven" by Los Lonely Boys
      "Love Me" by National Product

  • Allusions