The 4400

Season 4 Episode 1

The Wrath of Graham

8
Aired Unknown Jun 17, 2007 on USA
8.8
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The Wrath of Graham
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A high school student develops an ability after injecting promicin. Tom visits Isabelle in jail, while Diana searches for her missing sister. Following the advice of a young woman named Cassie, Kyle is able to wake Shawn from his coma.

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  • The Wrath of Graham

    10
    The Wrath of Graham was a perfect season 4 opening episode of The 4400. I really liked opening sequence which was full of surprise. It was nice to catch up with familiar faces and see where they are now. A 16 year old loner has taken the shot and essentially is imbued with the mantle of God-hood. It was an interesting story. Kyle returns home and meets a pretty girl at the park who inspires him to wake Shawn up in an unconventional way. Diana, Maia and Ben are living in Spain when Diana gets a call from Marco regarding April causing her to change her plans. Tom may have discovered what happened to Alana. I like NTAC's new Director so far. I really enjoyed this episode because it sets the tone of whats to come. I look forward to watching the next episode of The 4400!!!!!!!moreless
  • A 16-year old turns into Seattle's Messiah.

    9.0
    Excellent start to a new season.



    The first few minutes of the episode were great fun, not very realistic so I assume most people saw through it, but it was great fun to see a world where everyone has abilities, including Tom and Diana.



    I liked the Graham storyline, a messiah storyline, next to Jordan Colier's one was inevitable and this one was very well written and convincing. It also showed Collier's ability and provided a possible explanation for Alana's disappearance. I was surprised Isabelle helped Tom find out about Alana's painting but I guess they needed closure for the Alana storylineand this was a good way to end it.moreless
  • The new world of "The 4400"... Wait, it seems pretty much the same one before!

    8.0
    Almost one year after the previous season finale, here we are with "The 4400" once again, but if I was expecting one thing, I surely was taken by surprise.



    The first scene never tricked me. It was just too impossible to both Tom and Diana had taken the shots. Never mentioning Isabelle and Tom talking nicely to each other. Nevertheless, Jordan's dream of what should have become isn't the reason of my surprise.



    My surprise is how little the world has changed since the previous season. A 6000-death prediction means too few people are taking the shots, but if you see the end of the third season, that's not what it looked like to be. Besides, I know this is a script strategy to make the fourth and maybe yet-to-come seasons easier to write, but they should have thought about this before. It's almost like they were saying "don't consider this of the previous season finale".



    Plus, even if the world isn't as bad as it should be, Jenni Baird's character, Meghan Doyle, the new head of NTAC still is one unbelievable aspect of the storyline for this fourth season. Someone who doesn't have "one single day of work in a law-enforcement agency" according to one of the characters. With the number of people with special powers increasing day by day? Could that be possible? Come on, writers! Don't mess with our intelligence. Story plots have limits! oh! Don't get me wrong. I liked Jenni's looks and performance, but her character just doesn't have the right background.



    Another bad side of the episode is Cassie. Who was fooled by her anyway? Just too much information right from the beginning of her dialogue with Kyle. I know she's not there by coincidence. The question is what she's up to. The writers could at least have made more mystery about her.



    But enough of bad side since the episode has a lot on the good side, too.



    One of the best aspects of "The 4400" show, and which we can see right through the beginning of this episode, is the regularity of the cast. Not only the main actors, but the secondary ones, too are back. It would be just too hard to accept anyone else doing Tom or Diana, for an example.



    Another aspect to appreciate is the evolution of some characters. I must say Jordan Collier changed a lot since the beginning of the show. This gets even more evident on this episode. And the weirdest thing: he's giving me the creeps while he's acting nice now, much more even than when he seemed to be someone trying to conquer the world through force.



    All in all, it's too soon to say what comes ahead, but the hints and pieces shown on this episode keep giving me the idea this season is going to be good.



    Stay tuned, then!moreless
  • A new season and a new direction.

    9.8
    I really thought this was a great episode. So this one takes place a few months after the previous season. Diana is in Spain and Tom is at work in NTAC. Promisin is loose on the streets and NTAC is trying to crack down on it. Jordan Collier is spreading his message through the internet and many ordinary people are developing abilities. This includes a young boy who gets the ability to control and influence people and get them to worship him. NTAC try to stop the boy but we find out that Jordan can take peoples gift. Shawn is in a coma and Kyle gets him out of it. So overall i thought this was a very crammed episode but it was fantastic. Season four appears to be very on track i cannot wait for the next episode.moreless
  • Excellent, Regrets, Revival

    9.5
    I thought this season opener was excellent. It was interesting to see Jordan Collier nearly regretting giving out the Promicin. I also loved the way the show started out in an alternet reality in which Tom and Diane have special abilities, as though they had taken the drug. In that sequence, it's almost as though they had created a Utopian society. Obviously, this is not the case. I suppose what I really enjoyed about the episode is that they just jumped right into a few different crisis, so the show was fast paced and crisp. Of course, a plus in this episode is that we get Diana back!! YAY!! Another situation that has been resolved, is Shaun being brought back by Kyle, sort of a tit-for-tat in the revival situation.



    The writer's did a great job in tying up last season's finale and forging ahead on new and greater situations. I'm certainly looking forward to the rest!!!moreless
Tristin Leffler

Tristin Leffler

Cassie Dunleavy

Guest Star

Cameron Bright

Cameron Bright

Graham Holt

Guest Star

Graeme Duffy

Graeme Duffy

Brady Wingate

Guest Star

Richard Kahan

Richard Kahan

Marco Pacella

Recurring Role

Kavan Smith

Kavan Smith

Agent Garritty

Recurring Role

Summer Glau

Summer Glau

Tess Doerner

Recurring Role

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