The 4400

Season 1 Episode 4

Trial By Fire

Aired Unknown Aug 01, 2004 on USA



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: As the names go by on Skouris' computer, several names of the cast and crew go by as fillers.

    • Featured 4400s

      * Mary Deneville, disappeared 4 August 1999. She has the ability to rejuvenate plant life.

  • Quotes

    • Tom: (to Dean Keating) You're being arrested as a terrorist. You will be treated as an enemy combatant. You do not have the right to remain silent. You do not have the right to an attorney. And whatever you say will damn sure be used against you.

    • Tom: What are you doing, buddy?
      (Kyle is drawing dots on a map)
      Kyle: I'm looking.
      Tom: For what?
      Kyle: For me.

    • Tom: I'd like to get my hands on whoever leaked those names.
      Ryland: Come on, Tom. Who do you think leaked them?
      Tom: Barbara Yates.
      Ryland: You're goddamn right. It's just her style. Cheap, inflammatory and dangerously irresponsible.

    • Richard: That was some movie. Biggest screen I ever saw. And the sound and all those, er...
      Lily: Special effects.
      Richard: Yes.
      Lily: So, did you like it?
      Richard: Not really. But it sure did look good.

    • (on the Barbara Yates show)
      Collier: Publishing the names and addresses of the 4400 is a crime, Barbara. It's a violation of the privacy of over 4,000 people, and whoever did it should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
      Yates: So, warning people they may be living next to a public menace is a crime?

    • Nikki: This is the spot?
      Shawn: Yep. Me and 4,399 of my closest friends popped out of a ball of light right about here.
      Nikki: It's so pretty. I wonder why they sent you back here. I mean, why not on the White House lawn, or... in the middle of Times Square?
      Shawn: I don't know. Maybe they appreciate a good view.

    • Jordan: Lily, what can I do for you?
      Lily: Um, yeah, Chilean sea bass, tenderloin medallions lobster sushi? Jordan, I asked if I could use the common area for a support group, I didn't mean for you to cater it like a black tie dinner?
      Jordan: People want to eat whether they're wearing tuxedos or not.
      Lily: It's going to be a really emotional night. These people are like me. Their family reunions didn't turn out as planned.
      Jordan: It's all paid for.
      Lily: Anyone ever tell you, that you're a control freak?
      Jordan: Once or twice.

    • Nikki: Do you ever feel like you just wanted to get away from your life for a while?
      Shawn: I did it for three years. I don't recommend it.

    • Diana: Are the 4400 that frightening to people? Are we too close, so we don't see it?
      Tom: Something like this isn't fear. This is hate, pure and simple.

    • Nikki: It's a small world. You did it, didn't you?
      Shawn: Kyle waking up?
      Nikki: That was you, you fixed him, just like you fixed my hand. Have you told Danny?
      Shawn: No, and I don't want you to.
      Nikki: But, maybe, if he knew what you did, he'd stop thinking of you as a...
      Shawn: A monster?

    • (the 4400's addresses have shown up on the internet)
      Tom: Shawn's name is on that list. I had my sister upgrade her security system, but...
      Diana: Yeah, I'm worried about Maia, too.
      Tom: Do you ever think about putting her back in quarantine?
      Diana: Yeah, I've thought about it. I even talked it over with her; she started crying. She wants to stay with me, Tom.
      Tom: I'm glad it's working out.
      Diana: Who would have thought?

    • Diana Skouri: Mister Tyler, I know you're trying to protect your family. But you have to realize that by staying here, you could be putting yourself in serious danger.
      Richard Tyler: Maybe. But you know, I was born in 1922 - in Missouri. And my skin was black then as it is now. So I've had to worry about fire bombings, and lynchings and beatings my entire life. If there's anything I've learned, it's this: Eventually a man's gotta take a stand. I'm making mine right here.

    • Kyle: Don't touch me!
      Tom: Look, I'm sorry, I'm... trying to help.
      Kyle: It's not my memory. You're my father, I recognize you, but I don't know who you are. It's like you're a stranger.

    • Richard: I could have bought a car in my day for the price of this suit.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Kyle: Bugs Bunny?
      Tom: That's right.

      This is in reference to one of Warner Brothers most enduring and popular cartoon character of the 20th century.

    • Episode Title: "Trial By Fire"

      Trial By Fire is the title of a live album released by Yngwie J. Malmsteen.