The Cape

Season 1 Episode 5


Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jan 31, 2011 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Tracey Jarrod, a young savant gifted in quantum mechanics, comes to Palm City seeking revenge on Chess for her father's death. Meanwhile, Peter Fleming and the ARK Corporation plan to reveal a special device, inspired by Jarrod and stolen from her father, which could change Palm City's future. The Cape is forced to help his archenemy upon realizing that to take Chess down he has to keep him alive. Rollo, Ruvi, Raia, and Max help Vince master new skills as he fights to accept how his choices affect his wife and son.moreless

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  • This show is certainly getting better. No, really! It shows that Peter Fleming is starting to fall apart, and that Vince Faraday is starting to use his head. The woman Dice seems to see the world like a Terminator robot. She might make a reappearance.moreless

    This episode was quite thought-provoking. It quite clearly demonstrates that being able to see the future is a bad idea. It was a good thing that the device that allows someone to see into the future was destroyed. Orwell calling Vince out on his lack of thinking really needed to happen. His strategy to pin a murder on Chess sounds like a good strategy. It is too bad that Dice (the daughter of one of Chess's victims) is psychopathic and is only interested in killing Peter Fleming. It seems quite ironic that Vince has to save Fleming twice. Is Peter Fleming completely losing it, or does he truly have an old friend who will appear in the flesh? Those contact lenses had not been shown in a while. It will be interesting to see where that goes. Vince's wife and son need more respect. Their scenes are meant to show some normal people living normal lives. Also, the tightrope walk scene is misunderstood. It takes years to master it, so why should Vince master it in hours? He is a normal human being, not a god. All in all, a great episode.moreless
  • please strangle me with the cape.

    i absolutely loveD the idea of this show but they're absolutely ruining it for me! I can look past the future telling assassin who failed to kill Chess with her first try. I can even get past the terrible terrible acting of little Faraday. what I can't get pass this episode is the Trance Rope Walking. really? so the famous Cop and the hero Cape had to make life harder instead of just using a Zip Line. heck! he could have even improvise by tying a belt around his waist and just pulling or pushing himself to the other building. every episode, they keep making him doing stupid stuff.

    well, I have no more doubt in my mind that this show is circling down the drain and only a miracle can save it.moreless
Mena Suvari

Mena Suvari

Tracey Jarrod / Dice

Guest Star

Kevin Kilner

Kevin Kilner

Henry Jarrod

Guest Star

Elliott Gould

Elliott Gould


Guest Star

Anil Kumar

Anil Kumar


Recurring Role

Izabella Miko

Izabella Miko


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Fleming: No offense, Henry, but your daughter is downright spooky.
      Henry Jarrod: Like most savants, she has limitation in other areas. Connection issues. Some sociopathic tendencies.
      Fleming: Well, nobody's perfect.

    • Max: A fortune cookie once told me our fate is fixed. It's our destiny that must be seized.
      Vince: That's pretty good. I usually get the lotto numbers.

    • Dice: I see things, visions. Events before they happen. In Salem, they would have burned me at the stake, but it's not magic. It's numbers and it's beautiful and he's turning it into something ugly.

    • Fleming: Yes, Tracey, I killed your father. How can we get past that?

    • Fleming: My hero. I never forget a favor, Cape. But on this occasion, I'm prepared to make an exception.

    • Orwell: Did you know the average resident of Palm City's gone on camera 300 times a day just going about their business?
      Vince: Thanks for the tip.
      Orwell: Orwell's watching.
      Vince: You really are creepy.

    • Max: Two days? I could just throw you off of a tall building right now and save you the trouble. Why do you always bother me when I'm drinking?
      Vince: Because you're always drinking.

    • Max: It takes years to master the high-wire. Funambulism is an art form.
      Vince: Funambulism?
      Max: Doesn't anybody read anymore?
      Ruvi: Max, since Vincent is likely to die in this endeavor anyway, we'd- we'd like to try something a little...
      Raia: Experimental.
      Max: If I were you, I'd run like hell.

    • Vince: What if I wake up in the middle and all my mind sees is a 41-story drop?
      Ruvi: Max gets his cape back. After a trip to the dry cleaners.

    • Fleming: You look outstanding.
      Dice: I bet you say that to all your assassins.
      Fleming: Stand with me. Share this with me.
      Dice: I could, Peter. I could see that. You're very special. A dark prince. Maybe in the next life.

    • Fleming: Don't think that because you're beautiful and I have feelings for you that I won't destroy you. Don't underestimate me.
      Dice: I just wanted to see the real you.
      Fleming: You wouldn't last five minutes with the real me.

    • (reading Trip's comic)
      Dana: "The Cape races across the rooftops, right on the heels of the White Hand. (screechy voice) 'You'll never catch me, Cape. You'll never get your life back.'"
      Trip: Mom? Don't do the voices.
      Dana: Got it.

    • Vince: Well, you tell me this: why? Was this meant to be?
      Max: If you have to ask an old, broke down carny thief, maybe you already know the answer.
      Vince: I can't get a straight answer to save my life.
      Max: Welcome to Wonderland.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Max: You're just Alice and you fell down the rabbit hole.

      Referring to Alice in Wonderland, a famous 1865 children's novel written by Lewis Carroll. It concerns the story of Alice, who, after stepping through her bedroom mirror, is transported to a magical world. She enters Wonderland by following the White Rabbit into a rabbit hole and falling down a vast shaft.