Season 1 Episode 9

The Future, Jack, the Future

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jul 18, 1998 on ABC
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Episode Summary

The Future, Jack, the Future
Logan has to track down fellow agent Tommy Maddox, who is using his knowledge of the future for personal gain in the past.

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  • Good Series Finalie

    I liked this episode. It was a great ending to the series. But I was disappointed that there weren't any more episodes made after this one. I liked that they put Bruce Cambell into it. He's a great actor and one of my favorites. I like him in this one because he gets to play a semi-bad guy and in most shows I see him in he plays a good guy (well except for one and his charchter was killed at the end of the episode of that show by him being moved into the path of his own bullet). If the show had continued they left it open for him to return. Also I like how Logan just let him get away. That was actually the right thing to do and he was able to get rid of Cromwellmoreless
Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell

Agent Tommy Maddox

Guest Star

Keith Szarabajka

Keith Szarabajka


Guest Star

Rick Zumwalt

Rick Zumwalt

Cromwell's Bodyguard

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Maddox and Logan land in 1990 as indicated
      by on screen graphics and previous dialogue,
      Maddox says they're just in time to place a bet
      on the '96 world series.

      This game is referenced later on when they find
      a signed baseball from the '96 Yankees; Maddox's
      favorite team. It still doesn't explain how they're
      just in time to place a bet on a game that
      doesn't happen for six years.
      My guess is the original script said the
      Yankees won the 1990 series, so they had
      all these Yankee references and props,
      then someone pointed out, the Reds won that year.
      For looping (ADR) purposes, 1990 series,
      and 1996 series can be exchanged
      pretty easily.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Logan: You ready for one last ride into the sunset?
      Maddox: Just like Butch and Sundance.
      Logan: Let's just hope the ending is different.

    • Maddox: I was hoping things would be a little, uh ... simpler.
      Cromwell: That's because you're a simpleton.

    • Cromwell: You know, there comes a time in a man's life when he realizes that $6 billion just isn't enough.

    • Matuzek: From now on, why don't you stick to dates, time, places and those occasional historical references that win rounds in Trivial Pursuit?

    • Easter: "Indications of fate neurosis often leading to dangerous, often self-destructive behavior. Has problems with authority." This guy shouldn't have been a timecop. He should have been a bodyguard for Genghis Khan.

    • Dumont: (about Cromwell stock) Believe me, this stuff is going to make Microsoft look like a widows' and orphans' fund.

    • Logan: Jack Logan, TEC. This is Officer Hemmings.
      Dumont: TEC?
      Hemmings: You're familiar with the SEC?
      Dumont: Sure.
      Hemmings: We're a lot tougher.

    • Logan: Cromwell's as dirty as a plutonium reclamation center.
      Matuzek: Colorful phrasing, Jack. Useless, but colorful.

  • NOTES (1)

    • This episode was aired out of sequence. Clues include an opening title voiceover, which was not included in later episodes, and the dialogue indicating this was Hemmings' first mission, contradicting "Lost Voyage" and "Stalker," both of which aired earlier.