Season 1 Episode 12

Gyre, Part 2

Aired Friday 9:00 PM May 31, 2012 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Jake: (closing narration) Every day, every moment, every nanosecond, the world changes. Electrons bump into each other and react; people collide and alter each other's paths. Change isn't easy. More often, it's wrenching and difficult. But maybe that's a good thing. Because it's change that makes us strong, keeps us resilient, and teaches us to evolve.

    • Sheri: You really expect me to believe you had nothing to do with this?
      Clea: Jake escaped. He's done it before.
      Sheri: If you know where they are, Clea, you are aiding and abetting. You can go to jail for a long time.
      Clea: I could go to jail? You look scared, Sheri. Whoever it is you're working for must be very unhappy about all this.
      Sheri: I want you out of here now.
      Clea: I was just on my way. You're a criminal, Sheri. I know you're working for Aster Corp, I know you had Amelia hidden in Room 6, and I know that Arthur Teller's death wasn't an accident.
      Sheri: I don't have the slightest idea what you're talking about.
      Clea: Then I guess you got nothing to worry about.

    • Jake: (opening narration) There are 31,530,000 seconds in a year, a thousand milliseconds in a second, a million microseconds, a billion nanoseconds. And the one constant connecting nanoseconds to years is change. The universe, from atom to galaxy, is in a perpetual state of flux. But we humans don't like change; we fight it, it scares us. So we create the illusion of stasis. We want to believe in a world at rest, the world of right now. Yet our great paradox remains the same. The moment we grasp the now, that now is gone. We cling to snapshots, but life is moving pictures, each nanosecond different than the last. Time forces us to grow, to adapt. Because every time we blink our eyes, the world shifts beneath our feet.

  • Notes

    • There is an extra image in the opening credits of this episode that is not in any of the other episodes. The image is the final image in the sequence, and it is a drawing of a young male, standing on a pillar with his arms outstretched, surrounded by a yellow orb of light.

    • Maria Bello was credited as Special Guest Star in this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: June 1, 2012 on Global
      Norway: June 25, 2012 on TV2
      Australia: July 8, 2012 on TEN
      Finland: December 25, 2012 on MTV3

  • Allusions