Season 1 Episode 8

We Can't Win

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Apr 20, 2010 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Anna: (to Lisa) Joshua said you passed the empathy test - I never doubted you.

    • Secretary General: Anna came here under the guise of diplomacy, but played politics with tragedy. She used the people of Timbal to gain public and political clout. The question is, if they're just visitors, why does she need that clout?

    • Chad: They think you are a God.
      Anna: Who does that make you?
      Chad: A believer. Can I tell you what I believe? You are not just visitors, you are here to stay. But, are you here for our benefit or for yours?

    • Erica: Why did you do it? Tell me why.
      Sniper: Because we can't win.

  • Notes

    • Featured Music:
      "A Falling Star" by Florence and the Machine

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: April 20, 2010 on A
      Australia: May 9, 2010 on Channel Nine/9HD
      United Kingdom: May 25, 2010 on Syfy/Syfy HD
      Israel: May 14, 2011 on HOT Zone
      Czech Republic: September 3, 2012 on FANDA

  • Allusions

    • Alien franchise
      One of the corporations represented at the Energy Summit is the "Weyland-Yutani Corp". This is the name of a corporate entity which figures heavily in the "Alien" and "Alien vs. Predator" films. In those films, Weyland-Yutani is "The Company" whose attempts to acquire alien specimens and technology underly the plots and often lead the characters to danger.