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Jericho “One Man’s Terrorist”-Recap

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Not sure how many out there watch Jericho, but in an effort to gain more fans I’ll write up an episode recap. So, if you haven’t watched it and you have 15 hours of free time you could go here to catch up. CBS has put all the shows online to watch. Personally, I love when networks put the shows online. If only NBC would put The Office online, I would be a much happier person.

Anyways, back to Jericho.

The background info you should know:

  • Nuclear bombs have gone off throughout the US destroying a number of cities including Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington DC and the major California cities. Surprisingly, New York City was saved b/c they have gotten good at terrorist detection
  • The show takes place a town named Jericho in Kansas, mainly around the Green family. Each member of the Green family has their own storyline, but the main focus is on Jake (played by Skeet Ulrich)
    • Jake left town after some sketchy circumstances 5 years and return to town as the bombs went off. Needless to say he’s been in town ever since, which is a good thing since his knowledge and brawn has come in handily throughout the past 4 months.
  • Then there is Robert Hawkins. He’s evil but loves his family. We don’t know a whole lot about him (next weeks episode looks like it will reveille a lot). But we do know he was suppose to blow up Columbus and still has the nuke he was suppose to use and that the members of whatever group he was working for are being murder. He’s mysterious and bad news yet there is a part to him that is loving and that appeals to the viewers.
  • The town is self sufficient for most part, but is running out of food, gas and supplies. They have taken in some refugees but those people are putting a strain on the town’s supplies. Oh yeah, now its winter and if you ever been to NW Kansas in the winter, you know it can get cold, really cold.
  • And most importantly, outside of Jericho it is bad, really bad. Murder, theft, hunger and violence are all over. People are doing whatever they need to do to survive, even if it hurts or kills other people.

So, last night’s episode:

  • The major decided that the refugees needed to leave to in order to prolong the depleting resources.
  • This decision does not go over well with the refugees, especially Roger.
    • Roger is from Jericho but was out of town when the bombs went off. He and the others with him walked for 3 months to make it back to Jericho.
  • The major is only trying to do what is best for the town that he has sworn to protect, but I think we would all agree kicking people out of a save town into unsafe place in the middle of winter is a pretty bad thing to do.
    • On a side note, this is why I love the show. Life isn’t always black and white. There is so much gray in the choices we make and the people we become. Every week the show demonstrates this point
  • As a result, Roger shot the major accidentally, ended up saving “his people” but was banished from the town. The refugees are going to live in the homes of the Jericho residents who have returned after the bombs went off.
  • The other main storyline was about Hawkins. He’s trying to figure out who coming after him and sets up a meet with people who want to buy the nuke. He then gets photos of them.
  • At the end, one of the deputies figures out that Hawkins is bad. Like I already said, next week’s looks really really good!

So, I know the recap doesn’t make the show look that exciting. However, I would argue that so much of the greatness of the show is the interpersonal relationships between the characters, which can’t be seen in a recap. My fingers are crossed the show makes it to season two.


Written by wxweenie06

April 5, 2007 at 4:34 pm

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  1. I wouldn’t be surprised to see “The Office” make it’s way online over the summer…..it’d be nice to hold fans over until the DVDs come out around August or so.


    April 5, 2007 at 4:38 pm

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