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JERICHO - About & Episode Guides

JERICHO - About & Episode Guides

Today is the Last Ordinary Day

Jericho Aired From September 20, 2006 - March 25, 2008 On CBS

The storyline centers on the residents of Jericho, a small, rural Kansas town, in the aftermath of nuclear attacks on 23 major cities in the contiguous United States. The series begins with a visible nuclear detonation of unknown origin over nearby Denver, Colorado, and a loss of power and modern communications, effectively isolating Jericho. Later, power is restored to Jericho by what is alluded to as the efforts of the U.S. government, but soon after, an electro magnetic pulse (EMP) disables all electronics.

Several themes regularly addressed in the show included the gathering of information, community identity, public order, limited resources, the value of family, hardships of fatherhood and internal and external threats. The show also features several mysteries involving the backgrounds of major characters, the perpetrators of the attack, and the extent of damage to the United States and its government.

Michael Gaston Gray Anderson
Alicia Coppola Mimi Clark
Kenneth Mitchell Eric Green
Pamela Reed Gail Green
Skeet Ulrich Jake Green
Gerald McRaney Johnston Green
Lennie James Robert Hawkins
Sprague Grayden Heather Lisinski
Shoshannah Stern Bonnie Richmond
Brad Beyer Stanley Richmond
Ashley Scott Emily Sullivan
Erik Knudsen Dale Turner
Esai Morales Major Beck

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Season 1

    Episode 1x01 - Pilot [Series Premiere]
After mushroom clouds appear on the horizon, fear of the unknown propels Jericho into social, psychological and physical mayhem when all communication and power is shut down. The town starts to come apart at the seams as terror, anger and confusion bring out the very worst in some residents. Jake Green, the prodigal son of the town's mayor, becomes a reluctant hero when a school bus crashes as a result of the explosion.

    Episode 1x02 - Fallout
With only an hour before the fallout from the nuclear blast in Denver hits Jericho, Jake rushes to get the townspeople inside and away from the rain so that they won’t get radiation poisoning. When Jake and the others find that the official shelter is in disrepair and unusable, they have to come up with other protection fast. Meanwhile, Emily and Bonnie are held hostage by two men posing as police officers.

    Episode 1x03 - Four Horsemen
Jake organizes a group to gather more information about the explosions after a satellite television in the local bar broadcasts an Asian news program showing the extent of the nuclear attacks. In addition to the television broadcast, Stanley, who is hospitalized for radiation poisoning, claims to have seen tanks headed toward Denver. With Jericho still cut off from communication and the people craving information, Jake recommends sending out four search parties in different directions to get a sense of what is going on outside of town. Meanwhile, when one of the inhabitants dies unexpectedly, Heather questions the cause of his death.

    Episode 1x04 - Walls of Jericho
When Jake and Heather find a stranger on the side of the road who is sick and disfigured from radiation poisoning, they must decide whether to help him and risk contamination or do nothing and allow him to die. After they decide to help the stranger and take him to the hospital, Jake and Hawkins sit vigil in hopes that he will be able to give them information about what's going on outside of Jericho. Meanwhile, when the generator at the hospital is low on gas and supplies in town begin to dwindle, the police must ask disgruntled and panicked townspeople to siphon gas from their cars.

    Episode 1x05 - Federal Response
The people of Jericho receive a pre-recorded phone call from Homeland Security telling them that help is on the way. The townspeople start to think that life might be returning to normal when the power and phones return. Their hope is dashed, however, after the power surges and electrical lines go down, causing fires to break out all over town. While, when Jake and Hawkins work together to fight the fires, they discover that neither one of them is who they claim to be. Meanwhile, still desperate for information, the townspeople vigilantly watch the satellite television in Mary's bar with the hope that another signal will come through.

    Episode 1x06 - 9:02
An electromagnetic pulse fries everything with a circuit board at 9:02 pm, plunging the town into darkness. Before the power goes out, the citizens of Jericho watch as minutemen missiles are launched into the sky. One by one, the townspeople receive phone messages alerting them that the Federal government has been shut down and that everyone is under local or state jurisdiction. For the first time since the explosion, people realize they are on their own and must be responsible for maintaining law and order in their town. Meanwhile, Allison, Hawkins’ daughter, starts to question her father's motive for moving to Jericho.

    Episode 1x07 - Long Live the Mayor
While the town prepares to celebrate Halloween, Gray Anderson returns after traveling outside of town and reports back on the horrific things he saw while he was away. Upon his return, Gray is able to provide more information about which cities were hit by bombs and which cities have not been affected. Having witnessed unspeakable terror, Gray is determined to protect the citizens of Jericho from danger. To this end, he wants to interrogate all the new families who came to town before or after the attacks, including Rob Hawkins. Meanwhile, Jake tries to negotiate with Jonah Prowse, who came back to town to retrieve a member of his gang who was arrested for stealing horses and food. Also, while overseeing Halloween preparations for the town, Emily tells Heather a bit more about her former relationship with Jake. Guest star James Remar.

    Episode 1x08 - Rogue River
Mayor Johnston's life hangs in the balance when he comes down with a bad case of the flu, and it is up to Jake and Eric to save him by traveling to another town to get the medicine he desperately needs. While traveling to Rogue River, Jake and Eric get a glimpse of what's gone on in the surrounding areas and discover that, since the explosions took place, the world outside of Jericho has changed immensely. Meanwhile, Gray questions the Hawkins family about their mysterious arrival.

    Episode 1x09 - Crossroads
When Jericho receives a surprise visit from several seedy out-of-towners, the residents realize they need a plan to keep intruders out. Emotions run high when the townspeople meet to discuss ideas for securing their borders. One solution that strikes a nerve with several citizens involves a strategy that would isolate a large part of the town from the other. Meanwhile, Emily wakes up on the day she was supposed to get married and imagines how her wedding day would have gone if Roger were still there.

    Episode 1x10 - Red Flag
As bombers fly over Jericho dropping parachutes with palettes of supplies attached, citizens are both thrilled and cautious about their much-needed relief. As the citizens scramble to retrieve the food and supplies that are dropped from the sky, Mayor Green tries to convince them to wait until everything is tested to prove that it is safe. Meanwhile, Jonah attempts to commandeer two of the palettes for himself.

    Episode 1x11 - Vox Populi
As the mayoral election nears, Gray seizes the opportunity to show his strength as a leader when one of Jericho's citizens turns up dead. Gray is convinced he knows who committed the crime and launches a manhunt to capture Jonah and restore peace to Jericho. Meanwhile, as playful reminiscing continues to heat up between Jake and Emily, both are hit with a curve ball when an unlikely face returns to Jericho.

    Episode 1x12 - The Day Before
Parts of Jake and Hawkins' pasts are revealed with a flashback to 36 hours before the bombs went off. The day before the explosions, Jake is in San Diego trying unsuccessfully to make an honest living, while Hawkins' mysterious past is furthered by his association with a woman named Sarah. Emily's fiancé, Roger, heads to Chicago for a job interview that Emily is not happy about. Meanwhile, in the present day, refugees including Roger and Sarah arrive in Jericho bringing more questions with them.

    Episode 1x13 - Black Jack
Heather knows how to fix the local windmills if she has the necessary equipment and convinces Jake and Johnston to travel with her to "Black Jack," a trading post several hours outside of town. Against Johnston's wishes, Dale joins them in hopes of trading supplies from the market for something the town can actually use. Meanwhile, much to the dismay of his family, Hawkins brings Sarah back to their home as they both try to figure out who is watching Hawkins.

    Episode 1x14 - Heart of Winter
While traveling outside the city limits in search of wild game, a truck pushes the truck that Jake, Stanley and Mimi are driving off the road, leaving Stanley unconscious and Jake pinned underneath the vehicle. Mimi realizes that she is their only chance of survival and heads back to Jericho on foot. Meanwhile, Hawkins discovers that he has put his family in grave danger, and Emily and Roger continue trying to rebuild their relationship.

    Episode 1x15 - Semper Fidelis
When U.S. Marines come to town, the citizens of Jericho consider what their lives will be like when law and order is restored and the nation begins to recover from the bombings. The soldiers also bring word of a great victory by the military in the war abroad. But not all is what it seems as Jake and Johnston begin to ask some tough questions. Meanwhile, Hawkins discovers that Sarah may not be who he thinks she is.

    Episode 1x16 - Winter's End
Faced with a catastrophic complication in April's pregnancy, Jake forces Kenchy to confront his post-traumatic stress syndrome and perform a heroic operation. Bonnie and Mimi, volunteering at the medical center, begin to bond while Johnston desperately searches for Eric so he can be at his wife's side. Gray, moved by April's circumstance, fights with a trading party from the town of Myles to get more power-generating windmills. Meanwhile, Hawkins covers up Sarah's murder as the very bureaucratic Jimmy noses around.

    Episode 1x17 - One Man's Terrorist
With no end in sight to the long, hard winter that Jericho has been experiencing, Gray Anderson determines that the refugees have become a problem. Roger goes off the deep end trying to remedy the situation and Jake ends up acting as a hostage negotiator when Roger holds Gray captive. Meanwhile, Hawkins must decide whether to pursue the people who after his bomb while dealing with the emotional aftermath of Allison killing Sarah.

    Episode 1x18 - A.K.A.
Faced with the possibility that Hawkins is a terrorist, Jake confronts Hawkins at gunpoint to learn Hawkins' true backstory. Gail and Johnston both try to come to terms with April's death in their own ways while Mimi worries about Bonnie and her burgeoning relationship with Sean Henthorn.

    Episode 1x19 - Casus Belli
When Eric doesn't return from New Bern with Stanley, Jake senses something is wrong. He gets Hawkins and together, they head to New Bern to investigate and end up uncovering a dangerous secret about New Bern's plans for the future. Back in Jericho, a disagreement between Gray and Skylar over the salt mine leads to a confrontation that could ignite a war. Stanley is also shocked to come home to find Sean Henthorn living in his house with Bonnie.

    Episode 1x20 - One If By Land
All hell breaks loose after Russell and some armed men from New Bern arrive in Jericho to take salt from the mine. Shots are fired accidentally, which leads not only to several injured men, but severely heightened tensions between the two towns. In jail, Jake runs into Maggie and together they plot an escape plan.

    Episode 1x21 - Coalition of the Willing
As New Bern rains mortars down on Main Street, Gray Anderson can't decide whether Jericho should fight or simply surrender. Jake knows that his father's past military experience makes him their best shot at winning a battle against New Bern. Emily is swept into her father's world, where she is exposed to his enterprise as well as New Bern's advancing army. Hawkins and Darcy reunite, reaching a new level of understanding as together they decide to stay in Jericho and fight on behalf of the town.

    Episode 1x22 - Why We Fight
Johnston leads Jericho into battle with New Bern. Although Jericho has far fewer men and resources than New Bern, they have a few things that help them keep their heads above water. Hawkins and Jake reveal to Johnston that Hawkins has the ability to track New Bern's position via satellite. And with the help of the tank that they took from the fake marines, Jericho forces New Bern to retreat. But the battle is also costly, putting Johnston Green's life in jeopardy. At the same time, Hawkins realizes that his use of the tracking device is allowing someone to follow his trail.

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contributed by janenjab


Season 2

1x01 - Reconstruction   
Following the battle of New Bern, Jericho begins the rebuilding process, while the Cheyenne government shows a particular interest in the town. While the dispute between Jericho and New Bern is being sorted out by the Cheyenne government, an old friend of Rob comes to Jericho.

2x02 - Condor   
Jericho gets ready for a very important visitor from the new Cheyenne government. Meanwhile, Hawkins and Chavez work to find the new leaderships secrets.

2x03 - Jennings & Rall   
The deadly Hudson River virus hits the area and a vaccine is being withheld from the citizens by a government official. Jake and the Rangers find a way to protect Jericho.

2x04 - Oversight   
Hawkins receives a call on from someone who knows who he is, where he is and lets Hawkins know exactly when he'll be caught. Meanwhile, tragedy strikes.

2x05 - Termination for Cause   
Jake and the Rangers take on Goetz and Ravenwood while a Jericho Ranger makes a choice that will alter his life. Meanwhile, an old friend comes to warn Heather that her loyalties to Major Beck have placed her in serious danger.

2x06 - Sedition   
Beck uses extraordinary measures to show Jake and the town of Jericho that he is in control of the town. Hawkins gets a call from Chavez.

2x07 - Patriots and Tyrants   
Jake and Hawkins have one chance to expose the conspiracy behind the Cheyenne government to the independent Texas administration. However, getting there proves to be the most difficult part of their plan.

contributed by bala