Jericho: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (20 Sep. 2006)

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A small Kansas town struggles with life after a nuclear attack destroys America.



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JERICHO is a drama about what happens when a nuclear mushroom cloud suddenly appears on the horizon, plunging the residents of asmall, peaceful Kansas town into chaos, leaving them completely isolated andwondering if they're the only Americans left alive. 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, theprodigal son of the town's mayor, becomes a reluctant hero when a school bus crashes as a result of the explosion. Mayor Johnston Green is conflicted with the return of his estranged son,but is called to action when the town begins to riot. Johnston's wife, Gail, is the strong, savvy first lady of the town who runs interference between her husband and her favorite son. Attempting to usurp the mayor's power is Johnston's political adversary Gray Anderson, who is not above ... Written by Brian Hairston

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During the introduction, the Morse code spells out "Jericho Pilot". See more »


The series take place in Kansas, but the mushroom cloud rises from mountains. Mountains aren't visible from Kansas. See more »


Stanley Richmond: Oh, I can't believe it. Jake Green. How you doing man? When did you get back to town?
Jake Green: Just now. Is that Bonnie?
[Bonnie waves at Jake, Jake signs to Bonnie]
Jake Green: You grew up.
Stanley Richmond: Well, wait a minute, where the hell have you been?
Jake Green: You know, around.
Stanley Richmond: Jake, no one's been around for five years.
Jake Green: The Army. I've been in the Army.
Stanley Richmond: Good for you.
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Written by Johnny Rzeznik
Performed by The Goo Goo Dolls
Courtesy of Warner Brothers Records
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Wasn't bad
21 September 2006 | by (Perth, Western Australia) – See all my reviews

Someone finally drops the 'big' one - or was it a couple of smaller ones?

I decided to give this pilot a shot, for the sake of having nothing better to do last night. It wasn't bad for a first episode but I can see the novelty wearing off pretty quickly. It's all been done before anyway, hasn't it?

I found most of it pretty predictable, and the characters seemed rather one dimensional. But I suppose (well HOPE) they'll develop as the weeks go by.

It doesn't seem, at this point at least, as though I am likely to be hanging on the edge of my seat waiting to find out what happens next. Well I'll watch it next week and, who knows, it might develop a twist and I'll be forced to eat my words.

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