The 4400: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (11 Jul. 2004)

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An unusual comet leaves behind 4,400 people who have disappeared over the last fifty years. While authorities are investigating, some of the 4,400 are behaving strangely.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Tyler (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
Shawn Farrell (as Patrick Flueger)
Adam Kensington


1946. Young Maia Rutledge sees a bright light and then disappears from the face of the Earth. She's the first in a long string of disappearances going on for years. 2004. A comet is on a collision course with earth. Suddenly it stops and leaves 4400 people behind. All had disappeared and haven't changed a bit from the moment no one ever saw them again. While agents Tom Baldwin and Diana Skouris have the task to investigate what happened, some of The 4400 are behaving strangely and seemingly possess extraordinary powers. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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Pilot (#1.1)
15 June 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I am very happy that I have discovered this show. This pilot was just awesome and I really hope for it to continue like that.

The idea of all these people being abducted all over the past century and brought back many years after is great in itself. The fact that they all also seem to have special powers is a great addition.

I really like the idea for the characters we know so far. I especially like the idea about Richard and Lily so far. Her husband is a horrible person! It is understandable he moved on with his life but that he didn't pick her up, doesn't includes her even as a mother of his child and offers support as being the one person who was the main part of her life is disgusting. So seeing the whole idea of Richard who was in love with her grandmother back in the racist 50's is especially great. I am also wondering about her pregnancy.

I did think that Shawn who left only a few years before will have no problems to integrate back, but apparently I was wrong. I guess for teenagers 3 years are a very big amount of time. And just surprised he is considered a freak. In my high school he would have been a hero.

I also really liked the idea about the lawyer who lost his company and kills when getting angry.

The little girl is very creepy and it also adds to the great mood of this show.

I am really looking forward to the following episodes. Would like to see maybe some characters who left long ago and are struggling to get used to our times, and really look forward to find more about the super powers

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