Eureka: Season 3, Episode 9

Welcome Back, Carter (10 Jul. 2009)

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Sheriff Carter interviews for a new job, Zoe braces herself for change, and someone works behind the scenes to make sure the new sheriff, a robot, fails.



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Dr. Fielding
Agent Turner
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Sheriff Carter interviews for a new job, Zoe braces herself for change, and someone works behind the scenes to make sure the new sheriff, a robot, fails.

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Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi


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10 July 2009 (USA)  »

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The building that is used as a long-shot backdrop in the middle of this episode (just before they descend into an underground laboratory) is actually the Milwaukee Art Museum and War Memorial designed by Eero Saarinen. The picture is taken looking north from the pedestrian bridge that connects Wisconsin Ave. to the new Calatrava Wing of the Art Museum (the white extension that can just be seen on the right of the shot). See more »


When Henry and Jack are walking down the street at the start of the episode, there is a sign behind them for Home Hardware, a Canadian hardware store. See more »


Dr. Maria Leonardo: So where are your uniforms?
Sheriff Jack Carter: Er it's an unofficial visit.
Dr. Maria Leonardo: So is true that you guys got fired?
Deputy Jo Lupo: He got fired, I quit.
Dr. Maria Leonardo: Bummer.
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References The Terminator (1984) See more »


Sheriff Carter's Theme
Written by Mark Mothersbaugh
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Carter gets put in Time-Out, sorta...
22 April 2015 | by (Monterey, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

Well, Carter helps the nice Little old (107) "lab assistant" and General Irritating shows his appreciation by giving him the boot. But wait, the title is "Welcome BACK, Carter" (a nod to the sitcom "Welcome Back Kotter") so he's not R-E-E-L-Y fired. We meet robot-cop "Sheriff Andy", another nod to a popular sitcom who is Jack's replacement. But who could replace Jack? Andy gets sliced and diced several times and the poor old Jeep gets squashed again. If you haven't picked up on it by now, trashing the Jeep is a running gag throughout the series. If you look closely during one of the Café Diem scenes, you can see Zoe making out with her boyfriend behind Jack's back...get the symbolism??? All in all, this was one of the most disjointed episodes to date. It was very confusing and rambled. Of course the actor with top billing isn't going to be written out of the show. Come on!

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