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Pilot

Eureka U.S. Marshal Jack Carter is transporting his runaway daughter Zoe back to Los Angeles when she claims to see herself in a car driving the other way. Distracted by the argument, Carter winds up swerving off the road. He and Zoe walk into the nearby town of Eureka, which turns out to be anything but your typical small town. Eureka is the home of Global Dynamics, a company established during the Cold War to give America’s best scientists the opportunity to develop new breakthroughs. The result is a city full of geniuses and leaders in their fields, living with technology beyond the everyday. Even Henry Deacon, the town’s mechanic (among other jobs) is a brilliant scientist. Jo Lupo, the deputy sheriff, is a former Army Ranger. The local bed and breakfast is owned by Beverly Barlowe, a psychotherapist to world leaders. Dogcatcher Jim Taggart is a “wildlife containment specialist.” Allison Blake, the Department of Defense’s liaison to Eureka and General Dynamics, enlists Carter’s help after he solves a missing persons case that does not involve any actual missing persons but does involve a missing section of a mobile home. One of Eureka’s scientists has been working on his own private experiment, and the result is odd bubbles in space-time that swallow up and transport objects. As the distortions grow, Carter proves himself indispensable to the investigation – maybe a little too indispensable for his tastes.

Season 1 Regular Cast: Colin Ferguson (Jack Carter), Salli Richardson (Allison Blake), Debrah Farentino (Beverly Barlowe), Joe Morton (Henry Deacon), Jordan Hinson (Zoe Carter), Ed Quinn (Nathan Stark), Erica Serra (Jo Lupo), Matt Frewer (Jim Taggart)

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Guest Cast: Maury Chaykin (Sheriff Cobb), Greg Germann (Warren King)

Note: Ed Quinn does not appear in the pilot.

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Many Happy Returns

Eureka Carter settles into his new job as sheriff of Eureka and his new home inside an old bunker – now an experimental smart home. Allison’s estranged husband Nathan Stark returns to Eureka to take over Global Dynamics. At Walter and Susan Perkins’s funeral, Carter and others notice a strange electromagnetic disturbance, which turns out to be only the second strangest event at said funeral when Susan Perkins shows up in Eureka wondering why her parents were told she was deceased. All tests confirm her identity, and eventually Carter and the others piece together the truth. Walter and Susan split up when he first was offered the chance to go to Eureka, but unwilling to completely let her go, he cloned her and gave the clone memory implants that made her believe she was Susan. As the real Susan tries to decide whether to step into the clone’s life – including the child that’s been left behind – the electromagnetic disturbances continue. There may yet be one more reunion in the offing.

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Guest Cast: Jennifer Clement (Susan Perkins), Rob LaBelle (Walter Perkins)

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Phoenix Rising

Eureka A month after the accident that killed Kim, Henry is still reliving it in holographic form. Carter reaches out, suggesting that the two of them help each other deal with their situation. But Henry keeps insisting that events will keep diverging further and further from the timelines they remember. Case in point: at a festival celebrating a solar eclipse, Kevin’s occupational therapist bursts into flames. Two Global Dynamics researchers suffer the same fate, and Carter tries to piece together the link between them while also dealing with the conflict between his memories and this new timeline. Another major shift occurs when Allison – not Henry – is placed in charge of Global Dynamics after Stark is removed. Carter realizes that all three victims were near the lab with the artifact when Kim died, which makes him wonder if Henry is responsible – and if Stark is next.

Season 2 Regular Cast: Colin Ferguson (Sheriff Jack Carter), Salli Richardson (Allison Blake), Joe Morton (Henry Deacon), Jordan Hinson (Zoe Carter), Ed Quinn (Nathan Stark), Erica Serra (Jo Lupo), Neil Grayston (Douglas Fargo)

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directed by Michael Rohl
music by Bear McCreary
main title theme by Mark Mothersbaugh

Guest Cast: Debrah Farentino (Beverly Barlowe), Matt Frewer (Taggart), Tamlyn Tomita (Kim), Christopher Gauthier (Vincent), Meshach Peters (Kevin), Garwin Sanford (Congressman Faraday)

Notes: Congressman Faraday appeared in season 1’s Alienated. Henry traveled back in time to prevent Kim’s death, and Carter traveled back to stop him, in the season 1 finale Once in a Lifetime.

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Try, Try Again

Eureka The Pentagon decides to coordinate a regularly scheduled shutdown and reboot of Global Dynamics’ computer system with the official handoff of control from Stark to Allison. A GD employee hopes to use the opportunity to move up the corporate ladder by pushing Fargo off, and plants a small device stolen from the storage room in Fargo’s jacket. Unfortunately, a curious Fargo activates the device . . . and extremely unfortunately, it’s an extremely dangerous personal forcefield device. The device can not be deactivated and the field continuously expands. When it was first tried four years ago, the only way to stop it was to place the wearer at the bottom of a very deep bunker – and detonate a nuclear bomb with him. That sent the device’s creator into self-imposed exile in a cabin outside of town. The Pentagon wants to repeat the previous solution before matters get out of hand, but Allison allows Carter to look for an alternate way out. Carter and Jo track down the thieves, but Stark and Henry can’t find a way to shut down the device. In the end, it becomes clear that the only way to stop the device is to kill Fargo. The only question is, how permanently?

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Unpredictable

Eureka Carter is feeling pretty good about life, planning a surprise sixteenth birthday party for Zoe and managing to get a raincheck on a coffee date with Allison. But rainclouds quickly roll in, both metaphorically and meteorologically. Strange weather events start occurring all over Eureka, including a sudden temperature plunge at Global Dynamics’ spa that freezes an employee to death. And Carter’s ex-wife Abby comes to Eureka for a surprise visit – and plans to take Zoe back to Los Angeles with her. Carter and Abby had agreed that Zoe would only stay in Eureka for a year . . . but Carter never told Zoe, hoping he could work out a different arrangement before the deadline. When Zoe finds out, she is considerably less than thrilled.

Allison receives an anonymous e-mail with details about Global Dynamics’ research on Kevin – Stark brought him to Eureka in part because he appeared to be somehow linked to the artifact. Her frustration with Stark ebbs after Stark explains himself – and after she traces the e-mail to discover that Stark sent it in the first place. Allison also overrules Beverley and has Henry cleared to work at Global Dynamics. Her efforts to delay Henry thwarted, Beverley hurriedly leaves Eureka in order to make contact with her associates in the Consortium.

As the weather gets worse, the town meteorologist predicts a catastrophic hurricane coming soon. But even in Eureka, an accurate weather forecaster is a phenomenon that raises Carter’s suspicions.

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Guest Cast: Debrah Farentino (Dr. Beverly Barlowe), Olivia D’Abo (Abby Carter), Patrick Gilmore (Pete Pullman), Stefanie von Pfetten (Wendy Witicus), David Nykl (Stephen Witicus), Meshach Peters (Kevin), Christopher Gauthier (Vincent), Adrienne Carter (Pilar)

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The Games People Play

Eureka Carter whacks his head while investigating a noisy researcher. Shortly after that, he gets into an argument with Zoe, who’s still mad that Carter kept his arrangement with Abby a secret, and now seems mad that he won’t fight to keep her. Shortly afterward, he sees a bright light at the sheriff’s office, and Jo seems to disappear. Even more strangely, no one in town remembers her. As Carter tries to figure out what happened, more and more people disappear, and those who are left believe Carter is going crazy. As Carter races to get Zoe to safety, he discovers that she doesn’t remember their argument from that morning. Carter realizes that he’s in a virtual reality created by a therapeutic device Zoe was using to visualize her conflicts. Carter had tried it on, but his head trauma interfered with the device. And as he tries to figure out to leave his fabricated reality, the citizens of Eureka keep a vigil in the real world, waiting for him to wake up.

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directed by Michael J. Rohl
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Guest Cast: Olivia D’Abo (Abby Carter)

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Duck, Duck Goose

Eureka As Jo battens the hatches in preparation for the high school science fair, Zoe deals with pressure from her IQ test and from classmates who want to be sure she knows her place in the intellectual pecking order. Carter’s efforts to join Allison and Stark in a workout at the gym are mercifully interrupted by a falling object that plows straight through his jeep. Henry suggests that Carter bring the object to Global Dynamics’ labs, where a bitter assistant researcher named Finn mans the telescopes and identifies the fallen object as a piece of space debris. Another piece of debris hits, and an amusing anecdote of automotive destruction becomes a serious situation. Finn does another scan of the area above Eureka and discovers that a huge field of debris is falling out of orbit and headed straight for Eureka. Carter suspects he’ll find clues as to why at the science fair . . . but the connection between the fair and Global Dynamics doesn’t run quite the way he expected.

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directed by Michael Lange
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Guest Cast: Matt Frewer (Taggart)

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Noche de Suenos

Eureka On the way home from a jogging session with Allison, Carter saves Fargo from being hit by an out-of-control tractor trailer hauling Eureka’s consolidated waste. One uncomfortable detoxification session later, Carter is ready to head off to dreamland . . . but the next morning he discovers that his subconscious was broadcasting into other people’s dreams. And he’s not the only one – dozens of people have shared dreams, with many an uncomfortable secret exposed. Fargo experiences the truck driver’s dream of dying – just before the driver’s lungs fail. Carter discovers that Vincent hasn’t shared any dreams, so he gathers the dreamers in Café Diem to see if the location has any effect. It doesn’t, which leads to a few more embarrassing dreams shared – and to Jack getting an image of Henry erasing his memory. Several dreamers don’t wake up at all – they have an elevated chemical level in their bloodstreams that leads to paralysis. Carter finds the first link between the dreamers when he learns that they were all used as subjects in an experiment to utilize people’s unused brainpower during sleep – but something else is exacerbating the problem. The last piece of the puzzle falls in place when Allison admits that she and Stark were using an experimental device to let Allison communicate with Kevin in her dreams. The process is working, and dream-Kevin seems prepared to show Allison something about the nature of the artifact. But first, they need to find a way to cure the dreamers.

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Family Reunion

Eureka When Carter discovers that Jo is supplying Zoe with double espressos (against Carter’s wishes) in exchange for beauty magazines, he takes great pleasure in teasing them both. His fun is interrupted by a call from Allison, and even though he’s still giving her a bit of a cold shoulder because of the dream device, he agrees to investigate the latest problem at General Dynamics. Workers have discovered that a cryogenics chamber from the 1950s originally thought to be empty is decidedly occupied – and its inhabitant is waking up. The first person ever to be revived from cryo-stasis turns out to be Pierre Fargo, Douglas Fargo’s grandfather. Pierre insists that he was put in the cryo chamber against his will, and that even though the police have a signed resignation letter on file, he had no intention of leaving Eureka. Indeed, he was planning to propose to his girlfriend Belle, Douglas’s grandmother. Pierre also claims that many of the discoveries credited to Andre Sandrov – a leading figure in Eureka – are actually based on his work. Nathan is initially skeptical, but Carter pursues the investigation – while Zoe starts an investigation of her own into her father’s past. Pierre’s major concern is initially restoring his good name, but when a side effect of the stasis accelerates his aging, it looks like he may not have much time left to do anything.

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story by Jane Espenson
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Guest Cast: Tygh Runyan (Pierre Fargo), Scott Hylands (Andre Sandrov), Christopher Jacot (Larry), Terence Kelly (Charlie)

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E=MC … ?

Eureka Global Dynamics is about to embark on one of its most significant projects ever – a recreation of the Big Bang itself. To ensure the project’s success, Allison wants to add a little more brain power. When a recruiter brings Zane Donovan, a recently-arrested genius hacker and physicist, to town, it seems like a good fit for all concerned. Except for Donovan, who has a long history of going his own way, and for Carter and Jo, who have keep tabs on him until he proves himself to be trustworthy. After Donovan hacks Carter’s credit card information, it seems like that is a very long way off. A larger concern is the Big Bang experiment – Henry, Nathan and Allison have all begun to lose intelligence and regress to a more adolescent mindset, and as a result Henry lets the containment field around the experiment deteriorate. Unless Carter can find someone to fix the problem, the explosion will be disastrous. But every expert in physics and in human biology has also been afflicted with deteriorating intelligence – except for the one that’s just committed a jailbreak.

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Guest Cast: Christopher Gauthier (Vincent), Niall Matter (Zane Donovan), Allison Hossack (Dr. Emily Glenn), Bill Mondy (Sam Lovejoy), Gabrielle Rose ()

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Sight Unseen

Eureka Someone is stealing chemicals all over Eureka – from the pharmacy, from the dry cleaner, even from moon rock samples at General Dynamics. Along with mutating rocks and exploding dry cleaners, Carter discovers that the missing compounds can be used to create an invisibility formula – a formula that would violate an international treaty. Suspicion briefly falls on the dry cleaner, a former researcher with whom Carter has developed a friendship, but soon turns to an ex-CIA agent who also worked on the project. Of course, finding an invisible man poses problems. Finding solutions becomes urgent when the formula – which contains radioactive compounds – gets into a cut on Carter’s hand. First he disappears from view, but without a cure, he’ll be gone for good.

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God Is in the Details

Eureka Carter searches for a link between a number of strange events: Zoe and her friends have suddenly been struck mute. The water in a fish tank turns red. Allison’s skin begins to glow. He finds one connection in the glass near each incident – something has melted a small hole in the windows and the tank. When the usually-sparsely-populated church begins to fill up with people, Carter suspects another possible connection: perhaps the minister, a former scientist, has decide to give the town some extra incentive to fill the pews on Sunday. This theory meets with considerable skepticism from just about every, but Carter knows he has to pursue something: Allison’s condition is killing her, and Stark is almost out of ideas. As Stark tries one last desperate plan, Carter learns that a search for spiritual truth is indeed causing the strange events – but not the one that he suspected. And Henry may be the only person who can understand the desperation behind it all.

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Maneater

Eureka Carter searches for the scientist who maintains Eureka’s elaborate climate control system. Soon after his first trip into the tunnels, every woman he comes in contact with makes a pass at him. The attention may be flattering, but it’s also disruptive – on the job and in his budding relationship with Callie – and if a similar situation in Taggart’s lab is any indication, likely to lead to violence. As Henry tries to help Carter and keep Eureka from blowing apart at the seams, he also has to deal with Allison and Stark. In their haste to finish their artifact-related research before Carter’s investigation of Kim’s death brings the DoD breathing down their necks, they decide to shut Henry out from Kim’s lab.

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Guest Cast: Matt Frewer (Taggart)

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All That Glitters

Eureka Café Diem is at the end of the rainbow, as a statue outside the restaurant – and many of the fixtures in it – turn to gold. A problem of avarice becomes a matter of stability when the gold objects begin to rust away and decompose – including the metals that shore up walls and ceilings in Global Dynamics. Carter’s investigation leads through the statue’s creator to Zoe’s boyfriend and his unintended incurring of the alchemist’s curse.

Henry tries to help out Carter, but he has his own issues with being shut out of his lab. As Allison worries with Stark over Carter’s pursuit of the case, Stark reveals the lengths he’s gone to in order to solve the mystery of Kevin’s link to the artifact. First he had Beverly sent to Guantanamo for her role in the accident – and now he’s had her brought back to Eureka.

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Guest Cast: Debrah Farentino (Beverly Barlowe), Michael Shanks (Christopher Dactalos)

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A Night at Global Dynamics

Eureka Henry, Beverly, Allison and Kevin are locked in the director’s office at Global Dynamics – which has now become a bunker miles below the rest of the labs. Henry and Beverly want to use an experimental matter reconstruction device to attempt to separate Kevin from the energy field he has been linked to since the accident. The rest of the building has been evacuated and the automatic security systems engaged because the biohazard systems have detected a mutated form of the bacteria that caused the metal decomposition. The military is quite insistent that if the biohazard is not contained, Eureka will be evacuated and Global Dynamics eradicated. Carter and Stark decide to return to the building to try to save Kevin and Allison, while Fargo tries to run interference from a computer station hidden within SARAH. When Carter and Stark find a group of employees hiding unharmed in the morgue, they realize that the biohazard was a hoax by Henry. Unfortunately, that won’t stop the building’s automatic systems from viewing them as invaders, nor will it stop the military from following its protocols. And if Stark can’t reach the bunker in time, Henry’s efforts to save Kevin may be all for naught.

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