The Face In The Mirror

JeremiahHis name is Frederick Monash, and he’s a survivor of the Big Death. He’s on the run from Daniel’s forces, and he’s trying to reach the resistance, but has to go into hiding just before he can meet with them. Jeremiah’s father knew him, at Valhalla Sector, when he was working on a top-secret plan called Project Backfire, designed to keep Valhalla Sector’s more militant leaders from grabbing too much power – but no one ever knew if he lived long enough in the outside world to set that plan into motion. Monash’s mission was to create a new government that would challenge Valhalla Sector’s secretive tactics, and if a leader couldn’t be found to lead that new society, one would be invented. But somewhere along the way, Project Backfire lived up to its name and became even more vicious than Valhalla Sector itself, and its leader is indeed the one Monash dreamed up – and his name is Daniel.

Order the DVDsstory by Sara (Samm) Barnes and J. Michael Straczynski
teleplay by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by Sean Astin
music by Tim Truman

Guest Cast: Peter Stebbings (Marcus), Francoise Yip (Rachel), Leila Arcieri (Crystal), Robert Wisden (Devon), Matthew Walker (Frederick Monash), John Pyper-Ferguson (Sims), James Upton (Aide), Trever Havixbeck (Driver), Michael Jonsson (Driver), Kimani Ray Smith (Traveler), Leanne Adachi (Traveler), Linden Banks (Scientist), Judith Maxie (Scott), Larry Musser (Warren)

Appearing in footage from Letters From The Other Side and Crossing Jordan: Joanne Kelly (Libby)

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The State Of The Union

JeremiahAs Jeremiah continues to chafe against his duties as the mayor of Millhaven, Marcus continues to send teams out from Thunder Mountain with radios for the cities that make up the alliance. Kurdy and Smith, making a radio supply run, decide to visit Jeremiah and give him a break from it all, but this break from his duties is anything but relaxing; the town where they were due to drop radios off has been razed to the ground by Sims and his thugs, with only a few of the residents living long enough to escape the carnage. The area is land-mined as well, and Kurdy’s vehicle is destroyed, along with the only way to call Thunder Mountain for backup. The three wander south to seek help, instead finding that Sims has set up camp nearby with a radio jammer capable of taking down the very communications network they’re trying to build.

Order the DVDswritten by Sara (Samm) Barnes
directed by Miran Cheylov
music by Tim Truman

Guest Cast: Peter Stebbings (Marcus), Ingrid Kavelaars (Erin), Byron Lawson (Lee Chen), Enid-Raye Adams (Gina), John Pyper-Ferguson (Sims), David Richmond-Peck (Tad), Adrian Holmes (Sandor), Nicole Munoz (Little Girl), Rik Kiviaho (Aide), David Lovgren (Jacob), Brian Jennings (Samuel), Shaker Paleja (Jacob’s Soldier), Camille Martinez (Sandor’s Wife), Toby Berner (Guy)

Appearing in footage from Crossing Jordan, Voices In The Dark, Deus Ex Machina: Joanne Kelly (Libby)
Appearing in footage from Letters From The Other Side: Robert Wisden (Devon)

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Interregnum

JeremiahEven as Daniel’s troops close in on Thunder Mountain, Smith insists on taking Jeremiah and Kurdy to a children’s home that neither of them has ever seen before. There, a few adult survivors of the Big Death have banded together to shepherd the next generation of the human race toward their own adulthood. And they’ve made a discovery: the new generation of children is smarter than previous generations, and at a much younger age, though no one knows if this is evolution at work, or a side effect of the virus. Smith hopes that the home can be protected, but Marcus can’t guarantee this when an attack closes his supply lines right on the doorstep of Thunder Mountain. Worse yet, evidence is uncovered of sabotage taking place within the complex – Sims’ people are already inside. And on the eve of battle, when Jeremiah discovers how and why Libby really died, it seems there’s little chance that he’ll forgive either Sims or Smith.

Order the DVDswritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by Mike Vejar
music by Tim Truman

Guest Cast: Peter Stebbings (Marcus), Ingrid Kavelaars (Erin), Byron Lawson (Lee Chen), Michael Teigen (Frank), Donna White (Hannah), Enid-Raye Adams (Gina), John Pyper-Ferguson (Sims), Rik Kiviaho (Sim’s Lieutenant), David Richmond-Peck (Tad), Sam MacMillan (Pilot), Justin Stillwell (Thunder Mountain Recruit), Jillian Fargey (Teacher), Chris Lovick (Fifth Column Recruit), Michael Smith (Matt), Samuel Patrick Chu (Blackboard Kid), Jessica Amlee (Rose), Clint Carleton (Thunder Mountain Driver), Demord Dann (Thunder Mountain Passenger)

Appearing in footage from Crossing Jordan: Joanne Kelly (Libby)

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Interregnum Part 2

JeremiahOn the eve of battle, Sims finds himself troubled by Marcus’ announcement that Daniel doesn’t exist, but presses forward with preparations for the final battle anyway. Smith is discovered by one of the women running the children’s home, who gets him to safety, and he’s able to inform Kurdy of Sims’ movements. Armed with that information, Jeremiah sets out to settle the score once and for all, to kill Sims himself. At Thunder Mountain, one of Sims’ infiltrators is captured, and Marcus is able to avert the takeover of the base. When Jeremiah catches up with Sims, he discovers that the seed of distrust has already been planted, and that Sims is already questioning the existence of Daniel. But is that enough for Jeremiah to spare his life and possibly stop the war before the first battle is fought?

Order the DVDswritten by J. Michael Straczynski
directed by Mike Vejar
music by Tim Truman

Guest Cast: Peter Stebbings (Marcus), Ingrid Kavelaars (Erin), Byron Lawson (Lee Chen), Michael Teigen (Frank), Donna White (Hannah), Enid-Raye Adams (Gina), John Pyper-Ferguson (Sims), Rik Kiviaho (Sim’s Lieutenant), Larry Musser (Warren), Chris Lovick (Fifth Column Recruit), Matthew MacCaull (Guard), Jessica Amlee (Rose)

Notes: This was the final episode of Jeremiah, which was cancelled by MGM despite efforts to regroup the creative team after the departure of J. Michael Straczynski, who left in a dispute with the studio (and openly said he would never work with MGM again). The airdates for the latter half of the season season are taken from the episodes’ world premiere dates in Canada, where the entire season was aired in order on a weekly basis with no interruptions. In the U.S., the Showtime network buried the final episodes, airing them back-to-back in the wee hours of weekend mornings, with virtually no promotion to draw attention to the lame duck show’s return after months off the air.

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