Recap Jericho: Season 1, Episode 2

The residents of Jericho are threatened by an incoming rainstorm carrying radioactive fallout that will reach the town in two hours. They take cover in their houses and the town's two fallout shelters. Meanwhile,Emily, her SUV having broken down the previous night, flags down a police cruiser being driven by two sheriff's deputies, from whom she learns about the nuclear explosion in Denver, Colorado. She agrees to help them find a place to get some gas. Emily is unaware that the deputies are really two escaped prisoners – probably from the crashed prison bus – who have stashed the real officers in the trunk; but she is unsettled by their odd demeanor and a prominent tattoo on one's neck.

As the shelter underneath the town hall fills up, Jake is forced to quickly prepare the dilapidated shelter underneath the medical center for other survivors. When a ventilation fan there malfunctions, he decides to move the survivors to Gray Anderson's salt mine. Elsewhere, his brother Eric Green flexes his leadership muscle to convince everyone at Mary's bar, many of them out-of-towners, to head to the shelters while Dale Turner, mourning the death of his mother in Atlanta, Georgia, takes refuge with Skylar, a girl who fears that her parents in New York City may have been killed as well.

Robert Hawkins, who originally warned the town of the incoming fallout-laden storm, discloses that he had been a police officer in St. Louis, Missouri and had learned about the effects of radioactive fallout duringhomeland security training after the September 11, 2001, attacks. He finds a weak signal broadcasting Morse code over the radio and transcribes the message, which visibly disturbs him, though he tells a passing Gail that he could not get the radio to work. Gail finds her husband unconscious on the floor of his office. It isn't immediately apparent what has happened to him. Read More...

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