Jericho (2006): S01E02 – Fallout


Jericho is an American post-apocalyptic action drama television series, which centres on the residents of the fictional city of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of a nuclear attack on 23 major cities in the contiguous United States.


Jake and Robert Hawkins both see that radioactive fallout is headed to Jericho from Denver, Colorado. Jericho has two fallout shelters, one under Town Hall, the other one under the Medical Centre. According to Johnston, about 300 people can fit in the Town Hall shelter. Jake and April discover that the other shelter has become very dirty and polluted. With over 5,000 people in Jericho, Eric goes out to warn people to use their basements.

Johnston has disappeared after saying he was going to the church. Jake, with some help from Heather tries to fix the Medical Centre shelter but cannot in time. They transport those people to Town Hall, but the shelter there is nearly full. With help from Gray Anderson and Shep Cale, they drive to the Salt Mine. Jake realises that there is no door to stop the radiation from getting to the people, so they decide to use dynamite to blow the entrance.

Emily ran out of gas on her way to Wichita and meets up with two Jericho cops. They too are running low on gas, and she advises them to try the Richmond farm, not too far away. When the arrive, the pump is locked, and according to Bonnie, Stanley has the key. Emily realizes, noticing blood and a tattoo on one of the men, that these are not real cops. She warns Bonnie through sign language, and grabs a gun from the Richmond house. She goes up to the bathroom on the second floor, loads the gun, jumps from the window and heads to the police car. She then begins to, channel by channel, try to contact the real Jericho police through the radio.

When Emily hits channel 3, she reaches Jake, but before Jake can get to his walkie, Emily switches channels. After blowing the entrance, Jake drives to the Richmond farm. When Emily gets to channel 8, she reaches the fake cops. Emily then finds Jimmy and Bill in the trunk of the police car. Bonnie rushes outside, as do the two cops, who threaten to shoot Bonnie if Emily does not cooperate. Jake arrives in time, and shoots and kills one of the cops. Emily shoots the other cop. The rain is beginning to fall, so Jake, Emily, Bonnie, Jimmy and Bill head to the cellar.

Johnston is found by Gail in Town Hall, after hitting his head. Hawkins has gotten the radio to worked and found out the fate of many attacked towns, information he does not share. Along with Denver and Atlanta; Chicago, Philadelphia and San Diego are gone.

Jericho Series

You can find a full index and overview of Jericho here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 27 September 2006.
  • Running Time: 45 minutes.
  • Rating: 15.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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