The Fifth Page

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"The Fifth Page"
The 4400 episode
The 4400 - 2x12 - The Fifth Page.jpg
Episode no. Season 2
Episode 12
Directed by Scott Peters
Written by Ira Steven Behr
Craig Sweeny
Original air date August 21, 2005
Guest actors

Harris Allan - Sam Marsden
Jeffrey Combs - Kevin Burkhoff
Richard Kahan - Marco Pacella
Karina Lombard - Alana Mareva
Keegan Connor Tracy - Alison Driscoll
Tom Verica - Dr. Max Hudson
Andrew Airlie - Brian Moore
Valerie Sing Turner - Eden Standish
Christie Wilkes - Rose Woodard

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"The Fifth Page" is an episode of the science fiction television series The 4400.

Synopsis[edit]

Around the world 4400s are becoming ill with an unknown cause, leading Tom and Diana to a conspiracy.

Plot[edit]

Alana officially moves in, with her things, and she and Tom resume their 8-year “marriage”. She asks Kyle if he can write her a prescription for her allergy, and Tom reminds her that Kyle is only a doctor in their alternate reality. She remarks she must have had a brain freeze.

Diana finds out Maia has a rare type of pneumonia. It can be treated, but it could also be symptom of something more serious. While looking over Maia's chart, she notices that page five is missing. The doctor blames it on the fact that he is breaking in a new nurse.

Shawn and Lily converse about why he cannot heal, and Shawn asks her not to tell anyone. Around the world, several 4400s have rashes on their arms. Back at NTAC Marco tells Tom that over 300 have fallen ill.

Dennis Ryland returns to NTAC and notifies everyone that he is assuming temporary command of NTAC to figure out what is causing this epidemic among 4400s.

Kyle reads in the paper that the home of the man in jail for Collier's murder has been vandalized. He visits the house, and he changes a flat tire for a woman living there after she discovers that the tire has been slashed.

Alana arrives at the 4400 Center and is left confused becaues she believes it is the Collier Museum of Art (from her alternate reality with Tom). Tom arrives and Alana gets slightly distraught. When he tries to calm her down, her sleeve gets raised and he discovers that she has a rash like the other 4400s who are sick.

Dennis tells his staff that all the 4400 are to be brought back into quarantine at Camp Dekker, and that England and France are passing legislation to quarantine those 4400 in their countries and it is expected other countries will follow suit.

Tom and Diana talk to Matthew Ross regarding the 4400s and possible cooperation between the two organisations regarding those 4400s who are ill, so they can receive care at the NTAC medical center.

Richard takes over the running of the 4400 Center while Shawn is ill. Shawn goes into quarantine, while Richard gives a speech to the press stating that “If you are sick the responsible thing to do is to report to NTAC, but if you are well, showing no symptoms, we ask you to consider this: Walking into quarantine is an easy step, but walking out might be considerably more difficult.” Dennis announces that in ten hours they’ll start rounding up the 4400s.

Kevin Burkhoff visits NTAC, eating sunflower seeds and spitting the shells on the floor, and he talks to Max Hudson. Kevin gives Max his notes on the 4400 but receives nothing in return. Diana and Tom turn to Marco to “hack” NTAC to get the medical information Kevin requires.

Lily observes Isabelle’s caretaker leading her to a basement room. She goes and gets Richard, and he breaks down the door. Inside, they find several people running tests on Isabelle with Matthew Ross, who gives them a speech on Isabelle being the “Rosetta Stone of the 4400”.

Marco brings Kevin Burkhoff NTAC's notes on the illness affecting the 4400, and Kevin leaves in a rush. Richard reveals some facts to Lily about Isabelle.

Most of the staff at the 4400 Center wait outside with their hands linked together as several NTAC vehicles approach with armed NTAC officers and gun men. Dennis Ryland tells everyone to holster their guns. As they walk closer to the entrance, the staff make way to allow them to enter. Matthew Ross welcomes Dennis as he, Tom, and Diana walk in. Matthew tells Dennis that there are no 4400s here and he does not know where they went.

Richard tells his fellow 4400s of the safe houses Jordan Collier left behind, and if they have to, they will defend themselves. Kyle visits his new friend who slaps him and reveals she knows that he lied to her about who he is.

Kevin Burkhoff reveals to Tom and Diana that the thing killing 4400s is not a disease but a side effect. There is a synthetic substance in a 4400s blood, named Promicin-inhibitor, and it is gathering in their lymph nodes. Diana says “It’s what’s making them sick”, and Tom states that NTAC should have known about this. Kevin replies that they do know and that it is all in the files he hands over to Tom.

Bryan picks Lily up to take her and Isabelle to somewhere safe. Tom and Diana talk and discover every time a 4400 goes in for a checkup, he or she is injected with the Promicin-inhibitor. So, essentially, NTAC made them ill.

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