List of The 4400 episodes
The 4400 is an American science fiction TV series produced by CBS Paramount Network Television in association with Sky Television, Renegade 83 and American Zoetrope for USA Network. The show was created and written by Scott Peters and René Echevarria, and it stars Joel Gretsch and Jacqueline McKenzie. The series ran for four seasons from 2004 until its cancellation in 2007. During the course of the series, 44 episodes of The 4400 aired over four seasons.
In the pilot episode, what was originally thought to be a comet deposits a group of exactly 4400 people at Highland Beach, in the Cascade Range foothills near Mount Rainier, Washington. Each of the 4400 had disappeared at various times starting from 1946 in a beam of white light. None of the 4400 have aged from the time of their disappearance. Confused and disoriented, they remember nothing of events occurring between the time of their disappearance and their return.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||5||July 11, 2004||August 8, 2004|
|2||13||June 5, 2005||August 28, 2005|
|3||13||June 11, 2006||August 27, 2006|
|4||13||June 17, 2007||September 16, 2007|
Season 1 (2004)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Viewers
|1||1||"Pilot"||Yves Simoneau||Scott Peters & René Echevarria||July 11, 2004||7.41|
|A comet's path changes course towards Earth when suddenly it comes in for a "landing". 4400 people, assumed to be dead or missing over the past 58 years, reappear and none has aged a day or have any memories since disappearing.|
|2||2||"The New and Improved Carl Morrissey"||Helen Shaver||Ira Steven Behr||July 18, 2004||5.63|
|Tom and Diana investigate Carl Morrissey, a 4400, who is using his ability of enhanced reflexes and strength to fight crime single-handedly. Lily is arrested when she attempts to see her daughter. Diana takes Maia home with her from quarantine.|
|3||3||"Becoming"||David Straiton||Craig Sweeny||July 25, 2004||5.49|
|Tom and Diana are tasked with investigating Oliver Knox who is using his ability of suggestion to influence men to murder women. A list of 4400s is leaked to the public. Kyle awakens from his coma after Shawn uses his ability on him.|
|4||4||"Trial By Fire"||Nick Gomez||Robert Hewitt Wolfe||August 1, 2004||5.01|
|Several 4400s are killed during anti-4400 terrorist bombings, Tom and Diana must race to stop the perpetrators. Kyle begins to exhibit strange behavior and begins to understand what is wrong with him.|
|5||5||"White Light"||Tim Hunter||Scott Peters||August 8, 2004||6.13|
|Tom and Diana break Kyle out of NTAC quarantine and head to Highland Beach. In a virtual reality with Kyle, Tom learns where the 4400 were taken, who took them, and why.|
Season 2 (2005)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers
|"Wake Up Call"||Leslie Libman||Ira Steven Behr & Craig Sweeny||June 5, 2005||5.25|
|Tom and Diana investigate a mysterious structure which is being built at a psychiatric hospital, based on the drawings of a schizophrenic 4400, Tess Doerner. Richard must protect his family when he and Lily are discovered to be 4400s. This is a two-part episode.|
|8||3||"Voices Carry"||Vincent Misiano||Lisa Melamed||June 12, 2005||4.38|
|A returnee exhibiting telepathic abilities seeks help from NTAC, but is instead used as a mole to infiltrate Jordan Collier's 4400 Center. Kyle prepares to enter into college but discovers his father has not paid his tuition fees. Lily steals money from a hotel cash register.|
|9||4||"Weight of the World"||Oz Scott||Scott Peters||June 19, 2005||4.03|
|Tom and Diana investigate a 4400 whose ability to accelerate the human body's metabolism just may be the perfect weight loss drug.|
|10||5||"Suffer the Children"||Vincent Misiano||Frederick Rappaport||June 26, 2005||4.12|
|Tom and Diana investigate a 4400 junior high school teacher accused of child abuse.|
|11||6||"As Fate Would Have It"||Nick Gomez||Craig Sweeny||July 10, 2005||3.20|
|A morbid premonition from Maia threatens the future of the 4400 Center.|
|12||7||"Life Interrupted"||Michael W. Watkins||Ira Steven Behr||July 17, 2005||N/A|
|Tom finds himself in a world where the 4400 abductions never happened.|
|13||8||"Carrier"||Leslie Libman||Douglas Petrie||July 24, 2005||N/A|
|A 4400, whose ability has turned her into a walking plague, believes she is the next messiah.|
|14||9||"Rebirth"||Milan Cheylov||Lisa Melamed||July 31, 2005||3.50|
|Tom and Diana investigate a 4400 with the ability to repair defects in fetuses.|
|15||10||"Hidden"||Vincent Misiano||Frederick Rappaport||August 7, 2005||3.49|
|NTAC and Tom enter a race against time as they both draw closer to Jordan Collier's assassin.|
|16||11||"Lockdown"||Douglas Petrie||Douglas Petrie||August 14, 2005||3.40|
|NTAC goes into an emergency lockdown when a 4400 launches a terrorist attack.|
|17||12||"The Fifth Page"||Scott Peters||Ira Steven Behr & Craig Sweeny||August 21, 2005||3.90|
|4400s across the globe are developing strange, severe illnesses, leading Tom and Diana into the heart of a terrifying conspiracy.|
|18||13||"Mommy's Bosses"||John Behring||Ira Steven Behr & Craig Sweeny||August 28, 2005||3.70|
|Tom and Diana discover the source of the plague afflicting the 4400—a discovery that will change their lives.|
Season 3 (2006)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|"The New World"||Vincent Misiano||Ira Steven Behr & Frederick Rappaport||June 11, 2006|
|Richard has to cope with two horrendous changes in his life after he discovers that Isabelle and Lily have both aged substantially. The Nova Group reveals itself as a group of 4400s who have the power to influence the world. This is a two-part episode.|
|21||3||"Being Tom Baldwin"||Colin Bucksey||Shintaro Shimosawa & James Morris||June 18, 2006|
|Tom is charged with a crime he does not remember committing, and Shawn helps Isabelle through her growing pains.|
|22||4||"Gone (part one)"||Morgan Beggs||Bruce Miller||June 25, 2006|
|Someone is targeting young 4400s and Maia gets kidnapped. Shawn receives a threat from the Nova Group.|
|23||5||"Gone (part two)"||Morgan Beggs & Scott Peters||Bruce Miller & Darcy Meyers||July 2, 2006|
|Tom and Alana experience visions of Maia, whom they have no memories of. When Diana's life is put in danger, Tom makes a grim bargain to bring back the children.|
|24||6||"Graduation Day"||Aaron Lipstadt||Craig Sweeny||July 9, 2006|
|After Shawn is attacked, Isabelle seeks revenge on the Nova Group. Tom hesitates to kill Isabelle.|
|25||7||"The Home Front"||Nick Copus||Craig Sweeny & Ira Steven Behr||July 16, 2006|
|Tom and Diana continue the hunt for terrorists, while Dennis Ryland finds one in an unlikely place. Nikki pays Shawn a visit.|
|26||8||"Blink"||Colin Bucksey||Amy Berg & Andrew Colville||July 23, 2006|
|Exposure to a new 4400 ability causes Tom and Diana to have hallucinations of loved ones from their past. Isabelle decides she wants Shawn to marry her, no matter what.|
|27||9||"The Ballad of Kevin and Tess"||Scott Peters||Ira Steven Behr & Craig Sweeny||July 30, 2006|
|Kevin is on the run after horribly mutating due to the promicin experiments. Tom and Diana go to Tess for help. Diana gets what she believes is the flu and discovers something startling.|
|28||10||"The Starzl Mutation"||Allison Liddi||Amy Berg & Craig Sweeny||August 6, 2006|
|A former Army Ranger who was recruited for a secret government program contacts NTAC when an experiment giving him and others 4400 abilities goes wrong, causing one patient to go on a killing spree.|
|29||11||"The Gospel According to Collier"||Frederick E.O. Toye||Story by : Adam Levy
Teleplay by : Ira Steven Behr & Craig Sweeny
|August 13, 2006|
|Tom and Diana discover that Jordan Collier has been spotted, and try to track him down. Kyle gets a surprising visitor in prison.|
|30||12||"Terrible Swift Sword"||Scott Peters||Bruce Miller & Ira Steven Behr||August 20, 2006|
|Jordan goes public about his "resurrection", and summons a 4400 with a tracking ability to find Kevin and Tess, who are still at large.|
|31||13||"Fifty–Fifty"||Nick Copus||Ira Steven Behr & Craig Sweeny||August 27, 2006|
|Diana pulls Maia out of the 4400 Center school. Collier's promicin distribution begins. Isabelle and Haspel Corporation part ways. Shawn and Isabelle are seriously injured. Alana is abducted again.|
Season 4 (2007)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|32||1||"The Wrath of Graham"||Ernest Dickerson||Ira Steven Behr & Craig Sweeny||June 17, 2007|
|A new director takes over NTAC, while a high-school student develops an ability after taking promicin.|
|33||2||"Fear Itself"||Nick Copus||Amy Berg & Andrew Colville||June 24, 2007|
|Kyle receives a lead from Cassie, leading to a book containing a prophecy about Jordan Collier.|
|34||3||"Audrey Parker's Come and Gone"||Colin Bucksey||Nick Wauters||July 1, 2007|
|A woman can project herself astrally, remaining unseen, but her body is murdered during astral projection. She must find a way to contact Tom and Diana to catch her murderer.|
|35||4||"The Truth and Nothing But the Truth"||Scott Peters||Mark Kruger||July 8, 2007|
|Diana finds April, whose life is in danger because of promicin.|
|36||5||"Try the Pie"||Craig Ross, Jr.||Michael Narducci||July 15, 2007|
|Tom locates Jordan Collier, who is living in a small town. Meanwhile, Maia has a shocking vision of the future.|
|37||6||"The Marked"||Leslie Libman||Craig Sweeny||July 22, 2007|
|A 4400, Curtis Peck promises to expose ten agents from the future (the Marked, noted for their X shaped mark behind the left ear) who have taken over the bodies of prominent people in the present day. Each of the Marked are allied to the faction in the future that are opposed to the 4400, and are trapped in the past in an attempt to complete their mission: the destruction of Jordan Collier and negation of the 4400's effect on the timeline. Before being compromised, Curtis Peck is only able to name one of the ten, the CEO of Ubient Software. Tom is taken and seemingly operated on, resulting in a mark behind his left ear. The only revealed Marked meets with Tom and Diana, seemingly to feel out an alliance.|
|38||7||"Till We Have Built Jerusalem"||Scott Peters||Robert Hewitt Wolfe||July 29, 2007|
|Shawn Farrell's political ambitions are threatened by a woman who claims he healed her mother in return for sex. At the same time, Jordan Collier annexes part of Seattle itself and calls it "Promise City", threatening to retaliate if opposed.|
|39||8||"No Exit"||Tony Westman||Adam Levy||August 5, 2007|
|Opposing sides all wake up inside NTAC without any memory of how they got there. A lockdown at NTAC traps everyone, including Collier and his group, and everyone must put aside their differences and work together in order to find a way out.|
|40||9||"Daddy's Little Girl"||Nick Copus||Ira Steven Behr & Amy Berg||August 12, 2007|
|Richard surprises Isabelle when he shows up in Promise City ... but the happy reunion takes a turn when Richard kidnaps her in hopes of starting a new life with his daughter. Meanwhile, Tess, her schizophrenia out of control, uses her ability to take control of people at a diner, forcing Kevin to call Shawn for help.|
|41||10||"One of Us"||Scott Peters||Michael Narducci & Craig Sweeny||August 19, 2007|
|Tom has trouble focusing on the hunt for Richard Tyler because of dreams he's been having about the future. Richard, in hiding with Isabelle, is visited by his wife, Lily, who has been dead for over a year. Meanwhile, Jordan Collier's movement is threatened when Shawn announces that he is working on a test with Kevin Burkhoff that would tell people whether or not they would die if they took a shot of promicin.|
|42||11||"Ghost in the Machine"||Morgan Beggs||Frederick Rappaport||August 26, 2007|
|A computer virus attacks Ubient Software, owned by Drew Imroth – a suspected member of the Marked. Elsewhere, Maia visits Promise City and receives an unexpected birthday gift.|
|43||12||"Tiny Machines"||Allison Liddi||Ira Steven Behr & Craig Sweeny||September 9, 2007|
|Meghan and Diana discover a way to extract the future entity out of Tom, which could cost him his life. Meanwhile, Shawn recruits a small band of Promicin positives to bust Kevin out of Promise City. And Isabelle delivers Jordan Collier into the hands of The Marked.|
|44||13||"The Great Leap Forward"||Scott Peters||Ira Steven Behr & Craig Sweeny||September 16, 2007|
|Seattle falls into chaos and NTAC is forced to look to Promise City for help. Meanwhile, Isabelle is ordered to murder Kyle Baldwin and Jordan attempts to escape from The Marked.|
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|"The 4400: Unlocking the Secrets"||TBA||Tim Herbstrith||June 4, 2006|
|An hour-long summary of the events that took place in seasons one and two.|
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