A rouge comet is on a collision course with Earth. With the World's defences
on high alert, they calculate that it is going to hit just outside of Seattle.
The comet doesn't strike the Earth however, it stops and releases a brilliant
light. When the confusion clears 4,400 people are left.
Wake-Up Call Part 1 & 2
It's been one year since the 4400 returned. After a period of intense medical
observation, Tom has returned to NTAC in a limited capacity, assigned only
to desk duty. Diana, having been through a series of inept partners, finally
finds a way to cut through the red tape and get Tom back, all while in the
midst of formally adopting Maia. Meanwhile, Richard, Lily and the baby are
still living in meagre conditions in a mountain cabin far away from Jordan.
Jordan has now closed Arcadia Estates, and is on the verge of opening "The
4400 Centres," a place for non-members of the 4400 to discover "the 4400 within
themselves." Collier becomes Shawn's guardian, and enlists him to heal important
benefactors of the Centres.
Carry Gary Navarro, a minor league baseball player back after a 30-year absence,
finds that hearing everyone's unspoken thoughts is driving him to the edge
of madness. When he seeks help from NTAC, the higher-ups are more interested
in how he can unearth information about Jordan Collier than how they can assist
Gary with getting his life back. As the case occupies the majority of his
time, Tom finds himself struggling with his responsibilities as a single father.
Weight Of The World
Someone puts his 4400 ability up for auction, and the Supreme Court will have
a special session to determine if it's legal and if the auction can continue.
Diana and Tom are ordered to investigate. Meanwhile, pop diva Chloe Granger
is at the 4400 Centre and claims that Jordan's book was a revelation to her.
She even cut her tour short because she felt she needed to come to the 4400
Centre and become a student. Jordan makes sure this new "recruit" is well
treated, as it will profit the centre. Shawn is working on a recruitment video
for the 4400 Centre. Richard and Lily travel to Montana where they meet with
Eric Papequash, who disappeared in 1955.
Suffer The Children
A schoolteacher terrifies parents with her supernatural ability to inspire
artistic students. Meanwhile, Richard and Lily are confronted by police and
Jordan warns Shawn not to overuse his healing gift.
As Fate Would Have It
Maia's morbid premonition threatens the fate of Jordan Collier. Kyle's frightening
blackouts are disrupting Tom's personal life. Diana is asked to hand over
Maia's diary to NTAC.
Tom and Diana track down a man to a museum, and during the chase, Tom finds
a mysterious lab that only he can see. Later at the office, Tom finds that
all his 4400 case files are gone, and no one has ever heard of the 4400.
Tom and Diana investigate a 4400 that has released a plague that's wiped out
an entire town's population, and her powers could wipe out humanity. Meanwhile,
a Washington D.C. lobbyist joins the 4400 Centre in order to add some political
muscle to the movement.
Tom and Diana investigate a 4400 whose ability is to heal damaged foetal chromosomes
while in the uterus. Unfortunately, it turns out this man is responsible for
the slaughter of an entire clinic. Tom and Diana are torn apart over their
NTAC follows a series of clues that leads them to Jordan Collier's killer,
and when Tom discovers Kyle was the murderer, he must choose between the law
and his family. Meanwhile, at the 4400 Centre, Danny stirs up a mess with
Liv, as well as with his brother Shawn in the process.
Maia is sick, and Diana brings her into NTAC, where a 4400 terrorist is marking
the date of Jordan Collier's birthday by placing a device that makes the males
go savage, bringing on a lockdown of the facility. Meanwhile, Kyle's life
takes a more normal turn with him going back to college and the start of a
romantic relationship. Also, Lily begins to doubt that the 4400 Centre's interest
in Isabelle is trustworthy. And after a less than perfect interview with the
media, Shawn tries to make changes at the 4400 Centre to make it seem less
like a cult to the general public.
The Fifth Page
4400's across the world are coming down with strange and life threatening
illnesses, and Baldwin and Skouris are thrust into a very delicate situation.
Dennis Ryland comes back to head NTAC and issues the unpopular order to quarantine
the sick as well as the unaffected 4400's. This then forces the 4400 Centre
to become involved and establish a safe house in the hopes of some of its
members will avoid quarantine. Meanwhile, Baldwin and Skouris learn a horrible
secret that the government may have directly caused the illnesses of the 4400's.
As 4400's begin dying from the side effects of the inhibitor, Tom and Diana
race to find a cure. Meanwhile, Kyle contemplates turning himself in.
After a successful launch as a mini series the story of the 4400 continues
into a thirteen-part season, giving it the chance to become a Sci-Fi must
watch but can it keep up the momentum for a full season?
On US television, science fiction is enjoying a renaissance even though
the biggest name in the genre, Star Trek was cancelled after twenty years
and four spin-off series. With hits like 'Stargate SG1', 'Battlestar Galactica'
and the mammoth success of 'Lost', Sci-Fi and fantasy programs are becoming
viewer favourites again. 'The 4400' only adds to this notion.
After introducing the premise and the key characters in the first season,
the second run of the show gives them the chance to develop and grow. After
the introduction of Jordan Collier, played by Billy Campbell, at the end
of the first season, we are introduced his 4400 Centres that offer a place
for returnees to gather and learn about their powers and the rest of the
human race to work with and understand these gifted people. Of course this
isn't exactly what is seems and even though Jordan Collier might be seen
as the saviour of the 4400, Diana (Jacqueline McKenzie) and Tom (Joel Gretsch)
definitely don't see him that way.
This plotline runs throughout the main part of the season as we see the
repercussions of Collier's research into the 4400. He really has an impact
on two characters, Shawn (Patrick Flueger) and Kyle (Chad Faust). Shawn,
with his healing powers has become Collier's second in command and trusted
friend. He believes without question that what Collier is doing it for the
benefit of the 4400 and he has no ulterior motive. After the events of the
first season finale, Kyle has changed. He is losing control of his actions,
suffering from blackout and flashbacks that frighten him. He is also drawn
to Collier but for reasons he cannot even contemplate.
Add to these two storylines, Diana and Maia's (Conchita Campbell) relationship,
the problems at NTAC, Lily (Laura Allen) and Richard (Mahershala Karin-Ali)
daughter's emerging power and some individual episodes consentrating on
new 4400s and you have a show that has many story possibilities.
With a strong ensemble cast and some creative, science fiction writing,
'The 4400' second season really moves the show on and reveals its potential
to be a classic of the genre.
PICTURE & SOUND
Presented in Widescreen 16:9 Anamorphic with a Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack,
the transfer is very good.
While the episodes are presented extremely well, the complete lack of extras
is inexcusable. Fans of the show will be very disappointed as the science
fiction medium is one of very intense and loyal fans that want to know everything
about their favourite show. This should not put you off checking out the
show however as it is great science fiction show.
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