Eureka

2005 • SYFY
4.8
1.69K reviews
TV-14
Rating
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Season 1 episodes (12)

1 Pilot
7/18/06
For years, the government has been relocating the world's geniuses (and their families) to the picturesque Pacific Northwest town of Eureka, where daily life straddles the line between unprecedented innovation and total chaos. U.S. Marshal Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson) finds this out first hand when he wrecks his car and becomes stranded there. After the town's eccentric inhabitants unleash a scientific creation still unknown to the outside world, Carter steps in to restore order and consequently is let in on one of our country's best-kept secrets.
2 Many Happy Returns
7/25/06
In Eureka, even death is not certain. After attending Susan Perkins' (Jennifer Clement) funeral, Carter (Colin Ferguson) heads back to the office to find a very angry, very alive, Susan Perkins! While Carter and Henry (Joe Morton) try to find out which Susan is real, an ominous dark figure starts appearing in town. Will Nathan Stark (Ed Quinn), the new head of research at Eureka's top secret Global Dynamics, join in Carter's efforts to investigate the dueling Susans or will he fall victim to a duplicitous plot?
3 Before I Forget
8/1/06
Sheriff Carter (Colin Ferguson) accidentally shoots Eureka's mechanical wiz Henry Deacon (Joe Morton), but can't remember how or why. A visiting scientist, who happened to be an old friend of Henry's, may hold a vital clue.
4 Alienated
8/8/06
There...are...no...aliens! Still, Henry (Joe Morton) is concerned about his assistant Spencer (Shayn Solberg) who insists he's been abducted. Sheriff Carter (Colin Ferguson) recognizes the young man's trauma but isn't buying alien influences even when his own deputy Jo (Erica Cerra) knocks him out cold and joins three other townsfolk in a plot to kidnap a visiting Congressman.
5 Invincible
8/15/06
Nathan Stark (Ed Quinn) keeps a dangerous artifact under wraps until Carl Carlson, a brilliant but unpredictable researcher (Saul Rubinek), accidentally taps into its awesome power.
6 Dr. Nobel
8/22/06
Carter (Colin Ferguson) and Zoe (Jordan Hinson) must help an aging scientist recover his memory before a dormant weapons system unleashes a grave disaster.
7 Blink
8/29/06
When Stark (Ed Quinn) pits two research teams against each other, he gets a made-in-Eureka result that is as disturbing as it is mind-blowing. Will a top-secret drug give Eureka's townsfolk a competitive edge or a dangerous addiction? As the situation escalates, Carter's (Colin Ferguson) daughter Zoe (Jordan Hinson) and Allison's (Salli Richardson-Whitfield) son get caught in the crossfire.
8 Right As Raynes
9/5/06
When Callister Raynes (David Paetkau), a young Eureka ex-patriot, returns to town Nathan Stark (Ed Quinn) has a difficult time turning his back on him. When Raynes creates a path of destruction that threatens Eureka and Global Dynamics Stark is forced to make some heart wrenching choices.
9 Primal
9/12/06
Taggart (Matt Frewer) has "nanoids" that can heal wounds almost instantly, while Fargo (Neil Grayston) invented the "Mental Mouse," a device that links the human brain to a mainframe computer. When these two brilliant inventions interact, Eureka braces for the cataclysmic outcome.
10 Purple Haze
9/19/06
Carter (Colin Ferguson) can't understand why nearly everyone in Eureka is behaving more strangely than usual. He has to find out what has affected - or infected - the townsfolk before a misguided Stark (Ed Quinn) unleashes the wrath of the Artifact on the world.
11 H.O.U.S.E. Rules
9/26/06
Upset by the negative attitudes threatening Eureka, S.A.R.A.H. - the SMART house - decides to take corrective action and lures the town's main players into her lair and puts herself on lock-down.
12 Once in A Lifetime
10/3/06
When Stark (Ed Quinn) attempts to take a sample of Eureka's top-secret Artifact, the town plunges through time, landing in 2010. Domestic bliss abounds in this Eureka-of-the-future until momentary time shifts indicate a dangerous anomaly that may rob Carter (Colin Ferguson), Allison (Salli Richardson-Whitfield), Henry (Joe Morton) and Zoe (Jordan Hinson) of their glowing futures.

About this show

For years, the government has been relocating the world's geniuses (and their families) to the picturesque Pacific Northwest town of Eureka, where daily life straddles the line between unprecedented innovation and total chaos. U.S. Marshal Jack Carter finds this out firsthand when he wrecks his car and becomes stranded there. After the town's eccentric inhabitants unleash a scientific creation still unknown to the outside world, Carter steps in to restore order and consequently is let in on one of our country's best-kept secrets. From unrequited love to professional jealousy, from addiction to depression, the problems of Eureka's townsfolk grow from the myriad of life's everyday challenges. But with the population's unique talents, troubled psyches and limitless resources, these small-town concerns have a way of becoming big-time problems. It is at that intersection, where human frailty and super-science collide, that Eureka begins.
4.8
1.69K reviews
Jennifer Kokoski
August 30, 2016
I miss this show so much. It was one of those fun, good-spirited stories with a mix of SciFi and intriguing characters. Not filled with gore, sex, horror or the usual cynical content that passes for popular in today's culture. This is family-friendly humorous adventure akin to Doctor Who. The characters included Jack Carter, the well-meaning doofus sheriff who managed to pull this town of geniuses together and keep them from accidentally destroying the world. The show lasted only 5 full seasons (actually 7 since Seasons 4 & 5 where split over two years each) before falling victim to SyFy's killer cancellation curse. Season 1 established the main characters. Seasons 2 & 3 played up various relationship and Big Bad triangles, perhaps even losing it's way a bit. But Season 4 reimagined the main cast with a clever time shift and brought a direction to the series that lasted until it's very end. Unlike other shows that ended early, you do get closure (a much fought for finale episode) yet feel you were brought along for a fun ride. As it is I still miss Jack, Alison, Henry, Grace, Jo, Zane, Fargo, Holly, Vincent, Zoe, Kevin, Jenna and Baby Carter. I wish Netflix would pick it up again.
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Chris Briano
September 18, 2019
Eureka! I randomly chose this show to 'Binge Watch' as I recover from Knee reconstruction Surgery, and I got hooked. (*Note: Mini spoiler) While 'US Ranger' was transporting a 'Teen' Prisoner while driving in bad weather avoiding falling branches etc, all of a sudden, they are blinded by a bright light in the opposite direction, A vehicle mirroring their exact weaving in the Road only they are able to straighten up in time for the Prisoner to look in the other vehicle, only to see...HER FACE!
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Red
October 29, 2017
Eureka isn't usually as good as I remember it being. The intro gives it away, really- there are a lot of fantastical, sci-fi things happening, but it tends to overpower interesting character interactions (It's a little difficult to have meaningful dialogue when "Oh no something terrible is happening again") The acting is good though, and the later seasons are better at pretty much everything. Watch if you want to see good, solid sci-fi problem solving, because that's most of Eureka. If you do decide to watch, you can probably skip the first (and maybe second) season, everything you need is given through exposition or can be inferred from context.
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