The 4400: The Complete Second Season
Paramount Pictures (2004)
TV Series  /  Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
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Seen ItYes
097360363647
IMDB   7.4
480 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   NR (Not Rated)
Joel Gretsch Tom Baldwin
Jacqueline McKenzie Diana Skouris
Mahershalalhashbaz Ali Richard Tyler
Laura Allen Lily Moore Tyler
Patrick Flueger Shawn Farrell
Chad Faust Kyle Baldwin
Kaj-Erik Eriksen Danny Farrell
Brooke Nevin Nikki Hudson
Peter Coyote Dennis Ryland
Leanne Adachi Nurse
Laura Allen (II)
Conchita Campbell Maia Rutledge
Samantha Ferris Nina Jarvis
Bill Campbell Jordan Collier
Richard Kahan Marco Pacella
Director
Oz Scott
Milan Cheylov
Tim Hunter
Morgan Beggs
John Behring
Scott Peters
Leslie Libman
Producer Francis Ford Coppola
Ira Steven Behr
Scott Peters
Writer Scott Peters
René Echevarria
Ira Steven Behr
Craig Sweeny
Cinematography Thomas Burstyn
Musician John Van Tongeren
Stephen Phillips
Tim P.


The 4400 tells the stories of 4,400 people who disappeared over a period of fifty years and they all reappear at the exact same time without any memory of where they've been and what happened to them. Some of them have been altered and have strange abilities, both good and bad.

The series kicks off with a ball of light sailing toward Earth, but rather than the expected catastrophic event, thousands of people emerge from the ball of light. They returnees have been missing from a few years to several decades and no one has aged a day.

Most critics have described the show as Close Encounters Of The Third Kind meets X-Men.
The Theme Song:
"A Place In Time" written by Robert Phillips and Tim Paruskewitz, performed by Amanda Abizaid.


A year has passed since 4400 abductees were returned to Earth (and six months since the original series ended). Richard (Mahershalalhashbaz Ali), Lily (Laura Allen), and Isabelle are on the run from Jordan Collier (Billy Campbell) and others who would attempt to harm their child. Shawn (Patrick Flueger) has moved into Collier's cult-like 4400 Center. Then there are NTAC (National Threat Assessment Command) agents Diana (Jacqueline McKenzie) and Tom (Joel Gretsch). The former has officially adopted Maia (Conchita Campbell), while the latter is reunited with formerly comatose son Kyle (Chad Faust), Shawn's best friend. Almost everyone, returnees and otherwise, is changing. Jordan, for instance, is having more seizures (as a result of his first encounter with the eerie Isabelle), while Kyle is having blackouts. Along the way, new characters are introduced, like mute mental patient Kevin (Jeffrey Combs, Re-Animator), who regains the ability to talk, thanks to Tess (Summer Glau, Serenity), the only returnee who can recall what happened to her. Others include Diana's sister April (Natasha Gregson Wagner), Jordan's pal Matthew (Garret Dillahunt, Deadwood), and former NTAC supervisor Dennis Ryland (Peter Coyote), who returns to the fold. Guest stars include E.R.'s Sharif Atkins ("Voices Carry"), Star Trek: Voyager's Robert Picardo ("Weight of the World"), and Twin Peaks' Sherilyn Fenn ("Carrier"). The season will end much as the miniseries began, with the 4400 being released from another quarantine, setting the scene for the next year. Although the first set was a barebones release, the second features commentary from McKenzie, Gretsch, writer Craig Sweeny, and writer/producer Ira Steven Behr. --Kathleen C Fennessy


Season 2
Episode List

No. Episode Air Date Prod # Reviews Score
6 Wake Up Call (1) 6/5/2005 201 12 Reviews 8.8
7 Wake Up Call (2) 6/5/2005 202 4 Reviews 8.9
8 Voices Carry 6/12/2005 203 8 Reviews 8.7
9 Weight of the World 6/19/2005 204 8 Reviews 8.6
10 Suffer the Children 6/26/2005 205 9 Reviews 8.8
11 As Fate Would Have It 7/10/2005 206 14 Reviews 9.1
12 Life Interrupted 7/17/2005 207 45 Reviews 8.8
13 Carrier 7/24/2005 208 13 Reviews 8.4
14 Rebirth 7/31/2005 209 17 Reviews 8.2
15 Hidden 8/7/2005 210 10 Reviews 8.8
16 Lockdown 8/14/2005 211 13 Reviews 8.8
17 The Fifth Page 8/21/2005 212 9 Reviews 9.2
18 Mommy's Bosses 8/28/2005 213 52 Reviews 9.6
Episodes
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    6/5/2005  1.  Wake Up Call (1)
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 meager conditions in a mountain cabin far away from Jordan. Jordan has now closed Arcadia Estates, and is on the verge of opening "The 4400 Centers," 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 Centers.
Director:  Leslie Libman  Writer:  Craig Sweeny  / Ira Steven Behr 
Guest starring:  Dawn Chubai, Sean Tyson,  Charles Napier, Jason Griffith, Grace Bauer, Darryl Quon, Avery Tiplady, Nick Misura, Trevor Roberts, Noah Beggs, Julian Christopher, Michael Ryan, Patricia Harras, Graeme Duffy, Bill Mondy
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    6/5/2005  2.  Wake Up Call (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 meager conditions in a mountain cabin far away from Jordan. Jordan has now closed Arcadia Estates, and is on the verge of opening "The 4400 Centers," 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 Centers.
Director:  Leslie Libman  Writer:  Craig Sweeny  / Ira Steven Behr 
Guest starring:  Dawn Chubai, Sean Tyson,  Charles Napier, Jason Griffith, Grace Bauer, Darryl Quon, Avery Tiplady, Nick Misura, Trevor Roberts, Noah Beggs, Julian Christopher, Michael Ryan, Patricia Harras, Graeme Duffy, Bill Mondy
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    6/12/2005  3.  Voices 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. Meanwhile, Kyle starts to get his life back through the prospect of a new relationship, Diana finds herself dealing with the unexpected arrival of her younger sister April, and as Richard, Lily, and Isabelle continue their life on the run, Richard grows increasingly disturbed by his daughter's apparent abilities.
Director:  Vincent Misiano  Writer:  Lisa Melamed 
Guest starring:  Lexa Doig, Candus Churchill,  Stephen McHattie, Sharif Atkins, Parker Holdsworth, Jennifer Gibson, Robert Seckler, Richard De Kler, Darren E. Scott, Doug Abrahams, John Dadey, P.J. Prinsloo,  Woody Jeffreys
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    6/19/2005  4.  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 Center 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 Center and become a student. Jordan makes sure this new "recruit" is well treated as it will profit the center. Shawn is working on a recruitment video for the 4400 Center. Richard and Lily travel to Montana where they meet with Eric Papequash, who disappeared in 1955.
Director:  Oz Scott  Writer:  Scott Peters 
Guest starring:  Glen Gould, Lucia Walters, Carmen Moore, Noah Danby, Katey Wright, Colin Lawrence, Peter Hanlon, Peter Huck, Paul Jarrett, Rhonda Dent, Michael Rogers,  Robert Picardo, Noa Tishby,  Lexa Doig
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    6/26/2005  5.  Suffer the Children
A school teacher 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.
Director:  Vincent Misiano  Writer:  Frederick Rappaport 
Guest starring:  Edd Wright, Stefan Thordarson, Santana Shaw-Garlock, Mylene Robic, Rick Dobran, Sean Owen Roberts, Ben Cotton, Kyle Falconer, D. Harlan Cutshall, Rob Hayter, Brett Delaney, Bruce Dawson, Jaren Brandt Bartlett,  Lindy Booth, Kathryn Gordon
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    7/10/2005  6.  As Fate Would Have It
Maia sees a vision of Jordan Collier's death. Kyle's frightening blackouts are disrupting Tom's personal life. Diana is asked to hand over Maia's diary to NTAC.
Director:  Nick Gomez  Writer:  Craig Sweeny 
Guest starring:  Lindy BoothGenevieve BuechnerRobert ClarkeAlistair AbellLexa Doig, Igor Morozov, Andrew Airlie, Sean Owen Roberts
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    7/17/2005  7.  Life Interrupted
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.
Director:  Michael Watkins  Writer:  Ira Steven Behr 
Guest starring:  Marshall Caplan, Allison Warnyca, Don MacKay, Mark Burgess, Richard Hendery, Maureen Thomas,  Brooke Nevin
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    7/24/2005  8.  Carrier
After living for 8 years in an alternate world that only Tom and Alana remember the world with the 4400 has returned as it was at the second the 8 years started. A 30 year old 4400 woman wakes up and finds everybody else in her local community dead. Maia puts April's love for her to a test.
Director:  Leslie Libman  Writer:  Douglas Petrie 
Guest starring:  Craig March, Sean Devine, Daniel Bacon, Jason Benson, Daniella Evangelista, Matias Hacker, Sage Brocklebank, David Purvis,  Julius ChappleSherilyn Fenn
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    7/31/2005  9.  Rebirth
A male 4400 originally from Rwanda repairs bad chromosomes of unborn. Kyle is utterly despaired as he suddenly remembers what he did during his blackout. Rishard attends a co-veteran's funeral. Diana takes s hard family decision.
Director:  Milan Cheylov  Writer:  Lisa Melamed 
Guest starring:  Jodie Graham, Matias Hacker, Suzette Meyers, Myfanwy Meilen, Lovie Eli, Brandi Alexander, John R. Taylor, Patricia Drake, Beau Starr,  Luke Askew, Michael Jonsson, Link Baker,  Hill Harper
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    8/7/2005  10.  Hidden
NTAC is keen to find Jordan Collier's killer as Tom is desperate to find Kyle.
Director:  Vincent Misiano  Writer:  Frederick Rappaport 
Guest starring:  Lindy Booth, Jared Keeso, Simon Hayama, Amy Adamson, Gary Sekhon,  Elizabeth Thai, Katia Khatchadourian,  Lexa Doig, Teach
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    8/14/2005  11.  Lockdown
On John Colliers' birthday NTAC receives threatening e-mails and gets attacked by terror. Kyle is concerned that an innocent will be convicted for killing Collier. Maia gets a mysterious infection and is treated at NTAC. Isabelle has broken off her special communication with her mother and transfers it to her father. At school a girl is very interested in Kyle.
Director:  Douglas Petrie  Writer:  Douglas Petrie 
Guest starring:  Colleen Winton, Karen Austin, Tyler McClendon, Rob Lee, Arnold Cheng,  Leanne Adachi, Tony Parsons,  Hiro KanagawaTom VericaRoger R. Cross, Sean Devine, Valerie Sing Turner, Mark Gibbon, Cheryl Mullen,  Erica Cerra
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    8/21/2005  12.  The Fifth Page (1)
The authorities led by Dennis Hyland wants to quarantine every 4400, as several of them are sick with the same as Maia. Hunted by bad conscience Kyle somehow contacts Marsden's girlfriend.
Director:  Scott Peters  Writer:  Craig Sweeny  / Ira Steven Behr 
Guest starring:  Maria Dimou, J. Douglas Stewart, Christie Wilkes, Ken Jones, Nicolas Von Zill, Peter Benson, Valerie Sing Turner, Keegan Connor Tracy,  Tom VericaHarris Allan, Colleen Winton
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    8/28/2005  13.  Mommy's Bosses (2)
7 of the 4400 have died and Maia gets worse all the time Out of suspicion and despair Diana threatens Dr. Hudson with a gun. Lily has run away with Isabelle and Richard pleads he to come back. Marsdem seems unable to avoid a long prison term which makes Alison contact Kyle.
Director:  John Behring  Writer:  Craig Sweeny  / Ira Steven Behr 
Guest starring:  Tom Verica, Keegan Connor Tracy, Jonah Bay, Nancy Sorel, Christie Wilkes, Christie Laing
Edition Details
Edition The Complete Second Season
Series The 4400
Distributor Paramount
Release Date 5/23/2006
Packaging Custom Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen (16:9, Anamorphic)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital Surround [English]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 4

Features
Disc 01 Behind the Scenes Featurettes