Jericho Reconstruction S02E01 (CBS)

Jericho is an American serial drama produced by CBS Paramount Network Television, with executive producers Jon Turteltaub, Stephen Chbosky and Carol Barbee. The show is broadcast in more than 30 countries.

The first season of the show premiered Wednesday, September 20, 2006, on CBS and went on hiatus after the eleventh episode aired on November 29, 2006. It returned February 21, 2007, after a special recapping the first 11 episodes aired on February 14, 2007, and concluded with a cliffhanger episode on May 9, 2007. Lackluster ratings prompted concern, as the show hit a ratings low in early April. The ratings were down 25% following the nearly three-month hiatus and subsequent return.

An intense fan campaign made CBS bring Jericho back in 2008. The second season will premiere on CBS on the 12th of February 2008.

From the Wikipedia entry on Jericho.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

The first few episodes of the second season of Jericho were leaked about two weeks ago. I finally managed to get some time to watch them.

The show starts off with a recap of the first season. The new government from Cheyenne is flying a new flag and making itself known.

Jake is trying to kill Constantino. The soldiers have to restrain. Major Beck is sorting out what happened. 136 people died.
Hawkins left the tank on the railway tracks to block the train. Jake and his brother see helicopters and bombers appear.

We see a news report. 15 million were killed initially. Another 40 million homeless and injured. Evidence was discovered that the Iranian and North Korean governments that responsible. President Tomarchio is in charge. Only states west of Mississippi have joined up in the new Allied Government. The story takes place four weeks after the New Bern skirmish.

Things look like they are going well in town, but that’s only on the surface.

Hawkins comes back home. He stalked his stalkers. The government wants him. However, he thinks that Valente is looking for Sarah, not him. This is good news.

Heather is back.

A tax woman from Jennings & Rall came by to settle Stanley’s debt. He owns his farm. Mimi asks him to marry him.

Major Beck is briefing Gray, Jake and Eric. Beck wants to extend a blanket of amnesty to the attacks of New Bern. Jake kind of freaks out. Major Beck warns Jake against vigilantism. Beck wants Jake to be the new Sheriff. He wants Jericho to move on.

Jake talks with Eric. He tells him to gather the rangers. They are going to kill Constantino. Betsy sees that the military is looking for Sarah.

Beck asks Heather about the man that she saw at the Sheriff station. He was one of Constantino’s deputies. He asks Heather to be the liaison between him and the cities.

Mimi tells Stanley that he got screwed by signing the contract. He will have to give the government his crop until the monetary system is re-established. Then he will start paying off his debt.

Hawkins tells Jake that his plan is stupid. After the meeting, Beck comes to get Jake. He shows him the body of the man from New Bern. He tried to get back into Jericho from New Bern. He opened fire on the soldiers.

Mimi confronts the woman from Jennings & Rall. The soldiers are watching Darcy.

Emily tells that what Jake is planning on doing is a bad idea. Mary comes to tell Jake that Eric has gone to New Bern with the rangers.

Darcy brings a few papers that she photocopied from Major Beck to Hawkins. Seconds after, he hears smoke grenades going off. Hawkins is taken by surprise. It’s Chavez. Darcy comes up being him with a gun. Chavez tells Hawkins that

Chung is the other man that still is alive. He’s infiltrated himself into Cheyenne.

Jake is able to head off his brother. They are all stopped by the army. Jake comes up with a probable excuse to get all of the Jericho men out of trouble. The major knew what was up. He tells Jake that Jake saved his brother’s life.

Mimi tells Stanley that she arranged his problems. She also got offered a job. Stanley proposes to her with his mother’s ring.

Chavez tells Hawkins that the Cheyenne government is lying about what happened with Iran and North Korea. They destroyed two countries to cover that up. He says that the East is aligning with Columbus, Ohio with remnants of the old government. Texas are getting close to siding with Cheyenne. The mission is to expose Cheyenne’s secrets. He tells Chavez that he has one of the nuclear bombs.

Jake accepts to be Sheriff. Jericho has been added to the route of the new President. He will stop in Jericho.

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