Season 1

Episode Guide


S1 E1
Sep 20, 2006
Fear of the unknown propels Jericho into social, psychological and physical mayhem when all communication and power is shut down. The town starts to come apart at the seams as terror, anger and confusion bring out the very worst in some residents. Jake Green, the prodigal son of the town's mayor, becomes a reluctant hero when a school bus crashes as a result of the explosion.


S1 E2
Sep 27, 2006
With only an hour before the fallout from the nuclear blast in Denver hits Jericho, Jake rushes to get the townspeople inside and away from the rain so that they won't get radiation poisoning.

Four Horseman

S1 E3
Oct 4, 2006
Jake organizes a group to gather more information about the explosions after a satellite television in the local bar broadcasts an Asian news program showing the extent of the nuclear attacks. In addition to the television broadcast, Stanley, who is hospitalized for radiation poisoning, claims to have seen tanks headed toward Denver.

Walls of Jericho

S1 E4
Oct 11, 2006
When Jake and Heather find a stranger on the side of the road who is sick and disfigured from radiation poisoning, they must decide whether to help him and risk contamination or do nothing and allow him to die.

Federal Response

S1 E5
Oct 18, 2006
The people of Jericho receive a pre-recorded phone call from Homeland Security telling them that help is on the way. The townspeople start to think that life might be returning to normal when the power and phones return. Their hope is dashed, however, after the power surges and electrical lines go down, causing fires to break out all over town.

9:02:00 AM

S1 E6
Oct 25, 2006
An electromagnetic pulse fries everything with a circuit board at 9:02 pm, plunging the town into darkness. Before the power goes out, the citizens of Jericho watch as minutemen missiles are launched into the sky. One by one, the townspeople receive phone messages alerting them that the Federal government has been shut down and that everyone is under local or state jurisdiction.

Long Live the Mayor

S1 E7
Nov 1, 2006
While the town prepares to celebrate Halloween, Gray Anderson returns after traveling outside of town and reports back on the horrific things he saw while he was away. Upon his return, Gray is able to provide more information about which cities were hit by bombs and which cities have not been affected.

Rogue River

S1 E8
Nov 8, 2006
Mayor Johnston's life hangs in the balance when he comes down with a bad case of the flu, and it is up to Jake and Eric to save him by traveling to another town to get the medicine he desperately needs.


S1 E9
Nov 15, 2006
When Jericho receives a surprise visit from several seedy out-of-towners, the residents realize they need a plan to keep intruders out. Emotions run high when the townspeople meet to discuss ideas for securing their borders. One solution that strikes a nerve with several citizens involves a strategy that would isolate a large part of the town from the other.

Red Flag

S1 E10
Nov 22, 2006
As bombers fly over Jericho dropping parachutes with palettes of supplies attached, citizens are both thrilled and cautious about their much-needed relief. As the citizens scramble to retrieve the food and supplies that are dropped from the sky, Mayor Green tries to convince them to wait until everything is tested to prove that it is safe.

Vox Populi

S1 E11
Nov 29, 2006
As the mayoral election nears, Gray seizes the opportunity to show his strength as a leader when one of Jericho's citizens turns up dead. Gray is convinced he knows who committed the crime and launches a manhunt to capture Jonah and restore peace to Jericho.

Return to Jericho

S1 E12
Feb 14, 2007
Catch up on Jericho during a special recap that chronicles what took place during the first 11 episodes of the series. From the powerful premiere episode that saw the town of Jericho living with the fallout of a nuclear attack, to the discovery that someone from outside of Jericho was coming to visit Hawkins, to the unexpected return of Ashley's fiancé Roger.

The Day Before

S1 E13
Feb 21, 2007
Parts of Jake and Hawkins' pasts are revealed during a flashback to 36 hours before the bombs went off. The day before the explosions, Jake is in San Diego trying unsuccessfully to make an honest living, while Hawkins' mysterious past is furthered by his association with a woman named Sarah. Also, Emily's fiancé, Roger, heads to Chicago for a job interview that Emily is not happy about.

Black Jack

S1 E14
Feb 28, 2007
As winter nears, Jake and Johnston are joined by Dale and Heather on a trip to a trading post several hours outside of town in search of equipment to fix the local windmill. Heather knows how to fix the local windmills if she has the necessary equipment and convinces Jake and Johnston to travel with her to "Black Jack," a trading post several hours outside of town.

Heart of Winter

S1 E15
Mar 7, 2007
Jake, Stanley and Mimi find themselves fighting for their lives when they run into several dangerous strangers on a hunting trip. While traveling outside the city limits in search of wild game, a truck pushes the truck that Jake, Stanley and Mimi are driving off the road, leaving Stanley unconscious and Jake pinned underneath the vehicle.

Semper Fidelis

S1 E16
Mar 14, 2007
With the arrival of the Marines, the citizens of Jericho consider what their lives will be like when law and order is restored and the nation begins to recover from the bombings. The soldiers also bring word of a great victory by the military in the war that the US is engaged in abroad. But not all is what it seems as Jake and Johnston begin to ask some tough questions.

Winter's End

S1 E17
Mar 21, 2007
Faced with a catastrophic complication in April's pregnancy, Jake forces Kenchy to confront his post-traumatic stress syndrome and perform a heroic operation. Bonnie and Mimi, volunteering at the medical center, begin to bond while Johnston desperately searches for Eric so he can be at his wife's side.

One Man's Terrorist

S1 E18
Apr 4, 2007
With no end in sight to the long, hard winter that Jericho has been experiencing, Gray Anderson determines that the refugees have become a problem. Roger goes off the deep end trying to remedy the situation and Jake ends up acting as a hostage negotiator when Roger holds Gray captive.


S1 E19
Apr 11, 2007
Faced with the possibility that Hawkins is a terrorist, Jake confronts Hawkins at gunpoint to learn Hawkins' true identity and backstory. Gail and Johnston both try to come to terms with April's death in their own ways while Mimi worries about Bonnie and her burgeoning relationship with Sean Henthorn.

Casus Belli

S1 E20
Apr 18, 2007
When Jake and Hawkins travel to New Bern to find Eric, they uncover a secret plot that puts the citizens of Jericho in danger. When Eric doesn't return from New Bern with the other men, Jake senses something is wrong and uncovers what their neighbors secretly have in store for the citizens of Jericho.

One If By Land

S1 E21
Apr 25, 2007
Tensions mount when several residents from New Bern try to steal salt from Jericho's mine and shots are fired. The tension between Jericho and the neighboring town of New Bern escalates when several people are shot and injured while trying to steal from Jericho's salt mine.

Coalition of the Willing

S1 E22
May 2, 2007
All hell breaks loose after Russell and some armed men from New Bern arrive in Jericho to take salt from the mine. Shots are fired accidentally which leads to heightened tensions between the two towns. In jail, Jake runs into Maggie, one of the fake marines from a previous episode, and together, they plot an escape plan:

Why We Fight

S1 E23
May 9, 2007
On the first season finale, Johnston leads a heavily outnumbered army into battle against New Bern, where one of Jericho's own will be lost during this fight for survival. Although Jericho has far fewer men and resources than New Bern, it has a few advantages. Hawkins and Jake reveal to Johnston that Hawkins has the ability to track New Bern's position via satellite.