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Terra Nova: The Runaway

When an orphaned "Sixer" girl comes to Terra Nova seeking asylum, Jim and Shannon are at odds if they can trust her; Mira plots to reclaim a valued possession; Taylor begins to suspect there is a traitor in his midst and Reynolds admits his feelings for Maddy.

Source: FOX

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x5
Production Number: 1ASW06
Airdate: Monday October 17th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Oct 31, 2011

  • Currently 7.7/10
7.7/10 (19 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Simone KessellSimone Kessell
As Lt. Alicia Washington
Morgana DaviesMorgana Davies
As Leah Marcos
Dean GeyerDean Geyer
As Mark Reynolds
Damian Walshe-HowlingDamian Walshe-Howling
As Carter
Damien GarveyDamien Garvey
As Boylan
Peter LambPeter Lamb
As Casey Durwin
Terrence MullingsTerrence Mullings
As Brady
Matt ScullyMatt Scully
As Dunham
Emelia BurnsEmelia Burns
As Reilly
Deshay PadayacheyDeshay Padayachey
As Rajiv Swarup

Co-Guest Stars
Nicholas Cooper (2)Nicholas Cooper (2)
As Robert Stanley
Angus FreerAngus Freer
As Sam
Byron BrochmannByron Brochmann
As Guard
Don ChristopherDon Christopher
As Karem McMillen
Jo ChristiaansJo Christiaans
As Selena McMillen
Main Cast
Jason O'Mara
As James "Jim" Shannon
Shelley Conn
As Dr. Elisabeth Shannon
Landon Liboiron
As Josh Shannon
Naomi Scott
As Maddy Shannon
Rod Hallett
As Dr. Malcolm Wallace
Alana Mansour
As Zoe Shannon
Stephen Lang
As Commander Nathaniel Taylor


The scene opens with Terra Nova soldiers spotting someone in the woods. They send out troops to get the person trying to run away. They find that it is a little girl. They bring ber in and she knocks over a lot of things. Elizabeth comes up and tells her and says that she needs a few moments alone. She tells her not to be frightened. Elizabeth tells her that she is not going to give her a shot and she comes out and gets examined by Elizabeth. The girl says that she lost her bag and Elizabeth says that they can get someone to look for it. The little girl introduces herself as Leah Marcos. She tells Elizabeth that she has no family to go to. She says that Mira told her that it happens sometimes. Taylor comes over with food and Leah says that she is trying to get to her grandma’s house. She tells that she is in Texas and says that she got turned around. She asks them where the portal is. Taylor gets a message and Leah asks if he is Commander Taylor. He says that he is and Leah says that he is the bad man. Confused, Taylor says that he remembers her and says that the last time he saw her, she was an infant. He says that she has a brother named Sam too. Elizabeth says that Leah is healthy and she tries to leave. They tell her that the portal doesn’t go both ways. Leah asks where she is going to go now...

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