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The Event: For the Good of Our Country

Martinez's interrogation of Michael reveals the identity of the traitor within the President's team. Meanwhile, Sean is wounded and Leila abducts a doctor to treat him, and Dempsey gives Vicky a new mission.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x8
Airdate: Monday November 15th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CityTV) Nov 15, 2010
UK (Channel 4) Dec 03, 2010
NL (RTL 5) Jun 30, 2011

Guest Stars
Rick PetersRick Peters
As Fake U.S. Marshal
Tony ToddTony Todd
As General Whitman
Paula MalcomsonPaula Malcomson
As Madeline Jackson
Geoffrey BlakeGeoffrey Blake
As Peter
Hal HolbrookHal Holbrook
As Dempsey
Eyal PodellEyal Podell
As Dr. Matt Kemp
Drew WicksDrew Wicks
As Bernard

Co-Guest Stars
Christopher MayChristopher May
As Reyes
Ashleigh SumnerAshleigh Sumner
As Eva
William DuffyWilliam Duffy
As Agent Romo
Randy FlaglerRandy Flagler
As Van Driver
Doreen GetzlerDoreen Getzler
As News Anchor
Steven MeekSteven Meek
As Duty Chief
Main Cast
Jason RitterJason Ritter
As Sean Walker
Sarah RoemerSarah Roemer
As Leila Buchanan
Scott PattersonScott Patterson
As Michael Buchanan
Taylor Cole (2)Taylor Cole (2)
As Vicky Roberts
Bill SmitrovichBill Smitrovich
As Vice-President Raymond Jarvis
Zeljko IvanekZeljko Ivanek
As Blake Sterling
Blair UnderwoodBlair Underwood
As President Elias Martinez


The White House okays a press release claiming the passengers and crew survived the crash, which was caused by Brazilian separatists. The release claims that Michael heroically died in the crash. Meanwhile, Martinez meets with Blake and Jarvis, and demands to know what progress they're making to find the sleepers. Blake admits that they didn't suspects sleepers until recently, and suggests they focus on the assassination attempt against the President at Coral Gables. He wants to return to interrogating Michael, still in custody. Martinez agrees, but insists on talking to him first...

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Episode Notes
The episode ended with an "in memoriam" to Michelle Nicastro, wife of producer Steve Stark. She died of cancer on November 4, 2010, 11 days before this episode premiered.

Episode Quotes
Dempsey: You've been a great public servant for our country, Ray. But sometimes we don't choose the moment. It chooses us.

Dr. Matt Kemp: Here, run another bag while I sew him up. Any fever, any dizziness? Do not mess around, okay? Get him to an ER, all right? Or abduct another doctor. I don't care.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorNick Wauters
Executive ProducerSteve Stark  |  Evan Katz  |  Jeffrey Reiner
Co-Executive ProducerDan Dworkin  |  Jay Beattie  |  David H. Goodman  |  David Schulner  |  Nick Wauters  |  James Wong (1)
ProducerStephen Sassen
Co-ProducerCathy M. Frank
Consulting ProducerLisa Zwerling
Associate ProducerApril Nocifora
Production DesignerStuart Blatt
EditorJoshua Charson
CastingKendra Patterson  |  Natalie Hart  |  Jason La Padura
Unit Production ManagerBruce Carter (2)
First Assistant DirectorCleta Elaine Ellington
Second Assistant DirectorDouglas Carter
MusicScott Starrett
Music EditorGordon Fordyce
Music SupervisorOliver Hild
Costume DesignerJill M. Ohanneson
Key GripMarc Christie
Set DecoratorSandy Struth
Location ManagerChris Campbell (2)  |  Wes Hagan
Transportation CoordinatorGary Preece
Property MasterRoss Anderson
Construction CoordinatorTed Wilson (2)
Production Sound MixerTim Cooney
Script SupervisorHilary Momberger
Production CoordinatorKim Barnhart Posly
Script CoordinatorMarc Gaffen
Assistant EditorJean Crupper
Re-Recording MixerRobert Edmondson  |  Elmo Ponsdomenech
GafferJohn Farr
Director of PhotographyFeliks Parnell
Story EditorLeyani Diaz
Stunt CoordinatorTim Gilbert
Art DirectorLeonard Harman
Post Production CoordinatorTyson Hilgenberg
Costume SupervisorMichelle Pershing
Visual Effects SupervisorVictor Scalise
Main Title DesignLeigh French (2)  |  Jesse Rodriguez (3)
Production AccountantMargaret Scarpello
"A" Camera OperatorGuy Skinner
Department Head HairRaissa Patton
Sound SupervisorDaniel Colman
Visual Effects EditorClarinda Wong
Special Effects SupervisorGary D'Amico
Department Head Make-upKathy C. King
Assistant To The ProducerNathan Taylor  |  Rebecca Forwood  |  Adam DaSilva  |  Brian Beal
Technical AdvisorJames D. Dever
"B" Camera OperatorVictor Macias
Final ColoristGeorge Cvjetnicanin
"C" Camera OperatorPaul Horn
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