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The Event: One Will Live, One Will Die

When Simon comes to Sterling with the counteragent for the President's "stroke," Jarvis sends Federal agents to stop them and keep Sophia from revealing his role in Martinez's illness. Meanwhile, Vicky and Sean try to stop the sleepers from using a mall to test their bioweapon, and Sophia seeks out a way to mutate the virus.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x20
Airdate: Monday May 09th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CityTV) May 09, 2011
UK (Channel 4) May 17, 2011
NL (RTL 5) Aug 11, 2011

  • Currently 7.9/10
7.9/10 (11 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Roger Bart
As Chief of Staff Richard Peel
José Zúñiga
As Carlos Geller
Dondre T. Whitfield
As Agent Mike Garret
Ned Vaughn
As Dr. Reed
Angela Gots
As Alexandra
Blue Deckert
As General Armbruster
David Andriole
As Senator Lewis' Aide
Mac Brandt
As Mall Security Guard
Bobby Hosea
As Hospital Soldier

Co-Guest Stars
Sean Carrigan
As Devon
Alexandra Bokyun Chun
As Dr. Lu
Charles Halford
As Roman
Ashleigh Sumner
As Jarvis' Secretary Eva
Noshir Dalal
As Police Officer #1
Glenn Herman
As Armed Soldier
Reggie Jordan
As NSA Signals Analyst
David L. King
As Presidential Aide
Jesus Ruiz
As Commander
Main Cast
Jason Ritter
As Sean Walker
Sarah Roemer
As Leila Buchanan
Laura Innes
As Sophia Maguire
Ian Anthony Dale
As Simon Lee
Taylor Cole (2)
As Vicky Roberts
Lisa Vidal
As Christina Martinez
Bill Smitrovich
As Vice-President Raymond Jarvis
Zeljko Ivanek
As Blake Sterling
Blair Underwood
As President Elias Martinez


Sophia and her people catch up to Leila and drag her away from Michael’s corpse, and the girl blames Sophia for his death. Dr. Lu arrives to inform Sophia that Michael took the counteragent to Martinez’s poison. They confirm that the counteragent isn’t on Michael’s body and that Simon must have taken it with him. Carlos suggests they send their people after Simon, but Sophia warns that the former agent is too experienced and that there is another way. She then orders to take Leila away and evacuate the compound...

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorNick Wauters
Executive ProducerSteve Stark  |  Evan Katz  |  Jeffrey Reiner
Co-Executive ProducerNick Wauters  |  Jay Beattie  |  David H. Goodman  |  David Schulner  |  Dan Dworkin  |  James Wong (1)
ProducerStephen Sassen
Co-ProducerCathy M. Frank
Production DesignerStuart Blatt
EditorDavid Latham
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 MixerScott D. Stolz
Script SupervisorHilary Momberger
Production CoordinatorKim Barnhart Posly
Assistant EditorJacqueline Bisbano
Post Production SupervisorBettina Zachariah Treviranus  |  Tyson Hilgenberg
Re-Recording MixerRobert Edmondson  |  Elmo Ponsdomenech
GafferJohn Farr
Director of PhotographyFeliks Parnell
Story EditorLeyani Diaz
Stunt CoordinatorTim Gilbert
Art DirectorLeonard Harman
Assistant Production CoordinatorJo Brake
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
Special Effects SupervisorGary D'Amico
Department Head Make-upKathy C. King
Assistant To The ProducerRebecca Forwood  |  Nathan Taylor  |  Adam DaSilva
Technical AdvisorJames D. Dever
"B" Camera OperatorVictor Macias
Final ColoristGeorge Cvjetnicanin
"C" Camera OperatorPaul Horn
Visual Effects AssistantClarinda Wong
Data Imaging TechnicianCarter DeHaven IV
Warning: The Event season 1 episode 20 guide may contain spoilers
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