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The River: A Better Man

The Magus crew find a survivor from Emmet's expedition... suspended by his neck from a noose in the middle of the jungle. The man, Jonas Beckett, is still alive but claims he has no idea where he been for the last six months. As the ship is plagued by insects, storms, and animated vines, the crew realizes that Jonas is cursed, and everyone is willing to sacrifice him except Lincoln.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x4
Airdate: Tuesday February 21st, 2012

Director: Dean White
Writer: Aron Eli Coleite

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Feb 21, 2012


Guest Stars
Scott Michael FosterScott Michael Foster
As Jonas Beckett
Catherine FeatherstonCatherine Featherston
As Rosetta "Rabbit" Fischer (as Katie Featherston)

Co-Guest Stars
Ernesto LopezErnesto Lopez
As Local Farmer
Conrad RobertsConrad Roberts
As Tribal Elder
Main Cast
Bruce GreenwoodBruce Greenwood
As Emmet Cole
Joe AndersonJoe Anderson
As Lincoln Cole
Leslie HopeLeslie Hope
As Tess Cole
Eloise MumfordEloise Mumford
As Lena Landry
Paul BlackthornePaul Blackthorne
As Clark Quietly
Thomas KretschmannThomas Kretschmann
As Captain Kurt Brynildson
Daniel ZacapaDaniel Zacapa
As Emilio Valenzuela
Shaun ParkesShaun Parkes
As Andreus Jude Poulaine
Paulina GaitanPaulina Gaitan
As Jahel Valenzuela


Five to Seven Months Ago..

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Episode Quotes
Tess: Some men find it hard taking orders from a women--something about being on a ship and all that testosterone. Each of them trying to prove how big their fishing poles are.

Lena: My dad says you have to use the downtime to remember that we're only human. You know, you need to eat, sleep....
Clark: Shag.
Lena: You're a pig.
Clark: Fair enough.

Jonas Beckett: How could you hate a girl with the name of Genevieve Pursot? I mean, her name alone sounds like just sweaty, raw, hammock sex.

Emmet: Death needs dignity, not ambition.

AJ: Why the hell are birds dropping out of the sky?
Lincoln: I don't know. Could be cold weather, lightning.
AJ: And they, what, forgot their little bird jackets?

Tess: Everybody, you know the drill.
AJ: Battening down the proverbial hatches.
Kurt: It's a boat. These are actual hatches.

Jonas Beckett: Months? I've been out here for months? I guess somewhere after eating the 1,000th earthworm, it all starts to blend together.

Clark: I could use another cameraman.
Jonas Beckett: Ha. You tried to kill me, and now you wanna offer me a job?
Clark: And a beer.
Jonas Beckett: *bleep* you.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorOren Peli  |  Michael R. Perry
Executive ProducerSteven Spielberg  |  Michael Green (1)  |  Oren Peli  |  Steven Schneider  |  Justin Falvey  |  Jason Blum  |  Zack Estrin  |  Darryl Frank
Co-Executive ProducerAron Eli Coleite  |  Glen Morgan  |  Wendy Battles
ProducerSamantha Thomas  |  Robert D. Simon
Co-ProducerHilton Smith
Associate ProducerRyan Degard
Production DesignerChase Harlan
EditorMichael Stern
CastingCarol Kritzer  |  Eric Dawson  |  Liz Dean  |  Robert J. Ulrich
Unit Production ManagerHilton Smith
First Assistant DirectorKenny Roth
Second Assistant DirectorJoyce McCarthy
MusicGraeme Revell
Music EditorGordon Fordyce
Costume DesignerKathryn Morrison
Key GripDaniel J. Reilly
Camera OperatorRichard Cantu  |  Tod Campbell
Set DecoratorRick Romer
Location ManagerRandy Spangler
Transportation CoordinatorBruce Hauer
Property MasterDoug Madison, Jr.
Construction CoordinatorMichael Crowe
Production Sound MixerSteve Nelson
Script SupervisorElizabeth Barton
Production CoordinatorAnn Kaiser
Assistant EditorJohn Mullin
Post Production SupervisorAndrew Cholerton
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
Director of PhotographyJohn R. Leonetti
Stunt CoordinatorMichael M. Vendrell
Art DirectorKathleen Widomski
Costume SupervisorJohnny Foam
Visual Effects SupervisorStephan Fleet
Production AccountantRick Sulier
Chief Lighting TechnicianTed Tunney
Department Head HairMichael Moore (3)
Sound SupervisorPaula Fairfield
Department Head Make-upDouglas Noe
Original CastingJeanie Bacharach  |  Gillian O'Neill
Production StaffKenji Doughty  |  Martin Dorsch  |  Jose Molinari  |  Michael Shapiro (2)
Location CastingBrent Anbe
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