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A Night At Global Dynamics
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Air date October 2, 2007
Written by Jaime Paglia
Directed by Michael Lange
Episode guide
Preceded by
"All That Glitters..."
Followed by
"Bad to the Drone"
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"A Night At Global Dynamics" is the thirteenth episode of the second season of Eureka.


Nathan Stark and Jack Carter must put aside their rivalry temporarily to stop a deadly bacteria from destroying the town and killing Allison's son. But can Carter ignore Stark's crimes as well?


Following Henry's announcement that the Alchemist's Curse contagion has mutated into deadly flesh-eating bacteria, the Global Dynamics defense computer kicks into action, locking some people in and keeping others out. It transforms Allison's office into a panic room by lowering it far below the Earth's surface and sealing it off completely. The four people in the office — Allison, her son Kevin, Henry and the unscrupulous Beverly Barlowe — are trapped together.

Having glimpsed Beverly, Jack demands that Stark stop keeping secrets and explain what's going on. Stark reveals that Kevin has been mentally enhanced but physically weakened by the mysterious artifact from Section Five. If Stark can't break the link between the boy and the artifact, Kevin will die. In desperation, Stark brought Beverly to town to help him, but then Henry found out that she's back. Beverly killed Kim, the woman Henry loved, and now Henry and Beverly are trapped together. There's no telling what might happen next in such a volatile situation.

Donning protective suits, Jack, Taggart and Stark hurry into the heart of the Global Dynamics complex, hoping to reach — or at least contact — Allison. From a remote computer terminal at Jack's house, Fargo and Zane Donovan guide them through the locked-down building. After they survive contamination scares and attacks from the defense computer, they discover the truth: there is no contagion. It now appears that the brilliant jack-of-all-(high tech)-trades made the whole thing up. For reasons still known only to himself, Henry must have wanted to be locked into the panic room.

Indeed, Henry is putting an audacious plan into action. There's only one way out of the panic room: a Subatomic Reconstructive Transport, or S.R.T., which can teleport a person out of Global. In the process, it cleanses impurities from the person's body. Henry believes that transporting Kevin through the S.R.T. will disconnect him from the artifact and save his life. Allison is reluctant to send her son through the untested machine, especially after Beverly endorses the idea, but Kevin is weakening. Allison must let Henry try.

Stark guesses that this is Henry's plan, but he knows something that Henry doesn't: Kevin's D.N.A. has been so altered by the artifact that the teleportation will kill the boy unless special precautions are taken. Thus, as Taggart leads refugees out of Global, Stark and Jack press deeper into the building, their personal differences set aside as they race to rescue Kevin. But the building's automated defenses aren't done with them yet, and waiting far below are not only Allison and Kevin, but also Beverly — a criminal — and Henry, whose true motives remain completely unknown.

Memorable Quotes

Carter: I swear to God, if this thing turns into a Zombie attack, I am quitting.

Zane: I still can't believe I let you talk me into chaperoning.
Jo: Hey, no one snapped off your fingers.
Zane: The ease with which you say that is almost as disturbing as it is hot.
Jo: I know.
Zoe: [to Lucas] Hey, Chia Pet, wanna dance?
Lucas: Well, when you ask like that...

Taggart: I love small spaces.
Carter: I hate small spaces.
Taggart: Like returning to the womb.
Stark: Disturbing thought.
Taggart: We need a bigger womb.

Fargo: That's a motion-activated photon defense array. They're screwed.
Carter, Stark & Taggart: [over radio] We can hear you!
Fargo: Sorry.

Jo: Boys, there's plenty of back door access for everyone...[realizes what she's just said]...that didn't come out right.

Taggart: He's fallen for one of the classic blunders!
Larry: What's that?
Taggart: Never go in against an Australian when death is on the line!

Stark: We’ll have to climb the rest of the way down.
Carter: Yeah, you should probably let me go first.
Stark: Why?
Carter: Heights make me nauseous.
Stark: After you.

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  • When Taggart reveals the computer to be imitating Fargo, the computer replies, "Resistance is futile." This catchphrase is used by the Borg in Star Trek.
    • Later when Fargo is resetting the GD computers, he says to General Mansfield, "I'm givin' her all she's got." This is another common phrase used by Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott on Star Trek.

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