Eureka (2006–2012)
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Purple Haze 

Strange behavior exhibited by the townspeople is investigated by Carter,who has to solve the mystery before Stark makes a decision that could affect the world.


David Straiton


Andrew Cosby (creator), Jaime Paglia (creator) | 3 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Colin Ferguson ... Jack Carter
Salli Richardson-Whitfield ... Allison Blake
Joe Morton ... Henry Deacon
Jordan Danger ... Zoe Carter (as Jordan Hinson)
Ed Quinn ... Nathan Stark
Erica Cerra ... Jo Lupo
Neil Grayston ... Douglas Fargo
Matt Frewer ... Jim Taggart
Debrah Farentino ... Beverly Barlowe
Alan Legros Alan Legros ... Seth Osbourne
Chris Gauthier ... Vincent
Michael Benyaer ... Dr. Louis Glazer
Bryan Wilson Bryan Wilson ... Baker Twin #2
Keith Wilson Keith Wilson ... Baker Twin #1


Strange behavior exhibited by the townspeople is investigated by Carter,who has to solve the mystery before Stark makes a decision that could affect the world.

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The "Purple Haze" plants are actually Spider Plants, a popular house plant. See more »


The fence moves when Fargo leans on it revealing it to be fake. See more »


Marshall Jack Carter: [walks up to Taggart who's standing naked in the woods] Taggart. You're naked.
Jim Taggart: Au naturel.
Marshall Jack Carter: Might I ask why?
Jim Taggart: Why not?
Marshall Jack Carter: Unfortunately that doesn't tell me if you're infected or not.
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References North by Northwest (1959) See more »


Die Walkure: Ride Of The Valkyries
Written by Richard Wagner
Performed by Richard Wagner
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A loss of inhibition
23 December 2018 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

This episode opens with two events; first Henry is constructing a new cell phone tower for Eureka; then Carter must intervene when an argument breaks out between Fargo and his neighbour. Fargo can't stand the way his neighbour is playing Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries' at full volume to encourage his plants to grow... not to mention buzzing him with a remote controlled crop-dusting helicopter. That evening something odd happens; the citizens of Eureka pass out and in the morning Carter notices that people are acting strangely. It is as though everybody has lost their inhibitions and tempers are fraying... for some reason Carter seems to be unaffected.

This was a solid episode; it got off to a great start with fun nods to 'Apocalypse Now!' and 'North by Northwest' before the main story got underway. Once the main story gets underway there is plenty of humour as the locals start behaving strangely. There is also a sense of mystery about what caused the problem, why Carter is unaffected and how the problem will be resolved. When we do learn the various truths they don't feel too farfetched, within the context of a sci-fi series. The cast do a solid job; clearly having fun playing their disinhibited characters. Overall a really fun episode.

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19 September 2006 (USA) See more »

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