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The 4400 Episode: "Ghost in the Machine"

Season 4, Episode 11
Episode Synopsis: A computer virus attacks a large software company owned by a suspected member of the Marked. Elsewhere, Maia visits Promise City and receives an unexpected birthday gift.
Original Air Date: Aug 26, 2007

"Ghost in the Machine" Season 4, Episode 11

For most of the episode, I was really feeling sorry for Diana, since she was being betrayed by just about everyone she cared for. Then Drew Imroff blew his brains out. Not only did this guy lose most of his fortune and have his company's reputation ruined, but his Marked buddies decided this made him too much of a liability. What's that saying? True friends stab you in the front? Their plan is to implant Drew's personality into Jordan Collier - not exactly a low-security candidate. I'm not sure about the long-term viability of the plan, but then again the Marked know how the future turns out, and I don't, so I'm not going to judge. On the other hand, based on what we've seen in the last two episodes, it might be a moral step up for Jordan to be someone else for a while, as he presumably won't be intent on seeing half of the planet die. Of course, considering the Marked hate P-positives, maybe it's trading one side of this genocide for the other. On a disheartening note, it doesn't look like a Marked personality can be removed without killing the host, and it may not be possible to get the real Tom Baldwin back, despite what Diana and Meghan want. The good news is that at least they now know that he's not really Tom, no matter how many medical scans he brandishes saying he is. I don't think the Marked are as smart as they think they are, giving Isabelle back her powers. Just because she personally can't attack them now, doesn't mean she can't send one of the Promise City dwellers to do so. It doesn't seem that the Marked have any special powers (other than being creepy in an, "I'm watching you sleep," Lifetime-movie kind of way), so it would seem a simple thing for, say, the guy who induces terrible headaches to kill them, especially now that Isabelle knows the identity of at least one of them. OK, so it's her boyfriend's father's body, but it isn't him. There's no new episode next week, so we have a couple of weeks to breathe before the last two episodes of the season air. You guys always have the best insights into the more conspiratorial aspects of the mythology, so I'm going to leave the theorizing to you. Here are a couple of things I've been pondering lately: Is Kyle really a true believer? His conversations with Cassie prove him more skeptical than he lets on, but he does seem to follow Jordan blindly. Will that change if/when Jordan becomes a member of the Marked? Where does Maia fit in with all of this? We haven't heard much about the future from her lately. Finally, on which side of the aisle do you think Isabelle will end up? Is there even a "good" side to be on? show less
For most of the episode, I was really feeling sorry for Diana, since she was being betrayed by just about everyone she cared for. Then Drew Imroff blew his brains out. Not only did this guy lose most of his fortune and have his company’s reputation ruined, but his Marked buddies decided this made him too much of a liability. What’s that saying? True friends stab you in the front?Their plan is to implant Drew’s personality into Jordan Collier — not exactly a low-security candidate. I’m not sure about the long-term viability of the plan, but then again the Marked know how the future turns out, and I don’t, so I’m not going to judge. On the other hand, based on what we’ve seen in the last two episodes, it might be a moral step up for Jordan to be someone else for a while, as he presumably won’t be intent on seeing half of the planet die. Of course, considering the Marked hate P-positives, maybe it’s trading one side of this genocide for... read more

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Premiered: July 11, 2004, on USA
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Premise: This classy sci-fi hit revolves around the sudden reappearance of 4400 missing people. All were presumed dead or reported missing over several decades, and many return to their former lives on Earth---but with startling powers. Among those assigned to unravel their mystery is an earnest crime investigator whose nephew is one of the returned. The cable drama, originally slated to run only as a five-part miniseries, garnered big ratings for USA and was added to its regular roster.

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