The 4400 Episodes

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The 4400 Episode: "Tiny Machines"

Season 4, Episode 12
Episode Synopsis: Meghan and Diana learn how to remove the entity from Tom, but the procedure is dangerous. Meanwhile, Shawn finds help in his attempt to rescue Kevin from Promise City; and Jordan is betrayed by someone close.
Original Air Date: Sep 9, 2007
Guest Cast Jeffrey Combs: Kevin Burkhoff

"Tiny Machines" Season 4, Episode 12

Let's take stock of where we stand going into the season (series?) finale: Tom, Meghan and Diana are no longer pretending that Tom is really Tom, and in order to save him, Diana may have killed him. Kyle distrusts Cassie more than ever now that pretty much everyone she's told him to trust has betrayed him. Shawn and Danny's mother could be dying, and Collier is possibly Marked. Think they could have packed any more in? The Baldwin/Farrell clan really can't catch any breaks, can they? On the upside, Shawn, Kyle and Danny are now all Promicin-positive with few ill effects. On the downside, it looks like Mrs. Farrell may be dying from the shot and Tom is lying in the back room of a home-goods store with two bullets in him courtesy of Diana. Isabelle needs to extract herself from that extended family posthaste. On the whole, the episode really was one of those good-news/bad-news kinds of nights. We got Curtis Peck back (good), then Tom killed him (bad). We can kill off the nanites that apparently hold Tom's marked personality with high doses of radiation (good), but the process will probably kill the host (bad). Collier won't be hell-bent on killing off those who can't process Promicin, but he'll probably be hell-bent on killing those who can. You see where I'm going with this. And what was going on with Collier at the end there? I thought the Marked could just inject the nanites with the shot - I wasn't aware radical surgery involving tubes and gauze was involved. For the first time, we saw Collier looking genuinely scared at the prospect of becoming one of the Marked and using his powers for something he considers evil. I wonder whether this personality will actually take, though, considering his powers. It was hard not to feel for Isabelle, whose heart was quite obviously not into the whole betraying yet another Baldwin/Farrell boyfriend (especially the one that she actually loves). She has her powers back, but this time she seems to have a moral compass, and knows that helping the Marked abduct Jordan was wrong; at the same time, with all of her powers, she could probably have just run away and managed to avoid detection. But maybe I'm just being overly judgmental, because Tom did tell her that she only had 24 hours to accomplish her task, which could have meant that he had some way to kill her otherwise. If you're interested in a few teasers (that aren't particularly spoilery) about the finale, check out what producer Ira Steven Behr shared with TV Guide. In any case, I'll see you all back here next week to discuss what could quite possibly be the end of the series. show less
Let’s take stock of where we stand going into the season (series?) finale: Tom, Meghan and Diana are no longer pretending that Tom is really Tom, and in order to save him, Diana may have killed him. Kyle distrusts Cassie more than ever now that pretty much everyone she’s told him to trust has betrayed him. Shawn and Danny’s mother could be dying, and Collier is possibly Marked. Think they could have packed any more in?The Baldwin/Farrell clan really can’t catch any breaks, can they? On the upside, Shawn, Kyle and Danny are now all Promicin-positive with few ill effects. On the downside, it looks like Mrs. Farrell may be dying from the shot and Tom is lying in the back room of a home-goods store with two bullets in him courtesy of Diana. Isabelle needs to extract herself from that extended family posthaste.On the whole, the episode really was one of those good-news/bad-news kinds of nights. We got Curtis Peck back (good), then Tom killed him (bad). We can kill off... 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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