November 29th, 2006

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News: Pamela Reed Interview

Strong & Sexy: Reed often serves as Jericho's emotional anchor

As Gail Green, the wife of the mayor of Jericho, Kan., Johnston Green (played by Gerald McRaney), and the mother of the show's prodigal-son protagonist, Jake Green (played by Skeet Ulrich), Reed is often the emotional anchor of Jericho. Her reactions to the extreme circumstances of the show's postapocalyptic premise - the scope and origin of the attack are unknown - are believably complex, a mixture of concern for her family, fear of what's happened to the world and tough-mindedness when it comes to protecting her loved ones.

"We needed a very strong woman," said the show's executive producer, Jon Turteltaub. "And to us that means someone who was comfortable within her own skin, was aware of her own flaws and the flaws of the people around her.

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News: Skeet Ulrich

Skeet Ulrich sees Jericho as a call-to-action type of show


So, knowing he has lives to save and fights to break up, we quickly get to our burning questions, No. 1 being why a show so grim is attracting 11 million viewers every week.

"I think it's successful because you're able to watch it outside of yourself,"says the actor, 35. "Jericho allows you to live it — nuclear aftermath — without living it."

Ulrich thinks the show captures the essence of what good drama is all about.

"It's a cathartic experience," he says.

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Episode 1.11 Discussion Post

Hi everyone! This is the community discussion post for tonight's episode. As a reminder, everyone should use this post to comment with their thoughts, reviews, criticisms and squee.

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I'm not requiring that anyone wait until after the episode to comment in this entry, so if you don't want to be potentially spoiled for tonight's episode, I would suggest not reading any of the comments before or during the episode.

Also, do not refer to anything that happens in future episodes in this entry, unless they were shown on the previews for next week February. Thanks!

Last episode for almost three months omg. *clings*