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The 4400

The 4400Network: USA
Episodes: 45 (hour)
Seasons: Four

TV show dates: July 11, 2004 — September 16, 2007
Series status: Cancelled/ended

Performers include: Jacqueline McKenzie, Joel Gretsch, Patrick Flueger, Conchita Campbell, Chad Faust, Richard Kahan, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, Bill Campbell, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Samantha Ferris, Kavan Smith, Laura Allen, Kaj-Erik Eriksen, Jeffrey Combs, Karina Lombard, Jody Thompson, Jenni Baird, Peter Coyote, Chilton Crane, Garret Dillahunt, and Jordan Lasorsa-Simon.

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TV show description:
A group of 4,400 people are suddenly deposited, by what appears to be a comet, at Highland Beach near Mount Rainier, Washington. All of them had disappeared in a beam of light at various times as far back as 1946. None of them have aged or remember anything of what happened to them while they were gone.

A division of Homeland Security is set up to deal with the return and multiple agents are assigned to investigate. Two of them are Tom Baldwin (Joel Gretsch) and Diana Skouris (Jacqueline McKenzie). Their superiors on the project include Tom’s former friend, Dennis Ryland (Peter Coyote); Nina Jarvis (Samantha Ferris); and Meghan Doyle (Jenni Bairdand). Tom’s son Kyle (Chad Faust) has been in a coma since the disappearance of his cousin, Shawn Farrell (Patrick Flueger), but awakens when Shawn returns with the 4400. Both young men have developed the ability to heal people.

Others in the 4400 include persuasive Jordan Collier (Billy Campbell); telepathic widow Alana Mareva (Karina Lombard); and Maia Skouris (Conchita Campbell), a precognitive eight-year old.

Former abductees Richard Tyler (Mahershalalhashbaz Ali) and Lily Moore (Laura Allen) have a child, Isabelle (Megalyn Echikunwoke), who quickly ages to an adult and has mysterious telekinetic powers.

It’s later learned that the 4400 were abducted, not by aliens but, by humans from the future. They are returned with special abilities to help avert a catastrophe. Kyle, not Shawn, was supposed to have been taken and was intended to be the group’s leader.

Series Finale

Episode 45 – The Great Leap Forward
Tom (Joel Gretsch) is put into a truck where Diana (Jacqueline McKenzie), Meghan (Jenni Baird), Marco (Richard Kahan), and Shawn (Patrick Flueger) are waiting. Marco injects Tom with Polonium that burns the nano-machines inside him and destroys the body snatcher. The process ultimately kills him but Shawn saves Tom by healing him. Tom still retains all of the memories from being marked and is horrified about what he’s done. He tells Diana and Meghan that he needs to go back to free Collier. Because they believe he’s marked, Tom says that he’s the only one who can succeed.

Danny (Kaj-Erik Eriksen) goes with his mother (Chilton Crane) to the hospital. He notices that people begin to exhibit the same symptoms and begin dying, as if they’d taken a promicin injection. Danny realizes that he’s developed the ability to spread promicin like an airborne virus. As a result, he ends up causing hundreds to either die or develop abilities. He goes to the 4400 center to ask for Shawn’s help, to tell him that he is the one responsible for the deaths/abilities, and that their mother has died. Kevin (Jeffrey Combs) gives Danny an inhibitor so that he’s no longer contagious.

Meanwhile, the people of Seattle are being infected. The outbreak wasn’t contained to the hospital and it’s spreading through the police force and the NTAC. The NTAC is forced to work with the Promise City residents to try to control the violence and chaos that is taking place.

Strangely, Diana is the only survivor at NTAC who hasn’t tested positive for promicin. Marco attributes this to the fact that earlier, Kevin had given her a series of promicin shots. This has somehow made her immune to it. She goes to the 4400 center and Kevin determines that an enzyme called ubiquinone is what is allowing her to resist the promicin exposure. Fortunately, the enzyme is contained in a common over-the-counter drug. Diana sends an order to have supplies of the drug made available to those in Seattle who have not yet been exposed to the virus.

Meanwhile, a marked Isabelle (Megalyn Echikunwoke) tracks down Kyle (Chad Faust) who has become the new leader of the Promise City residents. The marked are not pleased. The effects of Danny’s ability are ruining their plans to terminate 4400s and prevent people from gaining abilities. Tom returns to try and free Collier (Billy Campbell) but is unsuccessful. When he hears that Isabelle was sent to kill Kyle, he flinches and gives himself away.

Isabelle resists killing Kyle and instead returns to free Tom and Collier. She kills the marked bodyguards and Rebecca Parrish (Penny Johnson) but is ultimately killed herself. Tom and Collier escape and learn how the city has changed.

Back at the 4400 center, the inhibitor is working on Danny but the promicin is building up in his body. Since it’s no longer being released, it’s slowly killing him. He tells Shawn that he doesn’t want to stop taking the inhibitor because he knows that others will die. He would rather be the last. Danny begs Shawn to kill him and, heartbroken, Shawn complies.

With over 9,000 deaths and as many newly empowered people, Seattle has really changed. We see Meghan turn a pen into a flower, Agent Garrity (Kavan Smith) create an energy-clone of himself, and Marco unintentionally teleport himself from NTAC to Promise City.

Seattle is renamed Promise City and is now under the control of Collier and his followers. Maia remarks to Diana that she believes that it’s better this way. Kyle visits his father and tells him that, even though he has killed people, he must move on and leaves him a shot of promicin.
First aired: September 16, 2007


What happened next?

The show was cancelled after four seasons. There have been no reported plans to revive the series or wrap up the story.

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{ 54 comments… read them below or add one }

larry langston May 22, 2015 at 2:32 pm

This is the best show ever. Cant believe you just stopped it with no ending.shame on tou.


Gloria April 22, 2015 at 3:01 pm

Seriously, how do producers ask viewers to commit to watching a series for all those episodes and then just leave the viewers high and dry. It’s amazing how stupid series go on and on and something like this is cancelled…after all this time its unlikely it will return, but one can hope!


Gabriella Ronzoni April 15, 2015 at 5:23 am

Dear producers/directors and investors

I just spent three days straight watching all of the seasons available. I couldn’t stop watching it. It is such a great program, in many ways inspirational. But we all know that as far as shows goes it is not finished. I suppose that you can’t just go all the way to the future, neither you can go for too long as the next step will be to expensive to be produced. Although it will be awesome to have a season finale.
However can you be so kind as to do a two chapters finale which will bring some closure to some of the fans at the very least.

Many thanks


Anonymous April 5, 2015 at 1:56 am

Now that’s just not right.
This series was awesome. Literally just got done with season four on Netflix just to find that it leaves off with a cliff hanger, with no continuance.. I know its been almost 8 years since the last season, but come on. Just wrap it all up please!


Misty Henry March 31, 2015 at 10:29 pm

Please do another season!!! Don’t leave it hanging like that!!!! What ability does Tom get? How does the world shape up? Does this spread past Seattle???


Joe March 16, 2015 at 11:46 pm

please finish the series please don’t leave us hanging like was a great story line was so much potential bring it back


Shirley March 16, 2015 at 7:56 pm

Just bought Seasons 1 – 4 of ‘4400’ only to find there is no satisfactory ending.This is happening too much now.Why start a series in the first place if your not going to finish it!.l am very disappointed and feel l have just wasted my money.You need to finish what you start.


Anonymous March 16, 2015 at 1:41 am

Totally agree with all the comment left here, I just finished watching it like literally 5 mins ago. Thought oh wine were season 5 is. Google then drops the bomb she’ll that the series was cancelled. This was an epic series which had clearly so many fans. Being us closure! Plus the brown get more money from the series. Every body wins.


kendra February 24, 2015 at 4:09 pm

You guys need to finish the show. It was a really good series and should have never been cancelled. Please finish the show cause everyone is dying to see how it ends.


kaity February 20, 2015 at 12:40 pm

i watched all 4 season to see what was going to happen in the future waiting to see what the catastrophe is and waiting for tom to finally take that shot to see what ability he gets and what his purpose is for the future and come to find out its been cancelled …you guys cant do that come on theres 20 seasons of law and order the least you could do is make one more short season to rap it all up so me and all the other viewers arent racking out brains about what could have happened!!!!! bring back the 4400


Melissa February 19, 2015 at 10:33 am

I think they should have made a movie to try to answer all the questions, and finish the series off right. It’s pretty messed up that they just left everyone hanging the way they did..


Adriana December 24, 2014 at 9:15 pm

Loved the series. Would love if they brought it back with season 5 or a wrap up. I hate that its leaving us all hanging at the end of season 4.


Anonymous December 5, 2014 at 7:21 pm

So is it over at season 4 myah is sneaky she smoke out to see her real parents are you mad or na


mica November 21, 2014 at 9:55 pm

the last scene i saw was Isabella grown up naked walking into Seans office telling him she’s Isabelle and it ended wtf!?
And Maya said the war was just beginning…
How lame i was totally captivated


Kiran November 18, 2014 at 8:58 pm

I love this show!! Just finished watching it on Netflix.
Please bring this show & their actors back. What a story
And the constant who is right and who is wrong.
I wanted to see Tom’s ability. What will happen
In promise land? This is the last season produced.
The 4400 was great. Can you please revive and continue
With the story!


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