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#1 Letters from the Other Side (Part 1) Season 2

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#1) Letters from the Other Side (Part 1)
Orig Air Date  :  Oct.10.2003     Written By  :  J. Michael Straczynski     Length  :  45 mins
Production Code  :  201     Director  :  Martin Wood     Rated  :  TV14
Theo Rating: 8.7   Votes: 23   Rank: 11/25   [ Vote ]
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Jeremiah has come to Valhalla Sector and found his father but it seems Ezekiel was right - his presence may pave the way to disaster. With Markus and Erin also captives of Valhalla Sector's rulers, only Kurdy remains free to try to avert it.

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  • Luke Perry as Jeremiah  Episode Photos
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner as Kurdy  Episode Photos
  • Sean Astin as Mister Smith  Episode Photos
  • Joanne Kelly as Libby  Episode Photos

  • Peter Stebbings as Markus Alexander  Episode Photos
  • Ingrid Kavelaars as Erin  Episode Photos
  • Byron Lawson as Lee Chen  Episode Photos
  • Michael David Simms as General Waverly  Episode Photos
  • Robert Wisden as Devon  Episode Photos
  • Suzy Joachim as Meaghan  Episode Photos
  • Robert Foxworth as President Emerson  Episode Photos
  • Garfield Wilson as Valhalla Cell Guard #2
  • Robin Mossley as Interrogator  Episode Photos


  • Why does God speak through Mister Smith and how does he know it is God?
  • What happens if Smith didn't listen to God?
  • Why did the interrogator reveal himself?
  • How did Smith get into military gear? Is he working for Devon or VS?
  • Which side is Lee Chen really playing for? What kind of proof does he have that he is telling the truth?
  • Is there any significance to the code 71754? It almost sounds like someone from the old world's birthdate.
  • What exactly is Lee's plan with exchanging Meaghan?
  • How will Kurdy convince the residents of Thunder Mountain to trust Lee?

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The second season of Jeremiah will debut on Showtime on October 10th at 10:00 p.m. (a much better time slot than 10:45) with "Letters from the Other Side, Part One," and I commend you to this season whole-heartedly. I think it's stronger than the previous season. There's more of a clean through-line to the story, less in the way of stand-alones, there are a lot of changes awaiting our characters, and the show looks great. Of the 15 episodes this season I wrote 13, so there's a real sense of continuity there. And this year we're joined by Sean Astin, currently appearing in the Lord of the Rings movies.

On every possible level ["Things Left Unsaid"] was the big set piece for us -- as is this season's opening two-parter, which also has those same elements. You've got the helicoper jet explosion; you've got troops on the move; you've got a lot of stuff going on, a lot of [stuff] blowing up, and in terms of the plot and characters, things take a very dark turn for some of them.

The first two episodes, a two-parter, deal with Jeremiah, who has been caught by the [military from Valhalla Sector] and reunited with his dad, whom he was looking for all of last season. And our other characters who have been caught with him, they're all kind of stuck in the box. The question, of course, is how are they going to get out of that box when there's almost no support out there for them tactically? They only people running around loose are Lee Chen, who has questionable loyalties, and Kurdy, who is kind of on the zone. And where we eventually end up is in a massive conflict between Thunder Mountain, and the forces there, and Valhalla Sector.

There's actually a way that I found to bring down Valhalla Sector that's probably the creepiest, unsettling, meanest thing I've ever done in writing. I won't tell you what it is yet because you have to have the shock value there. [It will be] chilling.

I think my favorite episode so far is the opening two-parter from season two because there was a scenario set up at the bottom of season one where our characters are being held in an impossible situation and how to get them out of that. And the solution I came up with is so mean so nasty rotten and evil that it gives you the creeps after a while. And to be able to take that story to the far edge and pull it off was, to me, a really cool thing. That plus the scope and the scale of the thing is terrific. It's a huge pair of episodes. And I think almost feature film quality quite honestly. So I'm very proud of that one.

"Am I detecting a point of view shift for this second season?"

Nope. But somebody has to be at the heart of Valhalla Sector, so he's the main guy there.

"Any other titles or news you can share, JMS?"

The season debut is "Letters From the Other Side," parts one and two, followed by "Strange Attractors," "Deus Ex Machina," "Rites of Passage," and "The Mysterious Mister Smith."

Case in point: [Robert] Foxworth, as noted [previously]. We needed someone for an important part in Jeremiah this season, and his name surfaced as one prospect. I'll be honest: when that happened, I kind of got my back up over the Hague situation. But then, at the end of the day, you have to say, "Okay, he pissed you off, but does that mean you don't hire the right guy for the job?"

So we hired him for that episode, "Letters from the Other Side," part one of our series premiere (with a quick shot also in part two).

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