Season 2, Episode 21: Freak Nation

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I'll say one thing for ordinaries, they know when to run.

90 minute season finale

Aired: Friday, May 3, 2002

Rating: 4.4/7

Teleplay by Ira Steven Behr & René Echevarria
Story by James Cameron & Charles H. Eglee
Directed by James Cameron

Guest starring
Rick Worthy as Detective Ramon Clemente
Erin Karpluk as Gem
Gabrielle Rose as Mrs. Moorehead
Fred Ewanuick as Luke
Brian Jensen as Mole
Darcy Laurie as Dix
Special guest star Lita™ as Thula

Jeffrey Ballard as Dalton
Featuring (in order of appearance)
Alison Matthews as female newscaster
Russell Ferrier as Sonny
Charlie Mayrs as 2nd heckler
Lori Stewart, Steve McMichael, Simon Burnett, Chris Gordon as phalanx warriors
Lorin Heath as CeCe
Michael Sunczyk as pick up truck driver
Tahmoh Penikett as ND cop
Ro Nielsen as ND cop 1
Sky Miles as Sky
Liz Bakalar as Greta
Craig Veroni as Otto
Darren Moore as man on the street
Christine Willes as church lady
Dion Luther as Bill Halley
Gardiner Millar as man on the street 2
Lance Gibson as man the street 3

A quote from James Cameron when it was announced that he was going to direct this episode: "I believe in our show, and think it is one of the coolest things on network television," Cameron says. "I have wanted to direct an episode for some time, so when our director for the season finale dropped out just as I was completing photography on another project, I seized the moment."

"In any event, it will be good discipline for me to direct one hour on a TV-size budget when my last project was three hours for $200 million," Cameron says. "I love our cast and am looking forward to working with them in the mud and the blood and the beer."

"Wish me luck. This should be interesting."

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