Webisode:The Recruit, Part 1
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| The Recruit, Part 1|
|Webisode number: ||8 ||First released: ||December 15, 2008 ||Story by: ||Jesse Alexander ||Written by: ||Timm Keppler, |
|Directed by: ||Rob Hardy ||Previous Webisode: ||Destiny, Part 4 ||Next Webisode: ||The Recruit, Part 2 |
|Rachel Mills and her fellow marines are rocked by an explosion at Pinehearst. She survives the Pinehearst explosion—only to face Angela Petrelli.|
- Pinehearst recruit Rachel Mills is interrogated by Angela Petrelli.
- Rachel relives an explosive experience that occurred at Pinehearst a dozen hours earlier.
|One month ago... as part of a secret government operation, Pinehearst Research recruited 50 marines. These marines were to be injected with an experimental serum to aid in apprehending people with "special" abilities. These "specials" pose a threat to society.|
In a Primatech facility in Tappen, NJ, Angela Petrelli interrogates Rachel Mills about what happened to the serum that was at Pinehearst. When Rachel claims not to know, Angela says she doesn't believe her and explains that the serum was not part of the program that recruited her and is a dangerous inferior formula. Angela continues she is sorry about Rachel's injury and that she does not know just how much worse things will be if she does not get back that serum. While Angela touches Rachel's injury, Rachel relives applying a bandage to it. Angela then places both hands on Rachel's head, and while again asking where it is, Rachel begins reliving what happened at Pinehearst.
Twelve hours earlier, Rachel was talking with Ryan Hanover and David Sullivan at Pinehearst Headquarters. Ryan gathers up three samples of the formula and argues with Rachel Mills about girls being in the military. David comes to Rachel's defense, saying that Rachel has done just as much as any of them. Ryan then begins to leave, telling Rachel she should be the first one to be injected and Rachel begins to reply when, suddenly, an unknown explosion goes off. David is pinned underneath a large concrete beam and neither David and Rachel know where Ryan has gone. Rachel tries to help David move the beam, but is unable to do so. She then walks over to search for something to pry the beam off David and winds up teleporting back to him when an air duct begins to fall on top of her. David asks what happened and Rachel replies it was nothing and pleads with David to ignore it.
"I'm a girl who served her country just like you."
"You are nothing like me, Private Mills."
- The release of The Recruit, Part 1 followed an intercepted video message from Rachel Mills posted on December 9, 2008, on Hulu.com entitled The Recruit: Rachel.
- The Recruit website
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- For images from The Recruit, Part 1, see images from The Recruit, Part 1.
- For the transcript from The Recruit, Part 1, see the The Recruit, Part 1 transcript.
- For an interview with writers Jim Martin and Timm Keppler about The Recruit, see Interview:The Recruit.
Going Postal: 1 - 2 - 3 • Destiny: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 • The Recruit: 1 - 2 • Hard Knox: 1 - 2 • The Recruit: 3 • Hard Knox: 3 - 4 • The Recruit: 4 - 5 • Nowhere Man: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 • Slow Burn: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10