Founder's Day
Founder's Day
Air date July 9, 2010
Written by Jaime Paglia
Directed by Matthew Hastings
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Preceded by
"What Goes Around, Comes Around"
Followed by
"A New World"
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"Founder's Day" is the first episode of the fourth season of Eureka.


The town holds Founder's Day celebrating the town's (questionable) sixtieth anniversary, with vintage costumes and all sorts of old-style props. Do some people take it too far?


The 60th anniversary of Eureka becomes life-changing in more ways than one when a marriage proposal is eclipsed by a mysterious transport to a military site and a new face in the crowd.

Memorable QuotesEdit

  • Allison: [watching Jo fight multiple soldiers] Okay this is really bad!
  • Carter: Yeah, for them! She's small, but scrappy.

  • Carter: You're here.
  • Henry: Yeah.
  • Carter: Working.
  • Henry: Hiding in plain sight. I mean, Eureka was always progressive, but nobody looks twice at a black mechanic. But still - oh, man, amazing, isn't it? [laughs, looks around past Eureka in awe]
  • Carter: You do realize that you, me, Allison and Jo are all stuck here?
  • Henry: And Fargo. They caught him streaking through the camp.
  • Carter: Of course they did.

  • Dr. Trevor Grant: We have a woman in custody, she needs her injuries treated. And there's this naked kid, needs some clothes.
  • Allison: I would be happy to take a look... At the injuries, not the naked kid.
  • Dr. Grant: Glad you clarified that.

  • Henry: Don't break that.
  • Carter: Yeah, that would suck.
  • Dr. Grant: Suck what?


  • Founder's Day takes places on April 15 - the same day that Jackie Robinson's debut in Major League Baseball. Dr. Trevor Grant is listening to the baseball game on the radio when he first meets Jack Carter.
  • The Eureka 5 travel to Camp Eureka on April 15, 1947. The town was founded three years later.
  • Fargo arrives in the pose, and 'clothing optional' status, of the original Terminator.