3x04 Gone (Part 1)
First Aired: Jun. 25, 2006 on USA
Summary: Maia, along with other 4400 children, is kidnapped, forcing Diana to look through Maia's diaries for clues. Meanwhile, Richard, after learning that Shawn donated money to the Nova Group, tries to convince Shawn to let him share power at the 4400 Center.
Main Characters in this Episode
- Goof (factual errors): A 4400 remarks that he can smell pheremones. He matches people up that smell 'the same'. Pheremones act as emotional stimuli and carry an array of markers that can identify a particular human's major histocompatibility complex (MHC). Current research supports the notion that MHC acts as a genetic marker of relatedness that prevents inbreeding and thus the exposure of deleterious allele combinations. Thus, an ideal match would be a person who smells 'different', not the same.
- Goof (plot holes): If the children had never been left with the other returnees then they would have been the '4395' not the '4400'.