4400 season 1 episode 5 recap: Do Shanice and Andre have a future?

This week on 4400 season 1, more of Keisha’s past is revealed, Shanice shows Andre a day on the town, and Jharrel bonds with Claudette. Plus, Hayden gets an unexpected opportunity, and Soraya is shaken by the consequences of the leaked video.

Read on to find out what happened in 4400 season 1 episode 5, “The Way We Were.”

4400 season 1 episode 5: What happened to Keisha’s sister?

Keisha has been haunted by the death of her sister Kenya, and this week, that trauma comes front and center when her killer wants to meet with her and Kenya’s significant other Tarik. Tarik is open to the idea, as it seems her killer has turned a corner in prison, but Keisha is firmly against it. She’s glad the killer is rotting in jail and lashes out at Tarik when he accuses her of letting this man take her life. She gave up her dream of owning a coffee shop to work as a probation officer instead and never sees her nieces anymore.

Kenya was always the one who encouraged Keisha to take risks, and to make matters worse, she was killed on the way home from taking measurements for Keisha’s potential cafe property. Tarik accuses Keisha of living in her own prison by not letting anyone in and trying to see grey things — humans who have done some bad things but aren’t bad people — as black and white. At the end of the episode, she has a change of heart and tells Tarik he should move on whatever way he wants to. She’s not ready to talk to Kenya’s killer, but he should do whatever is right for him.

4400 season 1 episode 5: Who’s the new federal liaison?

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Though LaDonna sees the leaked video as somewhat of a victory, as it’s kicking off phase two of the reintegration process and granting some people provisional release, Soraya is still upset with her. LaDonna betrayed her trust and got her in huge trouble, only giving fake apologies on TV. The lead Soraya also thought she had turned out to be nothing more than a song.

LaDonna realizes she genuinely hurt Soraya and apologizes, which Soraya quickly accepts. She opens up about how the US is a scary place for a queer Muslim woman like her and that being questioned felt like being convicted. She encourages LaDonna to keep learning to code so she can hire her someday.

Keisha’s girlfriend Jessica is out as the leader of the reintegration project, and a new federal liaison is assigned: Bill. Though he seems nice, he is not to be trusted. During a meeting, he says that, though some of the 4400 are technically out, they’re all being watched and tracked. They’re just in a bigger cage now.

4400 season 1 episode 5: Do these pairings have a future?

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Jharrel takes Claudette to visit apartments as a part of the reintegration project, and the two quickly bond. Jharrel even lets her drive — something Claudette always loved to do. Jharrel admits to her that the 4400 give him hope that Manny is still alive, and he even takes her to see Manny’s old apartment, which he hasn’t been able to bring himself to get rid of yet.

After Claudette starts talking about how she never got to live alone and how her weekends when her husband was away were some of the best of her life, Jharrel gives her Manny’s old place, saying the government will pay the rent. Keisha also confides in Jharrel about Claudette’s healing powers, and he assures her he only wants to get to the bottom of it but doesn’t see her any differently.

Meanwhile, Mariah wants Shanice to stay with them when she’s released from the hotel, but Logan and Bridget are both skeptical and nervous to have Shanice around. Shanice ends up not being comfortable anyway, but the bedroom they were preparing for her won’t go to waste — they’re going to let Hayden stay there with Logan as his legal guardian. (A much better situation considering the guards are treating him terribly.) Though Hayden is happy with this new arrangement, he is still determined to bust Millie out of the medical bay — a fact he shares with Mariah.

Things are a little awkward between Shanice and Andre since their first kiss last week, but they loosen up when Andre finds a prohibition door so they can escape the hotel and explore the city. Andre assures Shanice he has no expectations about their relationship or future, which puts Shanice at ease. The two stumble on a Pride parade, which reminds Andre of his days in Harlem. The two have a great time, even holding hands, but when Andre goes to cover her with a blanket later that night, she accidentally calls him Logan while half asleep.

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