|Air date||April 17, 2014|
|Written by||Eoghan O'Donnell|
|Directed by||Stephen Williams|
|Episode Guide Transcript|
Awakening, also know as Pilot, is the first episode of The Messengers.
The episode premiered on April 17, 2015.
THE WHEELS OF REVELATION HAVE BEGUN TO TURN — A mysterious object plummets to Earth, sending out a shock wave that causes five strangers to perish, only to miraculously come back to life moments later. The group includes Vera (Shantel VanSanten), a struggling radio-astronomer searching for her missing son; Erin (Sofia Black-D’Elia), a young mother desperate to protect her seven year old daughter (guest star Madison Dellamea) from an abusive ex-husband (guest star Lane Garrison); Peter (Joel Courtney), a troubled high school student; Raul (JD Pardo), a federal agent looking to escape his dangerous and violent undercover assignment; and Joshua (Jon Fletcher), a charismatic second-generation televangelist. Most mysterious of all is the figure known only as The Man (Diogo Morgado), who offers Vera the one thing she wants most in life – if she will help him with one morally complicated task which puts her on a collision course with Rose (Anna Diop), a nurse who has been in a coma for seven years. Drawn together by fate and biblical prophecy, the “Messengers” soon learn they have supernatural gifts that might be the only hope for preventing the impending Rapture.
A mysterious object plummets to earth landing in the New Mexico desert. The energy from the impact stops the hearts of five strangers. When they awaken they are suddenly connected. Vera, a scientist, Erin, a young mother, Peter, a foster kid, Raul, a federal agent and Joshua, a televangelist. These five strangers have been deemed part of The Messengers, Angels of the Apocalypse, and they must work together to prevent the rapture. Each of The Messengers awoke with a gift, ranging from the ability to heal to increased strength.
Cast & characters
- Shantel VanSanten as Vera Buckley
- Diogo Morgado as The Man
- JD Pardo as Raul Garcia
- Jon Fletcher as Joshua Silburn, Jr.
- Joel Courtney as Peter Moore
- Sofia Black-D'Elia as Erin Calder
- Anna Diop as Rose Arvale
- Craig Frank as Alan Harris
- Katy Rowe as Charlotte Silburn
- Victor Slezak as Joshua SIlburn, Snr
- Madison Dellamea as Amy Calder
- Lane Garrison as Ronnie
- Lexi Atkins as Alice
- David House as Captain Jack Barton
- Lora Martinez-Cunningham as Nurse Pepper
- David Chavez as Gary
- Seth Adkins as Sam
- Johnny Long as Johnny
- Zeb Sanders as Michael Buckley
- Stewart Lyons
- Ava Jamshidi
- Kent Kubena
- Eoghan O'Donnell
- Basil Iwanuk
- Trey Callaway
- Stephen Williams
- The episode was originally scheduled to air 10 April 2015. The CW announced the premiere was pushed back by one week to 17 April 2015.
- There is a goof during the credits sequence. Despite being in the main cast, Craig Frank and Anna Diop were both accidentally listed as guest stars.