Nerd or Hacker?




Season 1

Original Airdate:

March 12, 1999

Written by:

Peter Horosz

Directed by:




Preceded by:

Long Lost

Succeeded by:


Nerd or Hacker? is the third episode of the first season of Mercury Rising: The Series.


An unexpected earthquake nearly collapses the power grid in Chicago as Simon and Jeffries continue to run from Simon's semi-deranged older brother Peter. But, this still doesn't keep Simon from trying to work his wonders on the grid when he finds a computer, and uncharacteristically fails. The power grid collapses, plunging Chicago into darkness just as the remnants of Hurricane Arlene bear down on the beseiged and beaten city.


The Series: Season 1 The Series
Episodes: "Simon is NOT Home""Long Lost""Nerd or Hacker?""MERCURY 2000""Split""Terror in the Sky""Death Doesn't Take a Holiday""The "L" Plan, Part 1"
"The "L" Plan, Part 2""Crash and Burn""False Crimes""Interruption""Rogatum""Regrets""The Fall""A Big Puzzle, Part 1"

Characters: Art JeffriesSimon LynchTommy JordanPeter LynchStacey SiebringRobert DonaldsonJames Striker

Recurring: Joe LomaxRukaskiRob LomaxJohn BurrellAndrew RiddWill PattersonJesse LynchJake LynchChas OhlmeyerTJ JordanMike JamesDana Jordan
Angelo Breem

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