Meanwhile, Maddy and her soldier boy are having sex -- no, wait, they went out for a picnic. A very sweet picnic in a field where they chat and talk about what they were like as children. Yeah, I can see why they'd want to sneak around for this courtship straight out of Little House on the Prairie. Mark wanted to be a "lunar accountant" when he was a kid. I really hope in this new world that the pilgrims are building that they make it a criminal offense to be this boring.
And just when you're starting to get antsy about nobody getting eaten by dinosaurs yet, suddenly there's a meteor hurtling across the sky. Everyone watches, transfixed. There's an explosion in the sky that gives off some kind of electromagnetic pulse, which shuts everything down; Elisabeth's surgical equipment, the Eye. And then the meteor hits, sending out a shockwave that has everyone ducking and covering. Mark and Maddy crouch in the field and seem to be fine, despite the fact that it blows out windows and sends people flying in Terra Nova.
Everything's fried, anything with circuits. Perimeter mines are out, there's nothing to stop wildlife from overrunning the colony. They're down to chemical lamps and candles, and Taylor orders extra people stationed around the perimeter.
The infirmary is utter chaos, so the patients are made as comfortable as possible. With Hunter, though, they're going to have to perform surgery the old-fashioned way, so Elisabeth scurries off to find a scalpel. Hunter tells Skye that she can go spend time with Josh, but she elects to stay, despite seeming awfully queasy about people she knows getting sick. I guess that what happens when you lose your parents. This guy Hunter is like family to her now, which makes me feel somehow even more sorry for Skye.
Down in the Eye, Jim finds that they're trapped behind the electronic door -- side note: I realize a meteor strike is a hell of a thing to prepare for, but you'd think there'd be SOME kind of protocol for garden variety power outages. No manual release here?