Season 1
Episode 12
Date aired August 3, 2013
Written by Paul Scheuring (Teleplay)
Denitria Harris-Lawrence {Story)
Directed by Stephen Williams
Guest stars Charles S. Dutton as Father Mickle
Amir Arison as Theodore Riley
Antoinette Robertson as Alima
Morgan Spector as Golem
Cara Seymour as Librarian
Alex Manette as Jacob
Chandler Williams as Shepherd
Amy Irving as Melanie Lynch
Ken Leung as Father Reggie
Recurring Henry Kelemen as Messenger Boy
Previous "Hands"
Next "Spring"
"Eleven is the number of birth; the fruit of a mother's womb. But the child that comes forth shall bring impending doom."
White Vincent
"Ratchet" is the twelfth episode of Season One of Zero Hour and the twelfth episode overall. It first aired on August 3, 2013 on ABC.


  • In the year 1542, men bring trees to a valley in central Asia. They see a triple-peaked mountain range and praise the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
  • Rachel Lewis is brought to the
    Girls 2
    Monastery of St. John of Patmos, located in Tajikistan, and, after briefing breaking away and calling the Modern Skeptic offices, is placed in a "waiting room" with at least eleven other young women, all of whom are dressed in white.

Production NotesEdit



  • In the 1452 segment, one of the men uses the word "kilometers;" the metric system, including kilometers, was not invented until the late eighteenth century.
  • Father Mickle refers to the Book of Revelation more than once as "Revelations."

Historical ReferencesEdit

Episodes "Strike" • "Face" • "Pendulum" • "Chain" • "Suspension" • "Weight" • "Sync" • "Winding" • "Balance" • "Escapement" • "Hands" • "Ratchet" • "Spring"
Stars Anthony Edwards as Hank GallistonCarmen Ejogo as Rebecca RileyScott Michael Foster as Arron MartinAddison Timlin as Rachel LewisJacinda Barrett as Anna MasseyMichael Nyqvist as White Vincent
Recurring Amir Arison as Theodore RileyDylan Baker as Terrance FiskNick Blaemire as TimBeth Dixon as Rose GallistonCharles S. Dutton as Father MickleZach Grenier as Wayne BlanksGrace Gummer as Paige WillisAmy Irving as Melanie LynchJamie Jackson as Father MarkHenry Kelemen as Messenger BoyKen Leung as Father ReggieAlex Manette as JacobAntoinette Robertson as AlimaMorgan Spector as GolemSam Underwood as Martin KruppJonathan Walker as Stan JarvisChandler Williams as ShepherdDan Ziskie as Roland Galliston