According to the National Safety Council, in perfect conditions, a car traveling at 55 miles an hour can stop in about 200 feet. A commercial van or a bus would need as much as 230 feet to stop. A commercial truck and trailer would screech to a halt in 300 feet, while a light rail train would need 600 feet - as long as two football fields - to come to a complete standstill. On the other hand, the average freight train traveling at 55 miles an hour can take the length of 18 football fields to stop completely. Now you see why they were so nervous!
You might be more used to seeing Tom Wopat, who plays Sheriff Jim Wilkins, on the other side of the law. He played good ol' boy Luke Duke in everyone's favorite TV show featuring an orange car, The Dukes of Hazzard. Wopat is also a talented singer, having recorded eight albums and enjoyed an incredible career on Broadway in shows like City of Angels, Guys and Dolls, Annie Get Your Gun and many more.
John Pyper-Ferguson, who portrays cult leader Leland Townes, is pretty familiar with playing characters in the Wild West. He's been in everything from Unforgiven and Into the West to Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years and Walker, Texas Ranger. But a personal favorite has to be The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. in which he played Pete Hutter, a mercenary prone to pontification, and known for quotes like; "May I remind you that I have been a wanted fugitive most of my adult life. Ergo, when fleeing, I suggest you follow the flight of the flea who knows how to flee the fastest. And that would be me."
Recognize that voice? If you thought Newett Energy manager Mason Vaughn (played by Jason Douglas) sounded familiar, you might be an anime fan. Before acting in shows like Breaking Bad and Prison Break, and films like Machete, No Country for Old Men and Sin City, Douglas was a prolific voice actor, lending his lungs to over 100 different animated series.
Sonja Kinski, who plays the disturbed, knife wielding cult member, October, may do well in her day job as a fashion model, but she had a chance to flex some of her acting genes in this episode. Her grandfather was legendary actor, Klaus Kinski, and her mother was legendary beauty (and talented actor in her own right) Nastassja Kinski.
You might recognize Abbie Cobb, who plays cult compound escapee April, from her roles as Kimantha on Suburgatory and Emily Bradford on the 90201 reboot. She almost didn't get the part on 90210 because she looked a little too much like fellow 90210 star, Jennie Garth. To keep her in the role, they simply died her hair dark brown.