|"Next, or: How I Learned to Start Worrying and Love the Back-Up Plan"|
|Season 1, Episode 2|
|Air date||April 6, 2012|
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Next, or: How I Learned to Start Worrying and Love the Back-Up Plan is the second episode of Eden Rising. A visiting diplomat named Gwen makes a ghastly discovery upon her arrival in Glenley and makes an alliance with Tom in an attempt at reconstruction; a process that lands Ash, Kate, Sidney, and Darla at the farm, to help Declan with his increasing workload.
- Four unnamed citizens of Glenley
- The episode's title is a play on words from the film title "Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb", a black comedy film which satirizes the nuclear scare.
- This episode marks the first appearance of Kim Poirier as Gwen Hayes, a series regular role. This means Gwen is the only one of season 1's main cast not to appear in the show's pilot.