Friday, October 30, 2009

This Week in FlashForward - 10/29/09

Sorry for the delay again, scheduling conflicts and what not.

Episode 6 - "Scary Monsters and Super Creeps"

Zach says:
This week's episode seems to be staying true to the current formula that FlashForward is employing. There is a section for drama, one for some investigating into what or who may have caused the black out, and then an intriguing end. The drama pertained to the autistic kid, Dylan Simcoe, escaping the hospital and winding up at the Mark and Olivia's home. But when Olivia comes home to see, Lloyd Simcoe and Mark in her living room, things get a bit crazy, with the couple getting into a bit of an argument.

The investigating had to do with the people that attacked the FBI troupe on last week's episode. Demetri found a blue hand tattoo on one of the assassins, and so they went looking to Baltimore Street, which was mentioned in Mark's flash forward. Their search actually leads to some findings, but are they relevant? And then the ending of course is the best part, and will keep you guessing until next week, where hopefully something interesting will turn up.
Zach's Score: 6.5/10

JDW says: As Zach said, FlashForward has seemed to finally get comfortable with its plot, no longer choosing to drown its viewers with new information upon more information... but has this actually been a good thing? In my opinion... no, after a few week of not really getting any new info, I have to say I much liked it better when I was given too much.

Also, there was a lot of things that didn't seem to make much sense. For instance, everyone's flash-forward takes place at the same time, right? Then why is it that in the first episode, Mark's daughter said she saw that, "There will be no more good days," and yet in this episode it seemed like her flash-forward was just her and Dylan eating cookies in the kitchen. Which would also mean that they were alone in the kitchen when they were supposedly asleep in Oliva and Lloyd's vision.

Not to mention, throughout the episode they made it seem like Demitri and the other FBI agent could see Mark's flash-forward, and to me that was just poor directing. And what was the deal with Dominic Monaghan's character? Hopefully next week gets better.
JDW's Score: 6/10

Overall Score: 6.3/10

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