Sorry for the delay, scheduling conflicts again.
Episode 8 - "Playing Cards With Coyote"
Zach says: I think this week's episode was a bit more interesting, especially during the end where some seemingly off-topic stuff comes to play, but will hopefully become much more clear in the coming weeks. While the path does seem to possibly be going in a more fanciful route, it will hopefully still be grounded in the reality that has been presented thusfar.
Aside from the ending though, things are progressing as they have been. Al's suicide lets the entire planet to believe that the future isn't set in stone, but some people are still very worried about what they saw and are convinced it will happen, like Mark, who is still very paranoid. His wife and him made up, in a very secluded hotel, mmhmm, but there are definitely still some issues. While Lloyd still thinks his experiment, whatever that was, caused the black out, there is still a seedy gang of thugs up to something, that we hopefully wont have to wait 5 episodes until we find out what.
There is also some talk from Tracy, the supposedly dead daughter of Aaron, who finally made her way home. She experienced an incident that led her to believe that the Jericho group of PMCs were really up to no good, and that the military may be corrupt and out to kill her for seeing what she shouldn't have seen. Are these two groups connected? Will Lloyd go public about his experiment? WTF were those rings? Hopefully we'll find out soon.
Zach's Score: 8/10
JDW says: Agreed, last night's episode of FlashForward was certainly interesting, what with the realization that it really was Lloyd and (Dominic Monaghan's character) that were responsible for the blackouts... which seems to have been revealed very modestly, despite being a pretty big question in the first few episodes of the show.
Also, what was with the whole Casino Royale plot? I found that idea to be really strange, but I will say, the "evil character" approach certainly seems to be working for Dominic Monaghan as an actor, as opposed to his somewhat unsure characters in both Lord of the Rings and Lost. As for the rest of this show, sometimes I'm just not sure if it knows where it's going, but hopefully we can get some definitive answers soon.
JDW's Score: 7/10
Overall Score: 7.5/10
Missed the episode? Catch it on Hulu