Thursday, November 5, 2009

This Week in FlashForward - 11/5/09

Episode 7 - "The Gift"

Zach says: This week is a little more interesting and involves a few more peoples' stories and brings to light the possibility of the flash forwards not actually predicting the future. The episode starts with the investigation of the Blue Hands, who are actually a group of people who didn't have a flash forward. The troupe of FBI agents infiltrates a party and captures one of the main leaders of the group.

The rest of the episode mostly deals with whether or not Aaron Stark's daughter is still alive, which we learn about at the end of the episode, or so it would seem, but this fact doesn't negate his flash forward. However, there is an event that pretty positively confirms that not everyone's flash forward is the future. It's a bit upsetting, but it proves that things can change, unless the guy has a twin or something. I think this week's episode was a bit better than previous one's, but it's still slow going figuring out what caused the black out.
Zach's Score: 7.5/10

JDW says: Agreed with Zach, this week's FlashForward was definitly way more interesting than the last couple of episodes. And it was really nice to get insight on characters we didn't really know much about. But also, considering how quickly the first few episodes got in on finding how who or what caused the black-outs, it's a shame that the last few episodes, including this one, has avoided that.

Also, the character played by Dominic Monaghan who was a mysterious inclusion last week, shows up in this episode, in a two second, non-speaking role. A note to FlashForward writers, that is not how you introduce a new, and possibly very important character. Otherwise, the sudden, unpredictable loss of one of the series' characters was kind of sad, and will certainly change how the world of FlashForward thinks.
JDW's Score: 8/10

Overall Score: 7.8/10

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