Thursday, December 3, 2009

This Week in FlashForward - 12/3/09

Yes, actually on time tonight!

Episode 10 - "A561984"

Zach says: After a week off, we are treated to another wonderful episode of FlashForward. Demetri and Mark head over to Hong Kong to find their mystery woman, which they successfully do. However, they went against the FBI's wishes and Mark is in a bit of trouble. We learn a few things from this woman, and a few more secrets are revealed throughout the episode.

In other news, Mr. Simcoe made good on his promise and held a press conference to claim responsibility for the black out. Was his experiment really the cause though? Well, we don't know yet, but pretty much everyone is pissed at him now and some of them are willing to kidnap and kill him. Surely this won't turn out well. At the end of the episode, we were treated to a season teaser, which looked pretty good, but seems to say that there won't be any more episodes until March of next year, which is pretty lame.
Zach's Score: 7/10

JDW says: Notably, this is the first episode of FlashForward after a week's break, but has that hurt the show in any way? It's hard to say, but the episode does a good job of focusing on core characters for once and tries to feed little bits of info that pertain to each character's storyline. At the same time, this episode also gives a lot of new information and plot twists... which of course happens when the show suddenly goes on a three month hiatus.

Overall the episode was enjoyable, and nice return to how the show started instead of these seemingly filler episodes we've gotten in the past few weeks. But on the other hand, the show has a lot of issues still. The sudden realizations, the way people just happen to know certain information without any allusions as to how/why they do, and the fact that 20 million people on the planet supposedly died, and no one really seems to think that much of it. The show is good at time, but I hope that when it returns in March that some of these kinks are worked out.
JDW's Score: 7.5/10

Overall Score: 7.3/10

Stay tuned, since the show has decided to take a seemingly random three month hiatus, we may do a mid-season recap this time next week.

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