Friday, May 21, 2010

This Week in FlashForward - 5/20/10

Another series is about to end, as this is FlashForward's last episode before the finale, and as it wasn't renewed, it shall be the last episode of not just the season, but the series as well.

Episode 21 - "Countdown"

Zach says: This week's episode is most definitely rounding up everyone's story. From least to most important, we see Bryce and Nicole in a decent relationship, with Bryce not wanting much to do with Keiko, thinking she will never really show up. However, Nicole has known about her, and is feeling very guilty, so she finally comes clean, to which Bryce gets pretty upset.

Demetri is still alive, however, before leaving with his fiance to Hawaii, he tells her about Janice and her pregnancy, to which she understandably gets upset, and tells him NOT to come to Hawaii with them. Demetri then heads to Janice's, where he finds Simon, and decides to go along and take him to the lab to do some investigating.

Aaron does have Tracy in a safe place, and we learn that Jericho didn't murder all those villagers, but instead, was doing one of those experiments on them, to test for the global black out, and were chasing Tracy because she didn't blackout for some reason. However, Aaron's flash forward isn't going according to plan, as it would seem Tracy dies after her heart stops beating.

After talking with Hellinger, the main bad boss man who got captured last episode, Mark gets extremely upset and beats the crap out of him, leading him to get tossed out of the FBI building. He then walks the streets, meets a random dude who hands him that flask, and then for some strange reason, decides to start drinking. I know Mark is feeling pretty lousy about himself, but I don't know why he would start drinking when he KNOWS it won't lead to anything good. I just don't think he would have started now of all times. Anyways, he gets into a drunken brawl and winds up in jail.

Lloyd gives Olivia a call, because he wants to "hang out", but she isn't having any of it, and instead, is driving away with her daughter to get away from everything. Lloyd is acting a little strange, and it seems that he is using Olivia at this point to try to solve his equation. If he can get her in the room, then he can write down that equation, etc. Kinda douchy.

So thus far, nobody's flash forward is really coming true, and it is THAT day. However, the day is not out, and it would seem, from the preview for the finale, that people start winding up where they "should" be.

It's a little upsetting to know that the major plot point of "when is there going to be the next blackout" probably won't get addressed, as the finale is the end of it all, but hopefully we'll get some answers as to WHY the people caused the blackout, and get some decent closure with the characters.
Zach's Score: 8/10

JDW says: I'm going to be honest, as soon as Bryce showed up on screen I stopped watching, because it just went to show that even in the face of canceled this show still fails to focus on the right things. As for what I saw Zach write about Mark drinking, despite knowing what's going to happen, reminded me a lot of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, in which despite being told that he will one day kill his father and marry his mother, Oedipus still kills a man and marries. I mean, if you know something like that is going to happen, then why would you even consider killing or marrying? It's retarded. As for next week's series finale, I'll watch it, but with the knowledge that the show is coming to an end already, I can't say I'll be very attached to it.
JDW's Score: ?/10

Overall Score: 8/10

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