Sunday, May 9, 2010

This Week in FlashForward - 5/6/10

This week's episode brings a lot of old issues back; stuff that I wasn't even aware happened, like how Simon's sister Anabel had been kidnapped. When did this happen exactly? I'm gonna go and blame that stupid hiatus.

Episode 19 - "Course Correction"

Zach says: Anyways, the main focus of this episode is on Anabel's kidnapping and that pesky Blue Hand group, with those people who didn't have a flash forward. Well, as it turns out, the main leader dude is out killing ex-members, saying how the universe has to balance itself out and course correct. This happens to come true, or seemingly will, for that woman who Al Gough was supposed to hit with a car, but instead, killed himself. Well, in an attempt to kill that crazy killer, that M16 chick hits the woman instead. Oops.

It would therefore seem that both Al died for absolutely nothing, and that perhaps, things that were meant to happen will, although perhaps in a slightly different way. The biggest concern of course that this brings up is that perhaps Demetri hasn't truly escaped his death. It could come about some other way, so I'm sure his panic and fear will manifest in some way.

The other main arc of this episode is with Anabel, who Simon randomly, very conveniently, sees on the street while driving, so he stops to talk to her. She lets him know that the people want the ring back, in 12 hours, or she dies. So, now Simon has to deal with all of this. By the end of the episode, Mark rescues Anabel, and Simon is gone, as is the ring. Oops. Luckily though, Mark is very suspicious of Simon, and believes him to be Suspect Zero, which he indeed is.

And, in case you were wondering, Bryce's cancer is in remission, and he kisses Nicole and is all, I can't waste the precious time I have, because life is short. Well, Nicole knows about the whereabouts of Keiko, and was GOING to tell Bryce, but now, who knows. I guess it might be interesting to see what happens with this?... And there's only one week left until the 29th; the day of the peoples' visions.
Zach's Score: 7/10

JDW says: This show is awful. Like, I can't stress it enough, the presentation and writing on this show has just dropped phenomenally from all the hype and the somewhat actually good, but information filled, first episode. Like, why are we going back to off-mentioned and seemingly unimportant characters like Anabel? Why does the character of Bryce and his whole missing love/I have cancer storyline even exist? And why are the Blue Hand guys back? I thought we got through all this!

There's just three episodes left of this series, and I say series because at this point I don't think I can sit through another season, and that seems to be the general consensus with everyone else.
JDW's Score: 6/10

Overall Score: 6.5/10

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