Have to say this was probably a tricky episode for the writers/director of Eureka, simply because it involved the real world and a virtual environment with all the same people! They did a great job with it, though, and I never once found myself confused about where I was, if I was watching the real world or the virtual world.
Picking up about a month after where last week’s episode left off, The Real Thing takes us back to the real Jack Carter and Henry Deacon so we can see how the search for the Astreus crew is going. We get to see parallel story lines and a bad guy is revealed–and I was not surprised!–but it was a great move anyway.
I loved the Zane and Allison interactions, as they try to cope with the significant changes in their relationships with Jo and Jack, respectively. I adored Holly, as usual, and think she’s one of the best new characters on Eureka, EVER. But, the end came, and I held my breath in anticipation of the twist I could see coming from the moment Holly walked down that hallway.
The gut-wrenching sadness of that moment will stick with me until this plays out. I am holding out hope for a sneaky turnaround, but I’m afraid it might just be wishful thinking on my part.
All in all, The Real Thing is another fantastic episode of Eureka.
I am going to miss this series terribly at the end of this season!