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Eureka almost let me down last night. Almost, but not quite! If you saw the episode, I’m sure you know what I’m talking about, and if you didn’t, you should know that I’ll be spoiling the show left and right in about three…two…one…
Okay. Although this episode had fewer standout moments than the other episodes of season 5, it was still solid. I worried for a little while about Jo’s seeming irrational, over the top denial of the possibility that Holly existed in the matrix, but then Zane called her on her behavior, finally, and she sat down with Fargo and her explanation was just the right thing to make me sit up and say, "Now I get it!" while fitting perfectly with the backstory we’ve been given over the years about Jo and her family.
This episode had several moments that made me feel very hopeful for the future episodes of this final season. There were some throw away lines that hint that the writers are keeping the backstory and continuity of the show in mind as they move toward the end. I realize the show runners didn’t know the series would end with season 5 until most of these episodes were filmed, but they sure wrote as if they knew.
So, in the end, this was a great episode, with lots of hints of things to come, and it gives me hope that the past hasn’t been forgotten by anyone.
My favorite moment? The end, of course, when Henry gave Holly back to Fargo. Now, I just hope poor Fargo doesn’t end up with an entirely non-corporeal girlfriend forever. He deserves better, and Holly needs a body!
It could be a little weird for everyone but maybe she could share Andy’s for a while, while Fargo comes up with a new one for her? Am I nuts for even suggesting it…?
I just want to see a happy ending for these guys, so badly. :-)
Things finally settle down in the relationship angst arena for some, but for Fargo, it’s just begun.
A worst case scenario drill meant to help Eureka prepare for disasters turns into its own disaster when the AI running the show starts putting everyone into very real danger.
Here’s a link to the episode download: Worst Case Scenario
There’s not much more to it than that, but of course, it’s not just the events that make the episode, it’s also the character of everyone involved. I loved the evolution of the relationships in this one, getting some back on track to romance, while bringing back Holly (Yea!) even if she’s not "real." Which truthfully remains to be seen. I will love these writers forever if they find a way to bring Holly back to the real world and give Fargo his girl back. ;-)
Alas, if they don’t, I won’t hate them, but I miss how good her and Fargo are together and I’ll be sad for him all the way to the bitter end.
It was really nice to see Henry excited and happy again, now that Grace seems to be warming back up to the real him. Matrix Henry tried to kill her and and she wasn’t quite over that the last time she saw him…
Finally, I’m still waiting for Beverly to return and something to happen on that front, but I’m not worried. Eureka hasn’t let me down yet. :-) I don’t see how it could while it’s having one of its best seasons ever.
In probably one of my favorite episodes of the entire series run to date (although it’s a tough choice because I still dearly love the first season ending Once In a Lifetime for its shock factor and emotional impact), Jack of All Trades picks up the discomfort alluded to in the previous episode, Friendly Fire, and turns it into a powerhouse of uncomfortable moments and emotional entanglements.
Here’s a link to the episode download: Jack of All Trades
In this episode, something causes Jack and Fargo to trade places: exchanging brains, if you will, and it doesn’t stop there for poor Jack, who also ends up trading with Zane and Allison, and you can imagine the havoc this causes after everything that’s gone on in previous episodes.
I don’t even know where to start with this because I really loved just about everything about this episode, from the awkward moments, to the heartrending betrayals, small though they were, to the outrageously romantic ending. It all added up to a fantastic episode for fans to enjoy.
The zeta wave issue just seems to be growing more important as time goes on. I discovered more about Zane than I think I wanted to know. ;-) He and Jo are clearly great together when he’s not being insecure, and she’s not wondering about what might have been. But that’s the thing. I have never thought Jo and Carter belonged together, but somehow, someway, the writers and actors this season have used their evil writing and acting skills and totally turned me around on this issue. I’m almost rooting for them, and where does that leave the part of me that’s always wanted Once In a Lifetime to happen? But… if Stark came back, Allison realized she was still in love with him, I could totally live with that, even if it leaves poor Zane out in the cold. I mean, the change in the original timeline caused by Henry all those seasons ago, left Taggart out in the cold so I would cope. And now, just writing this, I feel bad for Zane in a way I didn’t feel for Taggart, because honestly, Tag never knew what he had lost…
I think I’ll end here, because it’s clear I have taken this analysis much too far.
Friendly Fire finally has all the residents of Eureka back together again after the rescue of the Astreaus crew. Although things seem to be back to normal, not everything is great. As we find out through the course of the episode, several members of the Astreaus crew are having problems with the real versions of their loved ones because of some of the things that happened in the artificial environment/matrix.
Here’s a link to the episode download: Friendly Fire
I loved this episode, because it is another in a long line of Eureka episodes that gets the continuity just right and gives us stuff that makes each character’s life seem that much more real. :)
Jo, Carter, Allison, Zane, Fargo, and Henry especially stand out here, and it’s really nice to see some true growth from one of the minor characters, Dr. Parrish. It’s not that his character has changed, I think, but more that his continued presence has allowed the writers to bring more depth to him. When characters only shows up for a few minutes here and there in a show, it can take a while to get to know them, for instance, Larry, whom I still hardly know at all. In fact, I know Dr. Parrish better at this point, because there’s been an episode about him and Fargo with that flashback from their childhood, This One Time at Space Camp. (Unless my memory has failed me.)
Friendly Fire was a standalone episode that doesn’t drop the issues of the preceding story line, while also not letting them overwhelm the current. The bits fit together nicely, in my opinion, and this marks another episode in a season of absolute greats. This has been one of the strongest seasons yet, and the very idea that this is going to be the last just boggles my mind. On that note, however, it’s a great feeling to know that if Eureka is going out, at least its going out in style. :) Love this show.
Force Quit is the third episode of season 5 and it continues the amazing streak of Eureka fan favorites!
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!
After an absolutely fabulous episode, Lost, last week, I’m already seriously looking forward to the next episode, The Real Thing. Here’s a link to the trailer.
I saw the sneak peek and now I’m practically salivating for Monday, and since Mondays are usually my least favorite days, that’s saying something!
Let me preface this with, “OMG. I LOVED this episode!”
For anyone who didn’t manage to catch the premiere episode of Eureka, you might want to skip this, because I am going to talk about all the juicy details that I loved and there will be spoilers, starting with the ending.
Although I was tempted to hope this reality was real, I felt enormous relief when I realized it was a construct created by Beverly Barlowe, one of my favorite bad girls from Eureka.
I still hope to see some time line changes before the end of the season, or at least something that brings back Nathan Stark, because I still miss him to this day.
I absolutely loved the emotional upheaval Allison has been put through, and seeing the tears in her and Carter’s eyes when they were having their discussion felt like it was going to break my own heart. Zane, of course, is still a favorite of mine, and seeing his own reaction was also awesome. I’ve wanted Jo and Zane back together since the beginning of season 4 when the time line changed (for the second time if you count the changes that happened in Once In a Lifetime from season 1, and I do).
I’m not sure how long this arc will last, at least while they actually believe they’re 4 years into the future, and honestly, I’m not sure how long I want it to last. Because although I like Allison, Jack is my favorite character and I’ve always considered Eureka to be his story. Keeping the fake reality alive only means keeping the fake Jack alive longer and I would rather spend the rest of my Eureka days with the real guy.
Finally, in the promo clips at the end of the episode, I know I saw Nathan Stark, and my hope is that he’ll be back for more than a single episode. I’m also still enjoying Holly (Felicia Day) and hope she sticks around, along with Dr. Parrish. :)
I am all excited by the upcoming season 5 premiere of Eureka. The news that season 5 would be Eureka’s last saddened me, but at least I have this one final season to enjoy before it all comes to an end.
Here’s to the countdown until Lost, the first season 5 episode, premieres!
I’m under the impression that there’s a change coming, something exciting and interesting to really kick of the new episodes. I do know the cliffhanger from the last episode of season 4 is desperate for a conclusion so I’m waiting with bated breath.
The end is nigh for Eureka, with season 5 being the last season of this fantastic series. Here I discuss my plans for a season 1 through 4 revisit over the next few months as a lead up to Eureka season 5.