Spoilers of the last Eureka episode before the mid-season break. What were they thinking?!
When I watch Eureka, I’m looking for the unique mixture of science and fiction that has always made up the show in the past. The first episode was based on the premise of a messed up time machine, followed by an episode about cloning.
There’s been the virus shows and the artifact shows, shows about genetics and a great many shows about out of control technology. Now we’re venturing into the monster shows. First that was What About Bob?, now there’s been Show Me the Mummy.
What About Bob? might have technically been a genetics episode, but the title guy, Bob, could have been Voyager’s Tom Paris. Tom just happened to devolve (or was it evolve?) into a lizard. The episode was Threshold and it wasn’t one of my favorites. I’m a forgiving viewer. If I like a show I’ll let it get away with just about anything… But that’s not to say I don’t raise my eyebrows and wonder what the heck the show-runners are thinking.
I actually liked What About Bob? but Show Me the Mummy didn’t make my list of can’t-miss episodes. You might think it was the Mummy I objected to, but it wasn’t. The bugs bugged me.
No, that isn’t even right. The bugs didn’t bother me until the music entered the picture. I have no problem believing the frequency of Lexi’s music could have attracted the bugs, but to believe that it was possible to round up every last bug in that freezer in a one shot deal just boggles my mind. So, an otherwise interesting episode lost a lot of luster for me right then and I downgraded my rating from a 4/5, possible 5/5, to a 3/5.
I hope Show Me the Mummy is the last organic/biological villain show we have for a while. I do like monster shows, but I prefer technology over biology any day!
The next episode to appear on Scifi’s schedule is Phased and Confused. The title inspires me to speculate wonderful things. :-)
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