FlashForward: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Oooh, after a dismal episode last week (not the episode itself mind you, just the fact that for the life of me I couldn’t get past a severe case of writer’s block)  I am back baby.  I don’t know why last week’s episode did little to inspire me in the way of the pen, but it didn’t.  Luckily that was then and this is now.   The FlashForward I have come to know and love came back with a twist and turn of vengeance.  Even the story lines and characters that usually make me want to hit the fast forward button kept my attention.  Well not all the story lines, but hey they can’t all be winners; and even the loser this time, Aaron and his inability to blend in, wasn’t so horrible.  I just wish they would start connecting him to the rest of the game board a little faster.  As far as I can tell they have only managed to connect him and his quest to find his daughter to the Get Along Gang (it’s a working title) a couple of times.  On the other hand, I have to remind myself that I want this show to be renewed for a second season and it wouldn’t do any good if all the mysteries were solved in the next couple of weeks.  Which reminds me, I wonder if the people over in the scheduling department at ABC are kicking themselves in the ass right now?  I mean considering the fact that the date everyone talked about for weeks was April 29, 2010 and here it is that exact date and ….nothing.  How cool would it have been if the day they saw in their FF was an episode that aired on the actual date?  I know!  Blasted morons.  Oh well it’s the past now and it’s pointless to cry over spilled milk.  Mumble a few choice words under your breath, yes.  Cry, no.

Mark this day in your calendar because a frakking miracle occured tonight.  That’s right a frakking miracle!  Olivia Benford didn’t grate my nerves.  I know, right?  I couldn’t believe it either.   Could it be because she didn’t spend all of her time bitching and moaning about Mark and the FF’s?  Could it be because she wasn’t staring all googly-eyed at Simcoe? Or perhaps it’s because she finally seems to have a reason to be there, period?  Yep, I’m going with all of the above.  It also doesn’t hurt that it made for the perfect excuse to bring back one Gabriel McDow and any excuse to see James Callis at his most awesome is a great excuse to me.  Am I the only one who wanted to go look through past photos after this episode was over just to see who or what was in the background?  They laid more ground work for the alternate universe theory which causes me to pause for a minute.  It’s not that I don’t think the alternate universe storyline is a bad one; it’s not.  In fact I think it’s a good one, but with all they have on their plates with the FF’s it worries me that they may be getting in too deep and will eventually drown from too much story.  It would be better if they left the possibilty of an alternate universe to the end of this season that way it leaves openings for the upcoming year.  By having too many major plot points they run the risk of losing their audience in all the confusion.  In the meantime I am going to enjoy Olivia, rather than to wish her off the show.  Although the theory of an AU does bring up an interesting hmmm and that is I wonder if Olivia and Lloyd were flashing to the AU where they were together?  If that’s the case then she isn’t a cheating skank.  Now that is something I could get behind, because Oliva minus Mark is actually pretty tolerable.

She’s an agent.  No she’s a double agent.  Wait no she’s a triple agent.  Is your head spinning?  My head’s spinning.  I don’t know what the hell to think any more.  The only thing I know is that I am glad I don’t have to sit and watch and wonder if she is secretly plotting ways to kill my Dem.  I am not too worried about Simon because technically since The Sinisters don’t know she is a triple agent, he is untouchable.  Plus it doesn’t seem as though Simon is too keen on helping The Sinisters either.  I mean why the hell would he have automatically told the Get Along Gang (not sure if that is going to work as a title, I’ll have to keep working on it) about the QED if he wanted The Sinisters to win?  All he wants is his sister back.  But Janis on the other hand, I have to admit I didn’t see the triple thing coming.  I should have because throughout the entire episode I couldn’t help but to think there was something off about her going to the other side.  Were we really supposed to buy it when a sexy, mysterious woman comes up to her out of the blue and offers her a job as a double agent and she just jumped at the chance?  Yeah right.  But even with the back story hinkiness I was still caught off guard at the reveal.   It surprised me even more that it was Agent Vogle who turned her into a triple agent.  I could have sworn he was a Sinister.  Damn I hate it and love it when I am wrong.

Until next week,


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Mendie is a bit of a renaissance geek. Partly because there are just so many great things to love in the geek world from Star Wars to The Walking Dead to The Hunger Games and partly because her attention span last about....