Tuesday, October 14, 2008

TV Review Eureka "Here Come the Suns"


Eureka may be known for its scientific work, but the people rally around other items, too. When a mayoral race comes up, more than a few citizens get involved. Zoe (Jordan Hinson), daughter of Jack (Colin Ferguson), wants her boyfriend, Lucas (Vanya Asher) to win. Unreasonable? Maybe. They face some stiff competition, though. Vince (Chris Gauthier), owner of Cafe Diem, throws his hat in the ring.

Perhaps the most qualified person of all is Dr. Herrera (Dean Marshall Stargate:Atlantis, Da Vinci's Inquest), who certainly acts the part. Out of all three candidates, I was prepared for his victory speech. After Eva Thorne (Frances Fisher) backed him, trouble reared its ugly head.

What is it with this woman? She came to town after an internal disaster (A Night at Global Dynamics), but she clearly has a hidden agenda. Frances Fisher is rising to the occasion if villain describes this character best. To be fair, I don't have a problem with a classified duty. After all, a lot of what goes on in Global Dynamics is. Technology, while often useful, can also be extremely dangerous in the wrong hands.

The problem lies in 'hidden'. She won't tell anybody what she is trying to do, even Dr. Allison Blake (Salli Richardson-Whitfield). The last time this town has a big secret, the entire lab nearly got killed, along with the sheriff. Oops! By all means, thermal clean a lab. Remove any bodies first. Should they be innocent victims, they can be buried. A trial is a little tricky if the defendants are deceased.

Now then, I wonder how long it will take before Eva finds out Henry Deacon (Joe Morton) got elected sheriff. Zane Donovan (Niall Matter) got pulled into her scheme simply because Henry refused to. He knows how secrets can do more harm than good.

Ferguson and Fisher are adept at portraying two persons on opposite sides. Neither backs down, but they both simply want to keep others out of harm's way. Hearing the protest of 'it's not what you think" sounds false to my ears, and I'm glad to see the disbelief in Colin's face. All Eva needs to do is share a small part and she would be left alone. Good luck with that.

Even the extra sun was not enough to overshadow the storyline which has run through all episodes so far. Enough already. Get the truth out and send Eva packing. This town needs a breath of fresh air, and soon.

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