Wow. FlashForward is really getting good—just when it’s going on a 3 month hiatus. That’s television for ya. This episode had lots of action, lots of forward movement; and no alcoholic angst. For the first time, I’m actually interested in seeing how things play out.
Things are looking worse and worse for Dimitri. Even after Al changed his own future (by not having one), everyone still seems to be moving towards their flashforwards.
That TV Guide article said there’d be more to the disintegration of Mark & Olivia’s marriage than just his drinking. I suppose getting fired for causing a scene in China might do that. I’m thinking that Mark not working for the FBI in his flashforward might be significant. He becomes so obsessed with fitting the Mosaic pieces together, even though it’s no longer his job, that it drives the wedge further into his marriage and leads to him drinking again.
For the first time, I’m sort of liking Lloyd. Not that I hated him before; he just didn’t do anything for me. But now I’m feeling a little of his pain. (By the way, I called it on those EMTs, although I thought they’d take his son instead of Lloyd.)
As for Lloyd’s fellow scientise, it’s really hard for me to see Dominic Monaghan as a ruthless corporate type after playing Charlie on Lost. (What little I watched of Lost during its first season.) I realize the whole premise of an actor’s life is to play characters of different personas (oops, my spell checker says it’s personae); but Dominic’s look seems more blue-collar or comic relief to me. Yet here he’s one of the most highly educated, scariest characters on the show. I have to say, his rant that scientists conduct experiments all the time and can’t be held accountable for the consequences has to be one of the stupidest defenses I’ve ever seen. (And having watched General Hospital for a few years, I’ve seen some pretty lame defenses.) But, this is tv, and the laws of reality don’t always apply.
Michael Massey is back. His hair’s gotten longer than it was on his stint as Kubrick in Supernatural. I really liked Kubrick, but somehow, I don’t think D. Gibbons is going to be all that nice.
And lastly, does Joseph Fiennes mumble? I seem to miss half his lines. I know part of it may be that American English is not his native speech, but lots of British actors (and Australians for that matter—one of the best being Legend of the Seeker‘s Craig Horner) do it without me having to replay the scene. And even then I still don’t catch his lines.