The Event: Sean and Vicky, Sitting In a Tree...

Okay, guys, we're almost there. Just three more episodes, and NBC's The Event will go down in history as that show we all watched because there was nothing else on. I'm already starting to miss it, because—and I'm being totally honest here—The Event was one of the more entertaining things on TV this year. In a Bachelor Pad kind of way.

Let's get the basic recap of "Us or Them" out of the way so I can blabber on about the real talking points. President Martinez fell into a coma and made some funny faces (see above); Jarvis became president and was bullied around by Sophia as though he were a redheaded third-grader; Sean and Vicky continued their pusuit of some human organs infected with Spanish Fly*; and Laila gave a stirring speech about a dead bird that made no sense. For an episode that was supposed to be setting up for a finale, not much happened in the first half, which slithered along at the pace of a turtle with no feet. But things got much better in the second half, which zipped along at the speed of a turtle with one foot. Things are always better when someone dies.

Michael, who must hold some kind of world record for changing his mind, was killed off in a most unspectacular fashion. It's really unfair that he was disposed of in a long-range firefight when other characters on the show have died such amazing deaths. Thomas blew up on a bus after an Apache helicopter shot half-a-ton of explosives at it, and Dempsey shot himself in the head for no reason at all. I imagine Scott Patterson was pretty upset when he received the script for Monday's episode and realized that he was finally escaping this travesty, but in such a disappointing way. Couldn't they have dragged him behind an SUV that was driving over some broken glass? Would it have been too much to ask to drop him into a vat of acid? Or to let him be devoured by a pack of rabid walking piranhas? You really dropped the ball on this one, The Event.

Vicky and Sean did some great super-agent work on the plane as they tracked a courier who was delivering a set of human lungs infected with a half-century old disease. First, they looked for anyone who appeared uncomfortable on the transatlantic flight, which narrowed it down to everyone. Then Sean noticed a guy who liked to bring his carry-on to the bathroom instead of leaving it unattended near a bunch of strangers. So they did what any real CIA agent would do: They tackled the s*** out of him based on a hunch! That's some great work there, Vicky and Sean. But alas, all they found was a huge bag of cocaine. Was anyone else disappointed that Vicky didn't pull out a penknife, stab the bag, and lick the blade to test it? It could have been baby powder. Lord knows I've been fooled before!

Sean and Vicky make quite a team, and we still don't even know why Vicky is helping him. She's been dancing around the subject for about a hundred episodes now. Is it because she wants to save the world? Because she wants to protect her family? Or because she has nothing better to do? No, I think it's much more simple. Vicky is madly in love with Sean. Who can resist his rugged charm and his extensive knowledge of computers? Note to self: Next time you meet a hot chick, threaten to send her family's address "viral."

I think this theory has legs, guys. Have you seen the way she looks at him? The way she gets all defensive when he asks her why she's helping him? She could have shot that guy (who looked a lot like wrestler Triple H) who held Sean with a gun to his head, because she's a trained assassin! But she didn't, because she totally wants to have like 10,000 of his babies. I'm praying that she confesses her love for him in next week's episode. Then he can dump Vicky, and I can have half-alien-half-bad-actress Leila all to myself!


* It just sounds better than Spanish Flu.

Other Eventful things:
... In the most obvious twist ever, the courier turned out to be the poor-man's-Sophia-Vergara flight attendant. Didn't she also look like the (now-former) president's wife?

... For a good laugh, try and imagine that it was Sean Walker who infiltrated Osama Bin Laden's stronghold and took him down. Just imagine it.

... How did Vicky and Sean get seats together if they were the last people on the plane and that other guy didn't get a seat near his wife? Come to think of it, what was the whole point of that guy standing up to say that at all?

... Seriously, what happened with all that youth serum stuff? And where are all the young girls with old faces? And what happened to that agent (played by D.B. Sweeney) who worked with Vicky?

... What's going on in this show? Does anyone know?


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The highlight for me is still when Dempsey just shot himself in the head. I mean, it should of been a dramatic 'wtf' kind of moment. It ended up being an unintentionally hilarious 'wtf' kind of moment. Although Sean defusing a bomb that he has no idea how to defuse by... SHOOTING IT, comes close haha. I honestly hope this series gets a second season.
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a rubbish show with trillions of plot holes, but its a rubbish show that you have to watch... i can't wait until it finishes so i can watch something else!
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Everyone else I know that started watching this show has stopped, but I am still hanging on. I wanna see what happens. Will I be disappointed? Probably... Will I consider it a waste of time? Never! Some bad t.v. is so bad it's great!
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While The Event may not be a spectacular series I genuinely hope it gets a second season. I would much rather watch this than the police procedural that will almost surely take it's place.
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Hilarious review, though your right I happen to watch this show as their really is nothing else on.
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And apparently Michael's loyalty has never wavered and he has always kept his head and been rational whenever it comes to his family. Has Sophia been watching the same show as us??? And what happened to the young old girls???
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I watch the show cause I like it and it has potential. I do hope it gets renewed.
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I would like to see a second season and see some explanations about some of the mysteries. And even if they dont give us anything well so did Lost. Did you know after the finale of Lost what was all about the numbers?
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While it's certainly not perfect, count me in as one who definitely likes this show and hopes it gets renewed.
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I dont say that this show is that bad, but I like this - reading these posts about Event, makes watching even more interesting/funnier, so thx for that Tim ;)
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Sorry but I have to agree, Vicki is so much hotter then Leila and not just in the looks department. She doesn't act like a whiny baby like Leila does. If I where Sean I would dump Leila and stop fighting the stupid aliens and move to a deserted island with Vicki
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wait....NBC didnt allready cancel this mid season?.....why?
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I hate this article. The Event is an awesome show. Writers like this suck. I hope NBC renews The Event and gives it a second season. This is one of my favorite shows of the past year and I think it has been great so far, and has huge potential. This writer and all you other weak-minded hatred should go watch Jersey Shore or some other garbage like that. That's obviously more on your level.
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I don't know where the information they are "strongly considering" renewing the event came from, but it sounds like NBC, and it troubles me. They need to take those resources and field a strong sci-fi offering. Renewing the event just means one more year before there's even a chance of something good. Maybe we should start a writing campaign to cancel The Event to counter the writing campaigns to renew it. I doubt a CBS owned site is going to let me post a link to NBC, but I don't see any rules against it. I wrote an e-mail; if you want to put an end to bad sci-fi, here's the url: http://www.nbc.com/contact/general/
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All along I've said that there's something going on underneath the surface with Vicky and Sean, but I believe a lot has been said about that already. Did anyone else find it shocking and somewhat puzzling that Leila stayed behind to watch her dad die instead of jumping over the fence to safety like has been her plan the entire time she's been in their "neighborhood?" I consider that a plot hole. Also, the Vice-President-turned-President is now realizing, finally, that Sophia is after more than a diplomatic relationship. I mean ordering him to lift an Army plane escort? I'm surprised that he did it. Apparently, Jarvis needs to spend a little less time alone and little more time with Sterling.
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I love this show AND NBC is now "strongly considering" renewing it. So there hater-Tim.
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omg. wolfmg has the worst taste in shows ever
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Tim is right about the plot-holes that need to be filled in... I think he meant to say "Then he can dump Leila..." Vicky is hotter and reminds me of Megan Fox :-) But looks aren't everything though of course...
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"In the most obvious twist ever, the courier turned out to be the poor-man's-Sophia-Vergara flight attendant. Didn't she also look like the (now-former) president's wife?"



nice racist comment, i guess all hispanic women look alike to you.
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I actually like the show. Too bad NBC seems to end great shows before they have a chance to shine.
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Captain Obvious in action. Of course she is in love with Sean, they even talk about it in this episode. The only reason why she won't admit it is because she doesn't want to be hurt by being rejected as an assassin. With Dempsey gone she wants to play house with Sean and her son.

This truly is a series that is so badly written it is already good again. Anything is possible. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if Vicky turns out to be Sophias mother and Sean becomes the next president.
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Reflection to Sean Walker when he infiltrated Osama Bin Laden: Osama to Sean: I am a sentinel sent to protect you. Sean: I will kill you for what you did to my alien/human girlfriend's sister.

Osama: I will remove myself so you don't get confused with your real task. After all you are the choosen one. Save the cheerleader, save the world.



Some thoughts to add:

What ever happened to Leilas sister, and now she doesn't care of her at all? After all, the ppl they were with in San Fransico are also at this very remote place so she would be alone? Murmansk is not in Sibiria but in Europe, close to Finland, even Sean with his super computer skills would see this if he looked (obviously not the writers). And how did they get there from a train in fake France??!! Did eveyone forget that Jarvis were behind the first assasination plot in the first episode? And how does it come that Michael then would work for Dempsy, where is that connection?? Well I will miss the show too, this is argubly one of the best worst series I have seen for some time. It is still entertaining, not annoying like became V or Flash Forward were.
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come on vicky is so much hotter than leila, i say go with vicky
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I'd like to see Sean and Leila get back together, at some point. Yeah, there are a lot of WTF moments on The Event.
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I think if Sean does end up saving the whole planet then he deserves to have both the blonde, the brunette and the flight attendant too :) BTW: maybe the makers, in reaction to their cancellation, will have the final shot of the series being the aftermath of the toxins release, a whole planet full of dead bodies. Though maybe Sean will figure out how to shift the portals earth point into the middle of a volcano so the umpteen billions of aliens emerge into tonnes of lava.
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i'm going to miss it. I like the core storyline stopping those aliens!! i dont get too hung up on the details
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Vicky is definitely into Sean, and Tim you can have Leila, it's not like anybody else wants her.
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Oh, if you want to see the actual page of the episode Tim is talking about, since I don't think he even put in a show link this week, http://www.tv.com/the-event/us-or-them/episode/1382094/summary.html?tag=ep_guide;summary
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"Funny how you keep saying this show is garbage but you write an article on it every week." In fairness, someone has to write about a garbage show every week. If we only write about shows we like, we'd never have articles about shows that everyone hates.
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Why did the guy stand up? SUSPENSE!! In fairness, Vicky flatout said, "I'm doing this to protect my family." Problem is, what little chemistry the actors have is ruined by... well, Vicky tried to kill Sean. A lot. Killed his future mother-in-law (I think). Abducted his sister-in-law-to-be. Abducted his fiance, who he doesn't seem to give two figs about now. I also still think it's weird that Jarvis, who conspired with Dempsey to stop the aliens, is now... working with the aliens.
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Petition for season 2!!
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IT"S NOT BAD. /:
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Tim, these Even articles never fail to make me laugh! I like them more than the show!!
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I am still trying to understand why I am even still watching this show. Stargate: Universe gets the utter shaft. And this show should of never even been given a full season. I wish people would have realized before boycotting Universe that MGM's was going threw bankruptcy Because now we will be lucky if we even get new "Stargate" based show for at least a decade if even then. And now we will probably never get our SG1 and SGA based moves ever. Sorry still a bit pissed off after the canceled Atlantis and now this. Stargate is always been my favorite series and now we have nothing. Sigh........
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Tim, I don't even think the producers know what is going on with the show. But in other news, did anyone else think that guy who Simon beat up at the beginning look like Brad Garrett, the really tall guy who played Raymond's brother in Everyone Loves Raymond?
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What was the point in that guy standing up? I don't know, what is the point in anything happening in a show like this? Probably to try and keep you guessing? Funny how you keep saying this show is garbage but you write an article on it every week.
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Tim you know deep down inside you love The Event. Yes Vicky is in love Sean, I don't know why she doesn't tell him already.
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