Eureka

Season 2 Episode 13

A Night at Global Dynamics

2
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 02, 2007 on Syfy
8.9
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Global Dynamics goes into lockdown to protect itself from the now airborne metal-eating bacteria. Stuck inside GD, Sheriff Carter and Stark must work together to save both the town and Kevin, Allison's son.

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  • This episode was nothing more than an average one.

    6.0
    This episode was nothing more than an average one. It was more of a filler, and felt like a regular episode instead of a series finale. In my conception the season finale and premiere should be remarkable episodes. There was nothing remarkable about this episode. But here's my cons and pros for it:



    Pros: I really loved the way that Jack and Nathan work under pressure and the chemistry between them. They are a great team despite their differences. I also loved the fact that we saw Henry's clean face in a long time. He was in a very dark spot for a long time, and i really thought he allied with Beverly. Instead he shows us that he can manipulate her just like she tried to do to him :). Zane + Fargo was also a nice combo, i'd like to see this team in the future for sure. They are like a well oiled machine when it comes to computers. And i really really really loved what happened to Allison and her son. She deserved it for not coming clean to Jack about the "artifact-in-the-son" thing. She deserved worse for hiding something that big.



    Cons: The episode was preety much a filler, there wasn't much suspense and the way Allison acted when it came to saving her son. She basically didn't even opose Beverly and Henry and at the end she stepped back when she should've protected her son with her own life. Also, i didn't like what i thought Henry became untill the end and that really disturbed me, a character of his class going a full 180 from good to bad. What i don't understand is how 4 people can miss out on a **** women while she's punching in coordinates for the teleporting machine and then miss her by a second. Guess the writers still need her in the upcoming season but it was a bit of a strech.



    To sum it up the episode wasn't the worst one i saw, but it could've been much much better. A season finale that feels like a regular one just isn't worth watching. I hope the writers come up with some more original ideas in the future, if not... I'll probably quit watching Eureka.moreless
  • Must we always, ALWAYS be fed the unconvincing, unoriginal and potentially disastrous line that one child (or whomever) is worth all the knowledge in the world?!?

    5.0
    Fist of all, we've seen it a million times, everywhere. Whatever the odds, whatever the situation, whatever the prize on the other side, we'll save the child/wife/girlfriend. And it always works. Well, great.

    Only, the first time it doesn't - the planet blows up, there is a global war, we revert back to the stone age etc.

    But who cares, because we did the noble thing. It's human, right? Sure, it's human: Incredibly, catastrophically, even criminally STUPID.

    Thinking with our hearts is one thing - helping people in need, taking care of your loved ones, sacrificing yourself for them or the common good, but until the human race stops using that for an excuse to be just and right in the face of something huge and mindblowingly more important, we will indeed NOT be ready for the Artefact.

    Also, the episode was really not up to par.

    Here's to some more weirdness the next season and to less general sappiness.moreless
  • Yes it is a filler episode used to fill some of the qs raised in the 2nd series but it is a very good filler episode

    9.0
    Yes it is a filler episode used to fill some of the qs raised in the 2nd series but it is a very good filler episode. We needed answers about the artefact and Beverly and the whole connection between them ans we got them. It also eliminated the question about Henry. i don't care how 'I care about the world' someone is. There is no way you would work along side the woman who killed the woman you love. i'm glad Henry's integrity has been restored.



    Also i wonder where Henry is being taken. i hope he doesn't leave the series. He is the best character ever. I really want him to return in some form. Please hurry up series 3. I'll have no nails left from the suspense



    In short, top marks for this episode. Also GO HENRYmoreless
  • At least The Artifact story is over.

    7.5
    Last week on Eureka, there was a voracious metal eating bacteria that attacked all of the towns structures. That crisis was averted only for the town go into chaos again. Henry Deacon tells Sheriff Jack Carter that the metal eating bacteria has starting attacking the iron in humans. He says that it will be a matter of hours before everyone in the town is suffering from the effects. Alarms start to go off all over the Global Dynamics building. The main office that Henry, Beverly, Allison and Kevin are in plummets to a secure subsection of the building. Nathan Stark is made acting director of Global Dynamics. It is bitter sweet because if he doesn't evacuate everyone from the building, they all will be subject to "thermal cleaning". It's a type of security "feature" that kills all organic matter and sounds like a metric buttload of fun.



    Henry and Beverly confront Allison and tell her that she has to let them help Kevin. Allison is like, "Yeah right!" Kevin is like, "Totally not!" Henry is really scary in this scene. He starts to yell about taking Kevin away. I don't like him and I'm bothered by it. Beverly starts to babble about the Akashic Field. Because Kevin has been inhabited by the artifact, she says that he has tapped into the same stuff as DaVinci, Tesla and Einstein. She also says that she and Henry want to take Kevin to a "consortium of people" that will protect him from being a government lab rat. This is the same lady that is responsible for Henry's girlfriend's death, spying on citizens and she's fresh out of GITMO. How does she imagine that she's credible? The geeky money shot of this episode is the subatomic reconstructive transport - a teleporter. Bev gets her panties in a twist because the technology was banned by the Stockholm Treaty. Allison says that it was built before that but never disassembled. Henry says he is going to use the tech to get Kevin out of the facility.



    While all of this heady stuff is going on in the office now bunker, Jack, Nathan and Taggart are trying to rescue Allison and Kevin. Hazmat suits were torn and wise cracks ensued. The building even went HAL on everyone. It shot at them, mimicked personnel and tried to microwave them. There was even a moment where the group thought there were zombies in the building!



    Henry reveals that a byproduct of using the teleporter is that it filters out contaminates and illnesses. The machine needs to use an old DNA profile of Kevin's. It needs to know his biological configuration before he was inhabited by the artifact in order to restore him to his normal state. Read: human reset button. All of this information was beginning to be too much for Allison so she starts a cat fight with Beverly. (The second cat fight this season might I add.) Kevin has a talk with Henry then Kevin tells Allison to stop her hair pulling and listen to Henry. Now all of a sudden, Kevin wants Henry's help.



    Stark and Jack get to the morgue and look at the contaminated body that Henry showed as evidence that the metal bacteria had started attacking humans. Stark took one look at it and told Jack that the corpse had been mutilated by acid. There is no contaminate in the building. This whole incident was faked by Henry. This knowledge doesn't help them because the building is still trying to kill them. Fargo eventually finds a way to hack the building and save the day.



    Henry set Kevin up to perform the procedure but Beverley wants to stop him. She says this is the closest that anyone has been to the Akashic Field in years. Doing the procedure on Kevin will destroy it. She pulls a weapon but Jack gets there in time to stop her. Nathan tells Henry to stop the procedure because Henry doesn't have the correct DNA profile on Kevin. They get the correct profile and Kevin is restored. It is still unsure if he is still autistic but he doesn't have powers anymore. Beverly used teleporter to get away. Henry turns himself into the authorities.



    ...OH!!!! ...and Nathan proposes to Allison!



    The good: The artifact story is wrapped up. The humor and timing of this show is always perfect. When these actors get together it's like magic.



    The bad: Kevin and his story does nothing for me. His character doesn't fit and this was a perfect opportunity to kill him off or make him go away. The Artifact and the Akashic Field was a little too hippie for me. There was a mystery to it but when it was put in Kevin, I didn't get it anymore. It's a scientific show and there just seem to be problems with the mysterious Artifact plot. It seems like the writers tried to do a good job with what they were give but something went wrong somewhere.



    The ugly: I hate how Henry was handled. It feels like he was written into a corner. I thought Kim's death was supposed to make him an interesting character. Instead of moving on, he went really dark and has put several people's lives in danger because of his pain. I don't like how irresponsible and unstable they made him. He went from a very fun absent minded professor to a mad scientist. Joe Morton is an important part of this show for me. The "Henry" character started out as such a great role model. Now he's in jail and I don't know what they are going to do to his character to make him fun again. :(



    I wonder what next season is going to be like? I can't wait!moreless
  • Well not much to this season ender the whole thing was a strange mess to be quite honest. The resolution for Henry was he wasn't a bad guy but trying to help in light of no one listening to him. Not sure such a ruse was reallymoreless

    8.0
    Well not much to this season ender the whole thing was a strange mess to be quite honest. The resolution for Henry was he wasn't a bad guy but trying to help in light of no one listening to him. Not sure such a ruse was really needed working with Beverly and taking Allison and son hostage seems a bit much. Beverly who has been reduced to what some shows would call monster of the week status. Disappeared in a tele-porting machine to i'm sure to cause trouble at a later date. With the artifact out of Allison's son the only other resolution to this one was Carter and Henry making peace with each other. I have to say some one liners and lots of back and forth trying to see what would become of Allison and crew was the only thing really going on in this episode. Really disappointing I have to say felt like a regular episode and not a season finale.moreless
Sean Millington

Sean Millington

G.D. Security Officer

Guest Star

Debrah Farentino

Debrah Farentino

Beverly Barlowe

Recurring Role

Matt Frewer

Matt Frewer

Jim Taggart

Recurring Role

Vanya Asher

Vanya Asher

Lucas

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • (crawling underneath a pile of rubble)
      Taggart: I love small spaces.
      Carter: I hate small spaces.
      Taggart: Like returning to the womb.
      Stark: That's a disturbing thought.
      Taggart: (stuck) We need a bigger womb!

    • Carter: (recovering from an attack by Global Dynamics' security system) I hate this building.

    • Zane: I still can't believe I let you talk me into chaperoning.
      Jo: Hey, no one snapped off your fingers.
      Zane: The ease with which you say that is almost as disturbing as it is hot.
      Jo: I know.

    • Fargo: That's a motion-activated photon defense array. They're screwed.
      Carter, Stark & Taggart: (over radio) We can hear you!
      Fargo: Sorry.

    • Stark: We'll have to climb down.
      Carter: Yeah, you'd better let me go first.
      Stark: Why?
      Carter: Heights make me nauseous.
      Stark: After you.

    • Jo: Boys, there's plenty of back door access for everyone... That didn't come out right.

    • Nathan: I'm tired of pretending I'm okay with us being apart.
      Allison: Nathan...
      Nathan: (kneeling down) Marry me, Allie. Again.

    • Carter: I swear to God if this turns into a zombie attack I am quitting.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Air Dates
      Germany – 22 September 2008 on Pro7
      Hungary – 10 December 2008 on TV2
      Australia – 11 December 2008 on TEN HD
      Slovakia – 06 March 2009 on Markiza
      Czech Republic – 08 December 2009 on Prima COOL

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Taggart: You want... every... single... second.
      Taggart utters this lines prior to opening the morgue doors, where "zombies" are possibly located. Frank, as played by Matt Frewer, spoke the same line in 2004's Dawn of the Dead, just prior to dying.

    • Taggart: He's fallen for one of the classic blunders. Never go in against an Australian when death is on the line.
      Taggart paraphrases a classic quote from the 1987 Rob Reiner film The Princess Bride. However, while Vizzini (Wallace Shawn) declares "never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line", Taggart changes it to an Australian.

    • Taggart: Just remember - serpentine!
      An allusion to The In-Laws (1979), in which Vince (Peter Falk) tells Shelly (Alan Arkin) repeatedly to "serpentine" to avoid being shot.

    • Computer: Resistance is futile.
      An allusion to the Star Trek race "The Borg". The Borg species is part machine and part organic and evolves by assimilating civilizations and technology. Prior to carrying out an "assimilation", they announce to their victims, "You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile."

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