Eureka

Season 2 Episode 6

Noche de Sueños

2
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Aug 14, 2007 on Syfy
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9.1
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  • I was a big fan of season 1 and was getting bored by season 2 fillers. After scoring 2 the previous episode, "Duck, Duck Goose", I wasn't even planning to watch this one but sh811a's review changed my mind. I decided to give Eureka one more chance.

    7.0
    This episode was a "dream" and was all about what we love in Eureka : fun, crazy scientist ideas, the main Artefact story and character development.

    It was fun because this episode has some cool jokes and really funny dream scenes. We all dreamed once that we woke up and went naked at work or school. Carter gets it in this episode. He walks all around Eureka naked. At work in front of Jo, at the restaurant in front of Allison… The disturbing thing is that most people he met in his dream shared it, they saw him naked. It's like having your worst dream come true, but as a dream, not for real. A dream in the dream. An other funny dream scene is geeky Fargo swording the evil Nathan as Zorro, to protect señorita Jo, wearing a dress. And damn she looks pretty. The really funny thing is that Fargo wasn't the dreamer, Jo was. But I can't believe she's into Fargo because he's such a boring and dumb character. Jo is the coolest.

    What about crazy ideas ? Innovation and other sci-fi related stuff. Well this episode has a few gems. First a truck transporting a toxic substance gets an accident. I'm not sure I understood it well but in some way I think it made Carter some sort of dream beacon, because he was infected by the toxin. Nathan and Allison are also working on a dreaming technology that allows them to understand what's wrong with their son, now building Artefact replicas everyday. At Global some scientists are also working on a distributed network technology to connect human brains, something like that. For some reason these three things interact with each other and make people to share dreams. Things get worse when people begin to die. First the truck driver, after Fargo dreamed he died just after the accident. In fact it's not the first time the idea is used. For example in the Slider's Virtual Slide episode people who died in a virtual world died in the real one. The body can't live without the brain, exactly like in The Matrix. Remember ? This Eureka episode also featured other cool ideas like Carter breathing "air liquid" to prevent the toxin from spreading in his body. It was a great scene because it revealed…

    … that Allison cares about Carter when Nathan doesn't. They were both in the room when Carter entered a capsule filled with liquid a few seconds later. So it was a funny episode but also a dark one because Nathan's true nature is beginning to rise like a black Phenix. Nathan and Carter have always been mean to each other, because of their feelings for Allison, but Carter only teases Nathan when it seems Nathan doesn't care about Carter. Carter is not the smartest nor a heroe, he's your average man but he makes a difference in Eureka because of his acts. Nathan is a genius but also a mad scientist. Nathan's priority is not to save Carter's life nor their son's. His priority is to understand the Artefact. As Nathan's character is getting darker and darker, like a Dark Vador consumed by his own anger, Allison is getting brighter and brighter. She cares about Carter and "her" son. Nathan refused to shutdown their dream infernal machine, Allison priority was clear : To protect their son at all cost. This episode dream twist was really interesting because it also allowed Carter to share a dream with… Henry. Remember he used a gizmo on Carter which made him forget about Henry revenge thirst ? Now Carter saw it in a dream and I'm sure he'll soon understand that the scene happened in real life.

    Nathan obsessed with the Artefact. Beverly gone but probably planning some evil return. Henry investigating his wife death. Carter beginning to know about his friend treason. Allison realizing how evil his ex-husband really is. So many big secrets, such a small town. Let's hope the upcoming episodes will be as creative and interesting as this one. I wouldn't mind Jo becoming an even more important character. I also hope the show will become darker as Nathan's obsession gets stronger. Carter, Allison, Jo and others in the light. Nathan, Henry and Beverly souls consumed by their own darkness.
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