Eureka

Season 3 Episode 5

Show Me the Mummy

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Aug 26, 2008 on Syfy
8.8
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When an Egyptian tomb is opened at Global Dynamics, strange things start to happen, leading Fargo to believe it is the mummy's curse. The mummy, however, has disappeared, and Carter investigates.

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  • Strange, when turning the freezer down he turned it to -273 fahrenheit and said it was 0 kelvin, but −273 is celsius, −459.67 is fahrenheit.

    8.0
    Strange, when turning the freezer down he turned it to -273 fahrenheit and said it was 0 kelvin, but −273 is celsius, −459.67 is fahrenheit. Strange, when turning the freezer down he turned it to -273 fahrenheit and said it was 0 kelvin, but −273 is celsius, −459.67 is fahrenheit. Strange, when turning the freezer down he turned it to -273 fahrenheit and said it was 0 kelvin, but −273 is celsius, −459.67 is fahrenheit. Strange, when turning the freezer down he turned it to -273 fahrenheit and said it was 0 kelvin, but −273 is celsius, −459.67 is fahrenheit.moreless
  • When an egyptian tomb is unsealed dehydrating bugs are realeased wrecking havoc and putting one of Eureka's own in danger. With help from the geniouses Jack rids the town of the plague and restores order to the town.moreless

    9.7
    Jack Carter does it again. Who else would have figured out such a low-tech reason why the guy in the tub was full of bugs and the girl in the fountain had none. No one else would have had the courage to lure all the bugs and dispose of them in the giant freezer? Who knew cafe diem had such a huge freezer in the first place? I definately loved this episode and the addition of Jack's sister in I Do Over was brilliant! She adds a protaganist for Jack since Stark is scattered through time. Also gives Jack another layman in a town full of geniouses.moreless
  • Excellent!!

    9.8
    I was totally skeptical about this episode from reading it's summary. Firstly because i just happen to hate this mummy subject, i think it's cheesy and cheap and so totally dated, and i didn't believe something good could com from it. Blah for mummies. Second: i thought there would be a LOT of Nathan moaning and mourning and crying, like half the screentime.

    Well, i guess i just underestimated Eureka writers again, because this one was about as good as the previous one, "I do over", so if there was any faint thought that Eureka would "jump the shark" after Nathan's exit, that there is no more.



    Again i thought there was so much character development. Carter was able to show some brains and prove he actually can figure things out by himself, even without the technical knowledge, and without everyone having to explain it to him all the time. This was a remarkable episode for Fargo, i loved his storyline and the way they portrayed how much he cared about Nathan. Allison was very adequate, not overly emotional, and the logic diamond was a great kick.



    But the best thing was surely their unlikely but original translation to the hyerogliphs, i loved that, as much as the musical bug bait. The only thing i didn't buy was how thay managed to kill the parasites off Fargo. Parasites and bugs are highly resistant to extreme temperatures and adverse environment conditions, it would then be unlikely to have them killed by cold before its host. They could have found other more plausible almost homicidal way of saving Fargo's life. But that's just a detail. It was an amazing story. Kudos for the writers.moreless
  • A mummy on the loose?

    9.3
    Doctor Muller: Put it back. Bury it where you found it. You have read the curse. You dare defy it?

    Sir Joseph Whemple: In the interest of science, even if I believed in the curse, I'd go on with my work for the museum. Come back with me, and we'll examine this great find together.

    Doctor Muller: I cannot condone an act of sacrilege with my presence. I thought that quote was appropriate before I start my review, it's from the 1932 classic the Mummy. This episode was a good pick-up from where we left off last time with Nathan disappearing into the stream of time (or dying depending on what happens further this season with this). We have progressed two weeks from the incident which I think was a clever part of the writers. It's better to see the characters slowly moving on in my opinion then seeing them suffer and for some of us who don't like to see that suffer in the progress. Allison's wedding present from Nathan was a nice touch...



    *spoilers after this point!* of his holograph appearing and finally giving her that message at the end. It was great to see a little character development from Ever Carradine's character: Lexi Carter. We got to see a tiny portion of how she kind of interacts with the rest of the town and to me she passes easily. Seems to fit into the town quite nicely. I was really glad that the mummy hadn't come to life and instead it was parasites on the attack. It just seemed a tad bit out of place if the mummy had indeed come back. Anyway that's it for this review till next week!moreless
  • A quote from the Mummy, "Prince Imhotep thanks you for your hospitality and for your eyes and for your tongue but I'm afraid more is needed as the Prince must consummate the curse that you and your friends have brought down upon yourselves."moreless

    7.8
    Curse, Legend, Lore this episode has it all. Nice episode reminded me a lot of my favorite movie- The Mummy. Fargo dies a lot lately I'm almost getting used to it, that was one creepy necklace I don't think I would have survived long enough to figure it out. The music and the freezer plan was no where full proof, one or two insects could have slipped out of sight and could be somewhere in Eureka right now, that was not top notch police work. Though Carter was really brilliant in this episode I'm a little disappointed in the final plan, he didn't even warn people before having a swarm of insects burst through the widow, I saw a lot of casualties in this episode.moreless
Zak Santiago

Zak Santiago

Dr. Sebastian Marx/Paco Lopez

Guest Star

Adrian Hough

Adrian Hough

Dr. Wilding

Guest Star

Tricia Collins

Tricia Collins

Eileen Michaels

Guest Star

Frances Fisher

Frances Fisher

Eva Thorne

Recurring Role

Ever Carradine

Ever Carradine

Lexi Carter

Recurring Role

Chris Gauthier

Chris Gauthier

Vincent

Recurring Role

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