Eureka

Season 4 Episode 4

The Story of O2

3
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jul 30, 2010 on Syfy
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8.2
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167 votes
  • Soap opera episode. Don't do it more than once.

    7.5
    "Directed by Colin Ferguson". That makes my alarm bells ring sky high. Any time the star of the show takes over, bad things happen. Alda in MASH. McShane in Lovejoy. Preastley in Beverly Hills, etc.
    Now, granted, technically this episode worked well and tight, so for that, hats off. HOWEVER, every one of these stars-directors wanted to change the direction of the show and it bombed after a while. Witness Callis - he is now a whiny caregiver and he started as such a great snarky character. Don't even get me started on the ultra-mom Alison Blake - that character is just - ultra boring and annoying at the same time.
    The entire episode was one big soap opera, designed to siphon off soccer mom hearts. Dad and daughter, Jo and Zane.
    In an SF show, it can work once or twice, but if it continues on into next episodes, it will simply dilute the cast and we'll be left with a soup that's neither hot nor salty, just bland.
    DON'T go down that road, Eureka. Please.
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