Eureka

Season 3 Episode 9

Welcome Back, Carter

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jul 10, 2009 on Syfy
9.2
out of 10
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Episode Summary

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Following his sacking in "From Fear to Eternity", Carter attends a job interview with the Department of Homeland Security. Deputy Lupo hands in her resignation on learning her new boss is a robot.

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  • This is one of the best episodes of Eureka. Good writing, decent acting, robots, and a very cool ending. What is not to like?

    9.5
    The other reviews have covered pretty much everything involving this episode, so I'll get right to it: I had previously stopped watching this show because it was getting dull. I saw that it was coming back to be the start of finishing up the season and since nothing else worth watching was on, I figured it could be worthwhile to watch again to see if things had improved (acting, etc.)



    The crushing of Robocop Andy multiple times was good comic relief. And he was such a good sport about it too. Good times.



    The episode itself was pretty formulaic right up until the ending when we are told that, until the satellite dish crushed Robocop, it was receiving data from...somewhere in space and something or someone was sending the signal. And that something/someone is heading straight for Eureka!



    Speculation of what is coming to Earth was rampant here on TV.com and elsewhere. No one knows. This is what makes great TV - keep people hooked by not making it obvious as to what comes next and get them talking and guessing. I'm the Borgress, so what do I want? I want the Borg. In Eureka. Humans + Robocop Andy + Eureka vs. The Borg = Awesome. This is the Sci-Fi channel after all. ANYTHING can happen. Why are the people there stuck on the ground anyway? The intro. has buildings being lifted off the ground. Where's the episode where that actually happens? Exactly. It hasn't happened (yet). That is also a possibility for when "they" arrive at our little blue planet.



    I also want to see Sheriff Carter randomly go postal on circuit boards and start laughing like a maniac. But that is another story for another time.moreless
  • A lot more enjoyable than I hoped! Even the writing was tight!

    9.0
    With Eureka you never know - will they pull a dud or a golden rabbit out of the hat? Well, this was THOROUGHLY enjoyable! Addition of Andy the robot to the mix was excellent; it gave a breath of fresh air to the character roster and raised some interesting questions about robot ethics, risk taking and pure old obedience (same goes for Sarah!) It will be interesting to see whether they can keep shaking things up like this because there is a lot more chance for a miss with old storylines. However, since there is an abundance of (no doubt) weird characters and situations to explore, we should be in for a treat - starting with the foreshadowing of something that can indeed add chaos to our little town - alien contact!

    A great episode indeed!moreless
  • After being fired by the DOD at the end of the last episode, Jack is off to the Office of Homeland Security to seek a new job. Deputy Lupo quits when she learns she is not the new Sheriff. The new Sheriff is a machine appropriately named Andy.moreless

    9.0
    A nice return from the third season break for Syfy's original show Eureka. Jack is out looking for a new job while the Depart of Defense is replacing him with a Sheriff named Andy who is a high end computerized robot.



    Weird anomalies start to occur which would be weird for anywhere but Eureka, but here you start to try to figure out what is causing them. Large trees are just falling over, low mass antennas are crashing to the ground, and finally Sheriff Andy's truck gets squashed. Things seem to be directed at the new robot Sheriff Andy. It seems there are gravity wells popping up all over the place and the problem is being caused by Dr. Fieldings new birthing bubble. So when Dr. Fielding tries to fix the problem it is obvious he is clueless and Jack finds out that his home machine S.A.R.A.H. was the one that gave Dr. Fielding the information that accelerated his work because she was afraid of being left alone when the Sheriff and his daughter move. Unfortunately the problem now has gone to far for her to stop it.



    Jack and Andy end up risking their lives to save the town and succeed. Mayor Deacon discovers that Jack can't be fired without his approval with help from Andy who has decided the Sheriff's job is to dangerous for him. So Jack gets his job back and everyone is happy. Fun and quirky as always this episode of Eureka is entertaining and wants you to try to figure out what is going on while the cast is doing the same. Jack is offered a job by Homeland Security but he and Deputy Lupo are secure in the work they do in Eureka. It sounds like the next few episodes are going to be exciting from the little bit revealed in this episode. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Just another Friday in Eureka.

    9.0
    Once again the incredibly sexy, incredibly capable Josephina Lupo is passed over but this time by a machine? Totally support her resignation but of course you can never really resign from what's in your blood. One sheriff Jack Carter can attest to that as we see him risking his life doing a job that's no longer his. I think the people of Eureka can rest assure that title or none, Jack Carter will always be there to save the day; unless that impeding doom (whatever it is) proves too much for even the super sheriff to handle, can't wait for the rest of season three to unfold, it's gonna be one hell of a summer. Welcome back, Carter, even though you never left.moreless
  • Eureka's back!!

    9.5
    I thought it was a good episode not a great one, but I've been without Eureka for a while and it's bloody great to have it back. The episode itself was good but it wouldn't be in my favourite list to watch first. I have one continuity question. In episode number 8, Alison just found out she was having a baby but in episode number 9 she is a few months along. If episode number 9 is supposed to be a few days/weeks after episode 8, she shouldn't be that far along. Or maybe I'm analysing it too much. But it is a good episode to bring Eureka back on telly. I'm a happy girl!moreless
Kevin James (II)

Kevin James (II)

Dr. Fielding

Guest Star

Kim Poirier

Kim Poirier

Dr. Maria Leonardo

Guest Star

Ty Olsson

Ty Olsson

Sheriff Andy

Guest Star

Neil Grayston

Neil Grayston

S.A.R.A.H.

Recurring Role

Barclay Hope

Barclay Hope

General Mansfield

Recurring Role

Ever Carradine

Ever Carradine

Lexi Carter

Recurring Role

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