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Season 3 Episode 10

Your Face or Mine

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jul 17, 2009 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

It is time for physical exams for the Sheriff's department and an upgrade for the town's security system, both Eureka-styled by Global Dynamics. Acting Sheriff Lupo seems almost loopy after the 48 hour extreme exam, and she volunteers to a DNA scan for the new security system, but then a malfunction occurs.moreless

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  • nice seeing an episode mainly about jo

    she is easily one of my favorite characters so having an episode mainly about her really made me happy. The events in the episode were unexpected, personally i was shocked when everything came out in the open but then it all started making sense. Why jo's personalities switched constantly as well as who she liked. i found this episode very entertaining with both that confusing storyline with 2 jos and with carters always funny complaints while trying to pass his exam. This episode (like many others) just reminds me why i love this show so much and how it hooked me in with one episode.moreless
  • When Jo is electrocuted, she becomes extremely two-faced. She investigates when three robberies have been connected. Meanwhile, Carter is doing his fitness program, so Jo must do what he does.

    I thought that this episode was very good.

    When Jo is electrocuted, she is revived. Suspicions are raised when three things, that are connected to each other, are stolen. Jo becomes two-faced.

    I said from the start that Jo did it, but I was amazed to find out that I was wrong!!! It was Julia using DNA manipulation!

    The Carter sub-plot was funny. It showed just how much brain Carter really has when it comes to being in Eureka!

    Overall, it was a fairly good episode, which was jumpy in one place (Jo getting electrocuted).

    I can't wait for the next episode! I think Eureka has picked up the excitement since its hiatus last year.moreless
  • Someone's using Jo's identify for her own causing trouble in Eureka.

    Agree with the previous poster said. This episode didn't quite have the creativity of the last episode.

    It seemed like it was written within minutes. The plot was unoriginal and had been down before.

    No offense but Erica Cerra is not a good enough actress to carry an episode nor do I find her particularly easy on the eyes.

    The less Jo episodes this show has the better.

    The Carter storyline was funny. I didn't mind the fact that he took so much time. It's obvious Carter sometimes likes to use a more aggressive approach to things. This gave me an opportunity to think scientifically and analytically. It was an ok episode.moreless
  • Far inferior to the previous episode, almost see-through.

    Sometimes the writers REALLY have an unoriginal day. Carter's test was a nice touch BUT are we to believe that he spent 48 hours figuring the stuff out? For three small parts of the test? I don't think so.

    Jo in the driver's seat? ALso a nice touch BUT is there anyone out there who did NOT think there was another personality involved when the DNA fly thingie malfunctioned? And the frustrating fact which you can check against just about any episode: whenever you see a cameo extra involved with that week's plot - well, he/she did it- and as much as I try to cover the disappointment an "get into it", I can't because it's just too clear and too easy.

    Honestly, Alison's "revelation" about Jo's involvement was the most anti-climactic, obvious scene I've seen in a long time.

    Maybe I'm expecting a bit more from Eureka, maybe I just have higher expectations because of the last episode, but this was a damper and it was just boring waiting for the plot to unravel juuust the way you might think it would. Waiting for better.moreless
  • Deputy Sheriff Lupo has just passed her semi-annual stress/performance test with a perfect score. Now for the next 48 hours she will be in charge while Sheriff Jack takes his. Weird things start occurring around Jo as she seems to be acting strangely.moreless

    A really fun episode fitting in with the general spirit of Eureka. Strange anomalous things occur for seemingly no reason. Jo starts acting strange and doing things that she normally wouldn't do.

    Actually this episode sort of comes across as filler as Colin Ferguson directs the episode his focus was on the main storyline which he was not part of. His personal plot line of trying to figure out how to push the button was fascinating as well.

    Deputy Jo Lupo is the focus of this episode. It was almost like she had a split personality at times. After the accident with Dr. Stefano's machine it seemed she was having short term memory loss. The twist was great that Julia played by Lela Savasta had literally switched places with her. She was able to put Jo to sleep on command. I am not sure when she actually switched places with Jo or managed to do the DNA transfer to herself but despite that hiccup it was a fun plot. I guess we were sort of suppose to pick up on the fact that she kept saying Jo was perfect as a clue.

    It must have been a fun episode for Erica Cerra who plays Jo. She got to sing and act quite a bit different than she normally does. Overall it was a fun episode and I personally enjoyed both the main story and the secondary plot. The show is showing great consistency. Thanks for reading...moreless
Leela Savasta

Leela Savasta

Julia Golden

Guest Star

Tobias Slezak

Tobias Slezak

Dr. Jacob Stefano

Guest Star

Julia Arkos

Julia Arkos

Dr. Bella Pagani

Guest Star

Chris Gauthier

Chris Gauthier


Recurring Role

Christopher Jacot

Christopher Jacot

Larry Haberman

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Nitpick: When Lupo is taking her medication, she brings the pills towards her mouth, but right in the next cut, her arm is down again, and she shows no signs of having swallowed the pills, although they are gone.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Allison: Hey, are you sure that Larry did this?
      Jo: Well, he had motive, knowledge and, uh, opportunity. It's a trifecta.
      Henry: But what exactly was his motive?
      Jo: Well, isn't it obvious? To steal.
      Henry: Yeah, but why?
      Jo: Criminal mind's an enigma.

    • Jo: So, what are you working on?
      Fargo: Uh, new A.I. program. The first Law of Robotics is giving me trouble.
      Jo: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
      Fargo: You know Asimov's Three Laws?
      Jo: Are you kidding? Isaac Asimov is my personal god.
      Fargo: (happily) I had no idea.
      Jo: Give me some sci-fi and Halo 3 and I am a happy girl.

    • Jo: I need to figure out who'd wanna steal that, uh, genomey, genomith-thermometer...thingy.
      Henry: (laughs) Just a few hours as sheriff and you're already sounding like Carter.

    • Allison: For the next 48 hours, they will try to push you to your limit. Physically, psychologically and emotionally.
      Fargo: Uh, but don't worry. We haven't had a death or psychotic break in, like, forever.
      Carter: That's reassuring.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Fargo: You know Asimov's three laws?

      This is a reference to Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics which he introduced in his 1942 short story Runaround. The laws state the following:

      1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
      2) A robot must obey any orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
      3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

    • Allison: It's a much more secure system, it's the next logical step.
      Henry: To what, 1984?

      This is reference to the book 1984 written by English author George Orwell and published in 1949. In this book the author for the first time coined the phrase "big brother" meaning for the government watching over its people secretly.