Season 1 Episode 10


Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 03, 2009 on ABC
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Episode Summary

While Mark and Demetri travel to Hong Kong to find Demetri's mysterious prophetess, Zoey realizes what her vision really means and Lloyd's organization goes public with their involvement in the Blackout.

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  • Weakest Episode to date!

    Seems to have been too many illogical things going on this episode, I don't mind suspending my disbelief - but so many things happened here that you just think why? Or surely they wouldn't do that? As I said the weakest episode, so far, but I want to see have they tie the threads together, so i will be sticking with the series.
  • Could of been good, but flawed writing here. (Spoilers on this episode)

    The main reason why this episode does not work is because of the public announcement.

    In reality if you had announced to the world you had caused the blackouts, you would get picked up / Arrested immediately by some kind of secret service and interrogated vigourousely. Instead they are just wondering around, not even the public who lost family and friends seem to care, ud think they would get mobbed by the masses instantly!

    Its like Jack Bauer from 24 discovering the terrorists and then just...walking away.. oh and giving one of them a job!

    This was it for me on this show, so many flaws in the writing in the past 10 episodes and you just dont care enough about the characters!moreless
  • Great episode

    So, interestingly enough, they played this episode in Australia before America by about 5 days.

    Which is why I get to be the first to review this! So let's get down to basics: This was a great episode.

    A lot of answers were provided and a lot of questions were given too meaning that the show actually proved itself as a property that could go past the April 29th 2010. This is something I had been thinking about a lot lately, so I'm glad we finally got a quick glimpse at the end game.

    Other than that though, I realise that the break between now and 2010 is going to be very long due to the elements still up in the air.

    Great Mid-Season Finale, hopefully a sign of things to come.moreless
  • A wonderful episode !!

    I think this is the best episode so far in this show, which I think that it will change all the events of the show totally...

    Mark has been fired from his job...

    Demetri's girlfriend found that it wasn't their wedding... it was his funeral....

    Loyed announced the respnsibility of the blackout live on TV....

    Then he got kidnapped at the end of the episode...

    Simon is now helping FBI in the investigation about the cause of the blackout....

    Mark and Demetri found the woman which has told Demetri that he is going to be murdered....

    The surprise is that she said that Mark is the one who's gonna shot Demetri 3 shots in the chest....

    For more details see the entire episode :)moreless
  • Seriously - the writing of this episode was so bad, it's unbelievable (spoilers ahead if you haven't seen this ep yet).

    Like another reviewer here mentioned, what happened in this episode is so absurd, it boggles my mind how any author could come up with it. Now I am well aware that this is fiction, and the writers are free to create their own universe, with their own set of values and their own reality. But if you set your story in today's world, with today's people and today's rules, at least try to make it somewhat believable.

    Imagine this: An event occurs that kills over 20 MILLION PEOPLE worldwide, and then some guy admits on TV that he's responsible for it. Do you think he would be able to just leave the building, or even the room where this announcement has been made? Do you think the FBI would just send some friendly female agent to ask politely if he would like some protection? Do you think he could roam the streets (and hospital hallways) unharmed, with only an appalled stare from some lady behind a desk to hit him? And do you think his supposed accomplice (alleged mass murderer, if you will) could just walk into the FBI headquarter and straight into the assistant director's office? Only to receive a job offer and a non-obligational invitation to show up the next day for some more harmless banter? For heaven's sake, no.

    I just sat here shaking my head continuously. How dumb does the writers consider their audience to be? Or rather, how dumb are the writers themselves?moreless
Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union

Zoey Andata

Guest Star

Michael Massee

Michael Massee


Guest Star

Shohreh Aghdashloo

Shohreh Aghdashloo

Nhadra Udaya

Guest Star

Ryan Wynott

Ryan Wynott

Dylan Simcoe

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Vogel: This is a sovereign territory of Communist China, that ours believe was responsible for the Blackout.
      Demetri: I take it you're here to offer your help, is what you're saying.
      Vogel: Go home, is what I'm saying.

    • Simon: You know they're going to crucify us?
      Lloyd: What's a little mob between friends?

    • Simon: I do not believe we caused the Blackout.
      Stan: Well, you probably shouldn't have stood up in front of a crowd of reporters and said you did.

    • Stan: How about this? You come back tomorrow, I'll have something to show you, we make some progress. I'll see what I can do about an official role.
      Simon: Because I do like you, Assistant Director Wedeck, I will accept your disingenuous offer.

    • Mark: The, uh, woman we're looking for, she has information we need. It's a matter of life and death.
      Samad: I'm so sorry. I can't help you with that.
      Mark: You have it backwards. If you can't help, you will be sorry.

    • Stan: We've given these to our top-level analysts. They haven't been able to tell us anything useful about them...
      Simon: Well, it's a good thing I'm smarter than they are.

    • Simon: Hmmm. A techie, chess-playing, social misfit physicist. Well, that should narrow it down.

    • Nhadra: You shouldn't have come here.
      Demetri: You called me, remember.
      Nhadra: That was a mistake, clearly. You being here now, you've set things in motion that will end very badly for you.
      Mark: Can we just skip all over the other histrionic action movie cliches, because I'm way too jet lagged to deal with any of that right now.

    • Janis: Do you remember that whole "not giving up thing" we were talking about earlier?
      Bryce: Um-hum.
      Janis: If I were to start trying now, what exactly should I be doing?
      Bryce: First of all, this is for a pre-natal vitamin...
      Janis: That's all great. I need something a little more basic. I'm actually going to be doing this alone. And the whole penis thing is kind of a problem for me, 'cause I don't like them.
      Bryce: You're gay.
      Janis: I'm super gay.
      Bryce: Super gay.
      Janis: Yeah.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Music: Happy Xmas (War is Over) (John Lennon)

    • International Airdates:
      Australia: November 30, 2009 on Channel 7
      UK: November 30, 2009 on FIVE
      Norway: December 10, 2009 on TV2
      Czech Republic: March 15, 2010 on AXN
      Finland: March 18, 2010 on Nelonen
      Sweden: April 9, 2010 on TV4
      Germany: May 3, 2010 on ProSieben
      India: October 22, 2010 on Zee Cafe
      Slovakia: January 24, 2011 on JOJ


    • Simon: I'm not going to let you drag me down into your spiral of shame just because you're playing Mr. Mom.

      Referencing the 1983 movie Mr. Mom, starring Michael Keaton. Keaton plays a hapless husband who is laid off and has to run the household and raise the kids while his wife Caroline (Teri Garr) becomes the family bread winner.

    • Demetri: You know, the Batman TV show. She always played Catwoman.

      Demetri's nickname for Nhadra is Eartha, referencing Eartha Kitt, the third actress to play Catwoman in the 60s Batman TV series. She appeared in three episodes of the show in its third season.