Please discuss here the episode 'Playing Cards with Coyote', airing next Thursday November 12th.
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ABC (ended 2010)
This episode was a bit "slow" for me, but was still interesting as it developed more on Aaron/Tracy. Apparently, they found Celia somehow and you still wonder if Al's death is going to change her future - or is it going to make her a target by those who caused the blackout?????
We learn more about what happened with Aaron's daughter and why she had not gotten in touch with her Dad, plus that is why her DNA was in the exhumed grave - from just her leg! Then you can sense Mark's wondering about his flashforward since it appears that Aaron's is coming true.
The card game was sort of cool because Simon thought he had it in the bag and then Lloyd won the game. BUT, it makes you wonder if they are really going to make the reason for the blackout public OR is Simon going to prevent that????
The storyline with the lady from the bird store was interesting. Mark believes that he has killed the man with the three stars that was in his flashforward, but OH NO, there were a ton of them in the final few minutes!! Okay so did the rings protect those during the blackout and is that the ring that was seen in the enhanced photo from the ball field. Hopefully next week will fill in a bit of those questions!
I liked the episode too though the card game seemed out of place. I was confused as to why Simon thought he had the game in the bag and was so confident. Didn't seem like there was any other reason other than cockiness. Also turns out that Simon isn't really a powerful sort of bad guy if he can't stop Lloyd from going public. He's just more of a kooky scientist with a God complex. I have liked every scene he's been in though which is more than I can say about Charlie from Lost.
I knew there'd be more guys with those tattoos and I'm surprised no one at the FBI has thought of that. Also, maybe they are that Jericho division? Seems like that would tie in pretty well. Aaron's story got interesting but it seems to me they skipped the whole part where the daughter and him would be overjoyed to see each other again. Either that or she doesn't care she's back home after nearly being killed? I like how Olivia is trying everything she can to avoid her future and Mark is as well. That leads me to believe the future won't happen that way for at least those two characters.
Last thought, those rings must've definitely protected a few people from the blackout. I wonder why that guy at the end shot one of the mercenaries and none of the others came though. And why that guy? Did he mess up or was he just unfortunate enough to bring the rings to him? And who is he? Simon mentioned someone higher up named 'Miles' I think when he was saying Lloyd will never be able to go public without Miles' help.
Lots of questions but overall a strong episode and I like that they are delving into the mythology more and more. They need to if the show is going to survive.
Aaron's story got interesting but it seems to me they skipped the whole part where the daughter and him would be overjoyed to see each other again. Either that or she doesn't care she's back home after nearly being killed?.
Mmm, I like FlashForward a lot, but there were many stupid - though maybe understandable elements in this episode.
Why assume there is only one tattoed man. Come on, Mark! Wishful thinking aside (would be hard to push aside for this character) very stupid.
So many implausibilities in her story. Mercenaries don't check to make sure everyone or at least Tracey is dead after the humvee is struck. The Afghan medic gets to her before the military comes to retrieve the vehicle and remains. He is able to nurse her back to health with what could only be rudimentary supplies and skills (did everyone see her wound?), she - a white American woman with one leg - is able to stay under the radar in Afghanistan for two years, she is able to get back to Los Angeles on her own (in other words without military of government help), and she hides out at her father's house because that wouldn't be the first place they'd look if they even suspected she was alive???? And we have no reason to suspect that Tracey has any kind of special training.
I think the writers should have gone with some sort of Tracey as covert operative story.
Aaron didn't even warn Mark about digging around Jericho.
GUY AT THE END WHO GETS SHOT BY MYSTERIOUS MAN
I think he was the guy at the baseball stadium. He looked like that guy. He's expendable now because 1) he knows too much and 2) because FBI, NSA and who knows what other agencies are looking for him.
One of the rings is gone. Is Simon wearing it? I vaguely remember him wearing jewelry.
SIMON AND LLOYD PLAY POKER
Simon and Lloyd poker storyline: Huh? Why would Lloyd think that Simon who is an ambitious, meglamaniacal guy would actually stop at poker (and a game he cheated at, too). Why doesn't he see that their secret is worth killing over - maybe Simon wouldn't kill Lloyd himself (or threaten his son) but guys like Mr. Pudgy wouldn't hesitate.
He is stupid if he is waiting for some sort of grand press conference to announce their experiment. The information is just too hot and too dangerous. He should leak the info to a government agency. I feel like yelling STUPID at this point.
Myhill (not Miles) is apparently another scientist on Simcoe and Simon's team. They worked together to pull off the FlashForward experiment.
DETERMINISM VS CHOICE
Thought this debate between Simon and Simcoe pretty interesting. Even though they were the authors of the experiment they, like everyone else in the world have not decided on its result.
They are going to have to find something else for Ingrid to do in witness protection since she has already told her clerk and who knows who else about her FlashForward.
This goes back to what the Blue Hander said in the last episode about Mosaic being their best recruitment tool.
The show seems to be setting up some kind of relationship/conspiracy between Jericho (that's who I think the guys with the star tattoos are) and A) the government B)whoever mysterious pudgy man represents C) the scientists (with the exception of Simcoe) who created the FlashForward project.
|she - a white American woman with one leg - is able to stay under the radar in Afghanistan for two years,|