FlashForward

Season 1 Episode 15

Let No Man Put Asunder

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 15, 2010 on ABC
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After the mole confirms the date of his death, Demetri makes plans to marry Zoey prematurely. Meanwhile, Aaron works with Stan to infiltrate Jericho to find Tracy, and Lloyd and Olivia grow closer.

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  • Good episode

    7.0
    Leaves you wanting more and wanting to know the answers. They are keeping the suspense levels high. Can't wait for the next installment.
  • Poor Demetri, the guy's seems to be in for a rough ride

    9.0
    According to Demetri, Mark's a legend, and clearly so. The guy sees new leads when others see dead ends, and all that detective work in the last episode is just proof that guy is good at what he does. Many times you think why did that guy do that, and not that but I for one seem to be able relate to Mark's character really well. I mean sure he's a bit stubborn yet I have found few flaws with his character; good work on the writer's part.



    Demetri catches a break and learns the name of the city he supposedly will be shot by Mark but his efforts in trying to track down Mark's missing gun so far leads to a dead end. Mark however tells Demetri that the surest way to survive March 15th is to get married and leave town until it's all over, and the poor guy tries to do just that, unfortunately Mr. Frost seems to have other plans for him.



    On another note, Jericho, the company that has kidnapped Aaron's daughter comes under suspicion which leads to an interesting exchange between Aaron and Mark's boss, Stan. It will be interesting how they writers are going to tie this in with the whole blackout thing. On a smaller note, Olivia and Lloyd share some cozy time… I guess that was to be expected.



    This was more a Demetri centric episode, showing his first day at the bureau, and his early relationship with Zoe. I guess this one was meant to give us breather before they drop another "Queen sacrifice" like episode on us, and man I can't wait.moreless
  • Flashforward has been gaining pace in more recent weeks and the writers appear to be making a conscious effort to address certain unanswered questions which the first ten episodes provoked and failed to return to.moreless

    8.0
    Flashforward has been gaining pace in more recent weeks and the writers appear to be making a conscious effort to address certain unanswered questions which the first ten episodes provoked and failed to return to. An excellent example is the story of Mark's sponsor, Aaron Stark, and his daughter's presumed death, return to the US and then subsequent kidnapping. For nearly eight episodes we have heard almost nothing of, what to me, is one of the more intriguing plot lines. This week's episode acts as a welcome return to some of these unresolved questions and focuses largely on Agent Noh's immanent death as prophesied by the Flashforward.



    Ironically enough, much of tonight's episode is presented in the form of a series of flashbacks aimed at filling in some of the back story of the younger FBI agents, including the recently revealed moles and their possible motivations for betrayal. These are reasonably effective in their explanation of some of the less important choices that have lead the characters to their current situation. However, the jumps from past and present, as well as between the numerous sub plots, are poorly executed resulting in a deep lack of fluidity that left me mildly disorientated. So many stories and questions are revisited that it often feel as if we are juggling a series of situations, none of which are given adequate attention before jumping to the next.



    The second half of the episode is less distracted however and Agent Noh's paranoia and desperation takes centre stage, with an excellent performance by John Cho and with not a MILF in sight. I was beginning to become tired with his persistent state of panic, wondering why he didn't just simply go on vacation for the week of his expected death, but his story does progress significantly.



    The largely MIA Aaron Stark makes a welcome return to the fray, with his pursuit of the mercenary group Jericho being given a helping hand from an unexpected source. This is still a shallow sub-plot, containing a rather textbook enemy in the form of a rogue military group that we know almost nothing about. This makes it difficult to engage with what could actually provide quite an exciting series of events as a Father goes out alone to recover his daughter, whilst punishing those responsible. My favourite character form the show, Dr Simon Campos is entirely absent from this weeks episode, which is disappointing as he holds the story together and I am far more invested in his future than I am with Mark Benford's. Speaking of Mark, was I alone in wondering why his accent seems to be different in the flashbacks? Spooky.



    Although the recently revealed FBI moles are given some attention, I am still having trouble reconciling the idea that Janice is a traitor to her country, especially with her desire for a baby and the fact that the people she supposedly works for tried to kill her only a few episodes ago. An effort has clearly been made to give her more sinister mannerisms, but for me it is inconsistent with her behaviour in the first half of the season. I feel that the writers will have to address this situation and explain her motives quickly to justify what appears to be a slightly forced plot twist. Overall



    An important episode in some regards, although not quite as exciting or compelling as the last few additions. The choppy nature of the first half results in a lack of focus but Agent Noh anchors the episode and gives opportunity for some interesting insights. Although more informative than exhilarating, the flashbacks and previously neglected story lines are necessary as the writers regroup before building up to the season finale. The way the episode ends is genuinely haunting and acts as quite the cliff-hanger. This alone could end up being the turning point in a series that is quickly (maybe too much so) connecting the dots to reveal a conspiracy of epic proportions.



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  • Not as great as the last two, but still a good episode.

    8.5
    This was another interesting one, and this show seems to devlop so well in each and every episode. The storyline is very interesting, and it is very suspenseful.



    I thought this particular episode lacked suspense. There were many great moments and this was good, but it wasn't as suspenseful as what we have seen in the past, which was a little disappointed.



    The ending was terrific and the two-five minutes at the end were absolutely spectacular.



    I can't wait for the next episode, as this has developed so well. I would highly reocommend this show, and this episode was good, but not the best. Keep it up, Flash Forward!moreless
Chris Coy

Chris Coy

Ross Weber

Guest Star

Elizabeth Sung

Elizabeth Sung

Saayo Noh

Guest Star

Lawrence Mandley

Lawrence Mandley

Kent Nelson

Guest Star

Michael Massee

Michael Massee

Dyson Frost

Recurring Role

Barry Shabaka Henley

Barry Shabaka Henley

Agent Shelly Vreede

Recurring Role

Amy Rosoff

Amy Rosoff

Marcie Turoff

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • While Olivia is running the wheel spin booth, the results change in mid-scene. At the beginning of the scene, it is shown spinning, and comes to rest on the result "3,4,5." After being told that she has to keep Charlie, the result changes to "5,5,5." After Mark's line "This is too close for comfort", the result of the spin changes back to "3,4,5."

    • Episode's title image: A few photos of Demitri and a partial sentence "15th, 2010 DEMITRI DIES".

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Demetri: We've been living together for a year.
      Rev. Mullen: I'm going to pretend I didn't hear that.

    • Demetri: Do you think I'm chicken for running away?
      Janis: Sometimes the best offense is a good defense.
      Demetri: No, Janis, I'm just scared.
      Janis: You played this out as best as you could. Everybody needs a successful exit strategy. This is yours.

    • Demetri: (to Mark) Do you remember that speech you gave my first day on the job? It was all about being the kind of person who could be counted on to do the right thing at the right time. And man, since October 6th when I didn't see anything, I have had a lot of trouble being that person. And I need your help.

    • Mark: Today is more than just the beginning of your career. Today, along with a badge and a gun, you're gonna get a story about your first day on the job. Every special agent has one. Some are funny. Some are tragic. Some are boring. But today won't be the most important day in your career as a FBI agent. That day is somewhere down the line. You won't see it coming. It sneaks up on you. It'll most likely be an anonymous moment--a crossroads where you're asked to do something, make some kind of personal sacrifice for the good of someone else, and that person may never know. your name or see your face or even understand what you did. But you'll know. And isn't that why you're here, after all? Because you can be counted on to do the right thing at the right time, every time. Welcome to the FBI.

    • Lloyd: I'm not trying to argue against Mark. He's a brave man doing something extraordinary.
      Olivia: Yeah, he is.
      Lloyd: This does kind of put me in the Lancelot-trying-to-persuade-Guinevere position.
      Olivia: Oh, you did not just compare yourself to Lancelot.
      Lloyd: Yeah, well, the only other metaphor I had involved protons and neutrons, and believe me, under the circumstances I went with the stronger choice.

    • Janis: So would you be okay with Vreede officiating at your wedding?
      Demetri: Define "okay."
      Vreede: No charge.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The building where the shooter hides is the iconic Bradbury Building - 304 S. Broadway, Downtown, Los Angeles, California.

    • Zachary Knighton, Peyton List, and Dominic Monaghan are credited but don't appear.

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: April 15, 2010 on ATV
      UK: April 19, 2010 on FIVE
      Finland: April 29, 2010 on Nelonen
      Czech Republic: May 3, 2010 on AXN
      Sweden: May 16, 2010 on TV400
      Norway: June 10, 2010 on TV2
      India: November 1, 2010 on Zee Cafe
      Slovakia: February 14, 2011 on JOJ

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