FlashForward

Season 1 Episode 1

No More Good Days

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 24, 2009 on ABC
8.3
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A mysterious global event causes everyone to black out simultaneously for two minutes and seventeen seconds during which each person sees a glimpse of their lives six months from now, as of April 29, 2010. As the story begins, a character is saved from suicide and others have to face confusing situations. We also begin to learn some things about the mysterious "Mosaic Collective".moreless

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  • Quality TV Show

    9.0
    I watched the show for the first time, and I am really impressed with the story line, the charachters and the effects. Its all very thought provoking, and edge of your seat stuff. A great start to the series.
  • Good. Not Great

    8.5
    I was really really excited to see this show when i saw previews of it so i cant help but feel abit disopointed.



    This was a pretty good pilot with some great action sequences and a cliffhanger that leaves you begging for more.



    But my issue with this pilot was the Chracters who just didnt seem all that intresting or exciting the things the chracters did after the blackut was incredible boring everybody just went back to work and are leading man coundent even be arsed to go back home to see his daughter after this global event but fortunatly the baby siter didnt need to check if her family were ok so she just styed a babysat.



    A good idea but not exacuted that well.moreless
  • Looks good!

    8.5
    So I guess since LOST was in it's final season, mystery shows kept popping up everywhere. People needed something to fill in the gap that was once filled with polar bears, time travel, hatches and confusion. So along came FlashForward, a show among many that tried to re-fill that gap (Dominic Monaghan even co-starred), and from the very beginning people were reminded of the show they had lost (no pun intended). People screaming, explosions, main character patrolling the area, an animal that doesn't belong. I was surprised there were no flashbacks. So the basic plot is that everybody black out for 2 minutes 17 seconds and they all get a glimpse of their own future. Some see good, some see bad. Of course all out main characters see bad, I mean if they saw good it wouldn't be a very interesting show would it? So, it's a pretty cool premise, and a good show. The acting is decent, the directing is very LOST like. So on the originality scale it get's about a 5, but on the quality scale I'd give it about a 9. This show also makes The Event look even less original. So overall, this show looks promising, and I look forward to the month I'll spend watching this show.moreless
  • A good start for a series that seem to be promising.

    8.0
    "Flashforward" presents us some people related between them because soon we discover they work together, are family or friends. The main character is a FBI agent called Mark and all starts when he and his partner are chasing a car with some terrorists inside. I say all starts because it's when the world stops for two minutes and seventeen seconds a time when most of the people have visions of the future. That's called a flashforward, something which creates panic and many deaths in the whole world.



    Mark has a vision about himself working in his office in a case related to the flashforward so his boss orders him and some of his partners to work in the case.



    A very interesting start with a question to solve in the next episodes. Who is the guy who doesn't lose his conscience in a baseball match in Denver?moreless
  • Watch the season one finale on April 29, 2010!

    9.2
    It's one of the most popular new shows this fall -- with good reason. With all the hype surrounding the show, I'm glad that the pilot didn't disappoint. Although much of the good stuff is already revealed in the previews and trailers, it was interesting to see how the characters are all connected and what their initial reactions were to their visions. One can't help but be intrigued with what's coming in between now and April 29, 2010. I liked Joseph Fiennes (whom I remember most from Shakespeare in Love) and Sonya Walger (whom I'll miss as Penny on Lost) as lead actors and can't complain with the rest of the cast. With Caprica, V, The Prisoner (mini-series) and Day One (mini-series) still to come, this promises to be an exciting season for sci-fi fans.moreless
Cynthia Addai-Robinson

Cynthia Addai-Robinson

Nurse

Guest Star

Kelly Galindo

Kelly Galindo

Distressed Woman

Guest Star

Ted Garcia

Ted Garcia

Pundit #3

Guest Star

Genevieve Cortese Padalecki

Genevieve Cortese Padalecki

Tracy Stark

Recurring Role

Alex Kingston

Alex Kingston

Fiona Banks

Recurring Role

Lennon Wynn

Lennon Wynn

Charlie Benford

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Episode's key word: Fated

    • Trivia: When Mark is on the way to the hospital he stops when a taxi almost hits him. Behind him almost all the letters of Desperate Housewives can be read.

    • New parts of the Mosaic Collective:

      - Calendar sheets going from September 2009 to April 2010.
      - A post-it note that reads "D. Gibbons".
      - A post-it note that reads "Blue Hand".
      - A post-it note that reads "Friendship Bracelet".
      - A post-it note that reads "Baby Doll Photograph".
      - A drawing of 3 stars on a post-it note.
      - Pictures of the meeting between Alda Hertzog, Khalid and Omar on October 6th, 2009.
      - The picture of a mysterious man and the title of an upcoming episode, "137 Sekunden".
      - A menu of "The Crown Cheese Steak" with the words HELP US written in blood.
      - A drawing of a multi-headed creature.
      - Mark Benford's note written on April 29th, 2010. The note reads "Who Else Knows".

    • Episode's title image: Charlie's father's bracelet.

  • QUOTES (19)

    • Mark: I didn't just lose consciousness; my consciousness went somewhere else.

    • Aaron: Even if this future stuff is real, maybe it's a blessing in disguise... Ghost of Christmas future crap.

    • Mark: I was drinking again in my flash forward and, in my head, I knew it wasn't just a one-time thing.

    • Nicole: I think God did this.
      Mark: Why?
      Nicole: To punish us.

    • Aaron: You're worried your future's gonna come true. I'm worried mine won't.

    • (A medical expert is being interviewed on TV)
      Medical Correspondent: When the world-wide blackout occured, earlier today, people were undergoing brain scans at that exact moment.
      Interviewer: So, like MRIs, or PET scans, that kind of thing?
      Medical Correspondent: Exactly, and in each of these cases, the hippocampus, the memory center of the brain, was actively engaged for the entire two minutes and seventeen seconds. These thought patterns are consistent with a waking experience. People were not asleep, they were not dreaming.
      Interviewer: So then, what is it that they were experiencing?
      Medical Correspondent: Well, by all appearances, memories of events that haven't occurred yet.

    • Stan: So you're saying what? Everyone's consciousness just jumped forward six months to April 29th?
      Mark: Crazy as that sounds, yeah.

    • Nicole: Sweetheart, are you okay?
      Charlie: I had a bad dream. I dreamt there are no more good days.

    • Nurse: You're lucky you have a girl.
      Olivia: Are you kidding me? You only have to worry about one penis. I got to worry about all of them.

    • Mark: Come on, Aaron, just call. She's cool.
      Aaron: Nurses freak me out, man.
      Mark: It's a date. She's not giving you a frigging enema.
      Aaron: How do you know that's not my thing?

    • Mark: We've been saying people have been blacking out, but that wasn't my experience. More like a dream.

    • Mark: Just because we saw these things doesn't mean they're gonna happen.

    • Mark: What did you see?
      Olivia: I was with another man... I've never seen him before.

    • Bryce: (talking about his flashforward) I saw a glimpse of my future and everything's changed for me now.

    • Mark: (talking about his flashforward) I was drinking again. The anxiety, the shame, it was all back.

    • Demetri: What if I didn't see anything because six months from now I'm going to be dead?

    • Mark: I didn't just lose consciousness. I was having a memory, but only it was the future.

    • Olivia: We were in the middle of surgery and we all lost consciousness, everyone.
      Mark: Well, looks like this thing is global.

    • Stan: The whole world is on pins and needles people. Find out what caused this!

  • NOTES (8)

    • The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Stunt Coordination.

    • Injoke: David S. Goyer and executive producer Marc Guggenheim chose the name "D. Gibbons" in tribute to comic book artist Dave Gibbons, best known for illustrating the acclaimed graphic novel Watchmen.

    • Injoke: Before the blackout, while Mark and Demetri are taking photos of the mysterious woman and the men with her, a billboard can be seen in the background which advertises Oceanic Airlines. Oceanic is the airline company which the castaways were flying on before it crashed in ABC's hit show Lost.

    • ABC's site about the Mosaic Collective specifies that the blackout happened on October 6th, 2009.

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: September 24, 2009 on A Channel
      Australia: September 28, 2009 on Channel 7
      UK: September 28, 2009 on FIVE
      Russia: October 2, 2009 on Channel One
      Belgium: October 4, 2009 on BeTV
      Singapore: October 4, 2009 on MediaCorp
      Italy: October 5, 2009 on FOX
      Spain: October 5, 2009 on AXN
      Portugal: October 7, 2009 on AXN
      Norway: October 8, 2009 on TV2
      Estonia: October 16, 2009 on Fox Life
      Sweden: October 30, 2009 on TV4
      Poland: November 14, 2009 on AXN
      Czech Republic: November 16, 2009 on AXN
      Bulgaria: November 18, 2009 on AXN
      Finland: January 7, 2010 on Nelonen
      Germany: March 1, 2010 on ProSieben
      Latin America: February 23, 2010 on AXN
      India: October 11, 2010 on Zee Cafe
      Slovakia: January 3, 2011 on JOJ

    • Music: Quiet Dog (Mos Def), Goodie Bag (Miss Eighty6), Islands in the Stream (Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers), All Your Tears (Mojave 3)

    • ABC posted the first seventeen minutes of the pilot episode, without intermissions, online.

    • This episode was filmed in Disney's sound stages in Burbank and on various locations mostly in downtown Los Angeles, including South Broadway in between 8th and 9th Streets.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Everyone in the world was unconscious for exactly two minutes and seventeen seconds. This could be an allusion to a passage in the Bible (ACTS 2;17) which reads: "... And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesize, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams".

    • Oceanic Airlines:
      Before the blackout, while Mark and Demetri are taking photos of the mysterious woman and the men with her, a billboard can be seen in the background which advertises Oceanic Airlines. Oceanic is the airline company which the castaways were flying on before it crashed in ABC's hit show Lost. This is most likely a reference to the fact that FlashForward is considered to be the next Lost.

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