FlashForward

Season 1 Episode 6

Scary Monsters and Super Creeps

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 29, 2009 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Demetri and Gough try to determine the links between the two attacks on the Mosaic team and follow up on a clue from Mark's Mosaic board. Lloyd is heartbroken when his son goes missing from the hospital, and finds Dylan in a most unexpected place. Meanwhile, Stan keeps watch over the injured Janis and Olivia and Mark finally learn each other's secrets.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Suspense continues

    8.0
    I am enjoying the series so far, there seem to be a few storylines that have been set up, buit not explored I do hope that all these leads are tied up before the end of the series.
  • Best episode so far...

    8.5
    ... apart from the initial episode. More of everything I was hoping for from the start, takes this segment of the story to the level I would expect from a drama. The investigation is now moving in the right direction. Moving from one or two scenes per episode, to become the mainstay of each episode. This is fabulous as these scenes bring much needed bite to the screenplay. Making the pace of the episode much more akin to the sort of drama I was original expecting. The whole blue hand gang element of the plot seems to be best clue the team have stumbled upon. Finding them having commited suicide, but knowing someone was there to respectfully cover their bodies adds a good dose of foreboding for the next episode. Just hope it doesnt stay in this episode before being chucked away - like previous clues. As the investigation keeping us interested in the unfolding events. This refound interest jumped to the philosophical sub-plots that have pervaded the previous episodes. These scenes involving the main characters and their invidiual battles with the impending future have become considerably flushed out now. This means the focus is on their reactions rather than info-dumping through dialogue. While their preconceptions ooze out of very action they perform. Upping the personal intrigue stakes.



    All of which translates well on screen, hopefully meaning that like me, you give a damn about their personal stories.



    With the villians of the story now starting to make a bigger mark with screentime, it can only be a good thing. Afterall, as any movie fan will tell you, everyone remembers a great villian - more than they remember a great hero.



    Fingerscrossed this translate in the next episodes.moreless
  • A lot better

    8.0
    This episode was quite solid, although not 100% perfect. It nevertheless gave it a lot more of a solid, dramatic feel, rather than the rather mixed episodes.



    Things seem to be coming along nicely- I felt for Welbeck in his scenes with Janis, and for the first time I believed in the teams chemistry. Demetri being freaked out was understandable, and I really did enjoy his scenes with Vough, and the new clue being revealed on the board.



    The writers seem to enjoy teasing us with details, but thats to be expectec, despite it getting a little tiring. I wasn't convinved by Mark and Olivia when they argued- it just didn't strike me as real. The awkwardness when Lloyd entered the house looking for his son, however, was handled brilliantly- much better acting. I like Lloyd, he is more down to earth and believeable than most. His scene with Simon at the end also gives the episode a nice cliffhanger- a good ploy to pull us in next week. Simon flirting I actually enjoyed, but I appear to be in the minority their so I won't dwell on it!



    Overall, an good episode. Not as brilliant as it possibley could be, but solid and enough for me to keep tuned in.moreless
  • I love this show!

    9.5
    I have a definite hypothesis in regard to this season. 1) Olivia is not going to be involved with Lloyd. Remember, she's only seeing the man (who we now know is Lloyd) from behind and above, my guess is that she's thinking she's talking to Mark until he turns around to face her. 2) Lloyd and Dylan are actually staying with Olivia, Mark and Charlie for FBI protection. As Lloyd is obviously on the run from Simon as heard from Simon's statement to Lloyd in the car and Dylan's FF (Charlie telling him "it's your house too").



    3) I believe that Demitri is going to die. But, I believe that Janis is going to have his baby. They are really close friends and went to the FBI academy together and her crying in her ff is not only her crying over the fact that she was able to conceive but also crying over the loss of her friend and her ability give her friend a baby.moreless
  • I enjoyed it - I don't know why people just dislike the reviews people do, it's their opinions!

    10
    Demetri and Gough try to determine the links between the two attacks on the Mosaic team and follow up on a clue from Mark's Mosaic board. Lloyd is heartbroken when his son goes missing from the hospital, and finds Dylan in a most unexpected place. Meanwhile, Stan keeps watch over the injured Janis and Olivia and Mark finally learn each other's secrets. Oh my god - obviously the best episode so far, I actuially didn't think after last weeks (another) awesome episode there wouldn't be another awesome episode for awhile but I was wrong. This episode was amazing. I loved the whole storyline. I love the part where Dylan comes to Mark's house, then the dad does too. I also love the parts were Mark see the masks people thought it's not them, Demetri and Gough folling the hand print and the fact that Dylan's dad is part of the whole blackout / flashforward, awesome storylines throughout the episode. I really can't wait to see what happens next. I also love Dominic Monaghan in this show - so far he is really good, i love the fact that he is in this show! Bring on next week!moreless
Ashley Jones

Ashley Jones

Camille

Guest Star

Jonathan Levit

Jonathan Levit

Dewey

Guest Star

James DiStefano

James DiStefano

Ernesto

Guest Star

Lennon Wynn

Lennon Wynn

Charlie Benford

Recurring Role

Amy Rosoff

Amy Rosoff

Marcie Turoff

Recurring Role

Cynthia Addai-Robinson

Cynthia Addai-Robinson

Debbie

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (5)

  • NOTES (4)

    • Injoke: Simon's "Robert Wilson Award" references Robert Anton Wilson, who wrote the Schrödinger's Cat Trilogy. Simon subsequently references Schrödinger's Cat when explaining his theory of what caused the flashforwards.

    • Dominic Monaghan is credited as a series regular as of this episode.

    • Music: Scary Monsters & Super Creeps (Sea Wolf), Across the Universe (Rufus Wainwright)

    • International Airdates:
      UK: November 2, 2009 on Five
      Australia: November 2, 2009 on Channel 7
      Norway: November 12, 2009 on TV2
      Sweden: December 4, 2009 on TV4
      Czech Republic: January 4, 2010 on AXN
      Finland: February 11 2010 on Nelonen
      Germany: March 29, 2010 on ProSieben
      Latin America: March 30, 2010 on AXN
      India: October 18, 2010 on Zee Cafe
      Slovakia: January 10, 2011 on JOJ

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Mark: Don't say a word, Obi-Wan.

      This is a reference to Aaron's costume. Aaron is dressed as Obi-Wan Kenobi. Ben "Obi-Wan" Kenobi was mentor to Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars prequels and his arch-nemesis in the Original Star Wars trilogy after Anakin turned to the Dark Side of the Force and became Darth Vader. In the series, Jedi were capable of the technique known as "Jedi Mind Trick", which allowed them to manipulate the thoughts and actions of "weak-willed" individuals.

    • Title reference: Scary Monsters and Super Creeps is the name of an album by David Bowie. It is also the name of a 2002 British documentary.

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