The 4400

Season 3 Episode 8

Blink

5
Aired Unknown Jul 23, 2006 on USA
8.3
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Tom and Diana are drugged with a hallucinogen, which was created from an oil secreted from the hands of a 4400.

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  • Blink

    9.5
    Blink was a superb episode of The 4400. I thought this was a fun and interesting episode because Isabelle manuevers Shawn into marrying her and gives him no choice. It is cool to see how Shawn and Richard come together to try and deal with Isabelle. I also enjoyed the main story of Blink, a substance created from a 4400 ability. Tom and Diana both deal with issues from their past, and move forward with their lives. The 4400 have such amazing abilities and I always like learning about new ones. I can only imagine how life would be different if these abilities existed in real life. There was a lot of character development in this episode. I look forward to watching what happens next!!!!!!!moreless
  • Mmm, this has become such a finger-licking good show.

    9.4
    The 4400 gained a really nice edge this third season, I think. As the characters' personal stories deepen the viewer's emotional ties to what is going on in the show grow stronger. And of course, the writers wouldn't decide against any option to tug on our heartstrings either. This episode was brilliant in many ways. While many would classify this as mere "filler" I thought Blink provided us with a necessary bit of background information on the two main characters, Diana and Tom. While many of their motives have always been very clear to us in the past (Diana's realtionship with Maia, Tom's love for Alana), I've always felt there was a bit of a gap in the explorations of their emotional lives. Explaining Diana's relationship troubles through the cheating of her first real love and Tom's sturdiness and emotional withdrawal through paternal problems was a nice move. Making the characters deal with their problems through talking with the people in question might not have been the most creative way but the drug plot certainly worked for me. I found the exploration of this 4400 ability intriguing and I wouldn't mind to see more of it in the future. Which probably won't happen, but anyway.



    All in all, not much plot development but certainly a bunch of character development. And that is something every quality show needs to stay human and interesting.moreless
  • Tom and Diana are suffering from hallucinations

    8.6
    A filler episode but a good one.



    Many reviewers here did not seem to like this episode, but I did. I always like background information on main characters and this did provide plenty of background information on Tom and Diana.



    Tom's storyline was better thought out and slightly more interesting that Diana's storyline but still, bot were information and well done. Looking into someone's past is fun and so is learning new things about them.



    I also liked that they were looking for a hardended drugs-related criminal and then a sweet little old lady shows up. They then decide her grandson must be the criminal, but as it turns out he had only good intentions, a nice twist...moreless
  • Failure

    5.8
    Isabelle: Shawn, you and I are the two most powerful people on the planet. We're supposed to be together. Who else is good enough for you?



    Together with ridiculous Shawn/Isobelle marriage story and the Blink story, this episode is both tedious and irritating. One pointless filler episode that does little except reveal a bit about the main characters. The opening sequence is very good though.
  • Boring storyline and I'm so tired of the Isabelle story, it's not even funny.

    6.4
    I love this show, but this episode was boring for one and second I found it kind of aggrevating. I'm sick of the Isabelle and her whole story of "I can do what I want because no one can stop me". This whole relationship with Shawn is starting to bug me, I wish Shawn would have listened to Richard when he tried to warn him about dealing with Isabelle. But overall, the whole hallucination story line was boring it was very anti-climatic. I wish we could see more development with the main characters before we got these filler-type episodes. I was very disappointed by it... period.moreless
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Reynaldo Rosales

Josh Sandler

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Matt Anderson

Matt Anderson

Randy Atwater

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Aili Storen

Aili Storen

Erika Lundgren

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Richard Kahan

Richard Kahan

Marco Pacella

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Kavan Smith

Kavan Smith

Agent Garrity

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Jody Thompson

Jody Thompson

Devon

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