The Event

Season 1 Episode 7

I Know Who You Are

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Nov 08, 2010 on NBC
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While Sophia and Thomas prepare for the next step on their mission, Sterling begins to see conspirators everywhere, including among his own people. Meanwhile, Sean and Madeline seek answers behind Leila's abduction and Michael's coercion.

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  • Blake's past is focused on while Sean and Leila meet a man who could help them find Leila's sister.

    Did anybody see that final scene coming? If there's one thing that "The Event" does well, it's ending the episodes on huge moments, ones that truly make you stand up and say "WHAT?!" the way Lost would do. And while Lost was a show that felt expertly fleshed out and was worth following the cliffhangers, I haven't felt like "The Event" is at that level, or will ever be at that level. But let's just accept it for what it is: a sci-fi "24." This episode was pretty lack-luster, but I'm willing to over-rate it based on the superb final scene and a backstory that, despite feeling forced, made me have a whole new appreciation towards Blake Sterling's character.

    Zeljko Ivanek is known for playing incredibly creepy and sinister roles, so it was my assumption that he would be playing his typical eerie and sinister role. However, learning a little bit about Blake's past made him go from being one of my least favorite characters (mostly because he wasn't doing anything that surprised me or that I didn't expect him to do already) to one of my favorites. Sure, his story about how his girlfriend/wife-to-be/significant other was actually a spy fit a little too conveniently with what was going on, but it was a plot that had heart and proved that these characters can be compelling if the writers even paid an iota of attention to them the way they do with the ridiculous plot points.

    My interest in the show wanes from episode to episode: one second, I want to see what's happening with Sean, the next, I could care less and want to learn more about Sophia. The show needs to balance its scenes out more and make each of them as important as the last. Drama shows have the tendency to over-focus on certain plots and not enough on others, but it's the opposite with this show.. we get short bursts of information and not enough to satisfy.

    It was nice to see Hal Holbrook from "Into the Wild" show up as the (I assume, at least) main villain of the humans. Sophia and Thomas have a few scenes but nothing all that important.. and Simon Lee is relegated to a hospital bed as he avoids being labeled as the mole. Sean and Leila also are led to a man's house by Madeline who informs them that he knows that Leila's father is alive but he doesn't know about the sister.

    There's a lot of running in place with the episode, but boy, the end scene with Leila's sister and the dozens of girls who have old faces was one of the scariest things I've seen on TV in awhile. It really gave me chills and it was unexpected and piqued my curiosity. Count me, once again, as hooked to see what happens next.moreless
  • I Know Who You Are

    I Know Who You Are was a really superb episode of The Event. I really enjoyed watching this episode which kept the pace of the series going and was full of suspense. This episode had a lot of character building and development. I think viewers who were still some what detached from the characters could finally connect with them by this episode. The story keeps moving forward and this episode had a few revelations and surprises. This episode is a prime candidate to show that this series is able to deliver the exciting entertainment as well as the character driven story lines. I am still hooked and can't wait to see what happens in the next episode!!!!!!moreless
  • The plot's moving forward.

    Well, I'll start off by saying that this show continues to impress. I would've given this a 10, but for one thing I didn't quite get...

    Another episode with flashbacks central to the decisions and development of a character, namely Blake Sterling here. And it was very well done as well. Again. Anyone remember Lost and how slow it was? Like how it took the survivors two and a half seasons to figure out there were others on the island? This show is so much faster and better.

    We learn more about Thomas and Sophia's plan to get off Earth/into the future in this episode. And I think the writers are still keeping it vague as to whether they ARE aliens as has been blatantly referred to so far, or they're time travellers, or something else, because of the way both Sophia and Thomas refer to "getting our people home", which, really, could mean anything.

    Meanwhile, the Leila and Sean story is picking up the pace as well. Although they STILL haven't revealed how Michael was involved, because I doubt it was just for "knowing" about Inostranka.

    The one thing that didn't make sense was how the assassin dude (have they ever mentioned his name?) got away from the FBI woman. What happened to her?

    And as always, a killer ending. I wonder what they (whoever they are) are doing to those girls. Looking forward to next week!moreless
Madison Mason

Madison Mason

Blake's Father

Guest Star

Geoffrey Blake

Geoffrey Blake


Guest Star

Dondre T. Whitfield

Dondre T. Whitfield

Agent Mike Garret

Guest Star

Scott Michael Campbell

Scott Michael Campbell

Justin Murphy

Recurring Role

Samuel Ball

Samuel Ball


Recurring Role

Hal Holbrook

Hal Holbrook


Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Leila: Aliens? Do you expect us to believe that this happened to my family because of aliens?
      Madeline: Because he discovered the truth about aliens. And the correct term is extraterrestrial biological entities, or EBEs.
      Leila: So long as that's clear.

    • Murphy: I know how difficult this must be for you, sir.
      Blake: On the contrary. 'm only to happy to expose whoever this operative is if it gets us further intelligence on the sleepers.
      Murphy: And if he won't talk?
      Blake: He will. When the identify of the mole is confirmed, I intend to subject him to the kind of enhanced interrogation techniques that Congressional oversight committees have never even conceived of. If that mole is Simon Lee, may God have mercy on him.

    • Blake: Over the years,I've become so... careful. I've honed my intuition, learned how to identify those I could really trust. It's been a long time since I've been this wrong about someone. I failed you, Sir. I'm sorry.
      Martinez: Blake. Are you actually telling me you're not perfect? Honestly? It's kind of a relief. You want a beer?
      Blake: Absolutely.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Although credited, Taylor Cole does not appear in this episode.

    • International Airdates:
      Sweden: November 7, 2010 on SVT1
      Canada: November 8, 2010 on Citytv
      Australia: November 15, 2010 on Channel 7
      UK: November 26, 2010 on Channel 4
      Latin America: December 6, 2010 on Universal Channel
      Czech Republic: February 18, 2012 on Prima COOL


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