The Event

Season 1 Episode 2

To Keep Us Safe

3
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Sep 27, 2010 on NBC
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8.1
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10

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Episode Summary

President Martinez's staff work diligently to evaluate the situation led in the aftermath of the plane. Meanwhile, Blake Sterling confines Sophia, Sean attempts to convince the FBI of his story, and the alien infiltrator is revealed.

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  • The blanks begin to get filled in

    9.0
    The story was fleshed out a lot in this episode. We find out the background to Sean and Leila's relationship and also what really happened on the cruise ship, at Leila's parents house and to the plane and so much more. We also find out who or what these people are who are being held in Alaska. Again for me the story is really interesting and I am looking forward to finding out what happens next.moreless
  • Spoiler Alerts Ahead!

    6.0
    Of course, aliens. Should have seen that one coming. In one episode The Event went from being a mystery show to an alien show. Fortunately we got some more information on what's going on with the plane, that old lady, and whats-his-face's girlfriend, which was the one thing I really wanted to find out and ended up being the best part of the show. We got some new characters, lost some new characters, and got more freakin' background information than needed. Lost had a lot of characters, so all the back stories were cool, but there aren't that many characters in this show, yet have of it is flashbacks. So now the main character has been arrested, we got an undercover alien hunting for hidden aliens, a plane full of mysteriously dead people and a president who just stands around and listens to people give him information. I hope this gets better, there's nothing else to watch on Mondays.moreless
  • Done and Game Over

    1.0
    The minute you put E.T in the story and start using " we need the truth" followed by silence, then you know you got a show that is pretty much same old same old. lots of useless enigmas with likenesses to the 4400 Nowhereman and a little of Lost. I was right...this show is already dead. Who cares now what happens.Two groups, one saving, others wanting something different and a third that want chaos.Must be weak minded to not understand that they came back to save us from something...just like the 4400. Aliens Hybrids here to fight for control.Next time fly a little later say like in Egyptian times. You will not get detained by Americans...hahahaha. Thank you at least for not yaking our chain for 6 seasons and amount to nothing just like LOST. Still am wondering why the Prez would come out and tell people that around 100 people they have detaned from 1945 are Aliens or close to it .What is the point of that? Why does sofia so advocate to go all out to reach out to the new Prez and then just remain in inuendo.That is some serious ill thought writing there. I mean they guy must have asked..ok you guys are not human right.So why are you here.Actually let's wait for a plane to crash on my camp and then i will ask that answer but for now let's free you.moreless
  • Axe it!

    1.0
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    This show is so bad. People in porn movies can act better. The story is also poor and again the FX are poor and look ugly.



    I'm not going to follow this one anymore and I hope it will be axed soon.



    I don't like the remake of V, but that show is waaaay better then this one.



    How can people like it? I just don't understand that. What's so special? Whats good?



    It don't have any characters you like or wanna see. Not even sexy or anyhting.



    Pilot was bad and so is the second episode.



    1 out of 10 again.moreless
  • The story continues...

    8.0
    Another great episode picks up from where the first episode left off. As more of the disparate parts of the plot are explained, the blend of action and suspense keeps the pace and overall tone of unfolding teleplay to level that is much better than FFwd - something that probably caused its cancellation. In TE however, the execution is of a far higher standard. The same flashback and jump to present format as the previous episode is helped by the change of perspective, as each of the main characters gets enough screen time to unravel a little more of the overall picture. It really kept me enthused enough to keep watching. Hope it keeps this up. I dare say though that if more unexplained "minor" events keep happening throughout the show, it will fair better than FFwd, which lagged after mid-season. Whats more, as with the finale cliff-hanger in the first episode, the one at the end of this episode is more than worthy of me or you to come back and watch another. The writers really aren't pulling any punches with this drama. Lets hope they keep the quality in these storylines.



    From what Ive seen, I expect that this show to reach a level between Fringe and FFwd. Hope it gets right up to Fringe's level of quality.moreless
Sarah Roemer

Sarah Roemer

Leila Buchanan

Laura Innes

Laura Innes

Sophia Maguire

Ian Anthony Dale

Ian Anthony Dale

Simon Lee

Taylor Cole

Taylor Cole

Vicky Roberts

Lisa Vidal

Lisa Vidal

First Lady Christina Martinez

Scott Patterson

Scott Patterson

Michael Buchanan

Michael Whaley

Michael Whaley

FBI Agent Hobbes

Guest Star

Wesley A. Ramsey

Wesley A. Ramsey

Greg Kervin

Guest Star

Mark Weiler

Mark Weiler

Secret Service Agent Miller

Guest Star

Heather McComb

Heather McComb

FBI Agent Angie Collier

Recurring Role

D.B. Sweeney

D.B. Sweeney

Carter

Recurring Role

Angel Desai

Angel Desai

Maureen Donovan

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Sterling: Protecting the country involves the keeping of secrets, Mr. President. It always has, and it always will.

    • Martinez: When I woke up this morning, I thought I was going to be making history. Announcing to the world that humanity was not alone, that I was freeing your people to integrate and to live peacefully among us. Now, I was told many times that I was making a mistake and that I didn't know your true agenda. Apparently some even felt so strongly they thought they'd try to kill me before I could make that announcement. And as it turns out, it would have been a mistake. So I'm asking myself over and over, was I naive, or was I guilty of narcissism? Was I so intent on going down in history that I was blind to the truth? Now I'm asking myself these things--Sophia, look at me--I'm asking myself these things because I know I need to take responsibility. And I'm gonna give you a chance to do that too, to tell me your reasons, good or bad, for deceiving me.

    • Martinez: I'm done. The deal's off. You're going back to Inostranka. You and your people will stay there until I get the truth.
      Sophia: That would be a mistake, Mr. President. My people have been waiting for 66 years. Their patience is running out.
      Martinez: Is that a threat?
      Sophia: You wanted the truth. I'm giving it to you.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: September 27, 2010 on Citytv
      Sweden: October 3, 2010 on SVT1
      UK: October 22, 2010 on Channel 4
      Czech Republic: January 29, 2012 on Prima COOL

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