Vanished

Season 1 Episode 4

Before the Flood

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Sep 11, 2006 on FOX
8.7
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The FBI brings in an obvious suspect for questioning. Marcy's secret is discovered, and Judy Nash heads to Gloucester to find out who Sara really is.

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    8.7
    We all assumed that one episode or two out of the season would have to slow down a little bit and this was that episode. There wasn’t any further contact from the kidnappers, presumably because we know what the ransom is. I liked how the cop stepped in and came up with an alternative plan to get himself about an extra week, which should run all the way up until the finale or so. Ben seems like he is being set up since the beginning of last episode and I think this episode confirms that, with the lawyer that he was appointed sending in someone to kill him which should be good in the next episode. This whole thing is shaking up to be a giant conspiracy that no one saw coming, with lawyers all ready getting there hands involved as well. Little mysteries like where the pictures went both came about and were solved in this episode, giving us a little bit more of an idea that everyone is involved in this big elaborate plan of Saras kidnapping. More drama in this episode then action, but still a solid episode.moreless
  • the shows getting better

    9.5
    the show started off weak. but to the fans who have been watching it its finally paying off. this episode reveals a lot that will hopefully player a bigger role in the future. this episode is where it starts to get to be a nail-biter. which most fans probably hope could have happened sooner, but better late than never. they had a few shockers and some stuff you were expecting, but it also had a very suspenseful ending, which is what any serial series needs in order to stay alive. I can\'t wait until next weeks episode.moreless
  • I'm getting worried about this show.

    7.5
    Well.. maybe not "worried" in that it's not my favorite show. So, if it doesn't make it long, I'm ok with that. It's just always hard to watch a show try to be something, and fail to follow up on expectations.



    Perhaps I've already had my fill of this style of drama. Perhaps it just feels too much like a copy of other shows. But for some reason, this series doesn't feel like a prime-time hit anymore (if it ever did). The constant twists and revelations are too expected. Maybe not what they are, but you know when something shocking is about to happen. Even the cliff hanger on this one with who's been taking the photos. The acting is "ok" at best, and despite seeming intelligent, the storyline just seems to be from a dollar-bin-book sale.



    After talking with the kidnappers, the senator knows the reason for the attack (trying to force his vote). At the same time, the kidnappers seem to using some Free Mason history to try to give a higher motive to the FBI (which I expect to all be nothing but a red herring to keep them on the wrong track). Ben's is being "framed".. or perhaps he's hoping Marcy things that. The flashback appears to show he's not completely involved, but I'm expecting more to that story. At the reporter is acting as expected, holding information to better her career (only to have the info stolen under her nose).



    Hopefully Dan Brown isn't too pissed because I believe his next book is on the Mason topic as well.moreless
  • One of the better shows of the series!

    8.2
    Marcy Collins and Ben Watson's past come back to haunt

    Them in a big way as we see how he met Marcy as he was a waiter for her. He can never forgive her over how she turned him in and thought that he was responsible over Sara's disappearance and perhaps murder.

    Elsewhere, it was good for once, to see Graham acting like a human as he was trying to find his daughter. One of the better episodes out of the four so far this season.moreless
  • The past of Marcy Collins and Ben Wilson is exposed.

    7.1
    For the most part this episode did not have much action like last week's instead it felt more of a fishing for clues episode. The episode though did add to character development of Marcy and Ben namely that Marcy , despite being the Senator's daughter, isn't an angel. We see her fooling around with a high profiled judge, then in a rebound sort of way develop interest in Ben (no wonder they're relationship is so crazy). We also see Ben's lawyer having his own agenda as he sends in a goon to go to prison to try to kill Ben. LMAO.



    Graham and his team start to follow more clues but only find little cuts here and there. Judy Nash (Rebecca Gayheart) also seems to be hitting nothing. However, the two do manage to join forces. Graham thinks that whoever has Sarah wants to delay a special commitee meeting where Senator Collins vote will play a huge role. They fake the Senator having a heart attack to buy more time.



    The last shot had Graham's team pulling up a coffin out of the water which may mean something or nothing at all. Sarah didn't appear at all in this episode, but next week's episode plans to show us a bit more than what we see this week.moreless
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