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Eureka s03e04

We are now caught up with Eureka s03e04.

Interesting. We really expected the time bubble plot from the first season to make an appearance here: Henry knows things that the others still don't. But if the writers are going there, they haven't done it yet. The writerly self-indulgence in this episode was huge! Scriptwriter's dream, all those repeated lines of dialog that take on new meaning in new contexts. I'd have enjoyed the episode just for that game.

They have left themselves several outs, you'll note:

- The necklace macguffin, set up with such effort in the previous episode.
- Stark's comments to Jack that hint that he too has been through the time loops.
- Henry's comments at the wedding about past and future and things being set right.

So my money is on a Stark return. Henry is such an unexploded bomb in these plotlines, ya know? The red-haired administrator Vogler-equivalent chick is boring in comparison. She's up to something. Whatever.

Where do people talk about Eureka on LJ, anyway?
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Henry and what he knows is the Elephant in the least for the viewers. If and when all the plot threads they've been stringing along come together it should be VERY interesting.

And yeah, they left themselves outs, but the overriding factor is that Ed Quinn left the show on his own accord. So it all depends on if he ever wants to come back, even for a guest spot.

Usually I talk about Eureka on my journal or in other people's journals. I haven't looked for a community yet.
Woah! I didn't know he'd left the show. Okay, that changes everything. Um. It's all more boring now. :(
Yeah, I read it on one of the producer's blogs. Still, he could come back, either as a guest star or if whatever he went off to do doesn't work out. As you pointed out, they left themselves some wiggle room to bring him back. I think a good producer / show runner make sure they had the ability to bring someone back just in case.
Though it always damages the show. I enjoyed Bruce Boxleitner on B5 a whole bunch, but I would have liked to have seen the original Sinclair arc play out instead of the sudden whoops woah rewrite! arc that JMS did with Sheridan instead. And of course Talia's departure from that show was also actor-based instead of plot based.
I will miss Stark. I hope Ed Quinn goes to something interesting I can watch. I figured something was up when Allison kept telling Carter things will work out the way they are meant to. Wasn't it weird that Henry didn't really help at all? The red-haired woman is definately up to something wrong. Hopefully she will get interesting soon, so far she is a minor irritatant.
Seconded on that minor irritant reaction. Also, she doesn't know much about business. She really ought to have been thinking in terms of patents filed, for instance, when examining that huge underground lab with the redwoods and whatnot. The script made her sort of unbelievably unrealistic there.

Remains to be seen what's going to happen with that radiation/bomb sideplot thing she has going.
i just got my first Eureka fix last night (luckily it was this ep) and it was so happily YAY. Our entire house didn't actually believe the Stark dematerialization into a ball of light even after it was done (although the tears in his eyes were a kind of cute actorly addition). I think you're right about his return. And since I'm coming in so late I have a weird perspective, but I completely agree with you about red-haired admin lady!

*edited because I read the other comments - man, it sucks Ed Quinn left. I liked his snarky Stark-ness as good foil.

Edited at 2008-08-22 04:20 pm (UTC)
I liked Stark too! And the Stark-Carter interactions were great. I'll miss them. And speaking of things I miss: Taggart. Where the heck is Taggart, my favorite secondary character?

We like the show overall a surprising amount. I don't feel exactly fannish about it, but I'm watching happily.
Congratulations on your Fang Fetish award!!! (I saw yours when I went to get mine, LOL)