Eureka: Hide and Seek (Part One and Two)
by Will O'Brien, posted Aug 8th 2006 12:05PM
When Eureka started airing, the SciFi channel started posting short "webisodes" under the Eureka section of SciFi.com. Now that a few parts have been released, I'll go over them a bit. Each webisode consists of a few scenes from a bonus episode of Eureka.
The Prolog looks like something you'd find on YouTube. A couple of peeping toms are sneaking around in the woods with their video camera. While they're to score some footage, a beastly roar shatters the night and our peeping toms are running for it. Just before the video cuts, we're treated to a picture of...Bigfoot. (Bigfoot is a huge advocate of privacy rights, that's why we never see him.)
In Webisode One the video quality is still a bit amateurish. Zoe's busy putting the footage up on her home page(Believe it or not, here's EurekaGrrl's actual page.) and Jack's making fun of it. Allison comes over and we find out that something has broken out of Global Dynamics. It ends with a bit of Taggart sitting in the woods with his laptop watching the video. He can't wait to get himself a piece of Gigantopithecus Americanus.(Yes, I had to google it)
Since the ratings for Eureka have been so good, it looks like SciFi let them spend more money shooting Webisode Two (or they finally found their steadycam rig). We're off to the woods where Jack's complaining about Stark and darling (if slightly sadistic) Jo's picking on him for it. Their highly tuned olfactory sense detects a dead Grizzly out in the woods. Finally, we cut over to Taggart hunting with his giant tranquilizer gun. It looks like he's dragging Fargo along for the expedition. Taggart senses he's being watched and tells Fargo to stay still. In the process he manages to toss some bear droppings right into Fargo's face! They make eye contact with the beastie and Fargo runs off in fear. Meanwhile Taggart merely watches and declares that it is on.
The webisodes are semi-fun to watch. If you're digging Eureka you might want to check em out. There are a few laughs and it looks like SciFi is kicking up their efforts for the webisodes a notch with the success of the show.