Eureka: Family Reunion
by Will O'Brien, posted Aug 22nd 2007 2:01PM
(S02E07) From the preview, the opening was pretty much just what I expected. A cryogenic facility at GD is being torn down and someone is discovered frozen in one of the chambers - Fargo's grandfather.
I expected this one to be a bit funnier that it turned out to be. The main plot hinged on just how Pierre ended up frozen in the chamber. It just didn't have quite the comedy potential that I expected. Things really didn't have much urgency until Pierre comes out of the bathroom looking 50 years older.
Stark and Henry seem to be closing their rift a bit. Stark asks Henry about his statement about knowing that Kim's accident wasn't Starks fault. Henry's response was a bit odd. He tells Stark that Kim's computers were sabotaged, but nothing about who did it. I'm not even certain that the computer was sabotaged - I thought that the thing was just a bug, but we've never really gotten any real details about what it really was.
Early on, no-one really believed that Sandro's research was actually Pierre's work. Things only become clear when Jack makes Stark sit down and quiz Pierre on his work. The showdown between Pierre and Sandros was satisfying, even if it was a bit anti-climactic.
Zoe tracking down Jack's 'new girlfriend' was pretty interesting. When she finally talks to Jack about what happened, I got a bit emotional. Maybe it's because a couple people I knew in High School died in a car accident, but it was still very well done.
I always enjoy Eureka, but this episode just wasn't nearly as fun as it could have been. I wish they would have deviated a bit more from Forever Young, but you can't have everything. Zoe's story line was the best part of the show. Other than that, it'll be interesting to see if Allison tries to make up her omission to Carter as the season moves on.
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