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Shannon Learns Taylor's Secret and Intentions For 'Terra Nova' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 22nd 2011 2:00AM
'Terra Nova' - 'Vs.''Terra Nova' (Mon., 8PM ET on FOX) put its focus firmly on the larger story behind the series and it made for a very compelling hour of television. It's a shame the show lost so much of its audience during its very boring first month or so as it seems to be getting on track and suddenly I find myself rooting for a second season.

The idea of a portal back to the future is rich enough, but the notion that it could be a battle for the precious natural resources of Terra Nova makes it a story with a very current struggle at its heart. The best science fiction stories speak to us about the current condition, and Terra Nova is finally starting to show glimmers of that.

We're also starting to get a better feel for Taylor. For weeks, we've been uncertain as to what his true motives were, but if he was telling Shannon the truth, then his motives are the protection of Terra Nova at all costs. That included killing a general brought back -- by his son? -- to effectively replace him on Terra Nova.

It raises a lot of questions about the relationship between the future and Terra Nova. Do the people still sending pilgrimages back know about this development so many years ago (of course, as this is time travel it could well be minutes ago by their standards)? Or is there a splinter faction in the future working like the Sixers to take advantage of the project for their own benefit.

We know so little about the future, but suddenly I want to know more about that world and how it relates to the one the settlers are building here.

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I really do like this so and so does my husband. I hope it finds its legs soon.

November 22 2011 at 5:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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