Last week, with people getting shot at and cars exploding, it seemed like FlashForward was building, unfortunately it appears to have been a bluff, with episode 6 a virtual non event. The series is moving slowly which is fine, and we now know around 3% more about the flash forwards than in episode 1 but instead of being intrigued, I’m left clinging on the to hope that soon and hopefully very soon, someone catches that damn kangaroo!The nail biting filler here is the Janis’ will she, wont , no because you’ve already shown us she wont, death bed scene. It feels like a bit of a waste of time given that there hasn’t been so much as a suggestion that the FlashForwards, including her future sonogram, might not be true. DR Olivia is of course on hand to perform some medical something or other and save Janis but the location of the bullet has made it “virtually” impossible to have kids. Outside of virtual land 6months from now, she’ll be throwing up and taking pregnancy tests. Demetri, who I am betting is the father, is chasing more clues from Benford’s vision, following blue hands around town.
The Benford household is an even frostier place than usual with Lloyd inevitably coming face to face with Agent Serious, causing a few lasting ripples between Mark and Olivia. To remind her of her husband’s alcohol addiction, Olivia has the anonymous text “Mark was drinking in his flash forward” as her phone screensaver. With his drinking now in the open the Benford marriage is now officially, rather than hypothetically on the rocks.
It is revealed that the flash forwards which started the Benford’s downward spiral oh and resulted in the deaths of over 20million people, was caused by a science experiment Lloyd remember is part of the flash forward conspiracy and we get a closer look his accomplice Simon (Dominic Monaghan) the person who phoned him at the hospital. Look up the phrase “quantum physicist genius” you’ll find him apparently. Look up the phrase “slimy hobbit like murderer” and you’ll probably find him to. In his dark and violent flash forward Simon is strangling someone twice his size and no he’s not a hobbit in this. The full extent of their involvement remains to be seen.
About that kangaroo, I’m hoping it is more relevant to the plot than meets the eye and like the crows, other animals are affected by the black outs. If not, then I want to see it in a race with Benford and his Terminator run. I’d put money on Benford, he doesn’t look very fast but the lack of a facial expression might just unnerve the kangaroo.