FlashForward

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Title

Air/Pub'l

Grade

Author

1-22
Recap

Tonight We're Going to Party Like It's April 29

Future Shock - The entire planet loses its mind over finally catching up to "the future," so the global cabal engineering these flashforwards -- apparently for their own private amusement -- decides it's time to give everyone a real reason to lose their minds. Also, we find out that every main character's flashforward is pretty much misleading hogwash. Thanks for paying attention, audience!

05.27.2010
06.02.2010
B

Sobell

1-21
Recap

Countdown

Countdown - Demetri comes clean to Zoey about his role in Janis's pregnancy, and her reaction leaves him plenty of free time in Los Angeles; Mark lets himself get played by the mastermind behind the flashforwards, and Olivia decides that Gabriel's insane rantings about the fate of the universe resting on her love life be darned -- she's choosing herself a la Kelly Taylor!

05.20.2010
05.26.2010
B+

Sobell

1-20
Recap

The Fickle Finger of Fate is Clearly the Middle One, Pointed Skyward

The Negotiation - Demetri continues to hear from darn near everyone how he shouldn't even be alive, Wedeck sets a bloodless coup in motion, and Mark manages to rip off one of Janis's covers. Also, Simon hits the covers before telling the shadowy masterminds of the flashforward a thing or two.

05.13.2010
05.19.2010
B-

Sobell

1-19
Recap

Al Gough Died for Nothing

Course Correction - The entire episode is a big old F.U. to the concept of free will, as it appears the universe is firmly in favor of predestination and crushing the puny hopes of all who would defy their foreordained paths. On the pro side: Llolivia! On the con side: Darn near everything else.

05.06.2010
05.12.2010
B-

Sobell

1-18
Recap

Secret Agent Jan

The Yellow Brick Road - We find out why and how Janis decided to work as a mole within the FBI office, in what is either a brilliant piece of writing or a desperate attempt to retcon prior plots points so peeved fans don't begin protesting the Janis-is-a-mole revelation of a few episodes prior. Also, Gabriel confirms what we all know: the universe is pro-Llolivia.

04.29.2010
05.05.2010
B

Sobell

1-17
Recap

In the Garden of Dyson, Baby …

The Garden of Forking Paths - This episode paints a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of the series' resident twisted supergenius, convinces us that Zoey should leave the law, and resolves one of the series' biggest cliffhangers in a mostly-satisfactory fashion.

04.22.2010
04.28.2010
A

Sobell

1-16
Recap

Free Will is for Suckers

Let No Man Put Asunder - Many, many people -- including Marcie the Mole, Wedeck, Olivia, Aaron and Lloyd -- use their flashforwards to justify dubious life decisions. Meanwhile, Demetri battles valiantly against his lack of a flashforward and almost wins.

04.15.2010
04.21.2010
C+

Sobell

1-15
Recap

Pawns of Fate and Other Labored Metaphors

Queen Sacrifice - The writers confirm that Dyson Frost is basically playing a decades-long chess game against, well, everyone. And Mark confirms one of the moles in the office. While all this is going on, Keiko and Bryce fail to meet cute -- or even make the case that they should meet at all.

04.08.2010
04.14.2010
B-

Sobell

1-14
Recap

The Mystic Chords of Memory, Stretching to Every Grave

Better Angels - An inauguration speech from the 1800s ends up saving a few 21st-century asses as the FBI regulars and Vogel attempt to unravel the mystery of what happened in Somalia back in the '90s. Lost in time? You're not the only one -- it appears D. Gibbons is, too.

04.01.2010
04.07.2010
B+

Sobell

1-13
Recap

When Take Your Fiancee to Work Day Goes Off the Rails

Blowback - Zoey decides that the Mosaic investigation needs a fresh pair of eyes -- i.e. hers, much to Demetri's chagrin. Mark invites Lloyd into his bedroom, and Aaron goes vigilante after Tracy's paranoia proves to be well founded.

03.25.2010
03.31.2010
B

Sobell

1-12
Recap

Beware of Distant Uncles Bearing Gifts

Revelation Zero, Part Two - Simon spends most of the episode discerning the extent to which he’s been manipulated into helping the global flashforward come into being. Janis spends most of the episode losing Simon, because she has apparently become very bad at her job very quickly.

03.18.2010
03.24.2010
B+

Sobell

1-11
Recap

This Is Why Beer Wenching Is a Bad Idea

Revelation Zero, Part One - Janis's barmaid service leads to Simon joining Lloyd -- and losing a joint. Demetri learns all about the joys of intra-agency cooperation. And Mark gets a few more details about his flashforward, all of which made him even uneasier than he was before.

03.18.2010
03.24.2010
B+

Sobell

1-10
Recap

Hong Kong Phooey

A5619184 - Mark and Demetri's unauthorized jaunt to the Pearl of the Orient doesn't go terribly well -- Mark learns that he's the one who's going to kill Demetri and he loses his badge -- and Olivia begins to develop friendly feelings for Lloyd after he holds a press conference taking responsibility for the blackout. Lloyd, alas, will be unable to act on those feelings for a few months.

12.03.2009
12.09.2009
B

Sobell

1-9
Recap

'Cause You Gotta Have Faith-Faith-Faith

Believe - We find out that Bryce is facing down the Big C and is convinced that meeting the lady of his flashforward is what's keeping him alive. Too bad her mom doesn't see it that way. And Aaron loses faith in the idea that having his daughter back would heal the hurt he's been carrying around.

11.19.2009
11.25.2009
B+

Sobell

1-8
Recap

Lloyd Knows When to Hold Them, and When to Fold Them…

Playing Cards with Coyote - … and when to insert fresh new cards into his hand when he needs to beat Simon in a high-stakes card game. Meanwhile, the universe keeps sending signs that maybe, some things are predestined, but Mark and Olivia refuse to believe it.

11.12.2009
11.18.2009
A-

Sobell

1-7
Recap

Thinking Out of the Box By Stepping off the Ledge

The Gift - One of the FBI team attends a Blue Hand get-together ("like a book club, with bullets") and, disgusted by the ridiculousness he sees there, takes his future into his own hands. In doing so, he may have just handed Mark and Demetri what they need to face the next six months.

11.05.2009
11.11.2009
A-

Sobell

1-6
Recap

A Boozer on a Train Headed to Los Angeles

Scary Monsters and Super Creeps - The crack team of FBI investigators once again follow a lead from the once and future drunk's flash forward.

10.29.2009
11.03.2009
B

LuluBates

1-5
Recap

When One Hand Washes the Other …

Gimme Some Truth - Neither one really gets clean. The L.A. crew heads to D.C. to testify before Congress and discovers that inside-the-beltway politics are brutal.

10.22.2009
10.28.2009
A-

Sobell

1-4
Recap

Black Swan Singing to the FBI

Black Swan - Alda the supermodel terrorist spends her time dropping liberal-arts metaphors on Mark while suggesting that she knows who's responsible for the flashforward. However, we find out who thinks they're responsible in the final scene of the episode.

10.15.2009
10.21.2009
B

Sobell

1-3
Recap

Don't Be Stupid, Be a Smarty …

137 Sekunden - … Don't talk to the Nazi party. Sadly for Mark, the FBI, Teuton/American relations and, say, all sense of morality and decency, this simple adage is thrown out the window in thrall to Mark's flashforward. But at least he finds out that someone's been screwing with the people of Somalia.

10.08.2009
10.14.2009
B+

Sobell

1-2
Recap

Well, Hello, Dollies

White to Play - Mark and Demetri start trying to answer the hard question, "Why did all of humanity pass out for two minutes and seventeen seconds?" by starting with some softball queries like "Who's responsible?" Their quest leads them to cupcakes, blown-up dolls (not the same as blow-up dolls, by the by) and awkward moments in the men's room.

10.01.2009
10.07.2009
B

Sobell

1-1
Recap

What a Feeling

No More Good Days - The pilot episode's crammed with tasty exposition and topped with the season-long mysteries that will tantalize us all: What caused the entire planet to flash forward to April 29, 2010, and is the future really set in stone? Also, there's a rogue kangaroo menacing the streets of downtown Los Angeles.

09.24.2009
09.30.2009
A

Sobell

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