Episode: FlashForward 1.15 – “Queen Sacrifice”
Original Air Date: April 8, 2010
Mark and Vogel have to out a mole, and we get some more development on the storyline about Bryce and Keiko. This week was pretty okay — some action, lots of story building. Spoilers ahead!
So not only is Marcy a mole, but Janis is too? Zing! That was a pretty good plot twist. I didn’t guess there were two of them, so that got me. And Janis? Really, Janis? I honestly wasn’t expecting it be her.
This episode takes place in L.A. the whole time. Vogel and Mark are going to oust the mole using the figurative analogy of sticking dynamite into the water, and skimming the dead fish off of the top. Fair enough, I thought the time for action had arrived, so I’m glad they didn’t draw this one out.
Some of the dialogue was a little cheesy. Okay, a lot cheesy, like Mark talking about his friends: “one of them’s my enemy.” The tactics were on the cheesy side too: the whole morse code and numerics felt a little predictable, and the M-key being for Marcy was a total eye-roller. Who is this Marcy chick anyways? Figuring her out with the sugar in the coffee was kinda cool, it was at least something new.
The girl-on-girl fight with Janis and Marcy was awesome. Janis chased her down with total BAMF status, and in knee deep water they literally went at it hand to hand style. I kept thinking, be careful Janis, you’re pregnant. Wishful thinking, huh? She had better be knocked up, that’s all I’m saying about that!
Then at the very end, Janis discloses to Simon that she’s on the inside, she’s a mole too. What does this mean? Simon knows the people Marcy and Janis are working for? Is he working for them too? And why Janis? I really thought she was a good guy. This does have me intrigued, I can’t lie. And did Marcy know that Janis was her back-up? Was selling out Marcy part of the overall plan? It seems like it could be, especially since Janis contributed some information. But at the same time, it does also make Janis different. Why is it her job to be all suspicious and take all of this time off work to snoop around other people? I think her cover won’t stay up for long. I’ll call that one now.
I want to chat about Mark, Olivia, and Lloyd for a minute. I was wrong a couple reviews ago when I was saying that in Lloyd’s flash forward you can’t see who’s in the bed with him. In Olivia’s vision, it’s clearly Lloyd in bed with her. It’s clearly an intimate scene. I must have forgotten that over the hiatus. (Hint #87 that I hated the break and how it interrupted the storyline). So I’m back to square one: looks like Olivia and Lloyd were shacking up. After all this talk between Olivia and Mark about fighting for their marriage and not allowing the vision to come true, this week’s actions have me confused. Why are they going on a break? It seems like they’re playing into the flash forward at this point. It’s fine by me, I want to see Olivia and Lloyd hook up. But story-wise, it just seems lame and too easy.
It was cute that Mark had security detail stay with Olivia and Charlie. I think that’s his way of showing he cares.
Keiko and Bryce having so many near misses was annoying and so RomCom. Come on now! They just need to go to that sushi restaurant and meet. And Bryce needs to stop kissing on Nicole, that’s not supposed to happen either. I am so determined to see these visions come true, I don’t care about true love (begrudgingly I admit that Bryce and Nicole are kind of cute together and do seem perfect for each other).
Keiko getting job pimping out rides is awesome. I love her character. She’s going so far against anything her parents must have imagined her education would be used for, and I just think it’s rad. Her rebellion and quirkiness is a fun minor subplot of the show. More Keiko, and less Nicole. I have to see Nicole and Bryce meet, and smooch and fall in love! Keiko’s boss getting arrested was sad. The raid for all of his illegal employees seemed like it has nothing to do with the plot. And Bryce watching the paddy wagon go by was pretty lame too. He has nothing to do with law enforcement or INS. It had better be foreshadowing! Maybe he’s going to bail her out and save her. I’m hoping so.
I should discuss the mystery guy with all the names — D. Gibbons or Dyson Frost. But I don’t have anything new to add since last week. Cool science, his visions reaching decades into the future seems too convenient. I’m sure he’s important somehow, but as of now I don’t care too much. We’ll find out at some point, I’m just not all caught up in his character.
Girl to girl combat scenes and sneaky plot twists that I didn’t see coming are always worth some high marks. But I need more, we need to cut the chase and get to the point now! And I’m mad that Bryce smooched Nicole, so that ratcheted down my stars just a smidge too.
According to previews (SPOILER ALERT!), we’re about to catch up with the projected date of the visions pretty soon. It said something about the moment of truth almost being here. Now I’m getting excited. What visions will come true? I’m hoping all of them!
Rating: 3.5 / 5 Stars