September 21st, 2010
09:46 AM ET
[Editor's Note: You know the drill by now. If you haven't seen this episode of "The Event" yet, DON'T READ ANY FURTHER.]
One thing we know for sure after seeing Monday night's premiere of "The Event" (and the large amount of promotion behind it) is that NBC hopes it will fill the void left by "Lost."
The pilot was certainly not as good as that of "Lost," though it would be difficult for any pilot to reach that level. What transpired over the first hour were a lot of mysterious happenings with very little context behind them.
What does Sean Walker's girlfriend being apparently kidnapped while he was on vacation have to do with a group of detainees being released from an Alaskan prison? Your guess is as good as mine.
When Sean's future father-in-law is apparently convinced (after his wife has been shot by armed intruders) to fly a plane (with Sean on board) into a house where President Martinez and Sophia - the leader of the detainees - are set to make a statement, you know we're not in Kansas anymore. When that plane is sucked into a vortex of some kind and Sophia implies that maybe the detainees have something to do with it, we've entered the realm of the freaky.
Either way, nothing we saw so far is "the Event," and cast and crew are mum about when that will happen (much of the cast doesn't even know). However, if the show catches on, we're in for a five season story that has already been mapped out from the start (as stars Blair Underwood and Jason Ritter have said), so at least they won't be making it up as they go along. A "master plan" of sorts exists somewhere, producers told CNN in July.
So, what did you think of the premiere? Did it convince you to tune in next week? And what do you think "the Event" will be? Share your thoughts and theories on video or in the comments.
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