October 5th, 2010
12:15 PM ET
[Editor's note: You know the drill by now. If you haven't watched the latest episode of "The Event," stop reading now.]
Three episodes into "The Event," it certainly still has my attention, though it's almost entirely driven by plot twists, each one more outlandish than the last.
One major problem I can see coming down the road is what might happen if the story starts to veer too far into bizarro territory. No matter how far down the rabbit hole "Lost" went, it always had characters to ground it in reality. So far, the only emotional center for "The Event" is Sean Walker (the rest of the characters, except possibly President Martinez and his family, are still enigmas, in part to service the plot).
On Monday night's episode, we finally got a little more insight into Sean (for those who haven't perused NBC's website, anyway). It turns out that he's not merely a video game programmer, but he has a little history having hacked into a government database for fun.
Through much of the episode, he was still the only person not in on the conspiracy - or within high levels of the government - to really have an inkling that something not right is going on.
Meanwhile, "Vicky Roberts" (just one of her aliases) was transporting Sean's girlfriend Leila, and after being pulled over by an inconvenient police officer, she dispatched him and threw him in the back of the van.
At the same time, one of the aliens (or non-humans?) immediately took the president's offer to spill everything he knows about "The Event," but was soon killed by his own loyal-to-Sophia girlfriend, after a 66-year relationship no less.
And after presidential adviser Blake Sterling got wind of Sean, he sent some agents - who are also separately working with "Vicky" - to pick him up. The minute that Blake thought someone might be growing suspicious, the agents started to open fire on an entire office of federal agents.
Lucky for Sean, he saved the first federal agent that was taking him in from a burning car, because the two were able to escape together from the shoot-out. Just when I thought they were going to kill off anyone who was getting suspicious, or about to spill the beans, they let her live for another episode.
But that was nothing compared to the last scene, where we see all of the passengers on the plane, including Leila's father, pilot Michael Buchanan, suddenly come back to life. Now there are a lot more people who know something weird has been going down.
Are you still hooked on "The Event"? What do you think happened to the passengers? Is Sophia good or evil? Share your thoughts on video or in the comments below.
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