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FlashForward Episode, "Scary Monsters and Super Creeps"

FlashForward Breakdown, "Scary Monsters and Super Creeps"

FlashForward gets into the Halloween spirit this week, with a few tricks for the characters and treats for the audience. We get just a bit more info about Simon and see a few costumes as Olivia and Mark's relationship issues come to a head in a big way.

This week's episode is heavy on the revelations (just like Sonya Walger promised), so to get into it, just


Simon says: Within the first few minutes of the episode, one thing is abundantly clear: Simon is not Charlie from Lost. Instead, he's a smooth-talking, self-proclaimed "quantum physicist genius", who actually gets a woman into bed using the line "I know what caused the FlashForward." The scary part is that he actually does — and in his own vision, he's murdering someone. Totally creepy.


Trick or treat: Mark takes Charlie out trick-or-treating, and has an unpleasant surprise waiting when he gets home. He's understandably uncomfortable having Lloyd in his house, and things hit the fan when Olivia gets home and all three realize what's going on at the exact same time. I was so happy when Mark finally tells Olivia the truth about his vision (was totally expecting him to lie again), but then Olivia insinuates that they should break up — which seems a bit random to me. They're finally making progress and now they're going to throw it all away?

Runaway rapper: Lloyd's son Dylan runs away from the hospital in his rapper costume), and heads to the Benford residence. It's baffling when Dylan runs past Nicole and makes himself comfortable, until we finally see the kid's flashforward: he and Charlie are hanging out in the kitchen, eating cookies and having a grand old time. (So much for my kidnapping theory). So here's where I'm confused: Charlie looks perfectly happy to be hanging out with Dylan in her vision, so where did she get the "D. Gibbons is a bad man" idea from?

Janis's body: Janis is admitted to the hospital after last week's shoot-out, and Olivia is her doctor, naturally. My heart jumped for a split second when Janis pretends that she doesn't recognize Olivia (would be an all-too-easy explanation of her vision). Thinking about her flash-forward gets Janis all stressed out, and she has to undergo another surgery — this time, part of her uterus is removed, making it "almost impossible" for her to get pregnant. Almost.

Other major plot points:

  • Simon brings up the Schrödinger's Cat theory, discussing that it's up to the cat to decide if it wants to live or die. Is this foreshadowing for the flash-forwards? Perhaps each character can decide for him- or herself whether or not to make it happen?
  • Demetri sets off in search of his attacker, follows a bunch of blue-hand signs to an abandoned warehouse. I'm starting to get a little bored of his storyline.
  • Lloyd and Simon reunite at the end of the episode, with Lloyd saying, "Our experiment killed 20 million people Simon, what more is there to say?" What's do you think the relationship is here? Brothers? Old buddies? Lab partners?
  • The kangaroo makes an appearance!
  • This episode was one of my favorites so far, but what did you guys think about all the new revelations? Tell me your theories in the comments below!

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    annalisa annalisa 7 years
    The Schrödinger's Cat theory appeared also in The Big Bang Theory. I don't remember exactly when/why but it was Sheldon telling it.
    cibele cibele 7 years
    I like LLoyd. I think he's charming (Mark agrees with me) LOL
    zeze zeze 7 years
    Allyace, I think he looks pretty much the same, I could do without the facial hair, but I always thought he was cute, even as a 12yr old.
    beckkii beckkii 7 years
    Loved this episode, compared to the last few weeks. The story line was actually getting better as it gets away from the 'mosaic' story line and parts of the episode got really engaging for me. I especially loved the part where Demetri was at the house led by the blue hand. Although I'm getting a bit confused on how Lloyd will end up with Olivia if she keeps denying everything or anything between them.
    Allyace Allyace 7 years
    zeze -- How handsome is The Famous Jett Jackson now?? I was happy to see him on Scrubs last year, but I'm liking him even more in a serious role. I really liked the episode, but was really thrown off by Olivia's reaction that pretty much indicated that she wanted to break up. Where did that come from?
    zeze zeze 7 years
    I loved this episode, really did scare me in parts. I agree with you Buzz, the only thing that seemed forced and random was how Olivia reacted after Mark told her the truth and said he would never, ever about a support system. They were both lying in some way, him more than her, but still. I loved, loved Mark's reaction when he found out who Lloyed was, it's fair that he assumed Oliva was buddying up at the hospital given that the kid was so comfortable with her, he came to her house, and the father called her Oliva, as if he has said it a thousand times. Nicole's costume was awesome. Oh, and I think Charlie's "D. Gibbons is a bad man" comes from after what we saw, when she will listen in to Lloyd conversation and maybe hear something about him that scares her. And I am loving "The Famous Jett Jackson" on the show!
    mndmay mndmay 7 years
    Unlike last week, this episode had me at the edge of my seat for almost the entire time. I thought the same thing about Charlie--even if she just knows something in her vision, because clearly she was safe and fine at home, she definitely is acting like a normal kid. LLoyd and Simon will creep me out for awhile. I'm a bit nervous that LLoyd will seduce Olivia only to get inside knowledge on Mark somehow. . . maybe he knows who the masked men are in Mark's flashforward. Can't wait until next week!
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