EUREKA “I’ll Be Seeing You” Review

EUREKA "I'll Be Seeing You" Review

Episode Summary

Grant and Beverly’s collaboration from the last episode leads to trouble in Eureka. An attempt to activate a new bridge device leads to casualties and a return trip for Carter and Grant to 1947 Eureka- on the same night Carter and the other folks made their original trip. The intrepid duo work to minimize the damage done to the future timeline, while trying to not get stuck in the past. When they make it back, they find they’ve saved the day, but Beverly has escaped and has set her sights on a new target.

What I liked about “I’ll Be Seeing You”

The writer for tonight’s EUREKA episode, Jaime Paglia, came up with a great script and storyline to close out the first half of the season. The episode was full of great twists and some “OMG!” moments that really surprised me. We got to see some story arcs wrapped up (Carter and Allison finally hook-up!), while new potential storylines were started (loved the Jo-Zane interaction near the end of the episode).

Props to both James Callis and Colin Ferguson on their performance in this episode. Ferguson rode the emotional roller coaster and really sucked me in, while Callis delivered another solid performance that solidified Dr. Grant as one of my favorites.

Lastly, I liked that the episode revisited the same night in 1947 as the season premiere because it was a nice tie back to the beginning of the season. It’s very cool that the writers made it so that the timeline tends to correct potential paradoxes. There’s nothing more I hate about sci-fi than time travelling stories with huge paradoxes, which to me is a sign of poor story development.

Mid Season Wrap Up

With this episode Eureka ends their summer half of the season, and will return sometime this winter. We do get a special bonus this year, though, as Eureka will have a stand alone holiday episode this December, so only three months until we get to see more Eureka.

I’ve seen all three previous seasons of Eureka, and I have to say that so far this is the best season by far (Season 1 is a close second). The combination of writing, acting, and the alternate timeline Eureka has led to some amazing episodes, a couple of which are some of the best TV I have seen all year. I can’t wait to see where the show goes next with Felicia Day and Wil Wheaton being part of the cast for the second half of the season.

What did you think of Eureka’s mid-season finale? Have any predictions for what will happen the second half of the season? Let me know in the comments!

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