Eureka 4.04 – The Story of O2 (Review)

Last Week

Last week was zombie apocalypse at GD when an experiment with nonlethal weapons went awry. Tess discovered what was going on with Carter and Alison and left. The acting was beautiful with all the restrained and unrestrained rage.

This Week

Carter goes off to visit Zoe in Harvard while Eureka celebrates Space Week – or the unlikely story that made Jo Lupo move in with Carter.

While Sheriff Carter rebound with Zoe over an invisible cat and the usual parental platitudes the youngsters in Eureka race to the moon. Alison’s son Kevin is one of the contesters in the race.

They even get a visit from the General in charge of Eureka. A Doctor Ramsey uncovers his plans for a Mars colony. He has invented a way to oxygenate the colony without a dome. The substance for doing this is central for the story thus the name; O is the scientific abbreviation of oxygen.

There was a Star Wars moment there when Zane arrived on his rather spectacular flyingbike. The General isn’t happy to see him to begin with so that when Zane returns and crashes the bike into the general’s car apparently intoxicated the general demand that he be deported away into prison again. Jo Lupo stands up for him to give him ‘due process’.

Eventually they start to put things together. Ramsey’s invention has been stolen from the lab; Deputy Andy catch fire at the launch site (funny btw); One of the rockets are using it for fuel; the changed EM field hit right on the frequency needed to activate the oxygen production and propagation of Ramsey’s invention which I assume is some kind of nano technology.

As Kevin’s rocket is in the lead he becomes their prime suspect but the unlikely culprit is Alison. She did it to ‘help’ her son win, the test burns didn’t go so well. Her care for her son is taking on absurd proportions, she used to be a responsible head of GD and now she steals a potentially dangerous invention to help her son win a race? The explanation is that the difference between autistic Kevin and this independent one was so big and she was only trying to reconnect?

They are not out of the woods yet, the returning rockets have crossed behind the moon and are now returning to earth and their engines will set off a fire that will destroy the town. The rockets are destroyed using their self destruct mechanism, save one built by Fargo’s obnoxious assistant who ‘saved weight’.

Now they have to lower the oxygen content somehow before the rocket strikes. All the scientists at GD fails but Kevin comes up with the solution, turn it into water (H2o). Alison and Grant rush off to help him as he releases balloons. Kevin and Alison trigger the release together causing a massive fire in the upper atmosphere before it is extinguished by rain. It is a cute little family outing there.

Don’t forget the lone returning rocket. It is slightly off course and hits a residential area, namely Miss Lupo’s house. Sheriff Carter returns to find Jo homeless crashing in his jail so he offer her to stay with him and S.a.r.a.h. That is how Jo Lupo came to move in with Sheriff Carter.

It should be noted that this episode was directed by Colin Ferguson (Sheriff Jack Carter).

Said and done

  • You are too irritating to be boring (Jo)
  • They had to increase the EM shield, because last year the Nort-Koreans though they launched a missile attack.

Next Week

We have a cross-over event with Warehouse 13 next week, maybe not the last this season according to rumors from Comic Con.

Tuesday, August 3

Warehouse 13 2.05 – 13.1 (Syfy).
Douglas Fargo (Neil Grayston) of Eureka’s Global Dynamics is sent to Warehouse 13 to help update its aging computer system. This triggers a seemingly sentient computer virus that sends the Warehouse into lockdown and traps the team inside.

Friday, August 6

Eureka 4.05 – Crossing over (Syfy)
Claudia Donovan visits Eureka to see if Fargo’s promises of wondrous devices are true, but she finds herself in the middle of a mystery suitable for Warehouse 13 when objects begin to appear randomly around the town and GD, and it must be solved before there are deadly consequences.

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