Eureka 4.06 – Momstrosity [Review – Recap]

Last Week

We had the crossover with Warehouse 13. Fargo and Claudiawere all alone in a minefield. They look cute together but isn’t she a bit out of his league?

This Week

This week we start with Carter, Kevin, Fargo and Grant driving away from something. They look scared and relived. “Think we lose her?” That’s when what looks like Tiny, Tess’ laser canon wielding robot jumps out and scare the shit out of them. They maneuver past and are about to escape when it cut down a tree that falls blocks the road. Beyond you can see some kind of road block so they leave the car and run for it.

Then we switch to 12 hours earlier with a. Starting with action is a good way to catch viewers I guess but I personally are not so fond of this technique, I hate to know what is going to happen. Usually this means that the story up to what is going to happen isn’t as suspenseful and interesting so it needs a boost. Anyway we continue with the prehistory back at Casa Carter and S.A.R.A.H. (There has not been much S.A.R.A.H. this season that is a pity)

I don’t mind a nude Jo Lupo in the shower but I was sort of expecting Carter with some witty-ism. Instead we get a stalker scene. Someone is spying on Lupo, and it gets closer and closer. The sound of the doors open makes Jo turn around. Nobody’s there. She looks down. There is Wall-E’s little buddy. She picks it up and storms out with a bathrobe on. Carter!

I just found this perverted little toaster spying on me in the shower.

What’s this? It is Kevin’s homework assignment, the Emo is Eureka’s version of carrying an egg around showing you know how to be a parent. Jo is indignant, it got video of me taking a shower, get rid of it. I find I have to go back and view the shower scene again, in case I missed something. I still think Jo and Carter would be a wonderful couple.

Carter leaves with the Emo for a talk with Alison. He meets Robot assistant Andy on his way out. He got a call from there, Carter sends him to Jo and she is just upset with robots and leave to dress. Andy is confused so S.A.R.A.H. offers to link him to the GD mainframe for a diagnostics. He is behaving a bit weird, like he is feeling her up or so. Is this Emo thing affecting all the robots in Eureka?

Carter suggests he should talk to Kevin about this and invite him on the camping trip he, Henry and Fargo have been planning. Alison agrees. While they talk the Emo disappears again. It wanders around GD looking charming. That looks like an interesting lab. Henry decides he need to help Grace with her project, can’t they take Grant instead? Emo meets giant ant robot …

Henry tells Grace the truth and she doesn’t take it well. When Henry tries to follow her he is electrocuted by the headset to treat Alzheimer they have been working on. When he comes around Jo and Grace are there. Jo got a call about a security breach so he leaves them to figure it out. Grace doesn’t want his help. Poor Henry.

They were about to ship Tiny off to NASA when they discovered a stowaway in one of his internal compartments. You got to be kidding me. It is Emo. Poor Lupo.

Seems they saved Emo just in time so he could go with Kevin on the camping trip. At the last minute Grant shows up to tag along. Andy is there to show Carter off but he seems lost in seventh heaven or so.

Off to the great outdoors. Seems Fargo might have a slightly different view of what to bring when he demonstrates the latest GD camping technology. A small cube deflates into a computerized tent called ‘Buffy’. Way to go Fargo! It even has a flatscreen and videogames. Kevin this is not camping. Carter makes them stow away all their remotes and high tech gadgets. You are going to thank me, we are going to camp the way camping is supposed to be camped.

After ten seconds Kevin starts to be bored and Carter starts to ask him about the stunt he was pulling with Emo. But he ends up leaving with Grant to learn to make fire since Carters rather unspecific way of asking comes across a bit embarrassing.

Meanwhile back in GD Larry, Fargo’s assistant almost gets his brain dissected while Alison examined him. Seems more and more computers act up. Jo Lupo brings Zane in to analyze what went wrong and he discovers an unauthorized subroutine. Andy calls about a situation back at a Carpe Diem. Virtual Vincent refuses to take any unhealthy orders. Jo is a bit upset for being called down for that but when she asks Andy starts with an ‘Ode to Jo’. Jo figures it out and asks Andy to come with her. That’s when we switch over to the other plot line of tonight’s show.

Henry is tinkering in his garage when Grace walks in and they continue their talk. I feel a role reversal here, maybe Grace is going to pine for her lost love now. My Henry is gone.

It is time for some male bonding in the woods. Grant and Carter almost starts to fight over Alison and Kevin takes off. It seems like Fargo’s tent have been infected too. First it feeds him vegetables then it traps him when he tries to leave.

Back at GD they discover all level six AI’s have been infected with the same foreign subroutine and they start to shut down all of them. Zane says he can fix it if he gets the original source code. The only AI they can’t shut down is Tiny, it is on its way to NASA already. S.A.R.A.H calls and asks about Andy making Jo realize that GD might not be the source. She, Zane and Andy goes there. S.A.R.A.H likes Andy so she decided to improve him to he could recipicate.

She slipped you an emo download, Dude. (Zane)

Tiny escaped and Jo gear up to hunt him. Alison is worried since Kevin is camping in the vicinities and they are not answering their cell phones. While miss ‘I never miss’ is out hunting for Tiny. Carter and Grant is out hunting for Kevin. They are quite confrontational about Alison when they walk into Kevin. He is not happy about Carter dating his mom. Grant is happy about that. Poor Carter.

They find Fargo wrapped in his tent back at the camp afraid for something moving in the forest. It is Tiny. Carter tries to talk to it. “I know we had our disagreements in the past, but we are all good?”. Tiny stand up, light his lights and rotate his hands in threat mode. They run. When Emo looks out of Kevin’s backpack, I start to get an Idea what Tiny is after. Carter tells the others to hide and run for it when he creates a diversion.

Hey Big Titan Rover!
With an unnecessary creepy design …

Tiny drill a hole in the tree beside him and they all run. The others make it to the car and drive off with Tiny on their tail. “Fargo where is Jack?” Kevin asks. Fargo turns the car around and passes Tiny on his way back. Fargo leans over and opens the door for Carter.

Come with me if you want to live

They call Alison who asks them to lead Tiny down the mountain so Lupo and her men can deal with it. But they arrive before they can deploy. At the last minute the robot catches Kevin under it’s grappler. The troops move in but they can’t shoot. “If she collapses, she will crush Kevin”. Carter saves Kevin’s life and figures out that the only thing Tiny wanted was Emo for company. He was afraid of being lonely on his six year mission to Titan. Poor Tiny.

I got to say that Fargo drives like James Bond.

Zane clean up the AIs but leave Andy’s emotions for S.A.R.A.H. He could always use a friend in law enforcement. Andy doing the walk of shame in front of Jo and Jack the morning after was nice.

There is a very emotional scene when Henry takes leave of Grace and promises to win her back.

Afterwards in Cafe Diem Carter admit to Kevin that he loves Alison and gets his blessing. He also tells Grant not to plan the wedding yet. Grant finishes with “May the best man win”. So guess what is going to happen next time?

This was a great episode. The buildup of  Carter and Grant’s rivalry over Alison is on even if it feels a bit juvenile. It is granted to be fun though. Henrik winning his wife again is also open but I fear Grace might have something else in mind. On the Jo Lupo and Zane front I don’t see any reaction from his side so far. What do you think?

Next Week

Zoe returns to Eureka. That is good she was so fantastic last season and  I have missed her.

Eureka 4.07 – Stoned (Syfy)
Tensions between Carter and Grant over Allison peak, Henry woos his own wife and Zoe deals with a secret love as something begins turning townsfolk into stone.

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