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FlashForward -- "Better Angels" -- 04/01/10

Flash Forward

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Demetri, Janis, Simon and Vogel investigate the mysterious tower in Somalia and meet someone who witnessed a blackout in 1991; Bryce tells Nicole about his cancer; Olivia tries to get Charlie to open up about her flash-forward.
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Re: FlashForward -- "Better Angels" -- 04/01/10

Another great episode. This show's picking up steam now.
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Re: FlashForward -- "Better Angels" -- 04/01/10

Wow, what an ending!!!


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Old 04-01-10, 09:48 PM
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Re: FlashForward -- "Better Angels" -- 04/01/10

good ending

misuse of african gangsters

janis is hot

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so d gibbons went to 1992, stole dudes design, went back to to 90-'91 era built the towers, then recorded a message for demitri to get in 2010, wtf?

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Old 04-01-10, 10:32 PM
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Re: FlashForward -- "Better Angels" -- 04/01/10

Great episode.

That doctor guy is still my least favorite character. Him and that med student. Ugh! Boring!
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Re: FlashForward -- "Better Angels" -- 04/01/10

I'm confused as to what was changed to cause Somali Warlord's death instead of his flash coming true since the CIA team was apparently always destined to go there judging from D. Gibbon's message to Cho and Lesbimom's apparent necessary clarification of the angel remark. On that same note why in the world would all those guys on their security team have gone on a risky mission in Somalia when they must not have had flashes? I can just see them on the copter ride over there:

Redshirt #1: Hey, what was your flash?
Redshirt #2: I didn't have one, what was yours?
Redshirt #1: Hmm, I didn't have one either.
Redshirt #3: Guys, I didn't have a flash either, wonder what that means?
Redshirt #1: OK, we're landing, we'll have talk about this later.
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Re: FlashForward -- "Better Angels" -- 04/01/10

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I can just see them on the copter ride over there:

Redshirt #1: Hey, what was your flash?
Redshirt #2: I didn't have one, what was yours?
Redshirt #1: Hmm, I didn't have one either.
Redshirt #3: Guys, I didn't have a flash either, wonder what that means?
Redshirt #1: OK, we're landing, we'll have talk about this later.
I did not think into the whole conversation like you, but I definitely thought about the fact that none of them had flash forwards AND how they for some reason agreed to enter Somalia.....

good ending this week.......
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What I don't get is that in the flashforwards, everyone is going about their life. The whole world knows exactly what time it happens (then their past self is seeing/hearing their future self). Why aren't people planning to show themselves info that would help themselves. "Here are the lotto numbers", "Invest in this stock", "Don't leave the house on this date", etc.
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Re: FlashForward -- "Better Angels" -- 04/01/10

I'm going to stick it out for the rest of the season, but then I'm gone. This show is a mess.
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Re: FlashForward -- "Better Angels" -- 04/01/10

Oh fuck -- tachyons! I guess Mr. Big Bad uses tachyons to peer into the future to get the low-down on the flash-forward tech.

So yet another time-travel story a-la Lost. I'm getting sick of this...

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Re: FlashForward -- "Better Angels" -- 04/01/10

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Oh fuck -- tachyons! I guess Mr. Big Bad uses tachyons to peer into the future to get the low-down on the flash-forward tech.

So yet another time-travel story a-la Lost. I'm getting sick of this...
...in that case, could have saved yourself a season by reading the Wiki on the book.

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Re: FlashForward -- "Better Angels" -- 04/01/10

Originally Posted by resinrats View Post
What I don't get is that in the flashforwards, everyone is going about their life. The whole world knows exactly what time it happens (then their past self is seeing/hearing their future self). Why aren't people planning to show themselves info that would help themselves. "Here are the lotto numbers", "Invest in this stock", "Don't leave the house on this date", etc.
That's what I've been asking since the pilot. I think we can rule out that the visions were of a future where the blackout didn't happen, but maybe they were of an alternate future where people had FFs to a different time.

Kudos to Mark's wife for realizing he doesn't really want to change what he saw, for God knows what reason. It's not like in his vision he had saved the day but his personal life sucked. No, his life sucked, he didn't appear to have any answers, his partner was dead, and people were coming to kill him. I'm not seeing the upside of going down that path.
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Okay, tonight's the night I try out that "the baby you had in your flashforward can only be born if we have sex this weekend" pickup line. I'll let you guys know how it goes.
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Re: FlashForward -- "Better Angels" -- 04/01/10

Has the actor who plays D. Gibbons played a good guy ever? Or even a normal guy? I've always seen him as a bad guy. Not that I'm complaining. He's pretty creepy.
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Re: FlashForward -- "Better Angels" -- 04/01/10

Billy Drago is the actor and I think he was one of the gold miners who were being harassed by that land owner in Pale Rider?

Good episode, I like that they did deal again with changing the future, although they might have to explain it as that the CIA guy was not supposed to be on the trip and Mark's previous actions caused him not to go. Or something to that effect.
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Re: FlashForward -- "Better Angels" -- 04/01/10

Originally Posted by chrisih8u View Post
Has the actor who plays D. Gibbons played a good guy ever? Or even a normal guy? I've always seen him as a bad guy. Not that I'm complaining. He's pretty creepy.
Frank Nitti in the Untouchables.
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Re: FlashForward -- "Better Angels" -- 04/01/10

Originally Posted by gmanca View Post
Billy Drago is the actor.
Not him. D. Gibbons is played by Michael Massee.
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Re: FlashForward -- "Better Angels" -- 04/01/10

Well I'll be damned, that dude looks just like Billy Drago. Thanks for the catch Kevin!
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Re: FlashForward -- "Better Angels" -- 04/01/10

I would recognize D Gibbon's voice anywhere.

And any 24 fan knows why

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