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The Event -- Fall Finale -- "Everything will Change" -- 11/29/10

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President Martinez (Blair Underwood) confronts the traitor in his administration, only to be met with threats of exposing the cover-up of Avias Air 514. Even after testing the loyalty of Isabel (guest star Necar Zadegan) and Thomas (Clifton Collins, Jr.), Sophia (Laura Innes) still suspects their subterfuge, so she sends Simon (Ian Anthony Dale) on a fact-finding mission. Her suspicions are confirmed when Thomas unveils a shocking new plan. Meanwhile, on the hunt for Samantha, Sean (Jason Ritter) and Leila (Sarah Roemer) battle the mercenaries sent by Dempsey (guest star Hal Holbrook).


Episode 10 of 22

Last episode of 2010. The show will return February 28, 2011


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Re: The Event -- Fall Finale -- "Everything will Change" -- 11/29/10

Is The Cape only 6 episodes? I somehow thought I'd read this show was going to have a longer hiatus. Hmm....
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Re: The Event -- Fall Finale -- "Everything will Change" -- 11/29/10

Originally Posted by rfduncan View Post
Is The Cape only 6 episodes? I somehow thought I'd read this show was going to have a longer hiatus. Hmm....
The Cape is 13 episodes, but the geniuses at NBC are only scheduling 8 to air in The Event's timeslot during the hiatus. The remaining 5 will air on a new day and time sometime before the TV season ends....I hope.
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Re: The Event -- Fall Finale -- "Everything will Change" -- 11/29/10

Well, I guess the satellite transmission should be definitive proof that they're aliens.
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Re: The Event -- Fall Finale -- "Everything will Change" -- 11/29/10

And that Leila is half-Alf!



... and for the record, The Cape looks lame.
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Re: The Event -- Fall Finale -- "Everything will Change" -- 11/29/10

Originally Posted by Fist of Doom View Post
Well, I guess the satellite transmission should be definitive proof that they're aliens.
I don't know; it's definitely in that realm but I can see it being a transmission to a future Earth.

I thought Leila was involved somehow involved with Holbrook but didn't expect her to be half-visitor.

Looking forward to what happens the rest of the season.
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Re: The Event -- Fall Finale -- "Everything will Change" -- 11/29/10

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
The Cape is 13 episodes, but the geniuses at NBC are only scheduling 8 to air in The Event's timeslot during the hiatus. The remaining 5 will air on a new day and time sometime before the TV season ends....I hope.
I wish they'd just go ahead and finish airing the rest of the season of The Event before starting the new series, The Cape. I can't imagine that breaking them up is good. Like you say, geniuses. Maybe they need the time to finish the new episodes of The Event?

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Pretty good episode. Interesting twist with Leila and her dad. Makes more sense. I was under the impression that they couldn't mate with humans? I think I got this from the past re-telling of the alien CIA guy (Simon) and his relationship with the human woman from years back. I guess I was wrong on that one.

What is Holbrook's connection? Is he an alien, too?

Why are they retrieving little girls and injecting them to make them age? They want to wipe out all the half-breeds? I guess they don't have male half-breeds, only female ones?

well, have to wait til the end of February and after.
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Re: The Event -- Fall Finale -- "Everything will Change" -- 11/29/10

Originally Posted by northmoor View Post
I wish they'd just go ahead and finish airing the rest of the season of The Event before starting the new series, The Cape. I can't imagine that breaking them up is good. Like you say, geniuses. Maybe they need the time to finish the new episodes of The Event?
In an ideal world, The Event would run from September to February or early March getting all 22 episodes out of the way and maybe throwing a few 2 week breaks for slow periods and Holidays. Then you could replace it with The Cape in the Spring and have it run all 13 episodes in a row until May sweeps. Hmmm, maybe I should be a programming scheduler.

But, I think the logic behind this is the creators of the show need the hiatus to get more episodes in the can so they can run episodes 11-22 without interruption when the show returns in February and still be able to pad the show out until May.
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Re: The Event -- Fall Finale -- "Everything will Change" -- 11/29/10

Wow...I am suppose to wait now until February to watch more of this crap. This show has only gotten worse since the beginning. There was an article on yahoo over the weekend for 12 shows that were either canceled or not doing very well and The Event was one of the 12 as still going but limping along. I gave this show one last chance with the fall finale thinking there will be a lot of good...exciting things going on that will make me want to come back in February to finish watching this show. There was nothing that makes me want to come back after three months and pick this up to see what happens. This show started off pretty good but is going down quick...
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Watched every episode to this point. Gave it a solid chance but found myself not intersted in any way and promptly deleted my season pass. I remember how the producers of this show dogged Flash Forward and said "We have a plan." Plan sucked though and this show won't last much longer after it's haitus.
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Re: The Event -- Fall Finale -- "Everything will Change" -- 11/29/10

Originally Posted by rfduncan View Post
Is The Cape only 6 episodes? I somehow thought I'd read this show was going to have a longer hiatus. Hmm....
Given the promos I saw, I'll be surprised if it last 2 episodes. It looked dreadful.
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Re: The Event -- Fall Finale -- "Everything will Change" -- 11/29/10

Originally Posted by northmoor View Post
Pretty good episode. Interesting twist with Leila and her dad. Makes more sense. I was under the impression that they couldn't mate with humans? I think I got this from the past re-telling of the alien CIA guy (Simon) and his relationship with the human woman from years back. I guess I was wrong on that one.

What is Holbrook's connection? Is he an alien, too?

Why are they retrieving little girls and injecting them to make them age? They want to wipe out all the half-breeds? I guess they don't have male half-breeds, only female ones?

well, have to wait til the end of February and after.

I had a feeling once it was revealed that dude was after Leila, and given the kidnapping of her sister, that the dad was an alien or whatever.
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Re: The Event -- Fall Finale -- "Everything will Change" -- 11/29/10

Here's the 3 1/2 minute trailer for The Cape that was shown at the upfronts in May. I think this gives you a better idea on what the show is about.

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Re: The Event -- Fall Finale -- "Everything will Change" -- 11/29/10

I don't know why people hate this show, while it's not amazing i still like it and cannot wait to find out what's going on (which we never will, since it'll probably be canceled)

There's such a big drought of serialized shows that i always get attached to them, even if they're not that great. There's so many sitcoms and procedurals and reality shows on network tv that when there's a serialized drama i always get hooked on it. And if there's sci fi elements to it, even better! But we never get answers because they always get canceled because no one watches because there's not enough answers. Irony at it's finest :P
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Re: The Event -- Fall Finale -- "Everything will Change" -- 11/29/10

The president only has daughters.
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Re: The Event -- Fall Finale -- "Everything will Change" -- 11/29/10

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Here's the 3 1/2 minute trailer for The Cape that was shown at the upfronts in May. I think this gives you a better idea on what the show is about.

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Now that doesn't look too bad. Might give it a shot.
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Re: The Event -- Fall Finale -- "Everything will Change" -- 11/29/10

This episode certainly wasn't the "Wow!" it needed to be to carry it through a three month hiatus. I still find myself looking forward to it, but my ass doesn't need to be in a seat on Monday nights, especially with Hulu+ now on the Roku.
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Re: The Event -- Fall Finale -- "Everything will Change" -- 11/29/10

For what was promoted as a "Fall Finale" leading into a 3 month hiatus, I think it definitely lacked the Wow! or Oh Shit! factor other than the minor reveal about Michael being an alien and Leila being part-alien. I was entertained, but I think this episode mostly served as set-up for the 2nd half of the season.

I don't understand what Thomas' end game is supposed to be. He's obviously frustrated being in the shadow of Sophia, but I don't get what he and Isabel are trying to do. He mentioned in the garage that alot of people are going to die....okay? I did think it was funny how Isabel barely had a limp when she was walking with Thomas considering she shot herself in the knee/leg only a few days earlier.

And of course the VP was going to play stupid with Martinez.

The subplot with Dempsey's group kidnapping the "part-alien" little girls and injecting them with the aging serum needs more explanation. I really hope the back 12 episodes sheds some light on that.

Obviously when the show returns your not going to get new viewers as noone watches a serial drama mid-season so they better come back with a bang to keep their already small audience.

One thing that annoys the crap out of me is why these TV shows need to create fictional countries like the country that the rocket was launched from.

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Re: The Event -- Fall Finale -- "Everything will Change" -- 11/29/10

I do have to say that Blair Underwood has done a solid job playing Martinez along with Zeljko Ivanek as Blake. They are easily the strongest actors on this show.
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Re: The Event -- Fall Finale -- "Everything will Change" -- 11/29/10

I don't think this episode was originally meant to be the 'fall finale' as it was only announced that it was going on hiatus a few weeks ago. I had hoped they might have re-edited to make it more finale worthy but I guess I'm not suprised. I'll keep watching when (and if) it comes back, confident that it will soon be cancelled. I had already dropped the season pass once, but gave it another shot. I'm a completist and knowing that there will only be a few more episodes, I have to finish it out. The only show I ever gave up on was Heroes.
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Zeljko Ivanek yes.

Blair Underwood no.
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Re: The Event -- Fall Finale -- "Everything will Change" -- 11/29/10

I thought this episode was one of the most lackluster of the season. More than anything, I find myself wanting to shoot Leila for being so impulsive ("I KNOW this is the place!")--the fact that they get into the basement hideout and without hardly any looking around, she starts running through the place shouting for her sister was very stupid for that character.

I've loved this show, but it's really reminding me of FastForward--a solid, strong start that they can't sustain.

I also had a feeling both Luke from Gilmore Girls and Mike from Ed were aliens only because I couldn't imagine them casting these good actors for throwaway roles. :P
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Re: The Event -- Fall Finale -- "Everything will Change" -- 11/29/10

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... I did think it was funny how Isabel barely had a limp when she was walking with Thomas considering she shot herself in the knee/leg only a few days earlier.
That and she was clearly aiming at her right knee in that episode, but was walking with the cane in her left hand and favoring her left knee.
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That and she was clearly aiming at her right knee in that episode, but was walking with the cane in her left hand and favoring her left knee.
The proper way to use a cane is opposite the bad leg. So this is one thing the show actually gets right.

I guess these aliens heal like Wolverine? The gunshot wound, the building that fell on Simon, not being sure to kill Sophia with one bullet, and the Dad strolling out to the corn field after taking a bullet in the leg. I don't think it's been explicitly stated, but it should have been known all along since the captured ones were injured and the government would have watched them heal in captivity.

Oh, and I'm not sure how much sense it makes leaving the pilot behind after the plane crash with him turning out to be an ET.
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Re: The Event -- Fall Finale -- "Everything will Change" -- 11/29/10

I still don't mind watching it, although I'm less enthused than at the beginning. It's fairly entertaining, but if it were cancelled I wouldn't really miss it.

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