Eureka: Review: Season 5 Ep 6

Syfy, 21 May 2012

A practice ‘disaster drill’ becomes all too real for the inhabitants of Eureka when computer mind ADA goes haywire.

A predictable episode that’s entertaining enough, but maybe a bit too lazy for what has turned out to be Eureka’s final season (although they can’t have known that when putting this one together).

One of the episode’s saving graces is the way it confronts the Holly Martin storyline. Felica Day was a kooky, welcome addition to the cast, so it was a shame she was the one chosen to become a casualty of the Matrix-like drama of the opening trilogy this season. The discovery that a copy of her personality exists within the computer gives some much-needed depth to Fargo as he faces up to her loss.

Otherwise, this is pretty much Eureka-by-numbers, and none-too-bad for that. It does suggest that the flashes of invention in the opening few episodes of the season were an aberration and if the show had gone on we’d just be getting more of the so-so same. Perhaps it is time to put this show to rest after all.

Verdict: Standard stuff, with an interesting B-plot.

Episode 6 ‘Worst Case Scenario’: 7/10

Brian J. Robb


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