What a stupid episode. It was better than last week, but that's not saying much. Why
did Allison have to go with Carter again? Just to get her out of Eva's way? As a stupid plot contrivance?
Just on the technical side--
So what, there were holographic transmitters in the underground habitat? How was the hologram transmitting information back to Henry? Did they make it seem like he was walking next to Carter when in reality he was sitting in his cell the whole time? I realize they probably didn't have the money for it, but I would've believed it much more if a holographic Henry had just floated next to Carter the whole time. Also, the hologram was unnecessary; they could have used, I don't know, a webcam or something, or brought Henry a laptop that let him tap into the environment's sensors. The hologram couldn't interact with anything anyway, so making a holographic Henry was pointless.
And speaking of the sensors, I found it really creepy that Fargo would pirate the signal and they would all watch these people without their consent. When Allison and Carter were speaking, they had an expectation of a certain level of privacy even though they knew the habitat was monitored 24/7. They didn't know that a bunch of voyeurs were getting their kicks Big Brother style. The difference is, the people on Big Brother know they're being watched. The researchers in the habitat? Gave no consent. I would NEVER want someone spying on me trying to, I don't know, go on a date with someone, or just scratching my butt. Gross. Especially with Zoe right there, worrying about her father. All that meta commentary was lame, unsubtle, and trying too hard, just like the anvils last week comparing Zoe and Martha.
I'm so glad Eva didn't just do a complete 180 and turn out to have Learned A Lesson about Eureka, and that maybe all the changes were just to hide a fishing expedition into the museum's archives. The way she brought the propositions to Jo could have been a prime way to get some Jo backstory, though. Even if it was just some flattery to grease the wheel, what in Jo's record was Eva gushing about, specifically? And I totally thought at Cafe Diem when Jo was telling Eva to back off, Eva was scooting closer so she could reveal she knew everything about Jo and her special forces past.
Zane, shockingly, continues to not annoy that much. If they can demonstrate that he's growing up and starting to move a little into Jo's world instead of trying to drag her into his so much, I might even stop hating him.
Edited by captain sam, Aug 6, 2008 @ 12:23 AM.