But I'm thinking -- maybe -- that the child is not autistic at all.
Kiefer and Kring have both confirmed in interviews that the younger character is not autistic - that he was misdiagnosed and is instead a person who has evolved beyond us.
I read a review yesterday that mocked the chances the show would have ended the Iraq storyline in a tragic way. But I guess I'm still in 24 mode and actually found myself nervous for the reckless kid. And dammit, the scene in Shibuya, for all its predictability and bizarre logic gaps, did get to me.
The show is certainly more compelling than Alcatraz - "pitiful splash of seagull guano," heh - but like many of you, I can see how it'll be hard to sustain on a weekly basis. Plus Kring does have a history of thinking he's tackled a new angle when it in fact he's encroached on well tread territory.
It was never appointment viewing for me but didn't Early Edition have trouble keeping things interesting from week to week? I think I'm going to have to count on Kiefer to keep the show from working too many tropes and always tying up threads in a neat little bow. Or he can keep delivering enough emotional resonant moments to make us forget all the weird plot holes.
It was good to see that the show did well in the ratings but I wonder how much it'll matter to Fox to have respectably strong numbers going forth. The same week global broadcast strategy might make it easier for the show to stay on air, even if US audience numbers were to drop off.
Edited by halo_pub, Jan 27, 2012 @ 12:52 AM.