The Event returns from a brief hiatus with an episode mostly centred on Blake Sterling's backstory, where we learn he was romanced by a Russian operative who had to be killed by his father when he was unable to do what had to be done. It's what lead to Blake's lack of emotion and his stoic, cynical take on things, which is evidence that the show is now getting a grip on its character development (even if the structure is lifted so blatantly from Lost). I think I preferred the almost chaotic nature of the pilot, zipping around timelines and keeping an energetic pace. It was messy, but at least it was different.
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