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Robots? And more?

Eureka is evolving. This is the first time we've seen a fully autonomous anthropomorphic robot show up. Sarah is mostly autonomous of course, but she is stuck to the house.


I did like how they played it. At first I thought they were going to make the robot the bad guy. However, what they did was so much more bittersweet. They made him one of the good guys, and they made him grow and learn. That's how robots should be. And all without a single mention of Asimov's three laws of robotics (which are stupid for other reasons, but that's a discussion for another time).


I hope Andy remains a part of Eureka showing up at odd moments and helping out. However, they shouldn't keep him in a box and then just haul him out to do the heavy lifting. That would be mean.


It was also very evident that a high school education in Eureka, even for someone of regular intelligence, pays off better than public school. Zoey knew how to make a gravity bomb out of tenser field. Way to go girl. I wonder what she's going to choose about college. Is there a college in Eureka? I would think there would be.


I also liked the evolving pregnancies of the show. Though the fact that they have two going at the same time is a little hard on the suspension of belief. Either that or I'm a conspiracy theorist and I want them to be doing something Eureka-ish with the babies. Poor babies.


They also introduced the season arc at the very end. It was just a blip. Did anyone else catch it?


SPOILER


Aliens. At least that's what we're supposed to assume of course. The radio antenna array goes wonky, and then Henry says "We don't have anything out that far. ... It's coming straight for Eureka." Yeah, that just screams aliens. Which means of course that I doubt it's actually aliens. Maybe it's a project from Eureka's past. Sort of like the Stargate Episode (110) The Torment of Tantalus when they actually sent out a ship long before they should've been able too. Yes that's reminiscent of last season's big secret, yet at the same time it's so different.


Of course I could be wrong, and it might actually be aliens. In which case, the secret for this season will be that we've had contact with aliens before.

Comments

| Jul 12, 2009 11:05PM EDT
I loved the animal guy too. What happened to him? Did they just faze him out? Ooooo I like the babysitter idea. He'd be a great one to do it. I did mention that, but how do you connect the aging thing to the aliens? How does that work?
| Jul 12, 2009 10:01PM EDT
Loved the episode,but robo-cop is definitely NOT talking German (even when they pretend this it's mostly not German, except in ALIAS) must have been some invented language?! I think Andy has potential, how about hiring him as a babysitter for all the babies that will soon be all over Eureka? :) As for the signal, how about it is somehow connected to Eurekas past and the whole storyline from the first part of the season??!!
| Jul 12, 2009 4:45PM EDT
glad to see eureka back would have thought that the first episode would have been the start of a new season and not an add on to the last season also i want them to bring back the animal guy cant remember his name but he was so funny
| Jul 12, 2009 10:11AM EDT
i loved the episode. and its weart that they are smarter in eureka but its cool tho. only one thing is botering me. when they say that the robo-cop talks dutch, he isn't. its more that he is talking german or someting they made up

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