FlashForward Episode 11: "Revelation Zero" Review


I don't know how to explain it, but something just really clicked the right way in the two-hour return episode of FlashForward. As you all know, I've been pretty down on this series from the get go due to some fundamental flaws in its design. There are giant paradox's that need to be addressed, "WTF" moments that work to un-glue what is supposed to ultimately be a show tethered to our own reality, and tons of cringe-worthy character flaws; some of which deal with Joseph Fiennes' Mark Benford and his parenting skills. And I don't mean tragic flaws that work to create layered, interesting characters, like alcoholism or emotional trauma. I mean fathers who don't ask their eight year-old daughters what they saw in their future visions. Even if it's just to make sure that they're not dead in the future; and even when they mention the name of an evil man who might be tied to a global catastrophe. "Revelation Zero" effectively took us back to the day of the blackout, which is something that I appreciated back in "Black Swan." But now we got to see it as more of a global event, and the introduction of a new character, Timothy (Gil Bellows), worked to help re-invest us in an event that felt really glossed-over and ignored the first time around.


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