Eureka - "I Do Over" (spoilers)

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Emh, Aug 19, 2008.

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How do you rate this episode?

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  1. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

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    Right back at you. :rolleyes:

    Not my fault you were being a deliberately obtuse ass.

    I stand corrected. *shrug*
     
  2. OmahaStar

    OmahaStar Disrespectful of his betters Admiral

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    Dude. Not cool. :wtf:
     
  3. Skywalker

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    One warning for flaming.

    Oh, wait... Nevermind. :angel:
     
  4. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I don't really think Carter took enough advantage of the loop.

    O'Niel and Teal'c with the Golfing through the aperture of the Stargate? Now that's setting the bar a touch high for this sort of story which I don't think Eureka came close to equaling.
     
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  5. witchie

    witchie Commodore Commodore

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    Lost in the Stark stuff was Eva's actions. We know she was surveying that area, but Henry said there was a pocket of radiation. I think. What is she up to? Is she evil or just a capitalist trying to make a buck?
     
  6. RaymondJames

    RaymondJames Captain Captain

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    it was a predictable death but a great episode. I knew it would either be Stark or Alison.
     
  7. Neroon

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    Everybody feeling better now? Don't do it again, or Trogdor will not be pleased!
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  8. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

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    I've been wondering about that as well. I don't think it's about money, rather it's about power. She's trying to unearth a powerful weapon (or research and resources leading to such a weapon).
     
  9. OmahaStar

    OmahaStar Disrespectful of his betters Admiral

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    You're not going to warn for an obvious flame? Because he's on staff, he gets a free pass?
     
  10. propita

    propita Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Well, it obviously ties in with the A-bomb tests footage from 1936(?) and the discovery of underground "chambers."

    So, what's down there? Or is it who's down there?
     
  11. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

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    Right, I figured it was connected to the A-bomb tests footage (hence my reference to power and weapons). I'm guessing there's some special kind of special bomb buried deep underground and she's trying to figure how to properly access it without 1) Alerting anyone and 2) Killing herself.
     
  12. bigsmokeco

    bigsmokeco Cadet Newbie

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    ok ye sorry i was wondering cos stark aid remember my ego is as big as this building and that was the day before he died so i found it strange that stark remembered that when carter and the time guy were the only ones who remembered thing from the days before
     
  13. Neroon

    Neroon Mod of Balance Moderator

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    You know the protocol for discussing moderator actions.
     
  14. Velocity

    Velocity Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    In order for the Allison and Carter romance to happen, Stark had to disappear. That was the only way for Allison to believably get close to Carter without appearing to be a fickle woman. On their wedding day or after they are married, I think Stark will return for dramatic effect. I think the character will return, whether the same actor plays him or not.
     
  15. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Nah... Stark could have cheated on Allison, or yelled at Kevin. Plenty of ways to break up the relationship.
     
  16. Pilot Ace

    Pilot Ace Captain Captain

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    However, a noble death was probably the best way to maintain the character's likability.
     
  17. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored The Mod Awakens Moderator

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    I don't believe they ever mentioned what happened to The Artifact after they separated its field from Kevin last season, did they?

    It was buried on Earth for hundreds of millions of years, and they never specified precisely where it was found. Maybe they built Eureka where they did specifically because they found The Artifact near there accidentally while doing the A-Bomb tests, and it was in the underground chambers Eva is studying. It would explain the weird radiation signals Henry picked up, and it might have "evolved" somehow after connecting with Kevin and thus may be unrecognizable to Henry and the others, but Eva knows what it is, and is possibly a member of The Consortium and a replacement for Beverly, albeit with more power.

    Also, that Dr. Carlson guy once told Stark that "he would someday know what The Artifact had revealed to him" and now Stark has had a very scifi "death" so he might be experiencing that version of enlightenment or "heaven" within The Artifact right now.
     
  18. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

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    Except both of those actions would be completely out of character for Stark. A noble death is not.

    Hmmm...interesting points there. You might be onto something there.
     
  19. David cgc

    David cgc Vice Admiral Admiral

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    A bit of an aside, but did they ever say explicitly if Stark was Kevin's father? As I recall, they always played it a bit ambiguously, and I'm curious about where the kid actually came from.
     
  20. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

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    I've been wondering the same, particularly during this episode. As far as I recall, it has never been stated that Kevin is Stark's son and that's something I would have expected to be mentioned sometime in the first two years, especially in the season two finale. I'm guessing Allison had Kevin prior to meeting and marrying Stark, perhaps even before she moved to Eureka. Do we know how long she's been at Eureka?