Monday, November 29, 2010

What I’m Watching: The Event

The Event: Season 1, Episode 9 “Your World to Take” (D+)

I’ll credit this episode for starting out strongly and finally directly addressing the reason for the aliens’ presence on Earth. The opening sequence with the text messages was well-done, and seeing the sheer numbers of their kind in the meeting room makes it clear that they are far more present and dangerous than anyone suspects. I wasn’t nearly as impressed with Sophia’s disciplinary measures since forcing the traitor to shoot herself in the leg isn’t all that bad of a punishment and Thomas should have expected far worse for trying to kill his own mother. The only reason it would make sense is if the aliens aren’t able to regenerate their human bodies for some reason, though I don’t think that’s the case. Sean’s astounded reaction to the fact that the assassin was hunting Leila and not the little girl is more than a bit over the top considering the fact that she’s been being hunted for capture for the entirety of the series thus far and upping the order from capture to kill isn’t such a big deal since she really wants to avoid either one from being successful. Without much related to the president, this episode feels particularly slow-moving, and the revelations are pretty much canceled out by the continued lack of clarity related to everything else. It’s about time that things came together and we found out exactly what the aliens are looking to do (we’re closer than ever before) and why whoever it is in the government is covering it up. Answers, please.

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