Thursday, April 7, 2011

What I’m Watching: The Event

The Event: Season 1, Episode 16 “You Bury Other Things Too” (F)

Not that this hasn’t been a problem before, but does it really make any sense for the president to be so directly involved in every single minute step of the process here? Hasn’t he heard of plausible deniability? Martinez’s exclamation of “Another mole?” is particularly laughable, and his presence in the room when Simon was able to so easily escape, thanks in no small part to the presence of not one but two getaway cars, seemed like an enormous waste of his time. Sophia’s speech to her people proves that Martinez was an idiot for responding to the destruction of the Washington Monument with cold-blooded murder, inciting the very enemy he sought to destroy, pissing them off and just egging them on even more. The idea that Martinez’s own wife could be the second mole is pretty dumb, and if that’s the case, she’s an incredibly ineffective mole, having done nothing productive so far and now so easily and unnecessarily blowing her cover. Leila is now officially around just to cause problems, but, to be fair, it’s not entirely her fault because the guy tasked with looking after her is rather purposely creepy. Simon seemed far too easily able to convince Michael to become a traitor, and the fact that it was a setup just means that Sophia is wasting her time when she should be busy killing humans so that can replace the entire population of the planet. This episode’s torture scene was highly unconvincing, especially with Sean fretting so much during it. Vicky’s allegiance to Sean doesn’t add up, and now we have to deal with him wasting time by going to rescue her from the fire because it doesn’t seem that anyone pull off a simple task like execution anymore these days.

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