Eureka – Before I Forget

by Alan Rapp on December 1, 2016

in Television Reviews 

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Eureka - Before I Forget

For Throwback Thursday we take another look back to the First Season of Eureka. “Before I Forget” is an interesting episode as it highlights how one man ruined two lives without either victim realizing it. After the arrival of Henry‘s (Joe Morton) old friends Jason Anderson (Andrew Airlie) and his wife Kim (Tamlyn Tomita) odd events start happening where several characters are unable to account for small blocks of time. This situation comes to a head when Carter (Colin Ferguson) awakes in Cafe Diem after apparently shooting Henry but with no memory of the event or any reliable witness testimony. Realizing Jason must be responsible, Carter and Henry hope to expose him, but the pair are beat out by Kim who discovers her husband has been using his device on her for years, stealing her work, and keeping her from her true love – Henry, and decides to plan a little revenge.

The imagination and cruelty of Jason’s actions is only surpassed by the brilliance of his method to keep getting away with it. Each time someone learns something he doesn’t want them to know a quick brain wipe solves all the unscrupulous scientist’s problems. Only the unaccounted time and unexplained events are left to be questioned. The episode’s B-story involves Zoe (Jordan Hinson) joining the school Drama department for a performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Eureka-style). The sheriff’s device-triggered brain farts create an initial hiccup or two leading up to her dramatic debut, but eventually the show goes off without a hitch.

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