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Saturday, October 17, 2009

FF: 1.4- Black Swan

*Editor's Note: Remember the promise I made to keep the posts on time? You can thank the PSAT for making me deviate from the plan. Expect FlashForward today, with Fringe either today or tomorrow. Then we'll take a look at Monk's latest case on Sun.

Yet another really great episode. And yet another surprise twist at the end.

Remember that terrorist suspect we met in the pilot? Well, she was back, and was finally being interrogated by Demetri for what she may or may not have done. Though she said she didn't have anything to do with the Blackout, she gave info on a restaurant. They go to the restaurant and the cook runs out of the place. But, it's revealed that he was a drug seller, and not involved with the blackout.

After the little wild goose chase, Mark decided to take a crack at interrogating the suspect. She doesn't give him any info, only a metaphor about Swans. This must be important; the episode's title was called "Black Swan".

In the hospital, Olivia and Bryce (the docotor who was going to commit suicide on the day of the Blackout) dealt with a patient who was feeling sick. But he wasn't worried about the surgery. He wasn't even worried on the day of the Blackout when he was in the bus crash. He told the doctors that in his flashforward he saw himself partying as a black man. Say what?

It turns out he had Addison's disease, which is a hormonal imbalance which is making calming hormones instead of adrenaline. It will also cause hims pigmintation darker. Bryce finds this out, and urges Olivia not to operate because he will die on the table. She doesn't listen because she doesn't want the flashforward to be true. But it turns out it will be true, and it saves the patient's life.

Speaking of flashforwards, this week we find out that Charlie's babysitter saw herslef being drowned. Mysterious, very mysterious. We also saw that Lloyd heard Olivia in his flashforward, and was in the same exact situation as Olivia's flashforward.

Back to the FBI, Mark wants one of his fellow agents to hack into the CIA database to search for info on the Somali Blackout back in 1991. This sounds illegal, no?

A surprise appearance by your favorite dead rockstar and mine made the final scene of the show. That's right, Dominic Monaghan was on as Simon. And he looks like a bad guy who caused the blackouts, with the help of Lloyd. Maybe next week more of our questions will be answered.

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