Monday, 18 April 2011

The Event Episode 17 Discussion Post 57

Vice President Jarvis (Bill Smitrovich) vocalizes his lack of faith in President Martinez’s (Blair Underwood) leadership and agrees to meet with an adversary.

Sophia (Laura Innes) pushes forward in her search for a super weapon, and, after witnessing injustices within the sleeper community, Leila (Sarah Roemer) begins to question where she belongs.

Episode Title - "Cut Off The Head"

For UK viewers wondering about The Event, there is no UK episode tonight, Episode 17 will be shown on Channel 4 next week.

57 comments:

maven said...

Whoop-de-do...I'm first. Hope there's something to talk about tonight.

I'm hearing rumors it's been canceled along with V.

Black Swan said...

Hi Maven... congrats on being first!

Gosh, I hope these rumors aren't true!

SG_Tess said...

Hi Maven and Swan.
I've heard the rumors to there's an online petition to save the show.

Black Swan said...

Hi SG!!

I've been following show cancellations a bit on twitter and I think I did see that.


Did
this get discussed?

SG_Tess said...

No. That's the first time I've seen that. I've been busy cleaning out Mom's house getting ready to sell it.

Black Swan said...

Oh, I know just what you're going through, SG ((hugs)). I'll keep my fingers crossed with selling the house.

A tweet from Jason Ritter today, in case you missed it:

JasonRitter
Big answers in tonight's episode of The Event! 9/8c on NBC. Spread the word! I'll give you a special word spreading knife and some toast.

Black Swan said...

hmmmmm, what's being kept on ice?? oh, Sophia's guy, Herbert. Has to get rid of all the 'evidence', but evidence of what??

Black Swan said...

wow, that was a start with a bang!
totally confused, tho.

Black Swan said...

Gonna take a guess here, that the ice was protecting dna of some kind.. just a hunch.

SG_Tess said...

Thanks Swan.
Maybe a virus? Or something to get rid of the humans?

Black Swan said...

Oh, could be SG.

Black Swan said...

Whoa, Sophia.. no mercy

Black Swan said...

hmmm, could the president's wife be the one who gave Sophia the VP's number?

SG_Tess said...

And called Simon last week to get him out of the White House.
You think the VP will sell out again?

SG_Tess said...

oops 2 weeks ago.

Just Thinking said...

Hi guys. Missed the beginning as I was on the phone- will go back to watch later.

Just Thinking said...

Yike- can't stand knives!

SG_Tess said...

You want to make a bet she calls the VP. hehe

Just Thinking said...

Why SG? Can't remember a connection.

Black Swan said...

SG, Once a sell-out, most likely will sell-out again, LOL.

Hi JT!

Yeah, that knife cut made me cringe!

Black Swan said...

SG, you mean Leila?

SG_Tess said...

Yes Leila. It seems she always messes things up. So the one person she shouldn't call she probably will.

Hi JT Sophia approached the VP to take the Prsident's place after she take him out.

Just Thinking said...

Boy, they really have flipped Sophia's character around.

Black Swan said...

Wanna hear something funny? They just showed the Prez. walking in finding his wife sleeping and my hubby said, 'Ah, the lizard!' ROFL..

Leila.. always messing things up, LOL

SG_Tess said...

Uh Oh

Black Swan said...

Well, we knew the VP would do that, didn't we? I thought Blake was gonna herniate something for a minute there, LOL.

Just Thinking said...

Hmm, she should have thought of what she was going to say.

Just Thinking said...

Path that you've "carved"- as in stone.

Black Swan said...

whoa!

SG_Tess said...

Woah didn't see that coming.

Just Thinking said...

Well, that's one way to make your point. Not a way I'd want to use- but very effective! Yikes!

Black Swan said...

I get the feeling Dempsey was happy to do that.. who wants to live forever??

SG_Tess said...

This doesn't look good.

Just Thinking said...

Yes, that looks like a guy who died of some disease humans won't have immunity to now.

SG_Tess said...

So is that frozen guy like Dempsey's nemisis or something?

SG_Tess said...

Or *nemesis*

Just Thinking said...

SG- I'm thinking the aliens buried him there a long time ago- knowing he would carry a disease that could be used as a weapon later.

Black Swan said...

That frozen guy is 'The Weapon'. I think he must have a disease/virus that will kill all humans, but not the aliens.. like JT said

Black Swan said...

The thing with Sean being 'The One' who has the best shot at saving the world somehow reminds me of 'The Matrix'. It's like this is his destiny and he just doesn't know it yet.

I wonder how a half-breed (like Leila) would respond to 'The Weapon'?

Darn, I'm gonna miss Dempsey, LOL.. He was so interesting.

Black Swan said...

Actually, it all reminds me of Lost. They all had to find their destinies as it related to the Island. They didn't understand the reason behind their paths until the end either.

I'm wondering if the 'variables' in The Event will end up being the half-breeds?

SG_Tess said...

I know the frozen guy is the weapon. You're probably right he carries a virus.
But I'm wondering who he is. Has he been around as long as Dempsey? Is he the alien version of Dempsey?

Black Swan said...

Good question, SG. Since he's buried in ice, maybe he's the cause of the Ice Ages, the demise of the dinosaurs, etc.. OK, I know I'm going way out here now, LOL.

Just Thinking said...

Ah-well, to be a good nemesis I think he would have to stayed alive! Have a feeling he was a redshirt.

Black Swan said...

LOL, JT. only a redshirt..
btw, I love your default pic here. We woke to snow this morning, so it's difficult to keep that spring feeling. Looking for a light pink sweater to go with my uggs for my Easter outfit.. :P

SG_Tess said...

heheh you've got a point JT.
Swan we haven't had snow but days and days of rain.

Black Swan said...

Updates already at NBC.com/the-event

"New! Dempsey's Desk Lives On!
See what appears on Dempsey's desk after his shocking suicide!"

So, I wonder if this will be Sean's next move and part of stuff he'll find as per instructions (possibly in that bag?) I'm cool with that desk becoming 'Sean's desk', but I'm disappointed in not finding out more on how Dempsey rose to power and riches, other than to know he had a longgggg time to get all that. artistic license, I guess.

Black Swan said...

SG, you haven't had any tornadoes I hope?

SG_Tess said...

No. Not in my area.

SG_Tess said...

Maybe Dempsey was testing the girls to find a antivirus for the weapon.

Just Thinking said...

Thank you Swan- I changed from the snowman to ward away any more flakes. The last of our snow at the house is melting in two tiny piles - I think it will be gone tomorrow!

SG- they haven't really explained about the girls yet- have they? So, what does happen to Dempsey's organization after he's gone I wonder?

Black Swan said...

Glad you're staying away from the tornadoes, SG! I just heard on Nightline:
There have been more than 200 tornadoes in just the last 3 days. One of the worst spring storm seasons in history.

JT, wow.. you still have snow piles?! We got this couple of inches of snow this morning as a bad surprise, but it's already melted and we didn't have any snow left before that.

I still think the girls were used to give Dempsey a youth serum to keep him going until he found the one who could continue his work of saving the world from alien attacks. Since Dempsey gave Sean the black bag and he's passing the torch to Sean to continue his work, I wonder if Sean will 'inherit' all from Dempsey or at least he may have the keys now to things in his office, including the scroll and that box we can't open there yet.

Just Thinking said...

Swan- I think we had the last bit of snow in town- from a huge pile that we got shoveling off the roof.

Dempsey did say something interesting about Sean- that he was an outsider- not a Sentinel- at least not yet.

Well- must hit the hay-if they cancel the show- I say we should get together here and just make up our own ending! Night,all.

maven said...

Not much to add to the discussion as you guys watched the show. It was shocking about Dempsey...definitely wanted to learn more about the Sentinels from him. One would think Sean would look at that rolled up parchment (which we've "seen" in Dempsey's safe)!

Like your take on the frozen body harboring a alien virus.

Zort70 said...

Shame that Dempsey is gone I thought he was the most interesting character.

I'm fairly sure he has left instructions that Sean gets everything he had, or at least access to all the resources if not the full ownership.

The presidents wife is an illegal alien not an intergalactic one ! I'm not sure she was telling the complete truth :-)

Talking of cancellations, after all the activity in the last few weeks I have a feeling the producers knew a while ago and have accelerated the story to reach a conclusion of sorts at the end of the run.

It would be a shame if they have but it wouldn't surprise me.

K said...

I wish Syfy would pick up at least one of the two. . .if they really are cancelled. . .surely their Friday nights could stand either The Event or V, either one - I'm not that choosy really.

I like Sean better when he's running around being all chosen-y with Vicky than when he's being in love with Leila. Some people are just more effective when they're miserable. I also like Leila better when she's messing things up than when she's sitting around mooning over Sean. Even if she messes up - at least she's trying to do something. Better to try and fail than to do nothing at all. At least, that's what I think when I'm watching anyway.

I hated to see Dempsey go. . .he was the best one. . .and it occurred to me in this episode that he and Sean have the same haircut. . .which means nothing of course.

I kept thinking that the VP's plan won't quite kill the president and instead the wife will become the person who calls the shots instead (don't know if that makes sense politically - but wasn't Eleanor Roosevelt terribly influential when the president was sick way back when or do I have that mixed up with someone else?) - or at least she'd have the sympathy of the people and be able to send mixed messages through the media and keep things off balance. If she's not Dominican instead of Sophia-ian that is.

Good episode! Why do they always get better right when you're about to give up on them?

Zort70 said...

I've just noticed the new emails on Dempsey's office.

One talks about Sean being his replacement and the drug he was taking was a life extension solution.

Zort70 said...

I've created a new post, one for screen captures and one for the Truthseeker and Dempsey's office updates.