Tuesday, 26 April 2011

The Event Episode 18 Discussion Post 57

The White House is rocked by the sudden illness of one of their own, leaving Chief of Staff Peel and Sterling to investigate possible conspirators.

Michael Buchanan comes to the aid of Leila, but it leaves them both at risk of Sophia’s wrath. Across the globe in Russia, Sean and Vicky race to stop Sophia’s weapon from being loaded onto a plane heading to the United States.

Episode Title - "Strain"

57 comments:

maven said...

I like this "first" streak!

Here's to a revealing episode tonight. Not expecting to discuss.

SG_Tess said...

Hi Maven

Black Swan said...

Hi, girls!

SG_Tess said...

Hi Swan

Just Thinking said...

Hellooos!

Black Swan said...

Hey, JT!

That frozen guy's shirt didn't look ancient!

Just Thinking said...

And he's pretty juicy!

Black Swan said...

We knew that would happen. Looked like he had a stroke.

SG_Tess said...

You think he might be from 1944?
Hi JT

Black Swan said...

LOL, juicy! I guess freezing made him preserved pretty well.

Hope you all had a good Easter!

Black Swan said...

I don't know, SG. It just didn't seem like the shirt was ancient, IMO

Just Thinking said...

Yes, nice time with family- hope you all did too if you observe it.

Black Swan said...

Hey, I was right.. a stroke. (poor guy!)

Yep, spent time with family both days and had decent weather for a change, if not really warm.

Black Swan said...

Quite unrealistic that after a stroke so severe, you can all of a sudden talk straight and make sense, IMO.

Just Thinking said...

Oh boy- can't have it both ways Sophia.

SG_Tess said...

Agreed Swan
I watched my Mom have a stroke and come out of it.

Just Thinking said...

Think you're right Swan. Takes a long time to recover.

Black Swan said...

My mom had a slight stroke that only effected her speech and it took awhile for things to get better.

Just Thinking said...

93 years?

Black Swan said...

93 years.. oh, gross!

Black Swan said...

jinx, JT

SG_Tess said...

1918 World War 1?
Yuck

Just Thinking said...

was waiting for him to cut himself

Black Swan said...

So, the virus maybe will be passed air-born. (he was looking at the lungs and really happy about it)

oh, oh... he opened the door. Reminds me a bit of the House rerun I watched before this.

Black Swan said...

hmm, World War I?

the ebees weren't here yet, so can't blame Thomas on that one, right?

Just Thinking said...

Lots of gassing going on in WWI. Don't know about biological weapons though.

SG_Tess said...

The EBE's have been here for a long time according to Dempsey.

Black Swan said...

That's true, SG.

found this:
During World War I, the German Army developed anthrax, glanders, cholera, and a wheat fungus specifically for use as biological weapons. They allegedly spread plague in St. Petersburg, Russia, infected mules with glanders in Mesopotamia, and attempted to do the same with the horses of the French Cavalry.

Just Thinking said...

Hmm- do we have enough meds to combat widespread plague?

Black Swan said...

Even if we did, JT.. it could be a problem getting it distributed quickly enough. I guess it depends on how fast everything would happen.

I don't think we're equipped for something like this, really. What they plan may be considered an old problem not thought of anymore, thought of as not possible because it's been eratdicated.

Black Swan said...

Is Vicki falling for Sean??

Black Swan said...

that's what you get for opening the door

SG_Tess said...

I think she's liking the new take charge Sean.

Just Thinking said...

Maybe Swan.

I think it would be a good idea to get out the explosives and sink that boat!

SG_Tess said...

Absolutely JT.

Black Swan said...

wonder what would happen if the ocean died?

Black Swan said...

I hope the VP gets the first whiff of that virus!

Just Thinking said...

Oh- Spanish flu

Just Thinking said...

I think my great uncle died of that.

Just Thinking said...

Sterling may have to engage in a little assassination of his own.

Ohh- coffee stain!

SG_Tess said...

Sweet I hope Blake takes him down.

Just Thinking said...

Only 4 episodes left ??

Black Swan said...

Loved the ending! Funny that I didn't like Blake (or trust him) in the beginning, but that's all changed now.

That's interesting, JT (about your uncle)

Black Swan said...

Oh, you were comment #42, JT.. very lucky! go buy a lotto ticket! LOL

I'm wondering about that too. 4 episodes left EVER or just for this season. I haven't heard of a cancellation, have you?

SG_Tess said...

That will make 22 episodes.

SG_Tess said...

I think they mean for the season.
I haven't heard it's been canceled just rumors it might be.

Just Thinking said...

I read that they took 42 from Hitchhikers Guide- it was the answer to the question of life, the universe and everything. have always liked that number!

I haven't heard about cancellation- but certainly people have been dying- Thomas, Dempsey. So they could be wrapping up.

Black Swan said...

I hope this doesn't get cancelled, but it doesn't look good that so many BIG characters are being killed off.

42 has lots of significance in many ways, one of them being a reference to the Hitchhiker's Guide.

maven said...

So gross! And I watch Fringe!

maven said...

Okay, how the heck did Sean and Vicky get to that boat so fast...weren't they in France?

Nothing solid on cancellation yet...this and V are in trouble.

Just Thinking said...

Maven- I thought they were pretty quick too. Maybe they are on Fringe time-the team there seem to zoom around -between Boston & NY especially!

SG_Tess said...

The locked box on Dempsey's desk is open now. It has information on Sean.

SG_Tess said...

Oh it doesn't have anything we don't already know.

Amused2bHere said...

:::delurking::::

Hi folks.
I hope it's not canceled! Only 4 eps left? oh man...

Hmm....Elias or Jarvis? Sophia or Sterling? Human or non-terrestrials? gee, I just don't know who to root for...

One thing I do know: I like the president's wife. I root for her, even if she's an alien. Legal or not.

:::re-engaging lurker device::::

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Zort70 said...

Right, after Nephews, Royal Weddings, etc.. I've finally got to watch the episode.

Spanish Flu seems a bit of an odd weapon, but I suppose if we had no resistance back then we probably won't have developed it by now.

Poor old Martinez, will he live ? I'm not sure, but unless there is an EBE cure for strokes then I don't think he will be in office of any sort much longer.

It is odd that they are killing off lots of big characters, assuming they want this to go to a second season, which it appears Nick Wauters does, then who will be left for a 2nd season ? At the moment it just looks like Sean and Sophia.

Right, I'll go and catch some of the other updates around the web, as there are a few this week.

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