Tonight's episode definitely made up for last week's break! I have to start with the Zoey/Noh family ordeal. We learn that Zoey really didn't see Demetri in her flashforward which lead to the bombshell that the "beautiful beach wedding" was really a memorial for Demetri.
Were you all as frustrated as I was seeing Zoey leave that pitiful message for Noh family? Why were they avoiding her? (I bet I could give you one big colorful reason). Why is she once again fighting this battle alone? I felt that Demetri should have been the one making that phone call...
Toward the end of the episode, Mrs. Saayo Noh (Elizabeth Sung) and Zoey finally sit down and talk. Zoey hashes out parts of her flashforward and makes an impassioned plea to his mother. My favorite line in this scene from Mrs. Noh: "[We had] difficulties with you marrying our son," that was a really nice way to put it lady! His mother then says that after the flashforward, they saw everything differently and would be proud to have Zoey a part of their family. Guess they realized she really loves Demetri. Good. But I don't have good feelings when it comes to Zoey's persistence in changing the future--what good can come of that?
On another note, some eye candy showed up tonight in the form Michael Ealy who played CIA agent Marshall Vogel. After all these weeks, I still have to give kudos to the producers for giving "minority" actors (especially black men) who aren't always in the limelight a chance to shine. If you know me, you'll know that I'm all about positive images/representations of black men (that don't rely on stereotypes) for young children of color, especially African American boys. I hope he stays around.
The whole Benford/Noh/Nhadra Udaya saga was just way too much to handle. I have to say that I called Benford getting booted early on the episode, I wonder if (and highly doubt) it'll stick though. What's ironic though is that when Benford took the heat for Demetri so that he wouldn't be reprimanded by Wedeck, I thought I saw another "cross cultural" big brother relationship in the making...that was until Nhadra (Shorey Aghdashloo) was forced to divulge the disturbing information on Demetri's impending murder. Blew me away. We'll see what happens in three months.
As you all know, March 2010 is the next time we'll see FlashForward. I'm sure some people are sad and some are glad, as for me, I'm somewhere in the middle J. In any case, this doesn't mean my blog is going away--keep visiting for some more amazing posts by yours truly.