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TV Review: Eureka – “Here Come the Suns”

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The town of Eureka may be known for scientific work, but the people rally around other items, too. When a mayoral race comes up, more than a few citizens get involved. Zoe (Jordan Hinson), daughter of Jack (Colin Ferguson), wants her boyfriend, Lucas (Vanya Asher) to win. Unreasonable? Maybe. They face some stiff competition, though. Vince (Chris Gauthier), owner of Cafe Diem, throws his hat in the ring too.

Perhaps the most qualified person running is Dr. Herrera (Dean Marshall Stargate:Atlantis, Da Vinci's Inquest), who certainly acts the part. Out of all three candidates, I was prepared for his victory speech. After Eva Thorne (Frances Fisher) backs him, trouble rears its ugly head.

What is it with this woman? She came to town after an internal GD disaster ("A Night at Global Dynamics"), but she clearly has a hidden agenda. Frances Fisher is rising to the occasion if "villain" describes this character best. I don't have a problem with a classified agenda, after all, a lot of what goes on in Global Dynamics is classified. Technology, while often useful, can also be extremely dangerous in the wrong hands.

The problem lies in the word "hidden." She refuses to tell anybody what she is trying to do, even Dr. Allison Blake (Salli Richardson-Whitfield). The last time this town had a big secret, the everyone in the entire lab nearly got killed, along with the sheriff. Oops!

By all means, thermal clean a lab. Just remove any bodies first. Should they be innocent victims, they can be buried. A trial is a little tricky if the defendants are deceased.

Now then, I wonder how long it will take before Eva finds out Henry Deacon (Joe Morton) got elected mayor. Zane Donovan (Niall Matter) got pulled into Eva's scheme simply because Henry refused to. He knows how secrets can do more harm than good.

Ferguson and Fisher are adept at portraying two persons on opposite sides. Neither backs down, but they both want to keep others out of harm's way. Hearing the protest of "it's not what you think" sounds false to my ears, and I'm glad to see the disbelief in Colin's face when Eva delivers the line. All Eva needs to do is share a small part of her plan and she could be left alone. Good luck with the secrets.

Even the extra sun was not enough to overshadow the storyline which has run through all the episodes this season so far. Enough already. Get the truth out and send Eva packing. This town needs a breath of fresh air, and soon.

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