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TV Review: Eureka – “Show Me the Mummy”

Whether a town is large or smaller than a pinprick, one thing will always remain — relationships make the difference between a long life and a short, slow death. Eureka is close knit, especially since Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson) became sheriff. When Dr. Nathan Stark (Ed Quinn) disappeared via atomic clock ("I Do Over"), Jack found himself grappling with memories. However, nobody suffered as much, or had as many painful memories, as Dr. Allison Blake (Salli Richardson-Whitfield), Nathan's wife, who nearly remarried Nathan except for the poof.

For once, science fiction storytelling took a backseat this week when an Egyptologist, Dr. Sebastian Marx (Zak Santiago) came to town with a mummy in tow. While the episode was overdone, there was a bright spot, Neil Grayston. As Dr. Doug Fargo, he usually plays an assistant to a Nobel Prize winner, but this episode was an exception. An unfortunate sip of water put him into intensive care. On the edge of my seat, I had to know what the outcome was going to be. You'll have to watch for yourself.

This episode was Ed Quinn's last for now. Although he should be considered gone for good, there is always the possibility of a return down the road.

With a space now open at Global Dynamics, Zane Donovan (Niall Matter) is heading down a slippery path. Eva Thorn (Frances Fisher) asked for his help with her hotel. No biggie, right? Let's hope Jack doesn't find out. I'd hate to see Zane in jail.

Jack's sister, Lexi (Ever Carradine, Women's Murder Club and 24), also plans to stick around for a while. It may not be too long before her fiancé shows up. The interaction between Colin and Ever clicks. They handle the difficulties of a strained sibling relationship nicely. Jack is generally a nice guy, but Lexi may bring out more of his caring side, which is something that Jack, though a good person, doesn't usually show.

I think this season has been a bit lackluster. I'm not sure how many episodes are scheduled, but it won't be long before the fall season kicks in and other shows will compete for attention.

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