Flash Forward

FlashForward 1-8 – “Playing Cards with Coyote”

Previously on FlashForward: Al killed himself rather than be indirectly responsible at some point in the future for the death of a woman he’s never met. Suddenly, the future isn’t set in stone. It was a good episode. Oh, also Aaron came home to find his deceased daughter waiting for him.
So, I’m having a hard time with Dominic Monaghan’s character. He doesn’t seem like a “Simon” to me. Usually, I’d just use his character’s name from Lost, but we already have a “Charlie”. I find that I keep referring to him as Dom, so I’ll just stick with that. Unless I remember to call him by his character’s actual name, which doesn’t seem likely.
We open with Celia getting a letter – it’s Al’s last words. Aaron beams over his sleeping daughter. Demetri fidgets while looking at Mark’s bulletin board. Then we see Celia surrounded by reporters – she’s clearly telling her story and showing Al’s letter. Then we see a newspaper with the headline “The Future Can Be Changed”. I feel like that would warrant an exclamation point, myself.
Mark and Olivia are sharing quality time in a hotel by the ocean. Nicole looks out over the water. Bryce obsessively sketches the Japanese girl. Lloyd and Dylan play cards. Janis comes back to work, to a round of applause. Do they have to open every episode with a musical montage? It’s like the beginning of every episode is the end of every episode of Rescue Me.

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