Thursday, September 23, 2010
The Event premiered Monday night, September 20th at 9 pm EST on NBC. Viewers and critics were speculating whether this show was going to be as big as the network was making it seem.
The first episode was kind of all over the place and a little confusing at the beginning. It kept jumping from current time, to 8 days prior, to 13 months prior. It centered on Sean Walker, who was going out on a cruise with his girlfriend, Leila Buchanan. After losing the chance to propose because he had to save some girl that fell in the water, they made two friends Vicky Wallace and Greg Kervin. Something tells me that these two aren't just random people on a cruise, because after Sean goes snorkling with Vicky (Greg is in a cast and Leila had drank too much) he gets back to the cruise and his key doesn't work. When he tries to get a new one he is told that him or his girl are registered on the cruise and then bolts from security after finding out that her cell phone was disconnected.
In between all this happening, we keep getting flashes to Sean on an airplane with CIA agents chasing him. The CIA has also tried to stop the plane from taking off by calling in a bomb threat. Both failed miserably. Sean charges to the front of the plane where he tries to get into the cockpit, yelling at Michael Buchanan (Leila's dad) who is the pilot. After a U.S. Marshal disarms Sean, they hear gunshots from the cockpit and try to get in, while Sean is screaming at him via the phone to "not do it. We will find her." Apparently they are both in search of the missing Leila.
On another flash, the president is made aware of some big CIA plot and checks it out, where he talks with Sophia McGuire, who apparently keeps secrets from the President himself. Just as they are about to do a press conference, that plane that Leila's dad, Michael, is flying comes charging at the place where the conference is taking place. Just as it is about to slam into half the United States Office and guests, it disappears into a huge blue ball. So where did it go? Why is Michael Buchanan trying to kill the President? Where did Leila disappear to? How are Vicky and Greg involved (Cuz we know they are)? And in general... what the hell is going on?
Personally, we can't wait to see what comes up next on this hit show that mixes Lost with 24 and FlashForward. It should be a good season.
Posted by Artists On Demand at 7:52 PM