A vaguely interesting concept becomes a true mess
by JOHN VINCENT
It's back to the beginning we go!
This week's homage to the past explores Regina's desperate attempt to have her revenge at the same time as she tries to fill the hole in her heart. First, in 1983, an innocent father/son camping trip is interrupted when the newly-arriving town of Storybrooke lands in the middle of the Maine wood ...Read More
Bill finds his happy place
This review may contain spoilers. This plot-dense episode plants more seeds for later reaping and (maybe) solves one problem. Jack Duffy, a Building 7 escapee, who can generate electricity from his bare hands, has been killed by someone who spits hydrochloric acid. Turns out he was a participa ...Read More
Superspeed is not all fun and games
This review may contain spoilers. "The Quick And The Dead" is an uneven episode that sets many plates spinning, most of which are pretty wobbly. Eli Aquino (C. Thomas Howell) is a petty thief, Building 7 escapee and a super speedster. We are given some folderol about the part of his brain th ...Read More
Resetting the game pieces
This review may contain spoilers. Eight months after the events of "Original Sin," the Season 1 finale, Lee (David Strathairn) is incarcerated in a mental institution. Rachel (Azita Ghanizada) is a shut-in in the family rooms over the dry cleaning shop, no longer able to deal with the sensory ove ...Read More
Introducing super powered Alphas in the Syfy series
It's a world shared with "Warehouse 13" and "Eureka," but don't expect super-tech or steampunk artifacts. Instead, there exist people with extraordinary abilities that no one calls mutants. The premiere scientist studying these people, Dr. Lee Rosen (David Strathairn), calls them "Alphas." Th ...Read More
Sean Astin among big names coming in Season 2 of Syfy series
He still has his helmet from "Rudy," a coin from "Goonies" and the feet from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Now Sean Astin will be looking for a new souvenir as he is set to make a guest appearance in the new Syfy series "Alphas." Astin headlines a long list of popular actors who will be a part o ...Read More
Another great "big bad" bites the dust too soon.
This review may contain spoilers. Last week it was Barnabus (James Marsters), this week it was Vergis (John Pyper-Ferguson). At least Daniel Graystone(Eric Stoltz) won't have to deal with his mortal enemy anymore. Next week, if Clarice (Polly Walker) goes, "Caprica" is going to have to start al ...Read More