Eureka

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Eureka's fifth and final season culminates with an exciting series conclusion that will complete the journey of the residents of the unique little town of Eureka. As the thrilling final season kicks off, the town is reeling after the Astraeus and her crew mysteriously vanished just before their planned launch to Titan. When they finally crash land, Allison and the crewmembers are shocked to find themselves back in Eureka - and that they've been missing for four years. As the town copes with the shocking personal changes that have happened during their long absence, Sheriff Carter and Henry try to uncover the truth about the forces behind the crew's bizarre disappearance - with deadly results.
Starring
Colin FergusonSalli Richardson-WhitfieldJoe Morton
Genres
Science Fiction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]

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  1. 1. Lost
    April 16, 2012
    43min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English, English [Audio Description]
    After the Astraeus mission's launch to Titan, the crew manages to land the ship safely and find out they are back on Earth! What seemed like only a few hours was in fact a few years and the crewmembers have to re-adjust.
  2. 2. The Real Thing
    April 23, 2012
    43min
    13+
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Carter, Henry, Kevin and the rest of the town continue to search for the missing Astraeus crew. Kevin's strangelet detector discovers the ship's trail! But where they are and who has been hiding them will be a shock to everyone.
  3. 3. Force Quit
    April 30, 2012
    43min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English, English [Audio Description]
    The ship is finally found but the crew has been taken. When Carter is tasked with attempting to rescue the kidnapped crew by following them into the virtual Eureka, will he be able to get them out before their matrix world collapses for good?
  4. 4. Friendly Fire
    May 7, 2012
    43min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English, English [Audio Description]
    With life back to normal, the Astraeus crew struggles to overcome their Matrix Eureka experience: what was real, what wasn't and what could become self-fulfilling prophecy.
  5. 5. Jack of all Trades
    May 14, 2012
    43min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English, English [Audio Description]
    The Astraeus crew must move forward after their matrix ordeal, but it isn't easy. And a return visit from DOD psychological assessor Warren Hughes just adds to the pressure.
  6. 6. Worst Case Scenario
    May 21, 2012
    43min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    To better protect against potential security breaches, Henry implements a disaster preparedness drill for Global Dynamics. But the real-life simulation proves a little too disastrous.
  7. 7. Ex Machina
    June 4, 2012
    43min
    13+
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    As the town of Eureka holds a memorial service for Holly Marten, Fargo and Zane secretly work to retrieve Holly's "consciousness" from the Matrix Eureka computer mainframe.
  8. 8. In Too Deep
    June 11, 2012
    43min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Allison and Carter's engagement hits rough waters when Carter's attempt at romance traps them at the bottom of Lake Archimedes in a leaking sub.
  9. 9. Smarter Carter
    June 18, 2012
    43min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    When Allison's genius older brother comes to meet her new husband, Carter feels the pressure of not being smart enough to measure up. But when his intelligence begins to suddenly grow exponentially, Allison has to find out why or risk losing the man she loves for good.
  10. 10. The Honeymooners
    June 25, 2012
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Carter's best-laid plans to give Allison a romantic honeymoon are thrown for a loop when their definitions of "romantic" differ... greatly. But there's more in the way of their relaxing getaway when saboteurs are uncovered in Eureka and the re-embodiment of Holly encounters some technical difficulties that could threaten her very existence -- virtual or otherwise.
  11. 11. Mirror, Mirror
    July 2, 2012
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    When Grace's spying is revealed, mistrust is in the air. Major Shaw shows up to take control of the situation just as a geo-engineering project cuts off communications to the outside world.
  12. 12. Double Take
    July 9, 2012
    43min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    The Smart Dust control unit is still on the fritz and wreaking havoc on the town's communications systems. The bio-printer has gone missing and Holly (Felicia Day) is definitely not herself.
  13. 13. Just Another Day...
    July 16, 2012
    43min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    The DOD is pulling the plug on Eureka. As our heroes grapple with saying good-bye, they have to work together one last time to stop the bizarre anomalies before their beloved town is turned inside-out.

Bonus (2)

  1. Bonus: A Look Back
    April 2, 2012
    5min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Hear what the cast has to say about what they have learned, loved and will miss most about their years working on the set of America's smartest little town.
  2. Bonus: The Ultimate Trailer
    April 2, 2012
    7min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Syfy's hit series Eureka follows the interplay between the geniuses of a government think tank and their regular-guy sheriff. See Eureka's greatest moments, unforgettable characters and special effects in this exclusive retrospective.

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Supporting actors
Erica CerraNeil GraystonNiall Matter
Season year
2012
Network
SciFi Channel
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Douglas D BeckerReviewed in the United States on January 15, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent -- so good we didn't want it to end and Eureka seemed like a real community
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Eureka is one of those science fiction programs that you never want to see end: The actors make you believe that they are real and the town is real.

In fact, Eureka SHOULD exist!

This is hard science fiction (the writers had to do some real research into science and had good science advisors) and although some of the premises were a bit over the top, there were times when it seemed like it could happen in the near future.

This is married to the portrayal of families and relationships which have developed over 5 years and they are also incredibly believable [like, don't we know people like this?].

It ended well with nearly everything wrapped up, but most of us were sorry to see it go.

This was a good positive show depicting mostly sincere people doing their best on the frontiers of science encountering extreme problems as they made their way through their research. It's science fiction at its best without devolving into the usual SYFY dystopian drek that has become the trademark of depressing futures where scenes outside the faux window in one show seems to be in a shared set with another and everything looks gray and grungy. In contrast, Eureka was bright and enthusiastic, even during the "That can't be good" moments.

Didn't you want to sample the cuisine in Cafe Diem?
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Theresa GauthierReviewed in the United States on February 7, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Eureka is over, Long Live Eureka!
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The final season was a bit of a departure, but they did everything so beautifully. Loved the episode where they start to trade bodies. It really showcases how good these actors are. Seeing Allison and Jack working things out seemed natural and beautiful as well. Loved every minutes. Felicia Day was in particular a fabulous addition to the show, and her unique set of problems led to some creative and brilliant moments. The surprise at the end of the last episode was well worth it. Best Show Ever.
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FirstloveReviewed in the United States on August 20, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love this show!!
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I loved the show then and I still do in 2020. Watch it all the time. From season 1 to season 5. I wish it were still ongoing. Anyway, season 5 is among my favorite seasons. They got creative with the plots and did a lot of fan service, especially towards the end of the season. Also got to see a bit of range from the main characters. Watching the last episode in the season is always sentimental and makes you reminisce. I love the cast and the little town they created. This will remain one of my favorite shows.
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lynne.lohmeierReviewed in the United States on October 6, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
BEST SHOW EVER ON TV
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Eureka was a 5 year series on SciFi (I think). It is by far my all time favorite TV. Story line is this little town of Eureka houses all the world's scientific genus researchers. Einstein had the idea in the 50s to set up a haven for big thinkers - a place where all kinds of 'out of the box' ideas could flourish. Then, a normal buy very good looking guy, Colin Fergusen, who has just an average IQ becomes the sheriff on the town (Jack Carter). So each episode Carter is dealing with something bizarre perpetrated by one of the Einstein types. Get the whole 5 years and you'll have days of entertainment.
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anonymousReviewed in the United States on March 4, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
" A series like this will not come around again
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Although they kind of "jumped the shark" with the Aestraus, it's still "just another day in Eureka." A series like this will not come around again.
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Jim PhillipsReviewed in the United States on April 6, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Don't miss the Christmas Special. It is Special!!!
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Season 5 (2012)

On August 17, 2010, Syfy announced that there will be a fifth and final season.[1] On August 8, 2011, it was announced that season 5 will be the final season;[3] it was later announced that the network has ordered an additional episode for season 5 to wrap up the series. On February 16, 2012, Syfy announced that the show's fifth and final season would premiere on April 16, 2012. A case was made to Syfy that this would leave a lot of story lines open and would really not give the fans closure. On that basis one additional episode of the fifth season was ordered, which aired on July 16, 2012.

This is a three disk set containing 13 episodes and Special features

Special Features:

Holiday Episode: Do You See What I See?
Gag Reel
Deleted and Extended Scenes
Anatomy of an Episode: Jack of All Trades
Ode to Carl the Jeep
"This Song Is on the House"
A Fond Farewell
Just Another Day...: Episode Commentary
with Co-Creator/Executive Producer Jaime Paglia and Executive Producers Bruce Miller and Todd Sharp

Episodes

Episode 65
"Lost" April 16, 2012
The Astraeus crew returns to Earth to discover that they have been missing for four years and, in their absence, Eureka has moved on without them. SARAH is the head of Global Dynamics with an army of Andy replicas as her security force. Henry, having taken much of the blame for the loss of Astraeus, is no longer town mayor. Jack has raised Allison's children and is now dating Jo. Now reunited, Jack and Allison work with the others to overthrow SARAH and Andy's oppressive regime and restore balance to the town. However, the crew is not really in the future; Beverly Barlowe has trapped the crew in a virtual reality simulation.

Episode 66
"The Real Thing"
A month has passed and the town continues searching for the missing Astraeus crew after the DOD calls off the search. Carter and Andy go on a mission to retrieve the last part Kevin needs for a scanner to locate the Astraeus. After being apprehended, they are rescued by Jo when she returns from her walkabout and Carter realizes that the crew hasn't been lost in space, but on Earth. Kevin and Henry locate the Astraeus and Carter and Jo lead a rescue team. When they arrive, they find the ship and the simulator. However, Beverly's team and the crew are gone. Jack realizes that the person responsible for the disappearance is Senator Wen, who is revealed to be Beverly's superior. Meanwhile, in the simulated Eureka, the crew go to unload biological experiments from Astraeus and discover a dragon nesting. Holly, Allison and Grace start to notice that things aren't what they seem due to a malfunction in the Computer Matrix's Central Processor. Holly puts the pieces together and realizes the truth, but is killed by Senator Wen pulling her interface in real life before she can tell anyone else.

Episode 67
"Force Quit"
The Simulation begins to unravel when Fargo decides to leave Eureka for the airport which is where he thinks Holly is going, as he is driving the stretch of road that has the Leaving Eureka sign on it repeats over and over again. Zane sees a bird get stuck in a rock and goes to investigate, Virtual-Carter goes to help and tries to dissuade Zane which proves futile when Virtual-Carter's icon starts to glitch. In the real world Beverly Barlowe returns to Eureka to help Carter rescue the crew, because of Senator Wen's murder of Holly Marten. She plugs Carter into the simulation to replace Virtual-Carter just before he kills Zane. They collaborate with the rest of the main Astraeus crew to destroy the virtual version of the ship. Attempting to construct an explosion of this magnitude will make the Central Processor overheat which Henry can track in the real world. This works but the explosion causes a Cascade failure in the system, the simulation begins to collapse with the Astraeus crew still inside. They give Zane an electrical shock in order to interrupt the signals exchanged between the computer and Zane's brain effectively ejecting him from inside the simulation. Zane wakes up to the barrel of one of the Consortium soldier's guns. Jo arrives just in time to stop Zane from getting shot. Zane ejects everyone but Carter from the simulation. Someone (Wen) logs Beverly out of the system so she can't eject the Sheriff, then Senator Wen and a large group of soldiers storm Henry's garage and try to disconnect Carter from the Mainframe. Henry pulls a stun grenade on everyone but Beverly, including himself, trusting Beverly with Carter's life. Beverly gets Zane to log her back on and ejects Carter, she then kidnaps senator Wen and plugs her into the simulator, trapping her in a looping virtual version of the Sheriff's office.

Episode 68
"Friendly Fire"
As the Astraeus crew tries to overcome their Matrix Eureka experience, Fargo struggles with Holly's death and decides to take an experimental therapy patch to accelerate his progress through the five stages of grief. Meanwhile, a lab accident causes Parrish's latest project, the Firefly, to be set loose. The Firefly is a ball of energy designed to seek out fires and absorb them. However, it is also a potential fire hazard. Henry discovers that Parrish lost control of the Firefly due to zeta waves being emitted by the individuals who were connected to Senator Wen's neural network. After the Firefly is safely recaptured, the Astraeus crew finally begin coming to terms with their experiences in the simulated world.

Episode 69
"Jack of All Trades"
Zane restarts the Computer Matrix Mainframe that created the virtual Eureka in the hopes of recovering some of the corrupted data. The Mainframe begins to search for the people that were plunged into it during Senator Wen's neural experiment. Carter, as the only person who was connected wirelessly, is found and the Computer starts to stimulate his brain - causing him to swap bodies with Astraeus crew members around him. Warren Hughes, the DOD relationship auditor arrives to make sure that those involved in the neural network are ready to return to work. Carter's body swapping lands him in a load of trouble as he is forced to take not only Fargo's rehabilitation test but Zane's as well. Machines malfunction all over GD and the cause is the members of the Astraeus crew. In the end Zane discovers that the Computer Matrix has found one other member of the experiment, Holly. Zane tells Fargo that she may still be alive within the program and Fargo must make a terrible choice between leaving the machine running and trying to save Holly or shutting it down to stop it from destroying the Sheriff's mind. After the Computer Matrix almost kills him, Carter proposes to Allison, telling her that after almost dying he realizes what is truly important and he doesn't want to wait any longer to start building a life with her.

Episode 70
"Worst Case Scenario"
Henry starts a lifelike disaster-preparedness simulation in the aftermath of the Astraeus incident in the first three episodes. It starts with the town under attack and ends with Carter not carrying Fargo down 72 flights of stairs with a broken leg. The DOD preparedness advisor Dr. Michael Clark gives everyone an overall B+ from 29 dead and over 300 injured in the scenario. Afterwards, the hard drive containing ADA (Advanced Disaster Accuator) is destroyed by a liquid nitrogen pipe rupture. As the day continues, GD begins to experience malfunctions and breaches identical to the simulation. They realize that ADA programmed commands into the GD mainframe, to make the previous simulation "authentic" by actually realizing the events of the simulation, and then destroyed itself so the commands could not be overridden. Meanwhile, Zane helps Fargo connect with Holly in the mainframe, whose full consciousness had been trapped in the Matrix after her neural patterns were disconnected from her body. Zane develops an adaptive waveform forcefield to hide the Matrix and not repeat the events of the last episode. Fargo manages to get in a few minutes with Holly before being called out to supervise the actual disaster. Allison and Jo also must deal with the emotional awkwardness/trauma of the possibility of Jack winding up with Jo if Allison were gone. The final piece of the scenario is a missile attack that ADA launches from a nearby missile silo. When the EM shield does actually fail, Zane uses his adaptive waveform shield to stop the missiles from destroying GD and the town. Jack and Fargo set it up at the exact coordinates specified by Henry, and they successfully save the town at the last second. Later, everyone gets together at Cafe Diem to celebrate. After the cafe, Fargo goes back to the Matrix to face a hard reality and tell Holly that she is technically dead. This saddens Holly and the two hold each other for comfort wondering what is next.

Episode 71
"Ex Machina"
Henry delivers a memorial service for Holly, but Fargo is more interested in seeing her on the Matrix. Major William Shaw arrives to GD to install a new security system (PANOP) on behalf of the DOD and to take away the Matrix photonic computer. Fargo and Zane tell the others about Holly being in the Matrix, but Jo doesn't believe them. Zane, Fargo, Carter, Henry and Allison try to save Holly without alerting Shaw of her presence, but she interferes with the PANOP and a systemwide error causes Shaw to activate a "Level 6 Polymorphic Antivirus Purge" which could delete Holly forever. Holly tries to save herself by running into the computers of GD ending up in a laser, which she uses to write a message. Jo finally accepts it and buys them time to save her. After thinking that they have lost Holly, Henry reconstructs the interface and downloads her into Sarah's computer. The PANOP is disabled but Shaw still takes the photonic computer away.

Episode 72
"In Too Deep"
As Carter tries to find out why Allison won't set a date for the wedding, Jo tries to keep "Feynman Day" pranks under control. Allison and Carter become trapped in a leaky submarine at the bottom of a lake. Carter and Allison get in a big fight but soon Allison and Carter ask Henry to marry them now before they are teleported to GD, with Jo as the maid of honor. Holly's programming is too much for Sarah's computer to handle and Holly starts to fade away. Zane is put in charge of Section 5. Zane sets to work on a computer big enough to save Holly's programming.

Episode 73
"Smarter Carter"
Carter meets Allison's genius older brother, who thinks his sister married down with him since he's not at her intellectual level. Then Carter's intelligence begins to suddenly grow, and he finds a breakthrough in Allison's brother's theory, but loses himself in the process. Allison tries to find out why and how to revert him back to normal.

Episode 74
"The Honeymooners"
Carter tries to give Allison a romantic honeymoon although it's not what she expects, since it is in the former sheriff's forest cabin. There, Jack encounters a file hidden in a safe which he gives to Andy since it is his honeymoon. Andy and Jo discover that the former sheriff was investigating a spy network in Eureka. Holly's mind is downloaded into her bio-printed body but she encounters some technical difficulties that could threaten her existence. Due to Andy and Jo's investigation, Grace is revealed as a former spy, but it turns out she's protecting Henry, whose former self in the timeline was the one who introduced her to Beverly. Zane manages to reinitiate Holly's neural pathways and save her. Carter and Allison reach a compromise.

Episode 75
"Mirror, Mirror"
The DOD, led by Major Shaw, arrives to Eureka to investigate the espionage case and take custody of Grace. An experiment with a cloud of smart-dust gets out of control, disrupting all communications in Eureka and will start affecting human brain functions in a few hours. Holly receives a mysterious message triggering an alarming change in her behavior, and she uses it to change Andy's too. Henry wants to surrender himself, but Grace convinces him to not do so. Jo tries to sabotage the DOD's investigation to help Henry. Allison discovers Holly using the body-printer and becomes suspicious. She ropes Henry into finding out. Zane finds the message and shows it to Allison. Carter and Allison realize Andy and Henry are behaving oddly. Jo realizes that she has seen the message before, in the matrix. She's lured to the forest, when she's attacked by a copy of herself. Zane is arrested for tampering with the evidence files. Carter finds the missing control unit but also the body-printer Holly is using to create new bodies to replace the people of Eureka. He sees the already replaced Henry and Jo, unconscious. Holly knocks him unconscious too.

Episode 76
"Double Take"
The people of Eureka are being kidnapped and replaced by body-doubles one by one unless Allison, Fargo and Zane can figure out how to avoid capture and save their town.

Episode 77
"Just Another Day"
After the DOD shuts Eureka down, Zoe comes to visit before her graduation, and the entire town is threatened to be ripped apart by unstable wormholes, while Fargo tries to save Eureka from closing down. Henry tries to save Grace, going as far as to ask Beverly to help her. Dr. Taggart tries to catch his super-smart dog. Holly deals with her loss of memory, and restarts her relationship with Fargo. To stop the wormholes, Carter is forced to jump into one wearing one of Fargo's devices. The Secretary of Defense calls Fargo to tell him they've sold Eureka. Grace comes back because someone gave the feds an anonymous tip on Sen. Wen in exchange for her freedom. Jo asks Zane to marry her and he accepts. Dr. Grant comes backs as Dr. Rockwell and reveals he's bought Eureka on Fargo's pleading to keep it running. His only condition is that Henry accepts to become the new director, and he agrees. Allison tells Carter that she's pregnant. While Jack takes Zoe back to college, Jack and Zoe pass themselves 5 years in the past as they first come to Eureka, mirroring a similar scene in the pilot.

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On a personal note. I think the Christmas special may be the best episode ever. After watching it I really began to cheer for Carl the Jeep. Also the combination of special effects was truly hilarious to watch. This was an over the top laugh fest which did not disappoint. If you're a fan of the series this special is worth purchasing all by itself.
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Eddie O'FlahertyReviewed in the United States on February 28, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Eureka: I Wish I Could Live There Too!
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This whole show has been so wonderful, so entertaining, so thought-provoking; five stars is nowhere near enough. I want to give it twenty-five stars!

The actors were all excellent, and they worked together like a finely tuned instrument. Their character portrayals made you love them like family, and you never wanted them to leave. I cannot imagine why I've seen none of them in more recent shows; what a shame! Maybe I'm wrong, and maybe someone will tell me where they are and on which shows I can watch for them.

And the creator and writers, too. Just an amazing group! I don't remember this show ever winning anything! Is that possible? With all the junk I see on awards shows, did "Eureka" never win an Emmy?

Anyway, thank you so very much, Amazon Prime, for giving us this beautiful gift. My new favorite phrase is: "Included with Prime." I sing it every time we turn on. ;)

Yes, we've found another show, and it's great. (Downton Abbey) But I shall treasure "Eureka" forever, I think even more than "Star Trek." It has a certain joie de vivre that I haven't found anywhere else.
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Apteral Reviewed in the United States on April 19, 2015
3.0 out of 5 stars
Marathon this and take a drink every time somebody says "theoretically"...
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I used to love this show, and it still has it's good and unique points, but somehow I missed how formulaic it is the first time around. Another thing that bugs me about this show is how much the characters throw around basic explanations for things that the audience ought to already know. It's very clear that whether or not the viewer is smart enough to understand what's going on, the show's writers didn't think they'd be. And of course, since this a review of the final season, it's important to point out that this show experiences the same tail-end syndrome that most shows get: the last few seasons just aren't as good.
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