‘Carter’s duties expand to babysitting when Allison attends a medical conference, and Fargo finds his groove when a certain song is played. Meanwhile, a rocket scientist appears at Café Diem.‘
Eureka returned to the screen last week and reminded everyone why they loved the show so much. So, does this new episode manage to maintain the quality? Well I have two words for you: Felicia Day.
If you don’t know who Felicia Day is then you should probably turn in your geek card right now and head over to The Guild and Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog to see what you’ve been missing out on. When Felicia posted on her blog about her upcoming appearance on Eureka, I must admit that I let out a fanboy cheer. Especially when I learnt that the role had been specifically written for her and that she’d be a regular cast member for the rest of the season.
All of my expectations were met in Reprise ,and Felicia Day absolutely nailed the role of Dr Holly Marten. Even though she is set up as a possible villain at the beginning of the episode, you can’t help but love the more than slightly off the wall rocket scientist. Holly’s wonder at everything going on in Eureka is a nice reminder of how fantastic a place it can be and how blasé everyone can be about it at times.
The scientific mystery of the week was perfectly integrated into the character storylines in this episode, and we got to see some great character development. Jack in particular got a great chance to show his parenting abilities while interacting with Jenna and Kevin. The father son bonding that Jack and Kevin went through in this episode was a really nice addition to the story, and I hope we get to see more of them together in the future.
All of the main characters got a chance to shine in Reprise, Fargo was a great deal of fun as usual, and while he was acting very silly (something he is very good at), it didn’t feel like too much of a step back after the maturing that he went through in the previous episode. Sparks are flying between Jo and Zane, and Henry seems to be enjoying his new-found happiness with Grace. Allison’s storyline seemed a little out-of-place throughout the episode, but the great payoff at the end of the episode made it all worthwhile.
Sci-Fi references were flying all over the place this episode, and it really felt like everyone was having a lot of fun. Eureka has always been about the fun that can be found in science, and this episode perfectly demonstrates that. If you’re a fan of the show, then this is a must watch episode.
What I Liked – Felicia Day. Felicia Day. Felicia Day. Had everything that has made Eureka fun to watch over the past few years.
What I Didn’t Like – Um…
Rating – 5 out of 5 (Awesome)