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Eureka: Best In Faux, Review

A robot dog show. Well that’s the town of Eureka for you. But of course it’s not that simple. We have what initially appears to be a break in, followed by tremors (I’ve got to say the “mucous” looked awfully like green colored foam) and then there’s the dead dog. How does a robotic dog die? Well that’s the question isn’t it. And of course there are no earthquakes in Eureka. And how do logic diamonds fit into the whole scenario.

Lexa Doig puts in another appearance as Dr. Young and that’s certainly a welcome thing. The episode also featured Alan Ruck in a wonderful turn as Dr. Hood. That’s a character they definitely want to bring back if they get an opportunity.

“There’s something brewing down there and she’s fixin to blow!”

Along the way we get Fargo getting emotional about being allowed to do a dog autopsy; Dr. Blake wandering around in a wedding dress and Dr. Stark cuddling up against Fifi as he and Carter tunnel underground.

Meanwhile Eva Thorn continues to poke around looking for something presumably related to the pink explosion she was looking at last week. Henry repays her favor from last week. Well, sort of.

A good episode of Eureka is light and frothy. It doesn’t require heavy thinking or dissection, but it should hold together under at least a basic inspection and this certainly does that much. It’s been very well structured and little details early on neatly fit into the resolution of the episode.

It is though essentially the standard Eureka plot. Which is to say we have Carter not being believed while scientists manage to create mayhem. And then the solution is once again thought up by Carter.

It’s an effective enough plot structure, but three seasons in it’s maybe wearing out its welcome. Time for something new perhaps?

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Eoghann Irving is amongst other things the creator and Editor of Solar Flare. He has a life long interest in all forms of science fiction and fantasy and a pressing need to share this interest with anyone who will listen. Find out more at his personal website

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