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Thanks Mark for the link. Yes, the show can be somewhat confusing, but that's the idea. Lately they have been clearing some things up. It seems like most show nowadays are similar to previous ones in one way or another. Oh well.

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I've just watched the latest episode broadcast here in the UK – episode 7.

I had been forewarned about the flashbacks so they didn't bother me. To the extent that I wasn't bothered that I didn't understand how Sophia was alone on the train, assuming that it would be explained later. It was only when I checked that I realised I'd only watched the first half of the previous episode. :rolleyes:

I can envisage giving up on The Event at some time. I think shows like these do suffer from not have the luxury that X-Files did of having case-file stories running alongside the mythology stories, but The Event can't really do that.

I couldn't help but think of XF with some aspects of The Event, but I guess some of those either pre-date XF or have become part of the folklore – not 'aliens' but 'E.B.E.s', nosebleeds as a signifier of alien involvement. There was even what might be a shout-out to XF fans, which surely would have been planted by James Wong: On the list of names and codes there was "KRCHK" – which could only have been read as Krycek.

But, why did they name the 7 year old abducted girl "Samantha", unless that's also a shoutout.

As for the last scene in episode 7 - spoiler space:

Human/alien hybrids?

I'll keep watching until either they keep using the flashbacks as other than appropriate methods for filling in the backstories of the characters, or it looks like the storyline is being strung out for financial reasons as studios/networks are prone to do. But it's worth watching in the interim because they've got some great actors, the writing so far has been crisp, and the direction/production values are good.

But, having been burned by Lost (and I'm still bitter that even though those producers had a pre-determined end-date they still couldn't wrap the series up in a meaningful way), should I feel that The Event is losing steam it'll be off my Sky+ list. But until then I'll keep watching because so far the story is intriguing and the production is high quality.

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Is James Wong intent on repeating the mistake that got him booted off Chris Carter's christmas list? On the event, guess whats happening? Yes! A new virus to be spread out among mankind to eliminate us once and for all. I guess he figured it was a good idea the first time around. With The Event headed to the trash bin of telvison history, maybe he will learn that global viruses with no sensible ending might just not be such a good idea for a writer to pursue after all.

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At least The Event has aliens with higher powers, and that may salvage the show. It's good but it isn't, hard to pinpoint. I am enjoying it, just wish I had some idea what all is going on. Oh well. :wacko:

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"Time is too slow for those who wait; too swift for those who fear;

too long for  those who grieve; too short for those who rejoice.

But for those who love, time is eternity."

(Jane Fellowes)

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