Monday, 12 October 2009

Tv Nibble: Erm… Ok… That Was Odd…

I’m assuming I’m not the only one vaguely confused by the end of this week’s Flash Forward?

The episode was a smorgasbord of Tv Guest Stars, including the beautiful Kim Dickens from Lost, Firefly’s one and only Gina Torres and Friends’ (and Bad Boys 2’s) Gabrielle Union. It revolved around Mark and Janis lobbying for the release of a Nazi war criminal, who claims to have information about the Flash snapshot(0) Forward. While Demetri seeks answers about his apparent future death.

Rudolph Geyer, the Nazi, offers up two pieces of information. The first is a suggestion as to why the blackout lasted 137 seconds. Essentially the word Kabbalah, when written in Hebrew and then translated into a numerical value equals 137.  I don’t really know much about the concepts involved here so I’ve copied ‘n’ pasted this bit of info…

“Kabbalah is a set of esoteric teachings that is meant to explain the relationship between an infinite, eternal and essentially unknowable Creator with the finite and mortal universe of His creation. In solving this paradox, Kabbalah seeks to define the nature of the universe and the human being, the nature and snapshot(3)purpose of existence, and various other ontological questions.”

Looking at this, I can see how such an interpretation might be applicable to the show, but is that because it has been suggested by the show to have meaning? I’m not sure. It’s certainly a LOST-esque answer.

The second piece of information is that during the blackout a large number of crows simply dropped dead. Is this because they blacked out and simply fell to their deaths? Some quick research shows that certain species of crows are very intelligent, “topping the avian IQ scale” Is the show, therefore, suggesting that the blackout effected creatures capable of higher thought? Or perhaps the answer is simply one of aesthetics, crows are portents of snapshot(4)death in many cultures, so the reason for crows has no basis in science, it simply more artistic and symbolic…?

Whatever the answer, the odd shaped, crow like cloud at the end of the episode really had me scratching my head and wondering if I’d nodded off and missed the expansion for that. Anyway, that’s another episode down and still no Dom Mon, they really want to keep us in suspense about the mysterious Simon don't they?

Until Next Week, this has been My Two Cents…  

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