Eureka Review: Never Say Never

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Like any good story that hits its stride the more you get into it, "Worst Case Scenario was anything but what the title suggested for Holly fans (like me), as Fargo found that Holly is alive... or rather still exists in Beverly Barlow’s constructed computer world.

Apparently I was wrong in my initial assessment that Felicia Day wouldn't be able to come back as Holly in some fashion, and I have never been happier to be wrong. But you have to admit, it’s so hard to know when to let go and when to hold on to a favorite character in this show, this amazingly well written show.

Jack Is Not Happy

The thing about Holly and Fargo that I have adored all along is the innocence of their love. While they both are geniuses, neither had figured out how to crack the code of dating and romance - until they found each other. I’m really pulling for a happy ending for them, and I won’t give up so easily this time!

On the flipside of that in this episode, we had Jo realizing that it wasn’t Jack she had the conversation with. Honestly, I was really glad that this came out in the open quickly so that we didn’t have to endure weeks of Jo’s snarky behavior. She can be as sharp as a razor when she is upset and I like happy-fun Jo much more. 

What did you think of Allison’s apology and explanation? I give it full points for sincerity and honesty; I just think it was a little late. Allison should have also told Jack what she had done; Jack should know why Jo was mean to him for days. Then again, if Jo knew about the brain swapping, why didn’t Jack just tell her he might not have been behind the wheel at the time she talked to him? That seem odd to anyone else?

I’m three for three on couples, too, as it seems like Grace and Henry are working things out. I’m guessing that Tembi Locke - who plays Grace - needed an episode (or two) off and this was a way to cover that absence. Regardless of the reason, I’m looking forward to seeing her and Henry looking cute and adorable together again soon. 

Overall it was a good episode; the disaster drills (fake and real) story elements were an amusing way to tie the ongoing story elements together. But it never felt like GD or Eureka was really in danger. They figured out what was going on so quickly that even Jack knew what the next step was to rescue Jo (and that cute little guinea pig). Danger or not, we can't forget the awesome Eureka quotes this week. This one was my favorite:

Fargo: My Office dropped into the bunker.
Larry: Evacuation protocols kicked in early.
Jack: Bad time for premature evacuation. | permalink
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Eureka Season 5 Episode 6 Quotes

Zane: Is there anything else you want to yell me about?
Jo: No, I'm good for now, maybe over dinner.

Fargo: My Office dropped into the bunker.
Larry: Evacuation protocols kicked in early.
Jack: Bad time for premature evacuation.