Eureka Review: Ghost In The Machine

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What has always made Eureka a great show is that - at its core - it’s about friendships, relationships and the people of this small town. Sure, they get some nifty gadgets and the average IQ of the residents is higher than the number of channels offered by cable companies, but it still focuses on the people. 

This is what made "Ex-Machina" such an amazing story. You had Jo showing how much she cares by trying to make everything perfect for Fargo and you had Zane, Allison, Jack and Henry unquestionably believing Fargo without a hesitation. Woven into the layers of that was Jo opening up to Fargo about her father and how he couldn’t move on when her mother died. 

Fargo Tries To Save Holly

Having lost my own mother in March, I could understand better than most what Jo was trying to do, why she so desperately wanted him to let go of Holly and move on. Jo wanted Fargo to be able to begin healing process and was taking a very black or white stance on the issue not willing to believe what he was saying. But this is Eureka, nothing is ever just black or white, there are so many shades of grey that I can count them all. 

I adore Jo for what wanted for Fargo, and I applaud her for being able to get past her own preconceived notions to do what was really right, not just what she thought he needed. On the flip side of that you had Zane willing to be honest to Jo even when his nature said he shouldn't be. Jo and Zane make a cute couple, this just shows that they are stronger together than many of us may have given them credit for. Not me; I've known it all along.

Of course I’m super thrilled that Holly survived the Panop purging and Henry was able to salvage the hardware she was stored on. Now that she is “living” in Carter’s house with S.A.R.A.H., though, I’m wondering if Carter and Allison should consider finding a new place. Between Andy, S.A.R.A.H., Holly and Fargo that place is going to be packed all the time. 

Maybe they can build an android body like Deputy Andy's for Holly so she can be mobile, that would certainly cut down on the number of people at Carter's house. Do they not have a super computer in any other house other than Jack’s? Seems like they would have expanded that over the last five years.

Overall, a great episode. Be sure and check out our Eureka quotes to see your favorite made the list! What do you think they could do now to help Holly? Build her a house of her own? Android body? Smart Phone App? Tell us what you think they should do!


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Jim G. is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.


Holly is installed in Fargo's office, not the smart house... GD should be a safe haven for "her".


I think they should just use the same technology pioneered by Walter Perkins from season 1 episode 2 where he cloned his wife down to the last dna strand.


Great review. Great episode.


Favorite quote by Fargo: "Frodo has reached Mordor, I repeat Frodo has reached Mordor."


Geek, those are three good choices! Thanks for the kind words. :)


I was hoping to see Holly back in her body. I really like her character.
I guess the Android idea is more Eureka and that would be pretty fun.
Sadly since we all know this is it for the show, they will not be able to really expand this out much.


Hey, sorry to hear about your mother, you have my condolences. I like your review. You are right about the friendship thing. In fact, I would say this whole season from the fall on has been about strengthening relationships of all sorts.
As far as Holly, I see three solutions 1) They build her a android body 2) They clone her a body or 3) They find that her body was cryogenically saved and they restore her to her own body. That's my guesses.

Beverly brooks

I think Holly should be given an android body, with her own house.

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Eureka Season 5 Episode 7 Quotes

Fargo: You can't let them take it, please.
Allison: Why not?
Fargo: Because Holly's still in there.

Henry: The experiments are unorthodoxed.
Jack: Lab-rat Carter at your service, count me in