[SPOILERS] Last night, the Carter home was the center of romantic activity as this episode opened. Strange romantic situations, but romantic all the same. Fargo was with his disembodied digital girlfriend Holly, Andy, the sentient android was seeing his true love and A.I. of the house, Sarah. Allison, Jack and the kids added to a lively show opener. The first thing that caught me was Fargo’s beard. It was a little wispy, but I have to admit, it added some character to Neal Grayston’s character. Keep it dude, you look like the man.
You could immediately see that Allison was a little bothered by the chaos. I’m sure many geek moms could relate. The title wasn’t called ‘In Too Deep’ for nothing. The big turn was when Allison let it slip to Jack that she didn’t tell her family about they’re upcoming wedding. Jack was not happy. More like disappointed and hurt.
Meanwhile, it was Fine’s Day back at GD. Lupo was dealing with her own brand of chaos with everybody pulling pranks on each other to celebrate the ‘April Fool’s Day’ type holiday. I think it was all another excuse for the writers to get Erica Cerra into a leather cat suit. As long as she doesn’t mind, neither do we. Zane is told that he’s been promoted to head section 5, but he thinks it’s just another prank. But some of the pranks are more dangerous that others, at least from where Jo is standing.
Jump forward to Allison going over a submarine and relishing the alone time. Suddenly, the sub closes tight at begins a decent into a deep lake. Allison panics, until Jack pops his head up though the bottom airlock and shouts surprise. He planned a quiet evening with Allison just for the two of them. a dinner with an aquatic view.
Back at the Carter home Fargo spends every moment with Holly. He’s afraid that she will disappear, though she doesn’t seem to realize the danger. Unfortunately, things are getting worst at GD, and Jo calls Fargo for help. He doesn’t want to leave of course, but Holly convinces him.
The dinner isn’t going exactly as Jack had hoped. Allison is annoyed and as they get into an argument, the sub looses power. They start descending, with the possibility of the sub being crushed by the water. The pressure increases on the inside as well as the outside, as Allison and Jack start airing their fears and concerns about their relationship. Allison eventually tells Jack that she feels like they are loosing or have lost that special thing they had when they were friends. But the focus on their relationship is overshadowed by the sub starting to take on water as it starts sliding even deeper.
Many Eureka episodes dealt not only with scientific experiments gone wrong, but also with relationships. The theme of Jack and Allison getting in too deep (literally and emotionally), and possibly loosing their friendship and relationship if they don’t work out was a cool way of looking at the characters and how they really felt. Plus, to see Fargo mature inwardly, and outwardly, as he comes to grips with the notion that he might lose Holly, was a nice depiction of growth in his role. That maturity was mirrored by his promoting Zane to head of Section 5, calling for Zane to step up his game and face his potential as a leader.
I think the creators of the show are going to give its audience a strong feeling of closure and that ‘Life Goes On’ type of thing when the finale airs in a few weeks. I’ll miss Eureka, but I think it has made its impact, and it is better to leave gracefully.
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