Eureka S04E04 — The Story of O2

After 3 very strong episodes Eureka tosses out a throw away one.  The Story of O2 could have happened in just about any season of Eureka. There are a few mentions of the changed real­ity, but they are mainly extra­ne­ous to both the A and B plots of the episode. They even came close to revert­ing Zane back to his pre-time travel person­al­ity.

If that wasn’t bad enough, this week’s “celebrity” cameo is Jamie Kennedy play­ing his usual highly annoy­ing comedy char­ac­ter. Consid­er­ing the scien­tist he played had a mini­mal role in the entire episode, his pres­ence was a grat­ing distrac­tion.

It wasn’t all bad mind you. It was nice to see Zoe Carter (Jordan Hinson) put in an appear­ance. I’m not really sure what her func­tion in the show is, but it’s annoy­ing when char­ac­ters vanish and are never refer­enced again.  The invis­i­ble cat sub-plot was pure filler though.

I did like seeing Fargo (Neil Grayston) trying to func­tion in his new (to him) role as chief of GD. In previ­ous seasons he was almost entirely a comedy char­ac­ter and that’s still his primary func­tion, but his posi­tion forces the char­ac­ter to mature a little which is good to watch.

Inter­est­ing to see that they have re-cast Deputy Andy. I’m not sure what the real life reason­ing for this was, but I guess it’s going to be a recur­ring joke with him being damaged and re-skinned on a regu­lar basis. It’s  funny, but the orig­i­nal actor was very good in the role.

If this review seems partic­u­larly half hearted it’s because I just didn’t care much about this episode. Lots of soap opera, Allison (Salli Richard­son-Whit­field) behav­ing completely out of char­ac­ter and Sher­rif Carter (Colin Fergu­son) being stuck in a sub-plot don’t make for a top notch episode of Eureka.

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