Eureka S04E05 — Crossing Over, Review

I reviewed Ware­house 13’s crossover episode earlier and now it’s time for Eureka. Not surpris­ingly the aptly named Cross­ing Over uses the same two char­ac­ters as the focal point of the titu­lar crossover. And why not, they’ve devel­oped a nice chem­istry together.

As I mentioned in the previ­ous review these two shows have a simi­lar feel to them and once again there was more empha­sis on humor than on any deep plot. Unlike Ware­house 13 however, Eureka didn’t give us a stand alone episode. This was deeply rooted in the ongo­ing time change story­line that Eureka is play­ing out.  There was a handy recap at the begin­ning of the episode, but I wonder if new view­ers (the usual reason for a crossover) might be a little confused?

I’ve been really enjoy­ing this season’s story arc because it forces famil­iar char­ac­ters to face unfa­mil­iar situ­a­tions and the same is true here, partic­u­larly where Henry (Joe Morton) has to find a way to inter­act more natu­rally with his “new” wife. I also like the less combat­ive rela­tion­ship between Jo Lupo (Erica Cerra) and Sher­rif Carter (Colin Fergu­son). On the other hand I’m getting really tired of endlessly simmer­ing romance between Alli­son and Carter.  It just feels worn out.

When review­ing Ware­house 13, I mentioned that there wasn’t much sense of threat in the episode because only the main cast were at risk. In essence we had the same situ­a­tion here, but Eureka has killed off a cast member before and is down­right ruth­less with its recur­ring char­ac­ters. So there was a feel­ing that  Trevor Grant (James Callis) could conceiv­ably die, even if it was unlikely.

This isn’t a game chang­ing episode for Eureka, it’s really more of the same. But that same is an enter­tain­ing mixture of tension, char­ac­ter and quips. It’s a great way to relax after a hard day’s work. Fun with­out requir­ing too much effort on my part.

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