Sci-Fi Fodder

"Flash Forward" Returns!

"Flash Forward" is back!

I am strangely looking forward to the return. I was very critical of the series before it went on hiatus and was honestly considering dropping the show from my TiVo. I never really enjoyed the 'doomed' marriage storyline between the Benfords. At one point, I was advocating fast forwarding through any scene that involved Olivia Benford (played by Sonya Walger), as they were painful to sit through.

Still, I am intrigued by the unfulfilled potential of the show. I really like the John Cho's character Demetri (Benford's partner) and how he is dealing with his lack of a 'Flash Forward'. For me, he's the most interesting part of the show.

I am also looking forward to the expansion of the role of the scientists who (presumably) caused the blackout, particularly Simon Campos (Dominic Monaghan, better known as 'Charlie' from 'Lost'). The addition of James Callus (who was 'Baltar' on BSG) as someone who is "...going to be involved with Olivia's trajectory" gives me hope that they can salvage her character too. I think he'd be interesting reading the phone book, so it's hard to go wrong with his casting.

Potential aside, I think it is a long shot for the series to make it to a second season. It has already been on hiatus and the season finale is not scheduled to air until May 27th, which is a bit outside of the traditional sweeps period. Even so, I think it's going to be worth the time to stay with the show for the duration.

'Flash Forward' returns to ABC on March 18 at 8:00 PM EST with a two-hour episode. A recap show airs on March 16th at 10:00 PM.