Can you remember what you were doing when The Event happened? You know the one – every human being on the face of the earth blacked out for 2 minutes 17 seconds. Airlines fell out of the sky, cars ploughed over bridges; games of Yahtzee abruptly came to a halt. FBI agent Mike Benford (Joseph Fiennes) was speeding across a bridge tailing terrorist suspects. Like the rest of the world he has visions of six months in the future during the blackout, a kind of FlashForward. In his case, he was discovering what happened during The Event which is sure to come in handy for the next six months when he will be finding out what happened during The Event. Can you solve the mystery? Can you change fate? Can I change the channel?
"Benford was discovering what happened during The Event which is sure to come in handy for the next six months when he will be finding out what happened during The Event. Can you solve the mystery? Can you change fate? Can I change the channel?"
I’m here now so I guess I’m committed. Much like Mike, who storms into action by asking questions, attending meetings and shit. He’s asking himself, for example, why he was drinking again in his FlashForward. Those AA meetings were going so well. Maybe he should ask his wife Olivia whose vision features her apparently hooking up with Miles from This Life (that’s Jack Davenport as Lloyd Simcoe). Olivia is played by Sonya Walger who you probably remember as Desmond’s yachtswoman fuckbuddy Penny on Lost. Walger always sounds like she’s doing an over the top , little bit too clipped, Gwyneth Paltrow vocal coach, English accent on Lost even though she is actually English. Bizarrely, her American accent is more convincing. How you like them Bramleys?
“Demetri dinnae like his future.