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"For the Good of Our Country"
We get to the bottom (okay, the middle) of the conspiracy to assassinate the President with an airplane.The President does some investigative work and finds that one of his advisors was in on it – and it’s the VP, Jarvis! (So much for building dramatic tension, hey?) Hal Holbrook tells Vicky to kill Jarvis but she talks him into confessing and selling out Hal, and he almost does, but he gets blown up in a car bomb instead. Sean gets shot but escapes capture, and Leila kidnaps a doctor to take care of him.
The President interrogates Michael Buchanan and gets a new tip - the plane crash was almost called off. The timing of the go-ahead call means that one of the President’s advisors sold him out when he wouldn’t agree to call off the alien prisoner release. VP Jarvis »
Besides pacing and brooding about Blake (Zeljko Ivanek) for weeks, viewers have been wondering what Vice President Jarvis’ (Bill Smithrovich) role is in The Event. In episode 8, “For The Good of Our Country,” they wondered no more. President Martinez (Blair Underwood) questioned Michael Buchanan (Scott Patterson) about the assassination attempt in hopes of understanding why and who put him up to piloting the plane. But the only thing that Michael could recall was that the plan was almost cancelled but received the go-ahead call shortly before the plane took flight. The night’s first flashback revisits the pilot at Coral Gables, when the mysterious man known as Dempsey (Hal Holbrook) is revealed to be talking with Jarvis who calls in the order to prevent Martinez from announcing to the world the existence of the aliens and from closing down the facility holding them. Flashing back two years, Dempsey is seen »
- Ernie Estrella
"The Event" shares some structural DNA and an executive producer with "24," and with the aliens taking the week off, this episode felt very much like a middle-of-the-season episode of the late Fox series, with conspiracies, Diy medicine and ineffective security all over the place.
The big revelation was that the vice president has been working with the mysterious, evil Hal Holbrook -- Ok, we'll call him by his character name: Dempsey -- and that he knew about and didn't try to stop the attempted assassination-by-jetliner on President Martinez. His call to Dempsey shortly before the plane took off is what helps Martinez and Sterling connect the dots to him.
VP Jarvis is about to come clean for all his sins -- he's even told Martinez that he worked with "a very powerful man" -- when, oh, some random blue van just drives into the perimeter around the veep's doctor's office, »
3 items from 2010
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