Extant (2014–2015)
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Molly returns to space in an attempt redirect the Seraphim away from Earth and protect the world's population from the deadly spores. Also, John discovers that Odin's plan has put Ethan in terrible danger.

Director:

Miguel Sapochnik

Writers:

Mickey Fisher (creator), Mickey Fisher
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Halle Berry ... Molly Woods
Goran Visnjic ... John Woods
Pierce Gagnon ... Ethan Woods
Hiroyuki Sanada ... Hideki Yasumoto (credit only)
Michael O'Neill ... Alan Sparks (credit only)
Grace Gummer ... Julie Gelineau
Camryn Manheim ... Sam Barton
Maury Sterling ... Gordon Kern
Tyler Hilton ... Charlie Arthurs
Tessa Ferrer ... Katie Sparks
Enver Gjokaj ... Sean Glass
Adam O'Byrne ... Ryan Jackson
Shannon Brown ... Offspring (as Shannon Merrill Brown)
Larisa Oleynik ... Phillips
Eric Martsolf ... Ben (voice)
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Molly returns to space in an attempt redirect the Seraphim away from Earth and protect the world's population from the deadly spores. Also, John discovers that Odin's plan has put Ethan in terrible danger.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Ethan Woods: I don't know what I'm supposed to do.
John Woods: Hey, I understand. I-I'm asking you to do something you're not designed to do. I'm asking you to do the worst thing possible for a machine, to be shut down. But you're not... you're not just a machine. You're capable of so much more. You have to see yourself as human as I see you. You have to take a leap of faith.
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Thirteen Hours
22 September 2014 | by XweAponXSee all my reviews

I had wanted to make individual reviews on each episode of the show, except for one thing: this is not an episodic television show.

You cannot really define the events of this series in terms of what happened in each episode. Most television shows begin with the pilot episode, a few filler episodes, and then you have the sweeps week episodes and then finally the cliffhangers and the double episodes. But this show was not like that and it could not be told like that.

It's better if you just have 13 hours where you can sit and watch this whole thing unravel. Actually I had begun watching this series in groups of three episodes each. I would wait until the episodes had already aired and then I would catch up to them. There were two fine double episodes in episode 7/8 and 9/10 but those episodes were so closely packed with events that they worked out better that way.

This television show focuses on two aspects of a family: A family of flesh and blood from "Molly's" past (or rather a family which would have been had they not been lost to her in an accident) and a family which includes a "Humanich" son in the present, a little boy that for all intents and purposes is a little boy, acts like a little boy, learns like a little boy, and fears like a little boy. A boy which even makes friends with an adult, an adult which has an agenda.

But then there was a question about a child that Molly was carrying in the form of a pregnancy. A child which is Molly's flesh and blood, but also is part extraterrestrial life form. A life form that can show people what they really want to see, that appears able to create alternate realities for the people it comes in contact with: realities which appear so believable that the people so affected cannot define the difference between what might be a hallucination and reality.

Added to the mix is the story of a 140-year-old man whose life was extended by the material from an asteroid, part of which had fallen to earth and kept him alive, A man who appears to have been pulling all the strings, but in reality he is just a player in this tapestry.

All of these disparate parts create a larger picture, A complicated story which you just have to let play out in order to understand how the different parts relate.

I cannot judge the show with the same yardstick that I have used for the X-Files or Fringe or even Lost, which for being quality shows left unresolved story arcs. In this story, there is not one idle word or scene which is not connected to the overall story.

Every story has a beginning, a middle, and an ending, this is the ending... So far. Usually a good story is satisfying in itself, even without ten seasons of episodes.


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