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Very good finale. Action, laughs,drama, and technobabble!
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Where's the Fargo love? I actually like the goofy lil' guy. His character works for me. Now with the gang in the alternate timeline, I'd like to see Stark come back for the last season. He and Carter are great together. Plus, I like how Taggert has been in the last few episodes too. I can't believe we're gonna say goodbye to our little town of Eureka next year. The animated Christmas special looks to be a nice bonus.

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Where's the Fargo love? I actually like the goofy lil' guy. His character works for me. Now with the gang in the alternate timeline, I'd like to see Stark come back for the last season. He and Carter are great together. Plus, I like how Taggert has been in the last few episodes too. I can't believe we're gonna say goodbye to our little town of Eureka next year. The animated Christmas special looks to be a nice bonus.

I miss Stark too, and until the Pres-limo blew up I thought he was going to step out of it as President given the alternative timeline (Carter would have just loved that! ).

I'm going to miss Eureka a lot. It excels at striking a clever balance between cool geekiness, fun, soap opera, and most importantly good characters combined with superb acting. The result is one of the few shows I actually look forward to each week for a entertaining story with likable characters.
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The the limo pulled up Carter said Obama, so there was no chance of Stark getting out. Loved the Fobama references that popped up here and there in the show.
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The the limo pulled up Carter said Obama, so there was no chance of Stark getting out. Loved the Fobama references that popped up here and there in the show.

I had close captioning turned on or I probably wouldn't have understood Fobama, it was Faux-bama.
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I really enjoyed the Eureka season finale. I thought the scene with Jo getting in her car and driving away from town while a lovely rendition of Rocket Man was performed in the background was particularly effective.
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I really enjoyed the Eureka season finale. I thought the scene with Jo getting in her car and driving away from town while a lovely rendition of Rocket Man was performed in the background was particularly effective.

Yes, this could have served as a series finale, albeit with some substantial changes. It had that feel to it. It reminded me, in that respect, of the season finale in which Tess leaves Carter with an invitation (and plane ticket) to join her in Australia, but Allison calls him on the phone and we're pulled back into that romance. Unless I'm mistaken, at that point Eureka was on the programming bubble. It seems to me that pivotal moments like that in Eureka are always accompanied by especially evocative music.

I'm wondering where season 5 will take us. There's the Titan cliffhanger to be resolved, and I still think they'll restore the old timeline somehow. There's potential for great storytelling no matter which way they go, especially with the Jack/Allison/Kevin thread, and now Jo and Zane. I hope the producers had enough time to weave a good ending into those final episodes. The abrupt notice that there would be no season 6 could have made that difficult.

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At this point I don't see any need to restore the timeline. Things have settled into a new normal, and I am surprised how much I like it. I hated the timeline change thing in the beginning, but I like how it moved things ahead a bit.
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At this point I don't see any need to restore the timeline. Things have settled into a new normal, and I am surprised how much I like it. I hated the timeline change thing in the beginning, but I like how it moved things ahead a bit.

I agree that this new timeline is starting to feel like "home," but it's still vaguely unsettling and I don't think they'll leave it the way it is. I'd still like to know how and why Kevin altered the bridge device in the first place. For me, that's a major unanswered story element. I need to know. It's easy in time travel stories to start chasing your own tail, but I think part of defeating Beverly and the mysterious "Consortium" will involve the restoration of the original timeline in large part. Perhaps, Kevin will remain one person who doesn't revert to his old self, although the dramatic implications of reverting him could be even more moving.

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i miss stark too, and until the pres-limo blew up i thought he was going to step out of it as president given the alternative timeline (carter would have just loved that! :d).

I'm going to miss eureka a lot. It excels at striking a clever balance between cool geekiness, fun, soap opera, and most importantly good characters combined with superb acting. The result is one of the few shows i actually look forward to each week for a entertaining story with likable characters.

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My DVR recorded an old episode the other day - the one about the rogue weatherman causing weird weather in Eureka. We see Jack's ex-wife for the first time. If anyone finds out about a Eureka marathon, please post. This was an episode that I didn't have on DVR or the computer. I think I probably had all of them in HD at one point, but a malfunctioning DVR erased several of them. Bummer. Still hoping for a Blu-ray release. I saw the season 4 DVDs in the Best Buy ad this week.

Anyone hear when the Christmas episode is going to air? No doubt it'll be another one of those stand alone shows like we had last year, with little connection to the main storyline.

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Christmas episodes of Eureka, Warehouse 13, and Haven are scheduled for Tuesday 12/6

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Sturgeons Revelation: "Ninety percent of everything is crud."
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Great. Thanks.

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My DVR recorded an old episode the other day - the one about the rogue weatherman causing weird weather in Eureka. We see Jack's ex-wife for the first time. If anyone finds out about a Eureka marathon, please post. This was an episode that I didn't have on DVR or the computer. I think I probably had all of them in HD at one point, but a malfunctioning DVR erased several of them. Bummer. Still hoping for a Blu-ray release. I saw the season 4 DVDs in the Best Buy ad this week.

Anyone hear when the Christmas episode is going to air? No doubt it'll be another one of those stand alone shows like we had last year, with little connection to the main storyline.

My DVR recorded that episode too. It was a lot of fun watching an older Eureka in the normal time line. Stark cracks me up. I hope they find a way to bring him back for the final season.

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Christmas episodes of Eureka, Warehouse 13, and Haven are scheduled for Tuesday 12/6

That is going to be one awesome night of television!!!
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my dvr recorded that episode too. It was a lot of fun watching an older eureka in the normal time line. Stark cracks me up. I hope they find a way to bring him back for the final season.

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I'm used to Eureka lifting some of its pages from the Fringe playbook, but I can't imagine a worse episode to borrow from than the cartoon Fringe from last year. I hated this episode. Nothing drags me out of the story quite as violently as turning my favorite characters into cartoons, literally.

When Fringe aired an episode about materials made of the heaviest elements on the planet floating away, Eureka followed up with an episode in which exactly the same thing happened (Osmium, anyone?). But in that case I liked the Eureka episode more. It was full of very funny moments. This time around, nothing worked. The animation was a mangled mess. The story made no sense (OK, I suppose it made as much sense as most of Eureka's stories, but it was impossible for me to take it seriously in the least). Eureka works best when Carter, Allison and Henry are on screen, lifting up the often silly dialogue with their wonderfully expressive faces, and their great chemistry. And I don't care how curvacious you make a cartoon, it can't match the real life curves of Salli Richardson-Whitfield. Please!!!

Maybe I've just lost too much of my child-like wonder, from the time I was an avid comic book reader. But this animation trend does absolutely nothing for me.

Bah, humbug!

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I have to say... This one was hard to watch for me as well.

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I started but couldn't get passed the cartoon point. Didn't watch Warehouse 13 either, I just can't get past the completely out of context timelines.

I did watch Haven though, that worked for me because they cleverly worked in the holiday angle and the story was still interesting as well.
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Oh come on, lighten up, these were just one-off holiday episodes. I was just glad to see the characters back after a few months of missing the shows. I was not expecting much, but enjoyed what I got.

I ended up re-recording the later showings since the audio was soo bad on the original showing, don't know if it was a Direct problem of if it was from the network, but the audio was terrible first time around.
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You could be light as a feather and still hate this episode.

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Oh come on, lighten up, these were just one-off holiday episodes. I was just glad to see the characters back after a few months of missing the shows. I was not expecting much, but enjoyed what I got.

I ended up re-recording the later showings since the audio was soo bad on the original showing, don't know if it was a Direct problem of if it was from the network, but the audio was terrible first time around.

T'was an interesting episode. Lupo and Allison looked pretty good animated.

The audio was infuriatingly bad. I almost didn't make it to the end. I thought I had a corrupt HDD in my DVR. Anyone else experience this?

It's time to go back into the DVR and watch Warehouse 13.

WH13 is messed up on my DVR too.

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Audio was fine on my Dish broadcast.

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I wonder if this was a DirecTV problem?

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My audio was corrupted on Eureka and about 15 mins into WH13! It somehow resynched itself after that. Also have DirecTV. Eureka was unwatchable
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I actually enjoyed it and the many one liners!
"Are you looking at my dress?" "No"
"Snowballs!"
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The audio was infuriatingly bad. I almost didn't make it to the end. I thought I had a corrupt HDD in my DVR. Anyone else experience this?

It's time to go back into the DVR and watch Warehouse 13.

WH13 is messed up on my DVR too.

Yep ... fortunately, I was watching near-live and was able to catch the second showings.

At first, I thought it was a riff on japanimation lip-sync issues.
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I actually enjoyed it and the many one liners!
"Are you looking at my dress?" "No"
"Snowballs!"

Wasn't it "are you looking UP" my dress?
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Audio was fine on my Dish broadcast.

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I am going to miss Eureka so much ......damn SYFY

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I actually enjoyed it and the many one liners!
"Are you looking at my dress?" "No"
"Snowballs!"

It was great! That is so much a part of Eureka - the quick one-liners!

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