Barbara, thanks for the confidence. Now a confession. I had completely forgotten. I watched the show Tuesday but got distracted by the news cycle and completely forgot.
But, thanks to Barbara, I'll now talk about The Event.
So the vice president put the poisoned sugar packet on the saucer with the cup of coffee. When the president came in, he started the meeting. What did he say?
I don't think anyone knows. It was watch, watch, oh! he's adding the sugar! watch, watch, is he going to sip? oh! he did, he did! watch, watch, nothing's happening, nothing's happening, nothing's -- oh! he's on the ground. yep, he did get poisonined.
Then there was this lame, lame sub-plot about the lackeys trying to prove the vice president did it.
Layla's father killed the alien security guy to save Layla. If I gave a damn about Layla, I might give a damn. Instead I mainly yawned.
That was my reaction to everything but Jason Ritter and the ending. The first scene was the coffee cup and then the show dragged and dragged. Sophia picked it up a little when, right after Layla's father murdred the guy, she showed up and it looked like she might find the body but she didn't.
So Jason ends up in Russia where some guy who died of the Spanish flu back in the 19th century has been pulled out of the ground and, in removing the lungs, a few people got exposed and the whole project gets closed -- except the lungs are being whisked away. (Sophia's going to infect the planet with the Spanish flu to kill off enough humans -- maybe all? -- to allow room for the billions -- 2.5 billion -- aliens that will be arriving to earth.)
Jason and the woman with the dark hair figure it out and they're again on the trail but will they be in time to stop it?
Jason and the woman really were the star players.
At the end, the president went into convulsions. According to Sophia, earlier in the episode, the poison would kill him. Oh, and the vice president is now president. (Though the president isn't dead.)
If anyone dies in the last episodes, I hope it's Layla. I really am sick of that little drip who doesn't appear to have given her little sister a second thought in weeks. This is the woman who drugs Ritter around for weeks and weeks to find her baby sister and now she doesn't even give a damn? It's the worst written character on the show.
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