I have nothing against Beck or for him. I have never watched him.
So why is it the best news of the day?
Well, for a moment anyway, we can kid ourselves that The Nation, The Progressive and other of our (worthless) outlets might actually have to focus on something other than, "Look, over there, Glenn Beck!"
Glenn Beck is a distraction to the left. It allows our self-appointed and self-annointed leaders to waste all of our time by glomming on him.
We never present any of our own ideas because our leaders play us for fools.
Beck must have been hugely gifted as a broadcaster, whatever else he was. Because Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh were all forgotten in the rush to call out Beck constantly.
Again, I have nothing for him or against him. As a human being, I hope he's happy about the decision and wish him luck with his future projects. I just don't want him on TV every night allowing the Matthew Rothschilds and others to ignore the real issues as they continue to tell us, "Glenn Beck did this! Be outraged!!!"
Okay, The Event. First, it's not on next Monday. It's two hours the Monday after next.
Is the president's wife an alien? Blair Underwood certainly thought so by the end of the episode. I have no idea if she is or if she isn't. For a few episodes, it would probably be a nice trick/device if she were. But in terms of a long running show, it would probably be more dramatic if she were honestly opposed to the government secretly testing everyone's blood to determine whether or not they're aliens (she called her husband out for that and refused to take the test).
Sophia? When you cross Sophia, grasp that there is no turning back.
She has pivoted quickly now that the president tried to kill her (and her fellow aliens). She is now planning to kill off every human on the planet so that there will be room for her people when they transport some 2 or so million over.
The Vice President is an alien. I believe we find that out in two weeks. If you follow the latest episode the way I did, he's the one who warned Simon that they were on to him.
So Simon escapes the White House, joins Sophia and learns she's hell bent on death and destruction. He talks to Layla's father (who I now hate as much as I do Layla) and the father agrees Sophia's out of control. So they plan to leave the secure cul de sac the aliens are hiding out in.
Simon shows up at the house the next day but the father betrayed him. He told Sophia. Simon gets beaten up and hauled away (I think they're going to try to kill him) while Layla watches not sure what her acting teacher told her about looking surprised.
I hate Layla.
Vicky. That's the woman who helped kidnap Layla in the first episode. So she and John Ritter's son end up getting even closer to the truth (and Hal Holbrooke) but these people ambush them. Vicky screams for him to run and he manages to escape.
She doesn't. They tie her up and set the house she's in on fire. Will she be rescued in time?
I know this is a Sci-Fi show, but I wonder if Laura Innes could get nominated for an Emmy for this. She is just so good as Sophia. I loved her -- and loved to hate her -- as Carrie on ER but she's just even better on this show.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"