FlashForward Review: "Scary Monsters and Super Creeps"

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This was our favorite episode of FlashForward since the series premiere.

We encourage readers to catch up on events from it, via our recap of "Scary Monsters and Super Creeps," and then check out our full review below. Here's a recap of what we liked so much about the installment:

Charlie, who?!? You often hear actors claim they wish to vary their roles, but few actually. Dominic Monaghan, however, said he was seeking a post-Lost role that was different from his character of Charlie on that ABC hit. It's safe to say he's found it.

Monaghan's Simon is a mysterious, devious character that enjoyed his most screen time yet this season. We have no idea what he's up to, but we're intrigued.

More than mere talk: One complaint we've had about the show is how the characters talk... a lot. They're constantly reciting their visions and wondering if the future will come true or not. But that chit-chat turned into actual tension between Mark and Olivia this week, as secrets were exposted and the couple ended the episode on bad terms. Will this catapult Olivia into the arms of Lloyd? We'll see.

Kangaroo sighting! Why is there a kangaroo hopping around? Is it the same creature Mark saw on the series premiere? Are there other animals roaming the streets of Los Angeles? Fun questions to ponder.

Olivia and the FBI

We still wish Janis had actually died. This development would have thrown the show for a loop and it would have been interesting to see how the FBI investigation proceeds, considering there would be proof that not all visions come true.

What did you like or dislike about the episode? Any theories on Simon and Lloyd's connection?

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FlashForward Season 1 Episode 6 Quotes

Aaron: Was that a kangaroo?
Charlie: That was the best costume I have ever seen.

Our experiment killed 20 million people, Simon. What more is there to say?