The final episode of Eureka is upon us gang in the season finale titled “Just Another Day.” And it’s a sad day indeed.
Regardless of the fact that within weeks of taking ownership of NBC, the parent of Syfy, that Eureka was cut. (An exec producer made note on Twitter the show cost too much and was cut. But that is also inevitable for all shows.) The end is here for the show and for the fans of the show.
It’s been a fun, fun run for a show that didn’t take itself too seriously and had fun doing it. From stolen banks and floating buildings to a wonderful story twist using time travel to mix it up and make the show fresh again back in season 4.
It was all fun while we still had some serious story lines underneath all the fun.
And this season
SPOILERS follow if you watch via DVD (Including preview pics of the finale!)
In this final season of Eureka, we watched the crew of the Astraeus become body/brain-napped and stuck into a virtual Eureka. We’ve seen evil versions of Andy (Kavan Smith) and Carter (Colin Ferguson) (which was pretty creepy, in a good way) and we watched Holly (Felicia Day) killed by Carter and Fargo (Neil Grayston) reanimating her via the body printer!
We then watched more evil versions of the townspeople of Eureka try to re-kidnap the town and shove them back into the virtual Eureka again. We’ve watched Fargo
And now the DOD is in town and they are tired of all the mishaps that could start a world war or destroy a chunk of the planet. From previews, it looks like the DOD is going to shut down the town of Eureka!
We’ve seen a depressed Fargo and we’ve seen the serious six-pack (or was that an incredible eight-pack) of the insanely in-shape Salli Richardson-Whitfield!!! Wowza!
Over the years, some of the cast have directed episodes of the show…
Salli Richardson-Whitfield (2), Joe Morton (3) and Colin Ferguson (3).
I also feel compelled to thank the more prolific writers: Andrew Cosby, Jaime Paglia* and Bruce Miller*. (*Who also produced many of the episodes.)
And to Colin Ferguson, who has producer credits for 11 episodes!
Keeping Your Eye Out!
I’d love to see the cast continue on in great careers. But that doesn’t always happen, though I suspect that NBC will probably pull them into projects here and there… Check this out though…
Colin Ferguson is in a project that’s in pre-production, called The Stupidest Angel. It’s due out Oct 2013. Ferguson is cast along side William Fichtner and Dina Meyer.
“A small coastal town inhabited by misfits and lunatics has to come together on Christmas Eve to save the town and themselves from their dead friends and relatives who have been mistakenly resurrected by Heaven’s Stupidest Angel. “
Salli Richardson-Whitfield doesn’t have anything new yet, but was was in We The Party and an episode of The Finder.
Joe Morton is filming a project titled Home and is in and producing a project called Starbright. He was also in an episode of a show titled Coma.
Joe will be working alongside Donnie Wahlberg and Isiah Whitlock Jr. in Home.
In Starlight, he’ll be working alongside Sarah Bolger, Barry Corbin and the venerable James Earl Jones.
Erica Cerra was in a TV movie titled The Wishing Tree. It’s already aired.
Neil Grayston can be caught in the pilot episode of The True Heroines.
Niall Matter can be caught in present episodes of 90201 and Primeval: New World!
Kavan Smith was in an episode of Fairly Legal.
Felicia Day can be caught in the future projects of Lust for Love and Rock Jocks.
Lust for Love looks like a Joss Whedon party, specifically a Dollhouse alum party! She’ll be in the movie with Dichen Lachman, Fran Kranz, Enver Gjokaj, Miracle Laurie, & Maurissa Tancharoen.
Makes sense… Dichen is one of the producers.
Matt Fewer has Three Days in Havana coming out.
Wil Wheaton will be where ever he is… He’s been in The Big Bang Theory, & TableTop. I’m sure he’ll pop up in other places.
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Well, at least Comcast let the show run out and finish the story rather than cutting them off at the knees. For whatever that’s worth.
Farewell gang. You may be missing from our schedule and will be missed every week. But never forgotten while Eureka fans live.
That, and the Season Five DVD comes out the day after the series finale airs. Whacky, huh? (Eureka: Season Five)
Or for under a hundred bucks (if you have the buckage): Eureka: The Complete Series (Amazon Exclusive)
FYI: I have a boatload of pics from the series finale of Eureka.
A bit of interesting news history: