With only four episodes left until the summer season of “Eureka” comes to a close, producer Jaime Paglia says that fans can look forward to even more twists, turns and surprises to come. He also said these four episodes will set up the second half of the season, which will air sometime next year on SCI FI.
Upcoming episodes will deal with a missing Egyptian mummy (“Show Me the Mummy”), a confused superhero (“Phased and Confused”) and multiple suns, which can’t be a good thing (“Here Come the Suns”). Paglia promised the producers will tie it all up as the mini-season comes to a close in “From Fear to Eternity.”
“The agenda of the Fixer [guest star Frances Fisher] will come to light,” Paglia promised. “There will be some changes in the roles of the people in our town again. Some big endings and some new beginnings. There will definitely be a cliffhanger aspect to the end of episode eight. And then we’ll dive into episode nine in the back 13 of this season with some big, big questions to resolve.”
After last week’s startling ending, the show may have a difficult time to find a way to up the surprise factor in the next four episodes. (We’re keeping what exactly happened a secret for those of you who haven’t seen it yet).
Fans can also expect less special-effect intensive episodes as the rest of season three unfolds.
Expect more character drama in the coming episodes, Paglia added. “We’re going to have a little bit of makeups to do for the overages, the excess of the first eight,” he said, referring to the visual-effects-heavy early episodes. “Ask the audience to be kind and let us do a few character episodes with not as much whiz-bang as the first eight. So when you see Carter [Colin Ferguson] and Allison [Salli Richardson-Whitfield] trapped in an elevator, just understand it’s a necessary evil, and we’ll make it as compelling and dramatic as possible.” We think he’s kidding about that elevator.
“Eureka” continues its third season on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST on SCI FI.