I love a good heist episode. And Dark Matter Episode 110 is a great one!
A great mix of action, humor, character moments – with the added bonus of some of the most enjoyably colorful guest characters this side of Arcturus-4!
Torri Higginson (Stargate: Atlantis), Ennis Esmer (Red Oaks, The Listener), Jessica Sipos (Ascension), Jon Cor (Shadowhunters), Conrad Pla (19-2) – all deliver brilliant performances.
In addition to being a truly great episode, this one was a hell of a lot of fun behind the scenes.
This was my first time working with Conrad, Jessica and Jon, but I did work with Ennis several years back. He did a guest spot and I remember the series lead walking up to me and saying: “That guy’s great. We’ve got to get him back!”. He is. Will Esmer’s nefarious Wexler – or any of his teammates – make a return appearance in Dark Matter‘s not too distant future? Oh, it’s possible.
Another reason this episode stands out for me is because it’s Dark Matter stunt coordinator John Stead’s first big t.v. gig. And the job he did wasn’t just good. It was unbelievably great. Dynamic, fast-paced, and great character moments in addition to some truly terrific beats he added to the episode…which I’ll point out during tomorrow night’s telecast. Catch me on twitter!
Episode 110 previews…
“After watching this episode I required a whole half hour to process what I had just witnessed before I could even sit down to write this preview. The ending is breathtaking and without question the biggest cliffhanger the show has delivered yet.”
“O’Neil really commands the screen this week and there’s more than a few moments that will have you giving Two a fist pump in solidarity.”
“This is actually the first episode of the 2-parter I mentioned in my Preview last week, and given the fact that it spans 2 weeks, you can safely bet this is going to be a big one.”
“There’s a balance between the ongoing narrative and fun, one-and-done adventures, as well as a balance between fun sci-fi storytelling and quieter moments of character development. Oftentimes, shows will favor story over character, or vice versa, but Dark Matter has successfully found a way to marry the two like some of the best genre shows out there.”
Don’t forget to join me for a post-episode Periscope chat tonight following both east and west coast airings of Dark Matter!