The Event: Face Off (

By:Stephen Lackey
Review Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Event was full speed ahead this week picking up where last week left off with the aliens hiding in a building with the President sending in troops to take them out. Sophia’s character evolves this week, first to a woman fighting for her people and by the end a devastated and probably vengeful mother. The government takes the realistic and predictable route of selling the aliens as terrorists rather than what they really are. But aren’t they also terrorists now? The story is starting to get a bit complex with new tendrils drilling into global locations and multiple story arcs. The challenge for the creative team is to keep it all from getting convoluted. So far so good though, because this episode was dramatic all the way to the end and action packed. It’s still no LOST but it’s the closest thing to it on TV and that’s a compliment.

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Mania Grade: A
TV Series: The Event
Episode: Face Off
Starring: Jason Ritter, Sarah Roemer, Laura Innes, Ian Anthony Dale, Blair Underwood
Written by: David Schulner & Lisa Zwerling
Directed by: Janusz Kaminski
Network: NBC