will end after season 5, but there are plenty of twists and turns before that ending comes. Colin Ferguson (Sheriff Jack Carter) and series creator Jaime Paglia recently spoke to reporters about what fans can expect in Eureka
's fifth and final season. Is Eureka season 5 any good? Colin Ferguson and Jaime Paglia certainly think so. And they're right. Colin Fergusion:
I'm usually the king of pessimism. I'm the king of like, well, we did okay, or we did -- I watched the first three episodes in the last couple days. I'm so proud of them from a production standpoint, from a writing standpoint, from an acting standpoint. I'd put them up against anything, and that might be cocky and stupid. I'm so excited for this season to come out. It's the best thing that we've done.Jaime Paglia:
We just had the most amazing creative team, obviously from our cast and crew to the writing staff, and the level of work has just raised -- we've really raised the bar once again I think, even after season 4 and what you're sort of dealing with over the course of the back episodes are the ramifications of the experience that our people have during those first three [episodes].Check out BuddyTV's review of Eureka season 5 to learn more about why this season is so awesome! Colin Ferguson:
And it's some of the funniest stuff that we've done. I mean, there's a smart car episode, which is phenomenal as Jaime's directorial debut, is in disc 13, which is amazing.How twisty are the first episodes, in terms of plot? Apparently they're good enough to rank among Colin Ferguson's favorites for the whole series.Colin Ferguson:
This is probably my favorite plot line twist, the one that's coming up... I wanted this premiere to be attached to the season finale of last season because I loved the plot twist so much.It's not all fun and games in Eureka season 5. The humor of previous seasons is there, but there is some darkness as well.Colin Ferguson:
The first three [episodes] are as dark as we've ever gone, but then there are definitely two, maybe a third one that are as funny as we've ever gone, so we've really made it darker and then funnier, and like the extremes are better.Will the final season of Eureka give us a return to plots and characters from the show's earlier seasons? In a word, yes. In many words, here is Jaime Paglia's opinion.
We found different opportunities as our stories have evolved over the seasons, and there were things we did in season 1 that we weren't able to -- I think -- fully complete in terms of some set-ups... But due to a number of reasons, they kind of got truncated a bit in seasons 2 and 3, and so it was nice to be able to kind of come back around full circle and satisfy some of the things that we had originally wanted to do.Just how amazing are the plot twists coming in Eureka season 5? Here is what Colin Ferguson had to say on the matter.Colin Ferguson:
It's the greatest plot twists that only this genre can afford, and it was a joy to marry that sort of structure change which I feel lucky to be able to do with the unbelievable character stuff that they were writing for us. So I never saw this coming. I'm stunned with what it's become. I'm so proud, particularly watching those [first three] episodes, so I guess that's my take on the last bunch of years. I never saw this coming.Did you think the Astraeus mission (and wherever it goes in season 5) was a logical step in the story of Eureka? It wasn't always a given...Colin Ferguson:
I know that when we came on we were told no space, no aliens.Jaime Paglia:
I think that we were kind of inadvertently creating something that was sort of all the favorite things that we like in television that we like to watch and write, and kind of maybe putting them into a new blend of elements, and sort of a - the earthbound sci-fi space dramedy hadn't really been done.Which of Eureka's many recurring characters might be back in season 5? There are quite a few.Jaime Paglia:
Well, we've got Felicia Day and Will Wheaton back for a number of episodes. I'm thrilled that we're able to bring back Wallace Shawn as Warren Hughes, and even more was excited that I got to direct him in the episode that I did. We've got a couple of surprises that I don't want to spoil because they might be at the very end, but you will see...Sheriff Jack Carter is probably going to survive Eureka (considering that this show is not a tragedy), but it's perhaps unnerving that Colin Ferguson and Jamie Paglia can joke about it.Colin Ferguson:
My death scene is one of the most moving death scenes you're ever going to see.Jaime Paglia:
It would be really hard [to make additional episodes], because we eviscerated Carter in that last episode... So, drawn and quartered by robot horses.
(Don't worry. Ferguson immediately denied any future death scene for Carter.)Eureka
season 5 premieres on Monday, April 16 at 9pm on Syfy.(Image courtesy of Syfy)