One of the more intriguing premiers last week was new show FlashForward, which features lovely British actress Sonya Walger, whom you might have seen in Lost, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles or Sleeper Cell.
Walger plays Dr. Olivia Benford, who is in the middle of surgery when the pivotal series event, the “flash forward” occurs. Everyone in the world blacks out for two minutes and 17 seconds and sees the future as it will happen on April 29, 2010 at 10 p.m. Chaos ensues.
FlashForward raises interesting questions about how we would live if we knew the future and whether that future can be changed. I agree with scribegrrrl’s assessment that the key to the show’s success will be more emphasis on the apocalyptic and less on the sentimental.
Of particular interest to us, however, is a scene in the promo for Episode 2, which may be the kind of sentiment we love: girl-on-girl. Take a look at the trailer and pay particular attention at about 2:38.
In case you blinked, here are the two frames that tell the lesbian tale. And nothing is better than a lesbian tale. Ahem.
The lesbian in question appears to be FBI analyst Janis Hawk (Christine Woods). We discovered in Episode 1 that Hawk’s future includes a pregnancy, with no man in sight. And the Episode 2 promo includes this preview of Janis on a date with a woman (at least in my mind).
Yes, I know, another pregnant lesbian. But maybe this scenario will be different. Maybe.
Have you watched FlashForward? Did the show earn a place on your DVR? What do you think of the lesbian storyline?