The teasers for this episode made it seem as if it would be more comedic, which would have been an interesting choice the week after Nathan Stark’s death. But Stark still loomed large in this one and the very episode’s resurrection theme makes me wonder if they aren’t already teasing his return.
Sheriff Carter begins his day by being subjected to his sister Lexi’s “new agey” ways. She’s playing some Egyptian-esque music she composed that will come into play later. It looks like they may be setting her up as a Carter for the original Carter, helping him see things in a different way just in time to save the town.
After that we’re off to help our celebrity archeologist take a mummy out its tomb, with way more technology than is probably necessary. It wouldn’t be Eureka otherwise. Eureka’s resident Egyptologist warns them of a curse on the tomb and of course, no heed is paid to his warning.
That is until the offending scientist and his camerawoman both get mummified. Fargo is convinced he saw the mummy in the memorial hall he’s set up for Dr. Stark. There’s what may be foreshadowing again.
There’s also the side story we knew they had to do, Allison trying to recover from Stark’s death. Carter gives her the logic diamond Stark had left as a wedding gift and she begins having visions of Stark.
But the original mummy disintegrated from extreme dehydration and the plague is not a curse, but a swarm of insects reanimated by radiation used opening the tomb. See, told you they should have just used a crowbar.
In the meantime, Fargo has become a host and now he’s suffering immensely. There’s a tongue-in-cheek Heroes reference when Carter says Save Fargo, Save The Town.
Noting that the camerawoman didn’t disintegrate because she was in very cold water, Carter surmises that could be the cure. The always lucky Fargo gets to be the test case. During his thawing, Stark appears to Allison but everybody sees him this time. It turns out he put a message in the logic diamond so he’d always be with her. Awww…
There’s a funny moment when Fargo tells Allison he was in heaven and saw Dr. Stark and he’s doing OK. The Egyptian psycho-bugs are attracted to Lexi’s new age music, so Carter uses that to lure them all into the fusion-powered freezer at Cafe Diem.
Of course, The Fixer subplot advanced as well. Henry is no longer helping her without some knowledge of what she’s looking for, so she takes a strange cryptic puzzle to Zane. I think she figures him for questionable morals, but I still believe he will side with Carter when the time comes.
Allison watches Stark’s final message to her in a pretty touching scene. He promises not to make the same mistakes he did in their first marriage and that he will never leave her again.
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