- So that would make Stan Lee's character The Maestro? That's a scary thought.
- Well, we do know that they share the same universe, though this artifact seems much more powerful than the average Warehouse 13 artifact. This WMG is entirely possible.
- The man who disappeared in the artifact room, is played by the same actor who plays Artie.
- The revelation that Jack has some fragmented recollection of Henry wiping his future memory will probably feed into this, but it could either straighten it out or twist it even further.
- Along with the appearances from SGC personel (see below), the season 4 premiere had the main cast time travel caused by (technology plus) solar flares
- There's a WMG on the Stargate page that, when SG-1 traveled back to 1969, Sam and Jack actually had a son named. . . Jack Carter (Sam insisted on giving him her last name).
- How do we fit Senator Wen/Camille Wray into this? Twins? Sisters? Clones?
- This explains why we see Daniel Jackson, as well as other SGC personel, monitoring events while thinly disguised.
- Dr. Fraiser is also from an alternate universe where she married Daniel Jackson.
- The Artifact is a crippled Ascended Being which the Eurekans accidentally uncovered. The SGC isn't aware of it because of the delusion of top secret-ness at Global Dynamics.
- She could still have it in some form and it also made her have memories from both timelines (pre-founders day and the current one). It would be a way to return the Artifact storyline and conclude it fully before the show ends with season 5.
The Artifact, as seen in the Season 1 finale, has the ability to do just that. A tiny, tiny sample of the Artifact lets the tachyon accelerator act as a Time Machine — something that Henry said was impossible under non-Artifact-modified laws of physics.
This would imply that some of the crazier machines in Eureka only work in Eureka, when they are in proximity to the Artifact's power. This would mesh with what we've seen. If Eureka is putting out such useful and powerful technology, then someone should have seen it out in the real world. They haven't because it doesn't work in the real world...
- This means that the residents are "trapped" in Eureka, the only place where the visions in their head can be made into reality, the only place where they can be sane.
- And yes, the SG-1 staff monitoring Eureka occasionally return to base with the urge to construct zero point energy generators and "really funky giant robots." Fortunately, the Asgard have a cure for that, but it's in rare supply.
- This explains how it can contain all the knowledge there is in this universe. If it was from a previous universe, then there would be no reason for it to contain any information about this one. But if it's from the end of this universe, then its history - which to us is still the future - is recorded in it.
- And with that in mind:
- The forward time machine built by the Professor was thrown forward through the universe multiple times, and The Artifact is from the end of one of the last universes that ended.
The behavior of most of the scientists on this show is awfully Sparky— obsessive, not considering consequences, having random bursts of hyper-inventiveness, and creating things that they can't explain, that cheerfully ignore real-life physics, and that make no sense to anyone outside the town. And most of the inventions can't be duplicated.
- Then he will build a reactor IN A CAVE!!! WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS!!!
- Word of God sorta confirms this. Nathan was based on Tony Stark.
- And Zoe will later develop the technology for human personality download, resulting in Jo being turned into the Major from Ghost in the Shell.
In the pilot episode, Jack and Zoey are in Eureka because another car caused them to swerve off the road... a car that Zoe sees has an alternate Jack Carter and Zoe inside it. The alternate Zoe even waves to Zoe. Obviously, some time in a future time line, Zoe got her hands on a Time Travel device to make sure she spent time in Eureka. And she is careful to drag her father along.
Bringing herself to Eureka may even be the last act Zoe does in Eureka in her personal timeline.
- Word of God says that Zoe and Jack that caused the crash was them at the time they left at the end of the pilot (after Henry fixed his car and he says goodbye to Jo and the Sheriff). It ended up being cut where it would have shown them going passed their past selves.
- So basically he is a mad engineer in a town of mad scientists.
- In a real sense, Sheriff Carter, despite being the contextual village idiot and proverbial civilian (non-scientist surrounded by scientists) is the best scientist in the town because he is the one most closely follows the scientific method as demonstrated by the fact that he is the one who most consistently alters his hypothesis to fit the data.
- Sort of. Jack's intelligence is not of the academic variety, but of the common sense and street smarts variety. He has as much common sense and creative savvy (see his constant MacGyvering) as other characters have knowledge in their respective fields.
- Specifically, Jack's 111 tested I.Q. (brought up early in second season) is not only of dubious validity because of the nature of I.Q. itself, but because Jack tests incredibly badly, as brought up in the early episode where he repeatedly bombed the written test to check out on advanced weaponry, but easily passed when Jo made it an oral exam. His 111 score on a written I.Q. test likely indicates that he would have scored much, much higher on a test given in another format. It's quite possible that his brain is just as good as his daughter Zoe's, but he's been limited in his formal education by a learning disability of some kind.
- Considering the massive number of former Nazi scientists brought into the United States, post-WW2, you may be onto something there.
- Actually, there are a lot of Asians in Eureka. Oh, and the mayor of the town is a black man.
- As is the head of Global.
- "Founder's Day" states that Eureka was always "pretty progressive". Which explains why the 1947 natives are less surprised by Jo's being hispanic, than by her Action Girl fighting; and why the soldiers are so willing to flirt with a "Negro" nurse (Allison in disguise).
- Original troper here. I did write this WMG before "Founder's Day", so it is kind of [[Jossed]]. This was, as I said, just created as a response to the episode involving religion where everybody in town turned to a Christian church as the only 'religious' answer. And there are not really any Asian /main/ characters, since Kim.
- To be fair, Christianity -is- a pretty big segment of the American religious population and culture in general. Plus, it's a less 'tricky' religion to write with (a bit of an acceptable target). It'd have to be a very progressive show to have the majority of the cast practicing Judaism or Islam or something else.
- Most of the American government was white-supremacist to some extent in the days following World War 2. It is possible that the town started off being run by racists but, like most of America, became more tolerant over time.
Knowning that there was Nowhere in time he could realistically hide. He decided to go sideways in space instead of forward in time like the Master. Like the Master he decided to used the Chameleon Arch to hide for a decade or two from the Timelords. But instead in a Parallel universe in his new form of Henry Deacon.
Like Professor Yana , Deacon is what the War Chief is not. Henry is friendly , an idealist and not a big fan of the War Machine. Fortunately for Eureka after his so called friend mind wiped Henry back in the day he forgot about a certain Family Heirloom, a pocket watch he just had'nt gotten around to opening...yet.
- Hmm. Joshua pretty much raised Claudia after they were orphaned... note
- Come on, you know it is.
- This leads to...
- It is named the "Ex-files", and we don't know what happened to Nathan in this timeline. Allison never actually got to marry Nathan again, so he would still be her ex-husband.
- Confirmed. And for bonus points, Beverly is thrown in for good measure.
- And Jossed all along, thanks to Stark being a hallucination.
- Confirmed. And for bonus points, Beverly is thrown in for good measure.
- Jack and Allison were together. They just got together at the end of The Ex-Files.
- Zoe graduated Valedictorian. Granted, in Season 4, Zoe's off in college, but she was accepted into college early, rather than graduating from High School first. They may bring her back as #1.
- Kevin appears to not be autistic; in fact, he's rather sociable. As shown in Season 4, this Kevin isn't autistic at all.
- For the first half of the episode, Nathan Stark is nowhere to be found. In Season 4, Nathan hasn't shown up yet, and we don't know if he died in this timeline.
- Henry is married. Sure, it was to Kim in season 1 and to Grace in season 4, but the similarities are remarkable.
- Jo is with Taggart, not Zane. In The Ex-Files, Jo admits that she doesn't think she and Zane are supposed to be together. And Taggart is supposed to come back this season.
- "Time Travel", or rather, "parallel universe consciousness travel" was a major component; fixing the timeline. That's basically what's driven Grant this season — to return home.
Then, in "Momstrocity", Kevin realizes for the first time that Carter is in love with Allison. If alt-Carter behaved anything like the original, there's no way Kevin could have spent three years around the two of them without figuring it out. So presumably he didn't — because there was nothing to figure out. Maybe, in the alternate universe, Carter has UST with Jo and is Like Brother and Sister with Allison instead of the other way around? That might also explain why Jo switched jobs...
- Which may explain a lot about the early portion of Season Five- of the crewmembers taken, only two (well, sort of three if you count the memory-sharing device) crewmembers would have had Jack/Allison memories for the sim to build from, and all the rest would have the long Carter/Jo history. (On the other hand, you'd think that if Zane remembered Carter and Jo having a romantic history then he'd say something about it when they started getting Ship Teased again.)
Consider the following pieces of evidence:
- IMDB has a list of episode titles for 4.5; they include "Liftoff", "This One Time In Space Camp", "One Small Step", and "One Giant Leap" (the last two being the final two episodes of the season, and hence presumably a two-part finale).
- We've been getting indications for a while that GD is planning to go to Mars — the terraforming chemical in "The Story of O2" and the biosphere in "What About Bob?" are both intended for a Mars colony, for example.
- Wil Wheaton has said on his blog that: "Most of my scenes this season were with Neil Graystonnote and Felicia Day because [SPOILER]."
The titles suggest some kind of space theme to the season, with a moon-landing-type finale. But the moon is accessible enough to Eureka that sending rockets there is literally a school project; another actual moon landing would be anticlimactic. A Mars mission is the next step up, and is a potentially-reasonable length for a seasonal arc, especially if the finale is the landing — getting from Earth to Mars in a standard transfer orbit takes about 8 months.
If Fargo is mostly interacting with Wheaton's character and Felicia Day's character, and it's for a spoiler-ish reason, presumably it's because either the three of them are the Mars mission, or everyone else is. The "everyone else" theory makes more sense for the following reasons:
- Fargo is the head of GD. Heads of massive governmental facilities don't get to play astronaut — they have too much else to do.
- Fargo is the Butt-Monkey. Not getting to go to Mars when everyone else does reinforces that.
- It's a lot more exciting for the protagonists to mostly be traveling to Mars than for them to be watching other people do it.
- The idea that Jack Carter would be the first man on Mars has a certain... resonance.
- The first episode of the new season has them testing a Faster-Than-Light Travel wormhole drive. This kinda makes Mars seem a bit of an easy trip.
- Fargo was hauled into Washington to try and justify the ongoing expense and mission of GD, so he might be forced to try for the spectacular to keep his position and funding.
- In the second season, Felicia Day's character reveals that Global Dynamics is going to get a 20 billion dollar grant to build an FTL spaceship to go to Titan. My guess is that the OP is right, if you replace "Mars" with "Titan".
As for the thing in Sector 5? It is (among other things) the heaven-dimension equivalent of a Hellmouth. Beauty, comfort, energy, and a Mad Science field come from it the same way dark feelings, demons, and an increased magical field come from the Hellmouths.
- Pretty much all of them show up in a similar capacity to their old SG characters, so they probably just took a different path and their names are different because of the changes in the timeline. Camile Wray was an IOA rep which is basically a politician, and now she's a Senator, a politician anyway.
- Confirmed. Allison and Carter marry in 5.08, "In Too Deep".
- She could still be in the virtual reality database somehow and she just needs to be imprinted back into her own body.
- We'll probably at least see her in alt-world, just played by an NPC.
- During the episode, we got the warning that dying in the virtual world could potentially kill you in the real world because the mind makes it real. But this also opens up the possibility that Holly could survive, if not because of any outside force, than simply because Holly's skepticism in the reality allowed her to ignore what it was telling her.
- Alternativly Kim will return and be killed ** Zoey
- I'd say the entirety of Season 5 would make this one Jossed. It's true she gets worked up over Holly's death, but she also masterminds a plot to trap people in a psychologically damaging virtual reality just to use their brains. When did GD ever do anything that bad?
After 10 years stuck in the past, this person intervened to take Pierre Fargo's place so he never got frozen (explaining how Fargo's became a "legacy") and so could be unfrozen in the present (or rather a couple of years before Founder's Day like Pierre was). Once they were awoken in the present, they set about intervening in the lives of the people who'd "abandoned" them in the past. They sabotaged Jack and Alison's relationship, which actually resulted in his relationship with Tess starting sooner and hence being stronger (hence she didn't leave). Out of spite they used the memory wiping device to make Henry forget his love for Kim, which actually resulted in him being open to getting together with Grace (she was in Eureka before Founder's Day but Henry just didn't notice her in the original timeline). Of course, they sabotaged Jo's relationship with Zane. Without Zane in her life to distract her, Jo was less tolerant of not being promoted leading to her quitting and ending up at GD.