Despite a less than eventful fall launch, Jason Ritter is remaining "cautiously optimistic" that The Event will return for a second season. But first, he preps us for tonight's two-hour mid-season return. Last we saw Ritter's character, Sean, he had rescued girlfriend Leila (Sarah Roemer) from a kidnapping connected to what he describes as "the biggest U.S. cover-up of all time. We figured out the government has been holding a group of alien detainees in Alaska who have not seemed to age for the past 66 years."
Together, the duo also discovered that Leila's father, Michael (Scott Patterson), was actually ...
After more than three months off the air, NBC's The Event returns Monday night with a fresh dose of alien drama and even more questions than the first 10 episodes provided answers. Here's a refresher course on where we last saw our characters and a few spoilers on what's coming next:
Although The Event has been pegged as a sci-fi thriller, star Scott Patterson says that viewers will get hooked by how incredibly relatable and human the characters are.
"Who in the audience is not going to be able to relate to a guy who has his family ripped out under him and ends up doing what he does in the pilot?" the Gilmore Girls actor tells TVGuide.com
What is the event of The Event? That's the question posed by this intriguing NBC pilot, and obviously no easy answer is forthcoming. What's clear is that, much like Lost and 24 and the serialized dramas that came before it, The Event will be about the journey and not the destination. The show heads out to each commercial break with a head-scratching cliffhanger. It's an intricate, scrambled narrative with lots of "eleven days earlier"-type title cards, but for the purpose of this recap, I'm going to (try to) keep things relatively simple and sequential. Let's dive in, shall we?
You've seen the ads. And you may be wondering, so what is the Event? To investigate, a visitor has come to a wooded area of Calabasas, California (doubling for Atlanta), where four stars of NBC's twisty thriller have reunited at their characters' family home for the first time since they shot the pilot.
Want more scoop on new fall shows? Subscribe to TV Guide Magazine now!
It's an idyllic Thanksgiving flashback scene straight out of Norman Rockwell's sketchbook...