So, you watched the finale and translated Dempsey’s scroll. Still confused as to what the ‘event’ in The Event actually was?
Well, we may have some answers for you. The latest entry in Nick Wauters ‘Creators Blog’ provides some additional insight into where the ‘event’ fits in the broader picture of the show’s trajectory.
Hit the jump to find out.
From the The Event ‘Creators Blog‘:
What will happen to our world? This latest episode was just the beginning — a turning point that will create an entirely new world order as the sudden appearance of a new planet in our sky exposes the existence of non-terrestrials to the entire world. How will Martinez handle this new crisis — and how will he deal with the fallout of the lies and machinations he condoned to hide Inostranka and its prisoners?
As Simon briefly hinted at, The Event is a synchronous species-wide reproductive event, a mystical evolutionary step that has been predicted in his people’s sacred scrolls. Simon also made it clear to Sean that mankind would not survive it. So what does it all mean for our characters and for humanity in general? The planet’s arrival – one of the foretold signs from the scrolls – confirms that The Event is more than a religious myth from an extra-terrestrial civilization. It is real – and it’s coming.
Since the show’s been canceled, it’s useful to get this additional context from the horse’s mouth. It connects some of the dots and gives a sense of where they would have gone with the main story had there been a second season. In particular, the idea that Sophia bringing her planet to Earth was part of a grand chain of fated events. Did she know?
I do still question how the EBEs knew that they wouldn’t survive the event – do the scrolls pre-date their species, or were they created by someone with such foresight?
As I’ve said before, the show had shreds of an interesting story. One where a pre-human race leaves Earth to survive transformation (and extinction), only to return millions of years later because their new home is up the creek. (did they disturb the balance?). And where the original Earth inhabitants now play a direct part in the future that was written before they even made their trip to NCG 253.
I’m not saying this would have been well executed, but there was a decent overarching story there that wasn’t played hard or fast enough.