ABC TAKES A LOOK BACK AT HOW FUTURE VISIONS HAVE AFFECTED THE “FLASHFORWARD” INHABITANTS SINCE THE GLOBAL BLACKOUT OCCURRED, IN ANTICIPATION OF THE SHOW’S RETURN, IN “FLASHFORWARD: WHAT DID YOU SEE?,” AIRING MARCH 16 ON ABC
On October 6, 2009, the planet blacked out for two minutes and 17 seconds. Some of those who survived saw their future. Others didn’t see anything at all, leading them to assume the worst. “FlashForward: What Did You See?” will explore the series in a way that will bring new viewers up to date — but which current viewers will also find illuminating – in anticipation of the series’ return. The special airs TUESDAY, MARCH 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
It was just another normal day in Los Angeles. FBI agent Mark Benford and partner Demetri Noh were in the midst of a car chase monitored by their boss, Stanford Wedeck, and colleague Janis Hawk; Mark’s wife, Dr. Olivia Benford, was in the middle of surgery; Dr. Bryce Varley was weighing a potentially life-ending decision; Mark’s friend, Aaron Stark, was working high above the ground on power lines; and baby-sitter Nicole was in the throes of passion with her boyfriend when suddenly and without warning, every person on Earth blacked out and saw a series of events from their own future, taking place on April 29, 2010 at 10:00 p.m., Pacific Time. For some the future was joyous and hopeful; for others, shockingly unexpected; and for a few, it simply didn’t seem to exist.
“FlashForward: What Did You See?” looks at what has transpired with the characters and what lies beyond. Previously, Mark was shocked to learn that he’d be the one who pulls the trigger and kills Demetri, so he’ll do everything he can do avert this while he struggles between saving the world and saving his family. Meanwhile, as the date of his death grows nearer, Demetri wrestles with changing his future or accepting his fate and living out what’s left of his life with fiancŽe, Zoey; Lloyd was kidnapped after he – and a reluctant Simon — took responsibility for NLAP’s experiments that caused the blackout; Olivia’s life was spared after Lloyd sacrificed himself to protect her and was kidnapped; Simon volunteered to help the FBI with the Mosaic investigation; Bryce went to Japan to find Keiko — the girl of his flashforward dreams — but came back empty handed; Wedeck’s trip to Washington, DC for Mosaic put him in the path of Senator Clemente, an old political enemy; Janis told Bryce that in her flashforward she was four months pregnant, which leaves little time for that vision to come true; Aaron’s daughter, Tracy, was indeed alive and returned to him, but he’s concerned about her drinking and what the black-ops Jericho unit might do if they find her; and Nicole tried to help Bryce find Keiko while trying to uncover why she saw herself being drowned in her vision. Knowing their fate has altered everyone’s life in one way or another. But can destiny truly be changed? And by changing just one destiny, what effect will that have on those of others?
“FlashForward” stars Joseph Fiennes as Mark Benford, John Cho as Demetri Noh, Jack Davenport as Lloyd Simcoe, Zachary Knighton as Bryce Varley, Peyton List as Nicole Kirby, Dominic Monaghan as Simon, Br’an F. O’Byrne as Aaron Stark, Courtney B. Vance as Stanford Wedeck, Sonya Walger as Olivia Benford and Christine Woods as Janis Hawk.