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Eureka: The Real Thing

The town huddles in a last attempt to locate the vanished Astraeus before it's too late!

Source: Syfy

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x2
Airdate: Monday April 23rd, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

UK (Syfy) May 23, 2012
AU (Eleven) Sep 08, 2014

  • Currently 7.7/10
7.7/10 (10 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
As Senator Michaela Wen
Felicia Day
As Dr. Holly Marten
Debrah Farentino
As Beverly Barlow
Martin Cummins
As Dekker
Benjamin Ratner
As Dr. Fung (as Ben Ratner)
Tembi Locke
As Grace Monroe
Trevor Jackson (1)
As Kevin Blake
Kavan Smith
As Deputy Andy
Chris Gauthier
As Vincent
Jordenn Thompson
As Jenna

Co-Guest Stars
Paula Lindberg
As Neural Engineer #1
Jonathan Holmes
As Consortium #1
Sarah Afful
As Cop (as Sara Afful)
Christina Sicoli
As GD Tech #2 NPC
Viv Leacock
As Array Guard #1
Jase-Anthony Griffith
As Array Guard #2
Main Cast
Colin Ferguson
As Jack Carter
Salli Richardson
As Allison Blake (as Salli Richardson-Whitfield)
Joe Morton
As Henry Deacon
Erica Cerra
As Josefina 'Jo' Lupo
Neil Grayston
As Douglas Fargo / Voice of Sara
Niall Matter
As Zane Donovan


The episode begins with all the guys from Eureka unconscious, with sensors hooked on to their heads, with a woman and a man informing some people on screen that the scientists from Eureka are hooked on to an artificial work, but what they are creating that artificial world is very real. The scientists have it made progress in various fields of science in the last month, since they have been hooked up. A man on the screen asks how long they can be kept in this state, and is informed by the neural scientist that they can be kept in a suspended state indefinitely, as the simulation in their brains would keep creating new images and situations. They also reveal that it is impossible to create this artificial world perfectly, and hence it’s been set in the future, but should anyone of the Eureka guys question the construct they are in, they would be retired. ..

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