What if everyone on earth was a momentary prophet?

Suppose everyone on Earth fell unconscious for two minutes, and during that time, they all had dreams -- dreams that matched up with each other -- dreams that later experience showed were premonitions of the future?

What if the premonition you saw was something you didn't want to happen? Suppose you were living on the streets eating out of garbage cans? What if your wife and child had died? What if you were in prison for the murder of your best friend? How hard would you work to change that future? What would you give up to make it not happen?

When an unexplained event causes exactly that -- when everyone blacks out for 137 seconds, everyone gets a vision of what they will be doing six months in the future. Then they wake up to chaos -- crashed cars, planes, bathtub drownings -- all the things that can go bad in the world when suddenly no one is at the wheel for two full minutes.

What happened, who caused it, and was there a deeper ulterior motive at play? Was it intentional? Can it be controlled? Will it happen again?

From his "Flash Forward", and those of others, Los Angeles branch FBI agent Mark Benford and his people are able to piece together the 'when': April 29, 2010 at 10:00 PM PDT. But, from his own personal vision -- he's relapsed into alcoholism, his wife has left him with their child, and masked operatives are breaking into his office with a clear intent to kill... He wants very much for things to change.

The thing he and his fellow agents have to work on is an assemblage of different visions from different people -- a mosaic, as it becomes known -- of different events and different viewpoints of all the things going on months hence. ...But can the future visions be changed at all?

Episode Info

Prev: 1x22 -- Future Shock (May/27/2010)

It's April 29, 2010, and less than an hour before everyone's flashforwards may or may not come true. While they wait, Mark enters FBI Headquarters despite a bomb threat and discovers the date of the next Blackout. Meanwhile, Demetri and Simon infiltrate NLAP to learn the identities of the conspirators, Lloyd insists he must be with Olivia to solve the formula, Janis goes to the hospital, Keiko and Bryce try to meet, Aaron worries about the fate of Tracy, and Nicole's flashforward of drowning comes to pass.

Joseph FiennesJoseph Fiennes
As Mark Benford
John ChoJohn Cho
As Demetri Noh
Jack DavenportJack Davenport
As Lloyd Simcoe
Zachary KnightonZachary Knighton
As Bryce Varley
Peyton ListPeyton List
As Nicole Kirby
Brian F. OBrian F. O'Byrne
As Aaron Stark
Courtney B. VanceCourtney B. Vance
As Stan Wedeck
Sonya WalgerSonya Walger
As Olivia Benford
Christine WoodsChristine Woods
As Janis Hawk
Dominic MonaghanDominic Monaghan
As Simon Campos


Reviews: 1
After 4 EpisodesRating: 4 likes, 1 dislikes

I am finding it very hard to stay tuned to this show. I love the concept of 'Seeing the future' and am a big fan of time travel/related movies and TV but FlashForward seems to be avoiding the issue of why everyone i the world saw the future in order to have a full season worth of episodes. They keep on showing us what happens in peoples visions and so far none of them connect with each other unless both parties had the same vision. Read more

Review posted on Thursday, October 29th 2009 at 10:15 am


Reviews: 4
Pilot EpisodeRating: 4 likes, 0 dislikes

Sit down, buckle up and get ready for the ride!

This new mystery/fiction Series has the potential to be the next LOST. Some of you might say that i am giving it too much credit, but i think with the right people producing and good writers, this show can really shine. Read more

Review posted on Friday, September 25th 2009 at 9:04 pm


Reviews: 1
Thoughts so farRating: 2 likes, 1 dislikes

You can't review a show that is only 2 episodes in, so here are some of my thoughts so far.

I hope this isn't like the movie Knowing where the theory is that the future has already happened and can't be changed. That is religious dogma and if this show plays out as such, it will get very boring, very fast. Read more

Review posted on Monday, October 5th 2009 at 4:02 am

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1x22: Future Shock recap: April 29, 2010.. read more.

1x21: Countdown recap: April 29.. read more.

1x20: The Negotiation recap: April 28, 2010.. read more.

1x19: Course Correction recap: Two Days before the Blackout.. read more.

1x18: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road recap: As a law student, Janis Hawk decided to join the FBI out of a sense of patriotism. Among the challenges in her training class was the Yellow Brick Road, the Quantico obstacle course. It was there that she learned that she was capable of tackling impossible problems... read more.
Recurring Guests

Lennon Wynn as Charlie (14 eps)
Barry Shabaka Henley as Agent Vreede (13 eps)
Ryan Wynott as Dylan (13 eps)
Gabrielle Union as Zoey Andata (9 eps)
Michael Ealy as Marshall Vogel (9 eps)
Michael Massee as Man (8 eps)
Lee Thompson Young as Agent Al Gough (8 eps)
Genevieve Cortese as Tracy Stark (8 eps)
Cynthia Addai Robinson as Nurse (6 eps)
Amy Rosoff as Marcie Turoff (6 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Sci-Fi
Status: Canceled
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Thursdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 24, 2009
Ended: May 27, 2010
• Flash Forward
• Flash Forward: Przebłysk Jutra (Used In Poland)
• FlashForward - A jövő emlékei (Used In Hungary)
• FlashForward: Amintiri din Viitor (Working Title), (Used In Romania)
• Вспомни, что будет (Used In Russia)
• Мгновения грядущего (Used In Russia)
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