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Flash Forward was a sci-fi soap opera that aired on ABC for one season starting in 2009. Joseph Fiennes starred as FBI agent Mark Benford. Mark is tasked with investigating a worldwide blackout during which every person catches glimpses of his or her future. It is determined that everyone's visions are snippets from the same time on the same day a few months in the future.

The show explores how various characters react after knowing what their futures will be like. Some are inspired to make positive life changes after seeing that they are going to be happy after doing so. Others do not like what they see and decide to change their futures. These people are caught in one of the most compelling conundrums that the show examines. They are not sure if the things they do to change their unhappy futures will inadvertently cause those bad things to happen. Mark's wife Olivia, played by Sonya Walger, is one such person. She learns that she will find herself enmeshed in a romantic affair with one of the scientists responsible for triggering the blackout. She cannot resist the affair because his future is affected as well; he is determined to let his flash forward play out because the affair leads to him making a scientific breakthrough. John Cho's Demetri does not see anything at all during the blackout, which he assumes means that he will die soon. He is Mark's best friend and coworker, so he has a vested interest in figuring out who caused the blackout. Mark's flash forward shows him that he will be investigating these events. His insights from the future inform his investigation in the present.

Dominic Monaghan is a sprightly troublemaker who remains awake and active while everyone else blacks out. At first he appears to be the man behind the blackout, but he later learns that he was used to unwittingly set events in motion.

Since Flash Forward only lasted for one season, its finale cliffhanger was never resolved. The show ends when the characters find themselves really living the moments depicted in their flash forwards. Some of the events occur exactly as predicted. Others are slightly altered or prevented from happening at all. Following these moments, there is another blackout, this time flashing through events spanning multiple years and revealing that Mark will go missing. Flash Forward left its loyal fans wanting more.

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1 Season, 23 Episodes - Canceled
September 24, 2009
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Flash Forward Full Episode Guide

  • It's D-Day on the season finale - April 29, 2010 - and while everyone waits to see if their flashforward visions come true, Mark uncovers the date of the next blackout, and Simon, with Demetri, attempts to stop it from happening by breaking into the NLAP mainframe.

  • Mark continues his interrogation of Hellinger in a desperate attempt to find out when the next blackout will occur; Demetri must choose between helping Janis and Simon break into NLAP to stop the blackout from occurring, or turning the fugitive Simon in to the FBI; Lloyd finds the common denominator that can help him solve the complex equation he was working on in his flashforward; while Tracy fights for her life, Aaron discovers why Jericho was after her; and Nicole wrestles over her strong feelings for Bryce and what would happen if she told him she knew the whereabouts of Keiko.

  • It's April 28 - the day before the prophesized flashforward date - Mark must do everything in his power to protect Gabriel, who is the bridge between Dyson Frost and the Global Blackout; Aaron locates his daughter's captors; Janis is tasked with killing a fellow agent; and Simon comes face to face with the head of the nefarious organization that may be responsible for the blackout.

  • Janis continues to thwart her fellow FBI agents as an inside mole to a mysterious employer; Olivia is given some disturbing news by Gabriel, who has been subjected to numerous flashforwards; and Aaron's life is in danger in Afghanistan when he tries to blend in with the locals as he continues his search for his daughter.

  • The clock is ticking on Demetri's life as Mark and his team go in search of his whereabouts; terror suspect Alda Herzog promises to give Zoey intel on where Demetri is - but at a price; and Olivia learns the identity of the person who sent her the text message informing her that Mark was drinking in his flashforward.

  • Demetri decides to put a rush on his wedding plans with Zoey when the captured FBI mole confirms the date of his prophesized murder. Wedeck tries to help Aaron infiltrate Jericho in order to rescue Tracy meanwhile Olivia's friendship with Lloyd grows stronger.

  • While Mark and Vogel try to identify the mole in the FBI, Mark is forced to leave Charlie and Olivia alone to protect them. Meanwhile, Keiko searches L.A. to find Bryce, her flashforward love.

  • Demetri, Janis, Simon and Vogel go to Somalia to search for clues; Bryce tells Nicole he has cancer; Olivia tries to get her daughter to tell her what she saw in her flashforward.

  • Mark questions Lloyd about a phone conversation from their flashforwards, while Aaron seeks out the Jericho unit after his daughter. Meanwhile, Zoey tries to prevent Demetri's destined future.

  • Demetri joins CIA agent Vogel to search for Lloyd, even though he doesn't want to.; Janis learns hidden family secrets about Simon.

  • Mark is given a drug to see his blackout more clearly.

  • While Mark and Demetri travel to Hong Kong to find Demetri's mysterious prophetess, Zoey realizes what her vision really means and Lloyd prepares to go public with the group's involvement in the the Blackout.

  • Bryce begins his search for the woman he saw in his flash forward while Aaron is concerned about Tracy's behavior. Mark tries to track down the person who sent Olivia the message about his drinking and Demetri's co-agents try to find more information about the mysterious caller who forewarned his unfortunate fate.

  • Mark gets a lead on the tattooed assassin that he saw in his flashforward. Simon and Lloyd play a game of poker to settle old scores. Aaron uncovers the harsh truth behind Tracy's death. Janis has second thoughts about her career.

  • Mark, Demetri, Gough and MI6 agent Fiona Banks investigate a Blue Hand club and its possible connection to some recent suicides. Meanwhile, Aaron receives a surprise visit from a former army buddy of his late daughter's, Demetri comes clean with Zoey about his lack of a flashforward, and Nicole helps Bryce uncover the mystery of his flashforward while volunteering at the hospital.

  • Mark, Demetri and Wedeck try to determine the links between all the attacks involving themselves. Demetri and Gough find a clue that was missing from Mark's flashforward. Lloyd is heartbroken when his son goes missing from the hospital.

  • Mark is questioned about his flashforward during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. Janis ponders on how the future will make an impact on her current romantic relationship. Meanwhile, Olivia gets a tip about Mark's flashforward.

  • Olivia finds it difficult to take advice from Bryce. Mark and Demetri come to disagree with each other. While Nicole goes back to work and has a shocking premonition.

  • Mark and Janis arrive in Germany to discuss the past events regarding the blackouts. Demetri fears about his future. Meanwhile, Aaron tries to get Mark to help him with an appeal.

  • Mark and Demetri go to Utah to investigate a lead on a suspect who might have a connection to the global blackout. Olivia sees the man from her flashforward, while her daughter Charlie is having trouble dealing with hers.

  • A mysterious global event causes everyone to black out simultaneously for two minutes and seventeen seconds, and each person sees a glimpse of their lives six months from now. When they wake up, everyone is left wondering if what they saw will actually happen.Los Angeles FBI Agent Mark Benford (Joseph Fiennes) is desperate to uncover why this happened and who or what is behind it. As Mark and his team struggle to figure out what caused this bizarre event, they begin to piece together the future by creating a huge database of people's flash forwards from all over the world - The Mosaic Collective.

  • A recap of the first season.

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