Flash Forward

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  • TV-14
  • 2010
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (60,119)

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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Seasons
Future Shock
22. Future Shock
May 27, 2010
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.
Countdown
21. Countdown
May 20, 2010
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.
The Negotiation
20. The Negotiation
May 13, 2010
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.
Course Correction
19. Course Correction
May 6, 2010
Simon turns to a reluctant Mark for help finding his missing sister Annabelle. Meanwhile, Demetri and Agent Banks join forces in the hunt for a killer but learn that escaping a flashforward destiny may not be as easy as they thought. Nicole learns where Bryce's flashforward love Keiko is to be found, but is reluctant to tell him given her own feelings. And the FBI finally learn who Suspect Zero is.
	Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
18. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
April 29, 2010
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 Garden of Forking Paths
17. The Garden of Forking Paths
April 22, 2010
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.
Let No Man Put Asunder
16. Let No Man Put Asunder
April 15, 2010
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.
Queen Sacrifice
15. Queen Sacrifice
April 8, 2010
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.
Better Angels
14. Better Angels
April 1, 2010
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.
Blowback
13. Blowback
March 25, 2010
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.
Revelation Zero, Part 2
12. Revelation Zero, Part 2
March 18, 2010
Demetri joins CIA agent Vogel to search for Lloyd, even though he doesn't want to.; Janis learns hidden family secrets about Simon.
Revelation Zero, Part 1
11. Revelation Zero, Part 1
March 18, 2010
Mark is given a drug to see his blackout more clearly.
A561984
10. A561984
December 3, 2009
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.
Believe
9. Believe
November 19, 2009
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.
Playing Cards with Coyote
8. Playing Cards with Coyote
November 12, 2009
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.
The Gift
7. The Gift
November 5, 2009
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.
Scary Monsters and Super Creeps
6. Scary Monsters and Super Creeps
October 29, 2009
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.
Gimme Some Truth
5. Gimme Some Truth
October 22, 2009
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.
Black Swan
4. Black Swan
October 15, 2009
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.
137 Sekunden
3. 137 Sekunden
October 8, 2009
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.
White To Play
2. White To Play
October 1, 2009
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.
No More Good Days
1. No More Good Days
September 24, 2009
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.
Season 1 Special: What Did You See?
0. Season 1 Special: What Did You See?
March 16, 2010
A recap of the first season.
Description

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.

Flash Forward is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (23 episodes). The series first aired on March 16, 2010.

Where to Watch Flash Forward

Flash Forward is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Flash Forward on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and ABC.

  • Premiere Date
    March 16, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (60,119)