Amy Berg, Eureka co-executive producer, bids a fond farewell to the funny, smart and inventive Syfy series, which brought joy (and science) to fans for five seasons. The final episode airs tonight at 9/8C, and also will be available via Amazon Instant Video.
"Although I only joined the show at the start of season four, I’ve been a fan since its premiere," Berg told Amazon Studios' Hollywonk blog. "There has always been something magical about Eureka. Not just what you see on screen, but behind the scenes as well. The show brought together an amazing collection of humans, from our writing staff to our production assistants and every member of the cast and crew."
Eureka stars, from left to right,
Salli Richardson-Whitfield as Dr. Allison Blake,
Niall Matter as Zane Donovan,
Joe Morton as Dr. Henry Deacon,
Erica Cerra as Jo Lupo,
Neil Grayston as Dr. Douglas Fargo
and Colin Ferguson as Sheriff Jack Carter,
a regular guy who succeeds with
common sense when genius runs amok.
Now Leaving Eureka
by Amy Berg
“First my PDA has a camera, and now black holes are everywhere? People need to know these things!”
Oh, Sheriff Carter. I’m going to miss you.
I’m going to miss your endearing naïveté. The way you see the world and the people who inhabit it. The love you have for your family, the respect you have for your friends, and the lengths you’re willing to go to protect people you don’t even know. Most of all, I’m going to miss your charm. So. Much. Charm.
You’re more than just a role model for young women, Allison. You are proof positive that genius is color blind. You’re strong and confident but never cold. You’re guided by your mind and your heart in equal measure, and that’s something we all can envy.
The smartest man in the smartest city also has the gentlest soul. You wear your heart on
your sleeve, Henry, and sometimes it bites back. You have all the answers, except when it comes to your own life. But despite everything you’ve been through, you’ve never sacrificed your ideals and you’ve never let down your friends.
You don’t just save lives, you enrich them. You’re tough as nails, but not invulnerable. So what if you’re not an intellectual, you’re okay with that. You’re not intimidated by anyone, be it politicians, five-star generals, or Eureka’s resident smartypants. You may not always know what you want, but you always know what others need. I want to be you when I grow up, Jo.
Damn, you’re sexy. But you’re also quite handy with a keyboard. That wall you put up was tough to crack at first, but eventually you stopped trying to patch it. Now we know the real you, Zane. You’re a honorable guy with a good heart. So suck it up.
No one has come farther than you, Fargo. You went from bungling button-pusher to the head of Global Dynamics, and it’s been a treat watching you grow. Your inner workings and outer spaciness are a hoot and a half. We’ve enjoyed getting a peek into that inquisitive mind of yours… and occasionally, if not intentionally, your pants.
From uber-smart offspring Zoe and Kevin to overly accommodating Deputy Andy, I’m going to miss everyone who has visited Eureka over the past six years. Beloved town crier, Vincent. Long-suffering Larry. Charming thorns Nathan Stark, Trevor Grant, and Isaac Parrish. Hell, I’m even going to miss that crazy bitch Beverly Barlowe.
Oops. Forgot one. I’m going to miss you too, Holly. I was just, uh, saving the best for last. Not that I like you more than the others, I just mean… crap.
Now it’s awkward.
“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” – Isaac Asimov
Eureka isn’t just a town, it’s an idea.
A place where intellectual aptitude is celebrated, not ridiculed. Not only is it okay to be smart, geeky, or obsessive… it’s required. Don’t let all the explosions, AI takeovers, and space-time disturbances fool you. Eureka is a damn fine place to live.