Episode 9 of Flash Forward started off with a series of flash backs.
The use of this slightly forced plot device highlights the lack of plot and character development over the last few episodes. But it was used to spark off an episode which, whilst light on plot again, this time gave us plot developments as people argued, fell in love, argued again and fell ill.
In that, the series was returning deliberately or not to its roots in the Robert Sawyer novel. In the original book the events are largely a backdrop for an investigation into people’s emotions and the psychological reaction to getting an insight into your future. So it was in this episode. So far, the hugely enjoyable Flash Forward book beats the TV series for entertainment, but this episode showed hints of rather more yet to come from the TV series.