A secret liaison of no less than the President of the United States and details about FBI agent Mark Benford’s (Joseph Fiennes) own flashforward that threaten to destroy his credibility and cut funding for the Mosaic investigation are revealed in FlashForward episode 5, Gimme some truth.
After undergoing intense “grilling” in a Senate hearing that will decide whether the government would continue to fund their Mosaic investigation, Mark finally admits to FBI assistant director Stanford Wedeck (Courtney Vance) that he was drunk in his flash forward.
To take the head of the Senate committee off their backs before she cuts their funding, Wedeck blackmails the President into taking Senator Joyce Clemente (Barbara Williams) off the investigation by threatening to go public with pictures of the President having an illicit affair and an illegitimate son.
Thirty-nine hours later, the Mosaic team is attacked in two separate locations. Mark, FBI special agent Demetri Noh (John Cho), and Stanford survive a massive explosion in Washington D.C. when their car is hit by a rocket-propelled grenade launcher. They, however, emerge from the wreckage with guns blazing to take out some of the Chinese assassins.
After the blowup, Dr. Olive Belford (Sonya Walger) receives an anonymous text message that reads: Mark was drinking in his Flash Forward.
In Los Angeles, FBI agent Janis Hawk (Christine Woods) is also attacked by two gunmen. She fends off the first attacker with her Tae Kwon Do, but the second one shoots her in the stomach. Janis manages to draw her own gun in time to shoot the second attacker before he can escape, but she’s gravely injured.
The suspenseful action continues In episode 6, Scary Monsters and Super Creeps (3 May, 10 p.m.), when Demetri and Gough try to determine the links between the two attacks on the Mosaic team and follow up on a clue from Mark’s Mosaic board. Lloyd is heartbroken when his son goes missing from the hospital, and finds Dylan in a most unexpected place. Meanwhile, Stanford keeps watch over the injured Janis and Olivia and Mark finally learns each other’s secrets.
While in episode 7, The Gift (10 May, 10 p.m.), Mark, Demetri, Gough, and MI6 agent Fiona Banks investigate a Blue Hand club. A surprise visit sends Aaron back to square one about his late daughter. Demetri finally tells the truth to Zoey. Nicole volunteers at the hospital and decides to help Bryce with his flashforward.
Expect more revelations and explosive action to unfold in FlashForward’s next thrilling episodes Scary Monsters and Super Creeps and The Gift. The new sci-fi television series airs every Monday at 10 p.m. only on FOX Channel (Sky Cable Channel 50).