Terra Nova Recap: Mira Mira on the Wall

TERRA NOVA: Jim (Jason O'Mara, L) helps Elisabeth (Shelley Conn, R) remember the details of her life after a mysterious virus causes her to lose her memory in the "What Remains" episode of TERRA NOVA airing Monday, Oct. 10 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Brook Rushton/FOX
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Somebody find whoever’s responsible for sending CSI’s plot structure 85 million years into the past and feed them to an ovasaur. This week’s episode, like last week’s, opened on somebody we’ve never seen before, and then promptly killed him off. This, apparently, is Terra Nova’s modus operandi: kill somebody, have that tragic event thrust our heroes into action, and have whatever mess they get in somehow act as an expository device that will drop clues about our clusterfuck of a future.

But all of those are secondary to this line that Jim says to Elisabeth. It’s this week’s clunkiest of the clunk: “What I feel for you is more than just a memory.” That’s love, Terra Nova–style.