Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Arrival

The Event (episode 122; "The Arrival") aired on Monday, May 23rd and the similarities between the weather anomalies on the show and what we're experiencing left me wondering whether Life is imitating Art or vice versa.

In case you don't follow the show, a whole race of human-like extra-terrestials are trying to come to Earth through an astral portal because their home planet is about to be destroyed by a solar supernova.

The show opens with a sudden tornado/earthquake.  The alien's leader Sophia explains that the portal is impacting Earth's precession causing us to feel geological disruptions along the 38th Parallel

Soon, small earthquakes and floods are reported in the U.S. and in other locations all around the world.

Real life parallels...

Real life: May 22 - Tornado in Joplin, MO kills 125. "Finger of God" twister still raging thru AR, MS, and TN.

Real life: May 20th - The worst flooding of the Mississippi River in 100 years.

Next up: A Volcanic Eruption...

On the show: A news reporter comments on ash spewing from a volcano at Mt. Shasta.

In real life: May 21 - Iceland's Grimsvotn volcano erupts spewing 12 miles of ash.

In the show's final scenes, a statue of Jesus is contrasted with the arrival of the alien's ship (which looks more like a planet) in the background. 

It's also revealed that the extra-terrestials once lived on Earth before humans did.  Thus, "The Arrival" is actually a return which is paralleled with the biblical "Second Coming" of Christ...

On the show: The alien ship emerges from a vortex in the sky over Brazil's famous 'Christ the Redeemer' statue.

In real life: May 21 - Lightening in a vortex pattern in the sky behind a crucifix in Kansas.