The final battle between Good and Evil kicked off Friday during the series premiere of The CW’s The Messengers.
Here’s what went down in a nutshell: a meteor — or something meteor-esque — crashed into Earth, causing five seemingly unrelated strangers to lose consciousness and develop supernatural abilities: visions of the future, super-human strength, etc.
Among those affected by the impact were rocket scientist Vera (One Tree Hill‘s Shantel VanSanten), single mom Erin (Gossip Girl‘s Sofia Black-D’Elia), troubled teen Peter (The Haunting Hour‘s Joel Courtney), wanted criminal Raul (Revolution‘s JD Pardo) and televangelist Joshua (City of Dreams‘ Jon Fletcher).
The impact also ushered in the arrival of The Bible‘s Diogo Morgado as a mysterious character known simply as “The Man,” though it’s pretty obvious he’s supposed to be Satan in flesh-and-blood form. In addition to being The Messengers‘ presumed Big Bad, “The Man” is also literally the only character who seems to have any idea what’s going on. Ever.
Upon meeting Vera, The Man tasks her with killing a woman in a coma who he claims is “a threat … to everything” (vague much?) in exchange for information about her missing son. That was pretty much the big twist of the pilot, unless you count Joshua finding out that his wife is carrying his father’s child; I’m still trying to figure out where that came from.
The Messengers pilot was a lot to digest, as the hour served up endless questions with almost no answers whatsoever — but did it titillate you enough to tune in next Friday? Grade the pilot below, then drop a comment with your full review.