Flash Forward: 137 Sekuden (Seconds) Spoiler Alert!


So, in my last blog, I talked about Kabbalah and the significance of the number 137. In last night’s episode of Flash Forward, we learn of this significance from a former Nazi war criminal, Rudolf Geyer. Geyer is in Quale Prison in Munich, Germany.  He is talking to one of the guards and says that his blackout flash forward will “get him out of this hateful place.” He has sent notice to Mark’s (Fiennes) team that he knows why the blackout occurred and wants to specifically talk to Mark about it. Mark and Janis head to Munich to talk with Geyer (who is now accompanied by his attorney). It seems that Geyer hid in the United States for 20 years, and he has been looking forward to meeting Mark for quite some time (how long I wonder?).  He saw Mark’s name in his vision. He wants to return to America and have all charges against him dropped. He will give Mark the information only in exchange for this. He worked at the Treblinka Death Camp in Poland. Treblinka was known as a camp that was primarily built for extermination. Sounds like Geyer was a pretty bad guy in his day. He offers to give Mark part of his information now as good faith and then the rest after the deal is sealed. He explains to Mark the significance of the 137 sekuden (or 137 seconds) and its association with Kabbalah, shrouded in Jewish mysticism.

Jerome MurphyIn his flash forward, Geyer is repatriated to the United States. He is at an American airport. The customs agent is Jerome Murphy. He says to Jerome that he has a “murder to thank” for his return to America.

The next day Jerome applied for the customs agent job he has in the future after having the same flash forward as Geyer.

Dead CrowsMark agrees to Geyer’s terms and then gets the second part of message. Seems that when Geyer awoke from the blackout he looked out the window and saw dead crows all over the courtyard. Geyer hands Mark a book on birds. Later, Mark learns that crows died all over the world when the blackout occurred. Doing some further checking, it seems there was a blackout in Somalia in the Ganwar Region in 1991 and dead crows were everywhere. Also, CDC doctors traveled to the Ganwar Region in response to claims that the inhabitants suffered mass loss of conciousness.

Other interesting notes:

The White Rose Nazi Resistance were killed at Quale prison. The White Rose (German: die Weiße Rose) was a non-violent/intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany, consisting of students from the University of Munich and their philosophy professor. The group became known for an anonymous leaflet campaign, lasting from June 1942 until February 1943, that called for active opposition to German dictator Adolf Hitler’s regime.

Demetri (Cho) was told by the caller that an American FBI Agent was murdered by being shot 3 times in the chest.

Demetri’s cell phone call signal came from two sites at once.

Jerome Murphy’s badge number was 3276.

Did Demitri’s fiance really see his face in her flash forward or just a person standing on the beach waiting to marry her?

Did Aaron lie when he said the body exhumed was his daughter?

At the memorial service for the FBI agents, the lady that Olivia was talking to at lunch sees her future son.

10/17/09 – I just posted a couple of new Flash Foward blogs. Here are their links:



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