The problem with all-powerful conspiracies on serialized TV shows is that, inevitably, they have to be defeated by regular people, and that can't help but make the conspiracies look just a little bit silly.
—Darren Franich, Entertainment Weekly recap for episode 5 of The Event
While I'm here, an unrelated bonus quote from a later recap, added to this entry a few minutes later:
So the government is now blaming Flight 514's disappearance on “Brazilian Separatists.” (I like to visualize Blake Sterling pulling that card out of a “Random Terrorist Group” box, right next to “Finnish Anarchists” and “Communist Penguins.”)
—Darren Franich, Entertainment Weekly recap for episode 8 of The Event