BubbaGump 27 Sep 2006 When I first saw Eureka I thought I should make sure I start watching from the beginning. There are many sci-fi shows I've watched get really interesting in about the 3rd or 4th season on which I've missed all the supporting details of the story. Eureka might turn out to be one of these, but I think I'm going to stop watching now because the basic plot makes no sense. Okay, it's sci-fi, so I'm not complaining about any of the technical details. What bothers me are the characters. Some of them have no purpose for being on the show except that the show needed characters. I have a problem with Carter, Joe, Alison, and Zoe. I don't understand why a sheriff and deputy with no technical knowledge get involved in solving the side effects of so many weird science experiments (usually looking to Henry for the real solution). I don't understand what Alison's purpose is except to answer her cell phone and follow Carter around. I don't understand why Carter's estranged daughter suddenly decided to come live with him the same week he arrested her. Basically, the emotions displayed by these characters are shallow and meaningless because they have no reason for being on the show, and since the sci-fi parts of the show aren't that interesting I'm left with no reason to watch.