First off, good news: this is the second-to-last episode!
Now then. Something strange happened this week. I actually liked V.
I’m not totally sure why. I just remember thinking at the end of the episode, “Hey, that was kind of fun.” I remember it being a good experience.
Maybe that’s because there was relatively little Chad, Tyler, Morris Chestnut, and the Hobbes-Erica romance. Maybe it’s because I’ve warmed up to the show. Maybe it’s because was because I was in a sugar coma. (Have you tried those birthday cake pops at Starbucks? Amazing. You need to get on that).
Whatever the reason for my liking the show, I’m going to get to the bottom of it.
PREVIOUSLY ON V
This week V wants us to remember about nine separate things, and about six of them actually show up in the episode.
-Marcus has survived the direct rifle shot to this lizard heart, and has now emerged from his coma. By now, Lisa has told him Diana is still alive.
-Erica and that bullshit with Eli Cohn’s Fifth Column lieutenants. (Does not show up in the episode)
-Erica and that bullshit with Morris Chestnut betraying the Fifth Column
-Anna is speeding up the physical maturation of Morris Chestnut’s John-Belushi-resembling baby daughter so that one of the teenage boys can impregnate it and I don’t even remember any more. (barely shows up, and I don’t even know what that means any more)
-Joshua doesn’t remember his days as a Fifth Column traitor and has to test Lisa’s loyalty to Anna.
-MORE of Erica and that bullshit with the Fifth Column, because apparently they don’t trust us with just one mention of it in the first thirty seconds of show. (Again, doesn’t show up)
-The least sexy couple in TV history finally fucked (barely shows up)
-And finally, Anna continues with Concordia, whose slogan is: “The humans think they’re building their future; they’re digging their own graves!” It’s been sculpted on the side of the building.
THE CONCORDIA SITE
This week we open on the site of the first Concordia building. A crowd has gathered for an unveiling ceremony. Tyler and Lisa are there on official business, Chad’s there to report the news, and Erica has snuck into the audience to see what’s going on. It’s also raining for some reason.
Anna walks up to the podium and tosses off some boilerplate about sharing the V technology with humanity, and then gives a little demonstration of the technology.
“This will solve your problems, and also, it’s blue. Pretty, pretty blue.”
Everybody loves it!
Even the Five Dollar Footlong guys
Chad then steps in to give us some Exposition Tonite-style recapping of what we just saw. “Heavy rain has not stopped the festivities,” he says, making me think about Heavy Rain, my favorite video game of 2010.
Maybe that’s why I liked V this week? Such a good game.
Oh wait, apparently, as Chad says, it’s not Concordia that’s become operational, but the world’s first operational Blue Energy reactor. Blue Energy is the alien power source that can do literally anything. We saw it last season. Need a cheap alternative fuel? Blue Energy. Need to solve world hunger? Blue Energy. Need to tie your shoes? Blue Energy. There are supposed to be 538 of these reactors around the globe, so we should be set.
Chad delivers the news, as usual, without any spin whatsoever, so in steps Carrie, i.e. that grating twat who was brought in to constantly interrupt Chad as he reports on things, hoping to stir up a debate with him.
It’s like a Conan sketch, except expected to be taken seriously
Carrie presents the anti-V “counterpoint” to Chad’s “impartial journalism”: what if the Blue Energy thing is actually really bad for humanity?
Carrie also does some subtle FORESHADOWING when she worries that Blue Energy will “give off some kind of radiation that will turn us all into zombies.”
Up on stage, Anna and Thomas whisper the plans for the Blue Energy reactor out loud to each other, to remind us of what’s happening on the show…
Soon the Blue Energy reactor will be online, and when it is the motherships can land on the Concordia sites and we can get our kill on.
Maybe it would have been cooler if we had no idea this was coming, instead of knowing exactly what Concordia was all about for like the last seven episodes.
OK, maybe the first scene wasn’t the best part of the episode. I still think I enjoyed myself, though.
IN THE PARKING LOT
Erica has had enough and heads out to her car. In the parking lot, Tyler catches up with her. He seems to be at a loss for words, so Erica says she misses him, and he makes a kind of non-apology apology by saying he’s been busy with pilot training. Showing up and being nice to his mother is apparently enough, and she’s basically forgiven him.
Erica then opens her car and pulls out a leather jacket, the one that belonged to Joe and that Joe died in. Erica feels that Joe would have wanted Tyler to have it.
Luckily there are no bullet holes in it, and it is not stained with Joe’s blood.
Tyler takes off the symbolic Goodwill Ambassador jacket and puts on the symbolic leather jacket. Anna sees them at this exact moment. Curses! The boy’s mother is still in the way! Tyler and Erica hug and make dinner plans for tonight.
Also watching this go down is Morris Chestnut, hunched over in his car. I guess all the permanent facial disfigurement he sustained in the bombing has completely healed up now. Good for him. He can keep being a Ralph Lauren model or whatever his cover story occupation was.
Meanwhile, up on the mothership, Marcus pays a visit to Diana’s lair, like Lisa told him about. He hasn’t seen Diana in fifteen years and looks skeptical of her even being down here, but soon she comes out to greet him.
He doesn’t seem glad to see her. Marcus wants to know why the hell Anna’s imprisoned Diana down here for fifteen years—he wants to know why Anna overthrew her, but I want to know why Anna didn’t just kill her…I bet it’s because Anna’s a bit insecure about herself—and Diana blames it all on human emotion.
Fifteen years ago Diana determined that the human soul can never be destroyed and decided to pull the plug on the mission to obliterate humanity. Anna disagreed, indulging in the human emotion of pride, and overthrew Diana to continue the mission herself.
Then, Diana tries to mess with Marcus’s head so his loyalty to Anna will falter and he’ll help her retake the throne. Pride was just the tip of Anna’s emotional iceberg! Lisa has told Diana how Anna released Red Rain prematurely. Clearly, Anna is unfit to be queen.
Marcus won’t hear of it, and still feels loyal to Anna. He even wants to tell Anna that Diana spoke with him, but Diana makes one final appeal—he must be loyal to the species! Anna’s path will doom them all. And he wavers.
FIFTH COLUM HEADQUARTERS
Back on Earth, in the short time that’s elapsed between the ceremony and now, Sid the Jack of All Sciences has made some interesting discoveries about Blue Energy…
Sure enough, it’s Evil. Sid has calculated how much energy the reactors can produce, and it’s waaaaay too much for any sort of cultural center or whatever the V’s are saying Concordia is.
How did Sid figure this out? He found a tiny bit of Blue Energy in the holovid thing from Malik’s apartment, and he multiplied it out. Good thing they have a Science Guy.
And the only thing known to man that could possibly require that much Blue Energy is a V mothership. The V’s are building landing sites! For the warrior fleet that’s been coming towards Earth for like a year now! Sid’s also made a handy model to demonstrate this:
“Hey! Maybe we could just leak a photo of this onto the Internet instead of trying to stop it ourselves. Or we could make up a crazy mission, like we always do.”
Also, isn’t that a stupid reason to build 500 reactors all over the planet, just so your ships can land? Why not use drop ships like in every sci-fi thing ever? They already HAVE drop ships.
Well, after the cold open I’m not totally sure why I liked this episode so much. Need to keep digging.
FIFTH COLUMN HEADQUARTERS
Reacting to what they’ve just learned, the guys all wonder why there are 538 Blue Energy reactors worldwide and only 29 V ships hovering over Earth. More must be on the way.
It’s time to figure out a plan to stop this shit. They can’t really expect to blow up over 500 reactors around the world, can they?
Erica formulates a plan in her mind. It takes everyone else a hilariously long amount of time to get what she’s after:
HOBBES: We can’t blow up 500 sites, can we?!
ERICA: We don’t have to. We just have to stop construction.
CHAD: But they’re already building them?
ERICA: Do you remember Three Mile Island? A nuclear power plant had a meltdown and nobody wanted to build any more.
JACK: YES BUT WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT?!??!?!
ERICA: (shoots Jack in forehead).
They actually recreate this exact scene two more times this episode, when someone has an idea and everyone else draws it out of them by being dumber than anyone could reasonably expect to be. Think about the dumbest person you know. Then think think about someone whose dumbness is so low they’re barely alive. As dumb as that.
All ridicule aside, I’m pretty sure this is why I enjoyed the epsode: they’re about to dick with an alien power plant?! How could it not be an amazing episode?
After his meeting with Diana, Marcus returns to work. Anna and Thomas welcome him back. Anna brings Marcus up to speed on what’s been going on. It’s one of the few times a V actually needs to be told what’s going on with the Evil Plans, as he’s been in a coma.
Basically, the Evil Plan has been successful right up to Concordia, all except for one thing: the removal of the human soul. Once again, Tyler is central to the success of the Evil Plan, so the recent development between him and Erica is troublesome.
Remember, it’s an odd-numbered episode, so Tyler is key to the V’s plans. Next week they will have thirty other ways to get this done
Also, something I didn’t notice the first go-round, but I guess they’re blaming Tyler’s emotional reconnection on the dose of pooled human DNA they gave him last week…I have no idea what that means.
As they can’t control human emotions, the plan can’t go forward because inter-breeding would create a whole new race of V’s with human emotions.
Anna remembers Morris Chestnut’s hybrid manbaby. Its V side responds to Anna’s Bliss, and more importantly, its human side doesn’t reject the Bliss. Anna orders more tests on it to figure out why this is. Joshua warns her that those tests could harm the kid, and surprisingly, Anna wavers. Maybe she is losing control?
Marcus sees this and nudges Anna forward, telling her that they have to carry out the tests because they’re running out of time. What’s he doing here? Is this loyalty to Anna, or is he trying to sabotage Anna?
For now, Anna takes his advice.
Back on Earth, Erica and Hobbes wait in her car for a rendezvous with Lisa. They kill the time by droning on about their sex last night. To sum up, Erica only did it because life’s been craaaaaazy these days, what with the death of her husband, Tyler deserting her, and the world generally going to hell. Hobbes seems mildly disappointed that this is all it meant to her, but whatever, it isn’t mentioned for the rest of the episode.
Then Lisa shows up. She’s brought them a sample of Blue Energy, for Sid to study so he can form a plan to knock over the reactor. Lisa needs the sample back, because she stole it from the V storage room and they take very good inventory over there.
Then she asks why Erica needs Blue Energy, and Hobbes helpfully fills her in on every single detail of the plan.
This will sure come in handy when Lisa is inevitably caught and tortured. Now she’ll have something to tell Anna!
They ask Lisa to find out what she can about Anna’s invasion plans, then send her on her way.
And once again, Morris Chestnut watches this go down.
Up on the ship, Joshua’s test results on Morris Chestnut’s manbaby have come back. (Apparently the tests weren’t so invasive as Joshua thought…that or the baby is dead and they just forgot to put it in the script).
Back when Val was pregnant with the baby, Morris Chestnut gave her phosphorous from Anna’s private supply to keep her healthy. Most likely, the phosphorous worked so well that the manbaby was actually given enhanced abilities.
I don’t know what any of that means. Basically, there might be a way to use Bliss on humans, meaning Anna . That’s the point.
Now, before I make fun of them for not thinking of this way earlier, the show points out that they have tried this before, and Diana wasn’t powerful enough to pull it off. It’s just too much Bliss. But Anna, being prideful, decides to give it a go.
She walks over to a woman who’s apparently been lying naked on an exam table for this entire scene, listening to this whole conversation.
“Wait…you guys are really space lizards and want to kill us? Oh no!”
The unnamed woman is a human test subject for Anna’s Bliss. Anna takes her head in her hands, holding her temples, and attempts to Bliss her into submission. It takes a lot of effort and blood seeps out of Anna’s tear ducts.
Isn’t that the fakest looking blood you’ve ever seen? I’m pretty sure they CGI’d it onto Morena Baccarin’s face.
Marcus looks on with horror, but Joshua keeps him from intervening. Eventually, Anna is pitched backwards to her knees. But the test subject appears to have been affected. As a test, Anna orders her to eat a suicide pill. She does, and turns to dust.
Anna is psyched. She asks Joshua if this means she can Bliss all humans. Marcus does some quick math…
Blissing one human=you almost died
Blissing 7 billion humans=probably a no
But she snarls for Joshua to find a way. NOTHING WILL STAND IN HER PATH.
FIFTH COLUMN HQ
After the first act we return to Sid in the lab. He’s got the two Blue Energy marbles inside a Science Thing, with the rubber gloves attached to it like what Homer would use at the power plant.
He sticks the marbles together, and voila, Blue Energy:
I don’t know which of these two things looks more fake. Zing!
This scene compresses down the hours and hours of research Sid has presumably done. Now that Erica and Hobbes have arrived, he’s got to explain to them what he’s discovered. Hey, it’s a scientist explaining a scientific concept to a non-scientist! Time for some classic V comic relief!
Although in this case, that’s like giving Tylenol to someone with a gaping axe wound
Sid explains that Blue Energy works on a “particle/anti-particle” construct, upon which Hobbes asks him either to “speak English” or “get to the point, pencil neck”…basically one of the two Standard Hollywood Comebacks for Non-Scientist Characters, To Be Used When A Scientist Character Explains Things To Them. I would have to check my notes.
Or my favorite, “Do I look like I’m made of science?”
So Sid has to dumb things down for us them. In other words, Blue Energy works like when you put a fork into an electric socket, and that blows up a power plant. Something tells me someone just won a Saturn Award! Congrats, V!
Lisa returns to the mothership after her secret rendezvous with the Fifth Column. She heads straight for her grandma’s place. Diana points out that Lisa probably shouldn’t be making so many secret visits to her exiled grandmother’s off-limits lair.
(Also, couldn’t they just use that fucking intercom ball Lisa gave Diana two episodes ago?)
Lisa gets straight to the point. What are Anna’s plans for the humans? When Diana holds back, Lisa accuses her of being secretive and manipulative, just like Anna. Lisa may even be losing her trust for Diana, and goes on to speculate that the Concordia buildings are really landing sites. Diana is impressed.
And then, without even being prompted, Lisa spills the beans that a) she’s working with humans, and b) they want to blow up a Blue Energy reactor.
Actually it’s a good thing Lisa did that, because Diana knows that sabotaging a Blue Energy reactor would blow up all of New York City…funny how Erica and the Fifth Column didn’t think that might happen.
Horrified of the potential carnage, Diana and Lisa must stop the Fifth Column from carrying out their plan.
AT THE CONCORDIA SITE
But Erica and the others have already begun the mission. They prep outside the gates to the Concordia site. Sid, dressed like a construction worker, is doubled over with the dry heaves. Looks like he’s the one who has to do the dirty work.
Prediction: Sid fucks up, dies, and Jack mopes about it until something else morally reprehensible happens
They go over the plan one last time before sending Sid off. There are two Fifth Column contacts within the site—one is going to get Sid through security, the other will usher him inside the facility. Once inside, Sid will have to make his way to the reactor core and stick his Blue Energy marble-fork into the electrical socket-reactor core. It must look like an accident, not sabotage, or else the plan will fail.
And with that, he’s on his way.
And for the third time, Morris Chestnut observes all of this go down nearby. (Does anyone know why he’s been trailing everybody? I totally forget). He gets a call on his V Communicator Thing, and it’s Lisa. She’s calling in the favor she granted him when she helped him escape the mothership. She quickly fills him in on Erica and co.’s intentions, and needs him to stop them
And for the 33rd time this season, we end an act on Morris Chestnut’s Face of Concern
We begin with Sid, in line to pass through the security checkpoint into the facility. He’s nervous. One of the guards eyes him. Is he suspicious? Nope. (Maybe he’s the first Fifth Column guy, I now wonder). Sid goes right in.
Back in the pickup truck, Hobbes spots movement towards the site—it’s Morris Chestnut. Bloody hell! He, Erica, and Jack hustle out of the car to stop MC. A lot of chasing and guns and such, and I don’t really like describing action, so let’s move on
Inside the compound, the second FC contact grabs Sid and shoves him inside the facility. Sid runs down the stairs towards the core.
Morris Chestnut neck-punches a guard and enters the facility. Erica and the guys follow suit.
Sid goes deeper into the facility
Morris Chestnut chases him.
The gang chase Morris Chestnut.
And finally, Sid reaches the reactor. He’s mesmerized.
“I hope my World War II US Army helmet will protect me from the explosion!”
I was hoping Sid would be so transfixed he would walk into the core and melt himself, like in that Shadow movie with Alec Baldwin, but that doesn’t happen, damn it.
More bullshit outside—the gang watches MC take down another guard and continue on, but they can’t give chase because another guard is in their sight line.
Sid takes out his Blue Energy Balls, and the reactor crackles and hisses in response, already beginning to react. He holds the balls out and they float up into the reactor.
Then he grabs his detonator, but before he can press the button, Morris Chestnut arrives. Don’t press the button!
Morris Chestnut tries to warn Sid of the impending explosion, but Sid doesn’t trust him, and holds out the detonator as a warning for Morris Chestnut not to come any closer.
Morris Chestnut inches toward Sid. He asks, does Sid know there are two kinds of Blue Energy, weaponized and inert? That maybe blowing up a nuclear reactor isn’t such a good idea?
“Oh…I hadn’t thought of that. Do I look like I’m made of science?”
But you know what? SID SETS OFF THAT SHIT ANYWAY.
The reactor starts going apeshit. It doesn’t blow up right away but things clearly aren’t good, which is way scarier if you ask me.
At this point Erica and the others show up and wave their guns in Ryan’s face. He insists he’s innocent, but Hobbes just wants to shoot him. Erica holds him back just long enough to let Morris Chestnut explain himself, so he tells them that Lisa sent him, and that’s good enough for Erica.
There’s still an alien nuclear reactor about to blow up in the background, by the way. What ever will they do?!
They…will…um…turn the reactor off. Yep.
There’s a brief moment of hesitation, where Erica debates whether to let it blow or not, the whole “how much is this plan worth in terms of human lives” argument, but long story short, she stops Morris Chestnut from deactivating the reactor and lets it blow up. The resulting Blue Explosion engulfs Erica and her allies, and rages onward to consume all of New York City. Anna barely pilots the mothership out of harms way, and in the ensuing chaos assumes control of Earth as our alien overlord.
I was just seeing if you were paying attention. They turn the reactor off and everything is fine.
Oh, one more thing…when Jack is pleading with Erica not to blow up the reactor, he reminds her of the death toll. “Tens of thousands dead.” That’s right. From blowing up a fucking alien nuclear reactor in the middle of a city of seven million people.
I just thought I’d point out, the commercial for the Motorola Xoom this week was much cooler than the show.
After the near-explosion, we deal with the aftermath. Back up on the mothership. Anna is staring out the window toward the stars, moping. Looks like the ol’ emotions are being a pain in the ass today.
Marcus and Thomas arrive, with news of the reactor surge. It caused a short in the New York electrical grid upstate, leading to massive power outages. Anna quickly sees an opportunity to curry favor with the humans and orders Marcus to use Blue Energy to fix the grid. Looks like a little of the old Anna is back.
But they also know the surge was no accident—it could only have been sabotage, caused by the introduction of Blue Energy into the system. She sends Thomas to check on the Blue Energy inventory.
FIFTH COLUMN HQ
The gang watches Chad on Exposition Tonite, as he reports on the surge and the V’s magnanimous response to it. Not only did the FC fail to score a PR coup, their actions have actually improved Anna’s image—governments saw how Anna’s Blue Energy almost instantly restored a broken power grid and ordered their contractors to speed up Concordia construction.
Erica turns off the TV in disgust and throws a chair. This is exactly why they should have just blown the reactor up. Jack ill-advisedly brings up his standard “the risks are too great!” argument, pointing out that if they’d blown up the reactor they would all be dead. Even Hobbes agrees with Jack on this one—there’s a difference between calculated risk and suicide. And even though Hobbes was the one yelling for her to blow the reactor back at the site, he now agrees with the decision in retrospect.
But Erica is unmoved. Next time, she vows. Next time.
Anna is having a meeting with Chad and they’re both watching his most recent episode of Exposition Tonite!. Anna feels Carrie is too much of a threat to the Concordia project.
So Anna wants to get rid of Carrie! Hooray!
ELSEWHERE ON THE MOTHERSHIP
Lisa sneaks into the Blue Energy storage room to return her stolen goods. Joshua comes around the corner at this point and sees her. Suddenly, this event triggers his lost memories of his days as a Fifth Column member.
He hurries to catch up to her, right as Thomas and a couple goons approach the area to carry out Anna’s orders. Joshua enters unseen right as Lisa is stowing her Blue Energy. She thinks she’s busted, but he quickly shepherds her out of harms way. Outside, he tells her his memories have returned. She’s stunned. If I were her I wouldn’t believe him, but I’m not, and she does, and luckily she happens to be right.
Chad and Carrie are seconds away from going live with another episode of their show. Carrie expresses her doubts about the whole Blue Energy reactor incident, thinking Anna was somehow involved, and Chad sees an opportunity…
“Hey, do you want a wildly unsubstantiated story with absolutely no sources, prior warning, or even a script for it, AND it originates from your main professional rival, namely me, and do you want to lead our national news magazine show with it in five seconds? Well here ya go!”
Chad says he agrees with her. According to his source “at the US Department of Energy,” Anna WAS the cause of the outage…the Blue Energy reactor got out of control. Chad claims he could neeeeeeeever break it himself, because Anna would be soooooo mad at him. So does she want it?
Carrie has about ten seconds to make up her mind on this one. And like any good journalist-character-who-needs-to-be-hastily-written-off-a-television-show, she accepts.
Carrie is so dumb, in some states they wouldn’t be allowed to execute her.
Back on the ship, Tyler approaches Anna to back out of the pilot program. He feels like an ass for lashing out at the people he loves, and he wants to spend more time with Erica to make it up to her.
And boom, Anna uses her bliss on the mofo.
I’m guessing it won’t take nearly as much effort to take over Tyler’s mind
Lisa comes walking by at this moment, and the scene horrifies her.
Characteristically, Lisa runs right to Diana with her problems. I love the way she puts this: “I just saw Mom Bliss Tyler!”
Diana’s more concerned with the fact that Anna can Bliss humans, meaning Anna’s Evil Plan can succeed. They must stop Anna. And to do that, they must overthrow her.
Erica has meanwhile snapped out of her cold-blooded-psychopathic-leader state and entered her Mom state, making a salad for her dinner date with Tyler. There’s a knock at the door and she calls out for him to enter. But it’s Lisa, with news of the Bliss incident. And the show slows down for a second so Lisa can explain what Bliss is:
LISA: I have some bad news about Tyler!
ERICA: OMGz, what?!?!?!
LISA: Well, my Mom can do this thing called Bliss…
ERICA: I know, it’s the alien mind control thing, WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH TYLER????
LISA: Um…my Mom used Bliss on Tyler.
ERICA: (removes Erica mask, revealing herself to be Jack)
LISA: (shoots Jack in forehead)
But maybe Erica isn’t so warm-and-fuzzy-Mom here . She briefly worries about Tyler, but more importantly is concerned with the fact that Anna can control humans’ minds.
I’m guessing by the end of this show Erica will have fully reverted to her motherly human self, but I do rather like this development with her. And the one with Diana.
Up on the ship, Joshua finds Anna staring at her Queen Egg, which is ever closer to maturity. She asks him whether Lisa is truly loyal to her, and he covers for Lisa.
But Anna’s not really concerned about Lisa. She’s just glad her new Queen Egg is almost ready. To Joshua’s horror, Anna has him to thank for all this. He did a lot of hard science work on it. Now that he’s a traitor again, he feels like an asshole for the egg situation.
Oh my god, this next scene is laughable…
So, Carrie storms up to Chad Decker at his desk and confronts him for, um, giving her a story that a second grader would have seen through. Best of all, the “source at the Department of Energy” Chad told her about doesn’t even exist. He set her up!
For his part, Chad just smirks and says coolly, “You can’t prove that!”
Yes, it’s V: the most trenchant criticism of the media since HBO’s The Wire
Carrie then tells him she should have listened to other people all along. Everyone says Chad Decker is a self-serving scumfuck. She was a fool to trust him. She stomps off, and Chad looks after her, maybe kind of disgusted with himself, but who cares?
So, fuck this story. For three reasons:
1) If Carrie was supposed to be sooooo smart, and sooooo threatening to Chad’s job, why the hell did she fall for his story? This 100 percent undermines that character.
2) Nobody else on the show seems to even exist, much less get fired for this. Wouldn’t the whole fucking show be axed if the lead anchor basically going Dan-Rather-in-2004 on air?
3) The whole thing about Chad acting like a scumbag…maybe this would be interesting if we’d seen Chad act like a snake ONCE during the entire run of this show, but we haven’t, as he’s acted like a knight in shining armor. He didn’t do this for his own self-interests, he did it so he could placate Anna and continue spying on her! At most, it mildly sucks that Carrie lost her job, which never should have existed in the first place.
Jesus Christ. It’s one a.m. and I’m sitting up deconstructing fucking V. I need to get hammered tomorrow.
Since I spent so much time on that shit, here’s a hasty summary of the last three scenes…
Sid has rigged up some NVG goggles to detect Blue Energy. He points them toward Outer Space and sees like 500 Blue Energy signals approaching Earth. That’d be the alien invasion fleet.
Marcus sees Morris Chestnut’s manbaby treat Anna like its mother. I have no idea what that means…that’s what I put in my notes from when I first watched this episode, and I’m not going to go back and watch it again.
Erica shows up with Morris Chestnut and Lisa. She presents them to the others, not as trustworthy allies, but as necessary partners if they want to take Anna down.
And Lisa has a surprise for them. She pulls up a hologram of none other than Diana. Are they ready to overthrow the Lizard Queen?
So why did I like this week’s episode so much? In the end, I’m gonna have to say it was the sugar coma. There was also very little Tyler.
I’ll see you next week.