Friday, May 21, 2010
V: "Red Sky"
As one of the first TV finales of the year, V went of in... an unusal way. I enjoyed the finale, but I was expecting something a bit more... cliffhanger-y. The finale was great, but the end was wierd. Let's recap.
A lot was going down during the finale. Anna's army of soldier were preparing to hatch from their eggs. Val was in labor aboard the ship. And Fifth Column on land and in air were planning a massive retaliation. Oh, and Anna and Lisa invitesd Erica and Tyler over for dinner. All these paths would cross.
Ryan was enraged when he found out Anna had Val. But she promised to deliever the baby safely and return her to him. The labor was intense, but both the mother and baby survived. However, Anna had other plans. She kept the baby, and has Val killed. She claims that the doctors did everything they could, but couldn't save the mother. Ryan is hurt, but Anna manages to pull him into her bliss and convinces him otherwise. She then shows him his child. As he holds it, the baby (what the hell is it?) wraps its tail around Ryan's thumb. Odd...
On the ground, Marcus (Anna's right-hand goon) approaches Hobbes to work for him and infiltrate the Fifth Column. He threatens him with some photo... to be revealed next season. Damn you hiatus!
Erica's invitation to dinner is a great opportunity to kill destroy all those egss she learned about. Joshua will create a diverision to allow her to get into the chamber and destroy them. Joshua then aks Lisa for help, which she refuses. Father Jack uses Chad Decker to deliver a message to the medical bay aboard the mothership. Joshua refuses the message knowing that Chad can’t be trusted. But when his partner Samuel sends a message to other Fifth Column members, they are both exposed as traitors in a trap set by Anna. Joshua is held captive in a blue energy chamber and tries to convince Chad to help him. Chad doesn't believe him. That is, until he witnesses V testing on humans. I think that's enough to make any one convinced that the Vs are bad.
After finding out Joshua has been captured, Lisa gives Erica a blue energy egg to destroy the eggs. She says that she will help create a diversion, allowing Erica to destroy them. She frees Joshua, who refers to Lisa as his "Queen".
Erica sneaks into the room and destroys the eggs. An enormous explosion occurs, but she is able to escape. Erica then runs and catches up with Joshua. He convinces her that the only way she will not be tracked back to the eggs is if she kills him. She is reluctant to do so, but doesn't have a choice. She shoots and kills him.
Anna approaches Erica and lies to her, saying that a human stole a V uniform and was the culprit. Erica once again promises to destroy Fifth Coulmn. But that doesn't comfort Anna after discovering what happened with her eggs. When she finds out only 12 are left, she screams in agony. She has no idea what's come over her. But Marcus does. He says that it is her first human emotion.
Sometime later, members of the Fifth Column gather at Father Jack's church. Against wishes from the pastor, the constantly-conflicted Father Jack Landry finally speaks from his heart to his congregation by denouncing the Visitors as false prophets. Many parishioners walk out during his heartfelt homily, but some stay. Jack asks others to stand with him in this war for their souls. Erica is the first to rise. Hobbes stands, too. Also on his feet in the back of the church is Chad Decker. Jack says, “Let V no longer stand for Visitor. Let V stand for victory.”
Meanwhile, Anna wants revenge. And in an act of vengence, we see the V armada near the Earth. They are able to be undetected by Earth technology. The sky quickly turns to red for some unkown reason. Aboard the ship, Marcus revives Joshua? Why? Maybe for more info on Fifth Column. Anyway, as people of Earth wander outside, similarly to how they acted in the Pilot, they are shocked at what they see.
So, is this the start of the war?