Monday, May 24, 2010

What I’m Watching: V (Season Finale)

V: Season 1, Episode 12 “Red Sky” (B+)

Things really do happen quickly on this show. Within the first ten minutes, Ryan is aboard the mother ship and talking face-to-face with Anna, and Erica has a date to head up there herself only hours later. That does aid its pacing considerably, and that’s definitely something positive. To me, the most exciting part of it all is that Anna has no idea that Erica is her worst enemy. Seeing Anna freak out and show human emotion is frightening, and her quick turn to revenge on the human race by destroying the sky was an intense move. Joshua getting caught so easily thank to the idiotic Chad is a real shame, though I’m glad that his plotline isn’t yet finished and we can learn exactly why Marcus brought him back to life and what role Anna’s right-hand man plays in all of this. Kyle’s motives are still unclear, but now it seems that he is a good person and he’s only dealing with the Vs because they have someone close to him. While Chad certainly was wandering around the ship awfully unsupervised, hopefully he can now be a more helpful part of the Fifth Column. Father Jack leaving his pulpit isn’t a problem since he should now be free to preach whatever he likes and amass more followers. That’s what I’m looking forward to in season two: the fortification of the resistance as Anna’s invasion intensifies. If Ryan really has switched sides, however, that’s going to make things even more volatile but hopefully more exciting as well, and with Lisa now on the side of the humans, I can’t wait to see what she does next. Unfortunately this show won’t be back until later in the 2010-2011 season rather than the fall, but when it does, it should be a welcome return. This is one series that started off shaky but ultimately pulled itself together for a strong first season.

Season grade: B+
Season MVP: Laura Vandervoort

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