Friday, February 11, 2011

What I’m Watching: V

V: Season 2, Episode 5 “Concordia” (C-)

With so many allegiances to be betrayed, I’m finding it hard to keep track of who’s really on whose side, and I think the show has also lost track of that to an extent. I can understand the logic behind trying to assassinate Anna’s right-hand man if they can’t get to her, but it does totally defeat the purpose. This brilliant, if entirely unlikely, plan was supposed to make it so that Lisa would be queen and the manipulative, evil Anna would be dead and unable to harm humanity anymore. The shooting of Marcus will only increase Anna’s fury, and that’s not going to be good for anyone in the Fifth Column. Chad’s fake defense of Anna can only be so effective as an undercover position if he’s not going to directly refute everything negative that someone else says about Anna, and Father Jack losing his status as a man of the cloth and essentially outing himself as a full-blown rebel seems ill-advised. Erica does seem magnificently unconcerned with getting caught doing the treacherous deeds she’s been doing, and it’s a wonder they only saw her cavorting with Jack and not literally holding the door for the would-be assassins. To her credit, Anna’s gift to Tyler is rather smart, and it’s good that Erica was able to secure one important ally to help convince him that he shouldn’t go through with it, and it’s always a pleasure to see Nicholas Lea back in a repeat guest spot as Tyler’s father.

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