Sunday, February 20, 2011

What I’m Watching: V

V: Season 2, Episode 6 “Siege” (B)

I must say, this is one of the better installments this show has produced in a long time. The ante has really been upped, and the action in this episode was pretty intense. I’ll admit that Erica was rather untraditionally resourceful in finding a way to get herself out of the situation with Eli by pretending to be a hostage, and I certainly appreciated her no-nonsense attitude as expressed to Joe when it came to his story about her good friend and FBI coworker conveniently showing him how to get into the building. It’s impressive that Eli had a whole plan in place to have ready-to-go bombers outside his apartment in the case of an emergency, and he definitely went out in a blaze of glory, providing one of the show’s more powerful moments to date. It’s a pity that Joe had to get killed, although it should have been obvious that he could never survive given the type of character he is and the positive influence he could have on his son, not to mention Erica. I loved Erica’s defiant, warmongering attitude at the end, and I’m excited for the show’s final four episodes, presuming of course that we won’t see a third season. Now it’s especially interesting that Tyler has allied himself with Anna while his V girlfriend is actually positioning herself, along with Diana, to stage a coup or at least secretly help the Fifth Column. Now wouldn’t that be a terrific cliffhanger ending to this series?

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