Invasion: The Fittest
I usually start my reviews for this show by saying something along the lines of, "It gets better every week!" Well, we've finally reached the point where I don't think it did. If you hold this one up with the episode from a few weeks ago, it just isn't as strong.
A few major things were revealed. Actually, the biggest question still lurking was let out of the bag. But Invasion is actually doing a few things that are starting to bug me.
First off, kudos to those who commented on the last episode. The general consensus was that Kira had not been "taken" since she came out of the water with wounds and her clothes still on (just like Dave's encounter). I completely neglected to process all this and was convinced she was now one of them. Apparently, Kira has an artificial heart valve from surgery as an infant. And as Healy said, the aliens only want the healthy folks. So Kira is still Kira and I was way off base.
Derek and Christina busted a move out of town, but Christina's alien pregnancy is still raging. To the point that her stomach now glows that creepy orange color. Now this is one of the things that bugs me. Christina and Mariel were both "taken" on the same night. So why is Christina's pregnancy moving at such a faster clip? It seems that the writers are holding off on making it a problem for Mariel to maintain her character, which I don't agree with. All these alien pregnancies should be moving at the same speed. So hopefully they have a justifiable reason as to why Mariel's new "kids" are taking the scenic route.
Another thing that is starting to irk me is the lack of urgency. People are turning into aliens! There was an urgency for the first half of the season but it's starting to drag. However, I think it's going to pick up again because we finally met Szura. It's the same guy that played Paul Raines in the last season of 24. Underlay called the guy in to clean up some migrant workers who had been "taken" under the pretense that he was a social worker. But we later found out that wasn't the case. Plus, Szura (or more likely, some of his cronies) killed Healy. So we no longer have him as a source of info.
Also, now that Larkin has access to the military computer server, any predictions as to what they're going to find? How much the military actually knows? I'm thinking that someone high ranking in the military may have been on that plane with Tom nine years ago. Sure, Tom was the only "survivor" but maybe my fictional military guy wasn't on the passenger manifest due to his status. It could happen.