Invasion: Run and Gun
(S01E20) Consistency ... it's just always good. There's a reason that Surface only had a 15 episode first season, and there's a reason why Threshold got the axe. Invasion was, and is, the best of three new sci-fi shows this year, and after last night's episode, it's one season finale I'm truly looking forward to.
If you had asked me earlier in the season, would we see Rusell and Tom joining forces by the end of the season, I would have never called it. But they are, and after they send Larkin, Mariel, and the kids out of town, the two of them venture back into the storm to take on Szura and his minions. This is too good.
We left Szura last week after he and his group of mindless hybrids had come to the mainland. A storm was approaching and it seemed like whatever their plan was, it would happen once the rain started to fall. Tom knows he needs to stop Szura because the two of them are no longer on the same page. He enlists Russell's help, but it still isn't clear what their plan to stop Szura is. Which is fine, because it's still not clear what Szura's plan is either.
Both of them encounter obstacles at every stop along the way. Underlay's deputies are turning against him, and one of them has even been watching (spying, taking pictures) of Jesse, Rose, and Kira. Russell is still out of a job but he finds out that one his old colleagues (Vargas) is getting paid off by Szura to keep a certain access road to Black Point Sound sealed off. The odd thing about that is Vargas isn't a hybrid... who can't Szura convince? Everyone has a price.
Another odd development was Dave. He went to get Rose from school and he ended up having quite the conversation with her teacher. Ms. Wade apparently has stage-four lymphoma and won't be around much longer. If that's true, then she's definitely not a hybrid because we already know they don't want the sick folks. Either that or she's very cleverly manipulating Dave, but I don't think that's the case.
In the creepiest/weirdest/scariest/most bizarre moment in Invasion thus far, Russell confronts Vargas and his former co-worker shows him what he's helping to hide. About ten feet into the water, all the hybrids that came with Szura are standing underneath the surface, eyes open, waiting for the rain. It was disturbing and I can't wait to see what's gonna happen once they start walking out of the water. For the first time in a while, I actually stopped myself before the preview for next week came on. I never do that, but I'm glad I did. Here comes the storm.