The 4400: Fifty Fifty (season finale)
For those of you who didn't get a chance to see it -- evil Isabelle is still alive. But she is a new, powerless Isabelle. Tom finally retrieved the powerful, Isabelle-killing shot from the future and decided he was going to go after her. She survived an explosion in a warehouse after Collier lured her there -- which led us all to believe that she really was a god. Isabelle truly seemed unkillable. So, as Alana pointed out to Tom: How the heck do you get close enough to stab her with a hypodermic needle?
Of course Isabelle overpowers Tom. But we know all is not lost because Maia has lifted her little chin and defiantly told Isabelle that she will not succeed. But Isabelle forgot about Richard. Actually, to tell you the truth, I forgot about Richard too. They haven't given Richard anything emotionally resonant to do this season -- I miss Lily. Richard manipulates the needle and makes it stab Isabelle, thinking that he is killing her -- which is just a brutal and cold thing. Except that Richard has known that Isabelle was evil since she was a little baby -- and so to some extent he has probably always known he would have to destroy her.
The shot didn't kill her. It merely made her powerless. I think this is a strong indication that whoever from the future is engineering and orchestrating this grand plan to have Jordan Collier lead the crusade against evil genuinely has good intentions. If they didn't, I think that the shot would have killed Isabelle. But they didn't need to kill her -- just disarm her. As disappointed as I was that they didn't actually kill Isabelle, I still had to respect that. But how much did you love it when Isabelle defiantly told Tom to finish things, and Tom then lowered his gun -- and raised it again and shot her. A little shoulder shot never hurt anybody on television.
Diana and Maia have been squabbling -- isn't Maia a little young to be developing a teenager attitude? We now know that the promycin kills 50 percent of the people who inject it into themselves, including Devon. Shawn couldn't save her-- does that have ramifications for his powers, or for the promycin? Jordan Collier has his army of homeless people touring the country injecting themselves at the end of the season, explaining the risks. We see Diana's sister, April, take a syringe at the end. Diana is heading to Spain with Maia and Ben. She can't take anymore NTAC, but Maia tells Alana that they will be back soon. And that Alana will be gone -- and at the end of the show, Alana is taken, poof, back to the future.
At the end of the series, the first regular person to take the promycin has developed new abilities. So, what would you do if you were offered the promycin -- would you take it? Would you take a chance on developing a super power? I have a feeling that is what the next series is all about.