'V' - 'Pound of Flesh' Recap
by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 7th 2010 5:54AM
(S01E06) "It's time we told him the truth about who he really is." - Joe to Erica, about Tyler
Well, who is he?! Is he supposed to be some sort of warrior a la John Connor, who'll lead the resistance against the aliens? I have no idea, but can't wait to find out. Based on the fact that Tyler seems enamored with the Visitors, it's hard to imagine him as a leader of the resistance. The dynamics will have to change with Lisa; Erica's plan to hide Tyler away at his dad's isn't working.
I've been thinking about where I'd fall in the alien vs. humans war, and I'd definitely be a member of the Fifth Column -- organizing meetings, gathering weapons, training people to fight ... I have no tolerance for any sort of manipulation, and doubt that I'd fall prey to Anna's bliss. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
For me, that was one of this week's shockers -- learning that there's more to Tyler than it seems on the surface. Not as big a shocker as last week's scene of Anna mating and showing off those impressive teeth, but still a shocker.
Anna's plan to keep wedging her way into the hearts of humans seems a little like the politics we have to deal with every day. Yeah, maybe I'm reading too much into it, but no matter which side of the aisle you fall on, the government wants to get their hooks into us and make us believe that all is well and we should go along with whatever diabolical plan! they have in store for us. Ok, yeah, totally reading too much into it, but there's some similarities there, don't you think?
Anyway, now Anna's got this "live aboard program" to further cast her spell over the humans and put them off their guard. She's even cool as a cucumber about the "John May Lives" message that Fifth Column hacked into her "live aboard" message. As she puts it, the John May message will give Fifth Column the confidence to come out of hiding so she can crush them like a glass pebble.
But that's not gonna happen, especially with Fifth Column members living and working aboard the ship. Who thinks that Georgie will be saved by that fact? Now that Ryan knows there's a Fifth Column faction on the ship, I'm sure he'll work that angle to help save Georgie.
And speaking of Ryan, don't you think it's about time he came clean to Val about the fact that she's baking an alien bun in that oven? How long can he keep spiking her tea with phosphorous before the truth has to come out? That thing's growing like a weed in there, and the fake ultrasounds are only going to go so far before she knows something's amiss. .
I like what's brewing between Chad and Jack. If Jack can get it through Chad's head that things aren't what they seem, then Chad's the perfect vehicle to shuttle information back from the Visitors. And like Jack said, Chad wouldn't have come to see him if he didn't have a hunch that something was wrong.
What did you guys think about this episode? Also wanted to mention that it was directed by Jonathan Frakes, who knows a thing or two about aliens.