'V' - 'Heretic's Fork' Recap
by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 28th 2010 9:12AM
(S01E09) "What does this mean? I'm pregnant! What about the baby?" - Val to Ryan, after learning that he's a Visitor
I guess it would be pretty startling to learn that the guy you've known for ten years, the guy who's the father of your baby, is an alien with a lizard-like body hiding under his human suit, or "meat suit" as the 'Supernatural' boys call it. Poor Val. What a shock. And a shock for Ryan when she tells him she doesn't want him getting on the train with her.
In one way, I'm worried that she won't have Ryan to protect her, but in another way, she might actually be safer without him. Either way, it's a dismal situation, and Anna won't stop until she has that "mongrel" baby. But doesn't it seem like there would be other half-breed babies, since the Visitors have been living on earth for quite some time now? Anna better prime up some more soldiers, because they have their work cut out for them.
Tyler is really starting to bug me. I know he's been bugging some of you for a while, but it wasn't until this episode that I was practically yelling at him through the TV. I realize he has family issues that might make him want to turn away from his mom and dad -- if that's who they really are. On the other hand, he really hasn't known Lisa all that long, and all of a sudden, he wants to abandon his old life, follow the V religion, and go live on the ship? Argh.
What's worse is Lisa was trying to protect him by telling him the time wasn't right for the live-aboard program. She knows that once Anna is done with him, it's curtains for young Tyler. Lisa will be caught in the middle, but I think she'll fall on the side of Tyler when push comes to shove. She's got those human emotions.
However, Chad's intentions are a little fuzzy to me, and I'm not sure whether he's on the side of Anna or the side of the Fifth Column (I know you'll tell me if I'm missing a major plotpoint). The fact that they repaired his aneurysm is one thing, and since he's been shadowing Anna, he seems pretty chummy with her, and her with him. She was there when he woke up from his surgery. But he's also gotten in Anna's face about her true intentions, so it could go either way. Jack doesn't trust him, and neither do I.
One character I'm loving is Hobbes. I wish we could have been in the torture room and seen him go all Jack Bauer on Barnes, the murderer, with the heretic's fork. At least we got this when he took Barnes out in the woods: "First you're going to tell me everything you know about the Vs. Then you're going to beg me to kill you." I did feel bad for Barnes' family, though, and I guess you can see where he's coming from. Some "jackass" human on a cellphone hit his girl and paralyzed her. Any parent would have jumped at the chance for the Vs to heal her. But now, not only does Barnes owe them, he's just plain ticked off at the human race.
How about that V soldier? Things should get really fun when a bunch of those terminators are running around the earth.
|The Visitors. He and Anna are pretty chummy, and he owes them for his aneurysm surgery.||139 (44.4%)|
|The Humans. He doesn't trust Anna and wants to get more involved with the Fifth Column.||122 (39.0%)|
|It's complicated. I'll tell you in the comments.||52 (16.6%)|
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