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'V' Season 2, Episode 9 Recap

by Brad Trechak, posted Mar 9th 2011 1:00AM
V['V' - 'Devil in a Blue Dress']

As we prepare for the season (and possibly series) finale of 'V' next week, story lines are speeding up to a possible payoff.

Blue energy played a big role tonight. Apparently, Sid learned a great deal about the stuff by playing with a pair of balls (I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere. What exactly does a "particle anti-particle construct" mean?). The large-scale spheres that power their ships and plants also seem to be surrounded by that double hula-hoop effect right out of the first two 'Superman' movies with Christopher Reeve.

There has always been a slight political allegory with this show, and it seems to lean conservative. Blue Energy could be said to have analogies with green (eco-friendly) forms of energy favored by the left. Also, the aliens are trying to manipulate the people of Earth rather than simply vaporizing most of them and keeping a few for breeding stock. The Visitors are also obsessed with having sex with another species. In short, the bad guys are liberals. It's not a political statement, but simply an observation.

We learned a little more of V history tonight. Anna has ruled for about 15 years. There have been other Earth intrusions (but not invasions) by the Visitors. Diana was apparently overthrown when trying to bliss the Earth populace. It's somewhat amusing that Tyler is now a bliss-junkie since his character has always seemed weak.

Recognizing that the show uses CGI for many of its shots, I still found it kind of odd that nobody stopped to look at Anna on all the video screens around the world. They just kept walking on.

There seems to be a lot of concentration on Ryan's daughter, Amy. I hope she doesn't end up being one of those "magic" babies that have strange super-powers and save the world like in the sequel miniseries 'V: The Final Battle.' While the nods to the original miniseries are appreciated, that one could be skipped.

Father Landry's diminished role still serves as a conscience for the group. It's also a good thing that Erica acknowledged that the relationship with Hobbes was just a fling, even though there will probably be Hell to play later on.

When Chad Decker betrayed his co-host, wouldn't the crew have picked up the conversation on the microphones they wore? The show was about to go on the air, after all.

The plot device with Joshua returning to the Fifth Column was obvious the moment he was re-introduced to the series. It's about time that was gotten over with.

Allow me to end this week's analysis by speculating on the events of the season (and possibly series) finale next week:

Based on the promos for the finale next week, we'll be seeing the payoff to the entire Diana subplot as well as Marc Singer's re-introduction to the franchise. If I had to make a guess, "Project Ares" is the human resistance from the time Diana tried to take over the Earth. In which case, it's only logical that it's run by Marc Singer.

Diana will return to her role as queen and be worse for the humans than Anna ever was.

Lisa will be betrayed and cast out from the Visitors. She will end up joining the Fifth Column in a more obvious fashion than she has been. With the existence of the Queen Egg, she'll no longer be needed by Anna or Diana.

Obviously, Ryan is back with the Fifth Column. Tyler and Amy remain wild cards.

This week was predictable, but it still got me excited for the finale. There will be more speculation regarding potential future story lines at the end of next week's review.

'V' airs Tuesdays at 9PM ET on ABC.

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I'm thinking that final shot (no pun intended) in the previews, with Lisa aiming the gun at Anna, will be the cliffhanger in the finale.

BTW Brad, thanks a bunch for your allusions to "a slight political allegory with this show, and it seems to lean conservative." One of the main reasons I like to come here is to get away from all things political and now you're ruined it for me.

March 09 2011 at 10:40 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

I surely hope they don't cancel this show, but if they do, please please please let Erica find about about what Hobbs did to her ex-husband and the fifth column next week.

March 09 2011 at 8:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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