First things first: This review of last week’s episode is a week late due to technical difficulties. My DVR crashed and since V is not shown on either Hulu.com or ABC.com (thanks, network executives), it seemed seeing “Siege” was a lost cause. However, a friend had it saved from last week and I got to see the episode. Thanks for your patience and apologies for the inconvenience.
On with the review…
It seems that the creators realize the sands are running out on V, sadly enough, and are pulling out all the stops to tell their story. This episode felt like two episodes were being jammed into one, yet it didn’t feel cluttered.
To summarize: The Fifth Column finds out about Ryan’s (Morris Chestnut) duplicity and beat him senseless. Lisa (Laura Vandervoort) meets her grandmother Diana (Jane Badler). Fr. Jack (Joel Gretsch) is forced to live the priesthood since he violated the Vatican’s edict on speaking out against the Vs. Erica’s (Elizabeth Mitchell) ex-husband Joe (guest star Nicholas Lea of The X-Files) gets killed as does Eli Cohn (Omed Fehr, The Mummy) but not before leaving Erica in charge of his Fifth Column, which is a global network. Tyler (Logan Huffman) blames Erica for Joe’s death and joins Anna (Morena Baccarin) on the mother ship.
That’s plenty for one episode… especially since V has been accused of moving slowly.
It’s a shame that more couldn’t be done with Fehr’s character as his run on the show gets cut short after a few short episodes. Mitchell is an excellent actress, displaying strength and vulnerability interchangeably. Looking forward to seeing a more hard-edged Erica in the coming episodes.