V: John May Thoughts

V wasn’t quite as strong this week as last, but I’m still enjoy­ing the general direc­tion since it came back from hiatus. The show started strong and I partic­u­larly liked the scene switch­ing between Anna’s inter­view and Georgie’s torture.

Unfor­tu­nately a signif­i­cant chunk of the episode was given over to Tyler, his father and Lisa. Tyler’s father has yet to be given a char­ac­ter at all so it’s impos­si­ble to care about him. Tyler is the clas­sic Holly­wood teenage whiner and just plain annoy­ing. Which leaves us with Lisa who also appears to be follow­ing a stereo­typ­i­cal vixen role. Inci­den­tally, who thinks there’s a connec­tion between Tyler’s birth and the V?

Fortu­nately the other aspects of the show were stronger. It was really nice to get the back­ground story on John May, who has been getting name dropped since episode one. And that story gave Ryan’s char­ac­ter a bit more depth, which is good.

Speak­ing of Ryan it seems like the Valerie preg­nancy plot has taken a major step forward now that she has seen what’s inside his safe. The ques­tion is, what will she do about it?

There weren’t a lot of action sequences this episode but what was there was effec­tive. I partic­u­larly liked Jame’s girl­friend show­ing her lizard claws as she fought. We all know the V are lizards, but the show is deter­mined to tease us as long as possi­ble before show­ing them prop­erly.

It didn’t seem to take long for Joshua to find Georgie on the V ship and I’ve come to the conclu­sion that the secu­rity on the ships is ever bit as bad in the new series as they were in the orig­i­nal. Are we supposed to believe that V are so natu­rally obedi­ent they just don’t bother guard­ing rooms?

I was sorry to see Georgie go, though I suspect reduc­ing the number of char­ac­ters is prob­a­bly a good thing for the show since it strug­gles to give enough time to all the play­ers it already has. I wonder if his death was always part of the plan or if it was part of the rework­ing that went on during the hiatus.

So not a blow away good episode this week, but certainly enough to keep me inter­ested and wonder­ing exactly where they’re going. Anna will have her army soon, once she does, will the V still need to play nice?

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