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It's Only the Beginning (24 Nov. 2009)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Hylands ...
Father Travis (voice)
Qwisun Yoon-Potkins ...
Young Girl


The Visitors continue to try and win favor with the population, this time by announcing that they will share their medical knowledge. Not only are they sharing advanced medical scanning techniques but they announce they will make available to all a new supercharged vitamin treatment. Erica, Jack and fifth columnist Ryan Nichols learn that they are in fact putting a drug in regular flu shots. Meanwhile, Anna agrees with Lisa that Erica's son Tyler is exactly the person they want for their future plans. Anna also learns that Dale, Erica's one-time FBI partner, was killed aboard the ship and takes steps to identify the fifth columnist who may be responsible. Ryan's wife Valerie has some important news for him. Written by garykmcd

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Entertaining, but frustrating and unfulfilling.
24 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode is a little like bad Chinese food, it tastes good going down, but you end up feeling unsatisfied and realize you didn't get much for your money. Or in this case, time.

In this episode the V resistance crew, I'll call them Alpha Team, decides they need to do something about a new "vitamin shot" being promoted by Anna, the super hot robot V leader. OK, I don't know if she is a robot, but she acts like one. It's like they told her to keep a permanent 'knowing grin' on her face. Anyway, Alpha Team goes on a little mission to figure out what the vitamin shot really is, and see if they can stop it.

The boy in this series is chosen by Anna as "the one." We're never told what "the one" is, but we can guess he won't be wearing a black trench-coat and dodging bullets any time soon.

No real questions are answered in this episode, which makes it somewhat unsatisfying. However, the most frustrating part is the way that the lead characters (Alpha Team) react to the situation. For instance, when the FBI woman learns that one of the Alpha Team is a traitor V, the traitor says, "Ok, go ahead and ask your questions, let's get this out of the way." And the FBI agent woman _never asks_ "Why are the V's here?" She just asks "Are there more traitors?" And the list of potential questions goes on: What is the best way to kill a V? How many have infiltrated government? Is there a way to tell a V from a human other than cutting them open? Etc.. etc... Also, why haven't any of them tried to contact higher ups in the government? Why tool around in your city doing piddly things that don't matter on a planet-wide scale? I almost consider their actions and lack of urgency to be ludicrous.

When will someone on this show pick up the phone and say, "GET ME THE PRESIDENT!" Because right now it's almost like the nukes are in the air, coming to their town, and they still go to their job at McDonald's and work the drive-thru. Start writing more realistic human behavior. Thank you.

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