V: Season 1, Episode 4

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

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Father Travis (voice)
Qwisun Yoon-Potkins ...
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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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12 December 2009 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

I'm glad I'm not alone. I just finished watching this episode on Hulu, and it seems, episode after episode, the questions loom large and are simply not answered. If you were being invaded by humans and had indisputable proof--as well as a reliable way of detecting them, because clearly, an x-ray would prove pretty easy--why would you join with a grand total of three other people to try and get them? 29 enormous space craft and a million aliens isn't exactly the place for a resistance group.

Furthermore, the way the V's use their technology is mind boggling. They have cameras that can record everything, yet they don't use them for things like, I don't know, security??? They could clearly obliterate us and yet, they're trying to be our friends? Really, it doesn't make sense. At the very least, they could've had this turn out to be another episode of "To Serve Man," but instead, I'm left feeling unsatisfied and frustrated at the lack of common sense.

The worst is the final scene--zooming out to reveal a massive armada of space ships. Because clearly, we have many of our own space ships defending earth. These writers need to wake up!

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