V (1985): S01E13 – The Rescue


V (also known as V: The Series) is an American science fiction television series that aired in the United States on NBC from 26 October 1984 to 22 March 1985.

It is a continuation of the V franchise about an alien invasion of Earth by a carnivorous race of reptilians known as “Visitors”, which was originally conceived by American writer, producer, and director Kenneth Johnson. Johnson, however, was not involved in the production of the weekly series.


Charles forces Diana to marry him, knowing that alien law requires her to return home to bear his offspring. She is visibly unhappy with the arrangement, but follows through under duress. Lydia is divided in her opinion, while she is happy Diana will be leaving, because of her feelings for Charles, she is also disappointed that he has chosen Diana over her. The Resistance crumbles under heavy fire in Los Angeles, headed by Diana’s favoured Lieutenant, James. Julie risks her life to assist with the delivery of a baby to an old friend of hers and his heavily pregnant wife. The birth is a success. Unable to prevent the wedding, Diana is officially wedded to Charles. Lydia in a final desperate attempt to be with Charles, poisons Diana’s chalice. In their private quarters Charles and Diana drink together in celebration, with Diana suggesting that Charles “takes her cup” just as he “takes her”. They each drink from the other’s cup and Charles is poisoned and dies. Lydia enters and is horrified to discover what has happened and Diana orders Lydia’s immediate arrest for wanton murder.

V Series

You can find a full index and overview of the 1984 V TV series here.

You can find a full index and overview of the V franchise here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 01 February 1985.
  • Rating: 15.
  • Running Time: 47 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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