V (2011): S02E05 – Concordia


Introduction

V is an American science fiction drama television series that ran for two seasons on ABC, from 03 November 2009 to 15 March 2011.

A remake of the 1983 miniseries created by Kenneth Johnson, the new series chronicles the arrival on Earth of a technologically-advanced alien species which ostensibly comes in peace, but actually has sinister motives. V stars Elizabeth Mitchell and Morena Baccarin, and is executive produced by Scott Rosenbaum, Yves Simoneau, Scott Peters, Steve Pearlman, and Jace Hall. The series was produced by The Scott Peters Company, HDFilms and Warner Bros. Television. On 13 May 2011, ABC cancelled the series after two seasons.

Outline

Anna reveals plans for her latest gift to humanity, “Concordia”, citadel-like structures that will be built by humanity but will include a wealth of Visitor technology that humans will be trained to use. Anna claims that the Concordia project will form more jobs worldwide, along with healing centres and technological training services. However, the real reason behind Concordia is that it will be used as the next phase of the invasion by transporting human women up to a cloaked Visitor mothership in order to use them to breed. Meanwhile, for Tyler’s 18th birthday, Erica and her ex-husband Joe present him with his gift, Joe’s motorcycle, a cross-country trip, and being reunited again as a family. Anna responds by offering Tyler the gift of being the first human to train to fly a V shuttle. The Fifth Column, including Eli Cohn, set up a plan to assassinate Anna at the gala presentation for Concordia. Before Hobbes can make the shot, Ryan (fearing that only Anna’s Bliss can keep his daughter healthy) contacts Marcus, warning him of the assassination attempt. Marcus informs Anna and takes the stage in her place. Hobbes decides to kill Marcus anyway, in order to “cut off Anna’s right hand”, but only succeeds in critically wounding him. Thomas (Martin Cummins), the engineer of Concordia, is appointed Anna’s new second-in-command. Jack is confronted by Father Travis, who informs him that his recent actions may have given reason for the Vatican to take away his collar. Jack stands firm, stating they can take away his collar but not his faith. After the shooting, Tyler eventually chooses his family’s gift instead of Anna’s. Erica’s boss and her FBI partner decide to covertly launch an investigation into her recent actions. Ryan is told by Anna to infiltrate the Fifth Column further. He complies, acknowledging her as “my queen”, but Hobbes and Cohn have already guessed that Ryan was the one who betrayed them.

V Series

You can find a full index and overview of the 2009 V TV series here.

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

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 08 February 2011.
  • Rating: 15.
  • Running Time: 42 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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