V (2011): S02E06 – Siege


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

Ryan is captured by Cohn and his men after he is sent by Anna to infiltrate the Fifth Column and kill Cohn. Father Travis tells Father Jack that he has been laicised from the church, and Jack hands over his collar. Ryan is found by a V tracker, and Anna has Thomas leave an anonymous tip for the FBI, hoping to cause a fight between the FBI and Fifth Column as well as killing Tyler’s parents. Erica asks Ryan why he betrayed his allies; he explains that he is protecting his daughter, and tells them to leave or else they are all dead. Erica decides to feign the role of a hostage and to make it plausible, she has Cohn hit her in the face. Joe and Tyler are watching a football game when they both see Erica as a hostage, and Joe takes off and goes to the site. The FBI uses a piece of V technology that allows them to see their targets inside the compound. With that the FBI is about to deliver the final blow, but then Cohn activates suicide bombers in the crowd outside, thus buying more time. Ryan apologises to Erica, but she simply says “goodbye.” Joe finds his way inside the compound thanks to the help of a V sleeper agent, Ray Caldwell. Cohn confronts Erica, knowing he’ll never get out alive, and explains that she must take charge of the global Fifth Column. The group, excluding Cohn, exit the compound, and the building is detonated. Hobbes is shown to be responsible for this, acting for the sake of a former lover who he had presumed dead but who the V’s tell him is actually alive. Joe is killed in the ensuing crossfire. After Erica breaks down, Tyler leaves, blaming the Fifth Column in anger despite his mother’s claims that it is Anna’s fault. Lisa meets her grandmother, Diana, and the two conspire to take down Anna. Erica returns to the basement and meets Chad, Jack and Hobbes. She says that the Fifth Column must now go on the offensive, and now that they have an army, they are going to “rain hell” on the Visitors.

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

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