V (2011): S02E07 – Birth Pangs


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

Erica goes to Bangkok to meet with Eli Cohn’s lieutenants. They are not convinced to follow her as the leader, even though Cohn gave her that position before he died. Erica and Hobbes then head to Hong Kong to confront the doctor who cared for her and Cohn’s wife during their pregnancies. They confront the doctor, who turns out to be a Visitor, but she commits suicide rather than answer their questions. In her safe, they discover evidence of 29 survivors of the V’s genetic experiments (one in each of the cities visited by motherships), including Tyler. With this new information, Sidney is finally able to uncover the V’s master plan: to fast-track their own evolution using the best human DNA they can find. Meanwhile, Anna discovers that Tyler’s phosphorus levels are abnormally low. When Joshua is unsure he can boost Tyler’s phosphorus, Anna dispatches Rafael (who has the best clinical data among the 29 subjects) to the New York mothership, and asks Lisa to “entertain” him. Lisa and Diana begin to bond, uniting against Anna. Diana warns Lisa not to trust anyone on board the mothership, and not to reveal her emotions. However, she cannot continue her courtship of Rafael, due to her feelings for Tyler. Anna begins to doubt Lisa’s loyalty, and asks Joshua to test her. She also reveals to Joshua that she has saved one last queen egg, so that she can replace Lisa if she should fail. Joshua warns that they need to accelerate the new hatchling’s growth if they are to succeed. Anna then asks Joshua to experiment on Ryan’s hybrid child. As a result of the experimentation, the child has aged quickly but is now immune to the pain that they initially gave her, and she no longer needs Anna’s Bliss. Erica and the Fifth Column realize that the last batch of live-aboards will be transported to the motherships soon, and Anna will have all she needs for her breeding programme. As a result, they plot to stop the last batch from arriving on board the mothership.

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

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