V (2011): S02E08 – Uneasy Lies the Head


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, now in command of the Fifth Column worldwide, spearheads a hazardous attack against Anna by planting a virus into certain candidates of the Visitor’s live-aboard programme. The virus alters the DNA of anybody infected with it, therefore making the DNA worthless to the Visitors for use in the masterplan. However, one of the live-aboard candidates collapses just after boarding Anna’s ship and, in the ensuing investigation by Joshua and Thomas, Anna uncovers Erica’s plan. Consequently, all live-aboard residents that contained the virus are killed, and their DNA disposed of to avoid infecting the V’s stockpile of viable human DNA. To cover up these killings, Anna reports that members of the Fifth Column had infiltrated the live-aboard programme as suicide bombers. Realizing that the Fifth Column not only still exists but appears to be more organised, Anna dispatches Thomas to locate the new head of the organisation. Meanwhile, Ryan attempts to rescue his daughter from the mothership, and is introduced by Lisa to his former queen, Diana. Diana instructs Ryan that she has secret escape shuttles hidden on the mothership. Ryan manages to escape, but without his daughter. All parties are unaware that his daughter is now immune to the painful illness that Anna inflicted on her, but Diana promises to bliss Ryan’s child. Diana also tells Lisa to speak to Marcus, one of her former loyal confiders, who is still recovering from the assassination attempt. Jack has grown uneasy with Erica’s increasing ruthlessness in her new position as leader of the Fifth Column, while Erica and Hobbes appear to be kindling a romance.

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

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