"A Bright New Day"
Written by Diego Gutierrez and Christine Roum
Directed by Frederick E. O. Toy
The Visitors are
approved for 100 American visas; Erica is assigned a V partner
on a case; a resistance starts to form.
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|As the episode
opens, the Visitors receive 100
visas with a new "V"
stamp from the American
government. Notice on Anna's
visa, her nationality is V and
her address is New York
Mothership. Her date of birth is
listed as "unknown." The issuing
date shows November 9, 2009. The
same information is shown for
the other Visitor visas of which
we get glimpses.
When Father Jack slides open the confessional window at
2:08 in the episode, the focus of the veiled window makes the
person's face look somewhat like a digital image!
At 2:57 in the episode, we see that Erica is sorting the FBI's
crank files of persons who have called in tips of
extraterrestrial threats into at least five separate piles.
Pausing the video, it can be seen that three of the piles are
labeled as Warehouse, Deceased, and Crazies.
At 3:07 in the episode, the news crawl at the bottom of the
television screen is mostly too blurred to read, but the words
"...reporting at U.N. Building..." can be made out.
This episode is the first time we hear the fifth column
mentioned by name on V2000.
At 9:15 in the episode, the news crawl at the bottom of the
television screen says "...spokesperson denies further cuts to
health care system...Vice-President..."
At 9:32 in the episode, the news crawl at the bottom of the
television screen says "...with The Visitors and world leaders
over the coming weeks...Anna answers..."
On the news, Mary Faulkner, whose husband was killed when his
F-16 fighter jet crashed while intercepting the New York
mothership, says 642 other deaths, besides her husband's, were
caused by the Visitors' arrival.
At 11:26 in the episode, there
is Visitor writing on the wall
of the Peace Ambassador
Center. From the Visitor
alphabet chart, it translates as "WE ARE OF PEACE".
At 12:10 in the episode, there
is Visitor writing on a sign of
the Peace Ambassador Center.
Another copy of the same sign is
seen behind Erica at 12:32. The
Visitor characters translate directly into the spelling of
"PERIMETER SURVEILLANCE". It's kind of disappointing that the
production has taken the easy way out in its use of the Visitor
At 12:34 in the episode, there
is a Visitor sign on the door
behind Erica. (This is the door
that Erica enters later in the episode and sees a
multitude of surveillance holoscreens.)
It spells out "THOSE OF THE BODY ONLY" (also seen on the
mothership in "Hearts and Minds").
When Father Jack goes through the crank file documentation, we
learn that Georgie's last name is Sutton.
At 15:38 in the episode, we see
a rearview projection of the
medical holoscreen, detailing Maddox's
condition. Oddly, the Visitor
characters appear to be in
normal orientation; shouldn't
they be reversed if the screen
is see from behind? The words at
the top spell out as "DALE MADDOX".
Over the course of episodes it seems like the New York
mothership moves its position over the city somewhat. Usually it
appears to be hovering over Central Park.
A number of newspaper clippings are pinned to the wall in
Georgie's house. At 17:19 in the episode, three of the headlines
are readable: "Staten Island Family Found Murdered", "Staten
Island Murders: Sutton Still Missing" and "Litigation Stalls". A
woman there (the landlady?) says his family was murdered and he
claimed aliens had done it. The clippings imply that Sutton is,
or was, the prime suspect of police.
Ryan keeps talking about how the fifth column and resistance
used to fight the aliens; when and how did this fight take
place? From the V
back-story we've so far been told, it would seem the fight must
have been a clandestine one against the Visitors' plan to insert
their human-disguised infiltrators into positions of power on Earth. It
The Invaders TV series of 1967-1968 and the follow-up
miniseries of 1995, which also aired on ABC.
Cyrus betrays Ryan and tells him he did it to get "reconnected",
to "feel the Bliss". Ryan says that's how "she" controls you
(presumably referring to Anna). We learn more about the Bliss in
"It's Only the Beginning".
At 20:48 in the episode, a scene of people walking through the
courtyard of the Peace Ambassador center is played as Erica
looks on. Then at 21:23 the same scene is repeated!
Throughout the scenes in the
Peace Ambassador Center
reception area we get glimpses
of a banner proclaiming the V
slogan "We are of peace."
At 24:30 in the episode, the
assassin suspect is taken into a
room labeled with a Visitor sign
that says "Holding Room" in
When Marcus thanks Erica for saving his life, she says "Anything
else I can ever do, please don't hesitate." And Marcus responds
in kind. Was this a genuine offer on Marcus' part? Will Erica
call a favor in at some point in the future?
Maddox refers to his time living among humans as "smelly,
crowded and disgusting." Do humans smell bad to the Visitors?
This stylized "V" symbol seems
to be the Visitors' symbol on
Earth, replacing the "Visitor
swastika" of the original
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