Written by David Rambo
Directed by Jesse Warn
Anna introduces a new
gift to humanity at a New York gala and Fifth Column makes plans
to assassinate her there.
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At 4:05 in the episode, a
Today newspaper machine
is, yet again, visible, as in several previous episodes this
As Erica walks into the FBI office at 5:50 in the episode, her
partner, Agent Bolling, closes a file folder in his hands that
has a surveillance photo of Erica and Father Jack meeting
surreptitiously on the street.
Tyler's dad, Joe, tells him about how, when he was 18, he took
two months to travel the country on his Harley Shovelhead, and
gives the boy the motorcycle and a map of his route. The
Shovelhead engine was manufactured by
Harley-Davidson for their
motorcycles from 1966-1984. The map Joe gives Tyler appears to
highlight a route from St. Louis, Missouri, west across the
state, then north up into Nebraska.
The video image of Tyler and his parents being viewed by Anna,
Marcus, and Thomas at 12:23 in the episode, appears to be from
the video patch that would be on Lisa's peace ambassador jacket.
The street sign seen at 14:44 in the episode reads "Pulaski
Bridge". This is an actual drawbridge connecting Long Island
City to Greenpoint across Newton Creek in New York City.
The V writing on Tyler's new
appears to be upside-down, because the first character is not a
known one in the V language. However, later in the episode, at
the gala, the patch on the uniform appears to have been
corrected to be right-side-up such that it now
reads EG1. Big thanks to JB who
pointed this out to me and sent me a more complete guide to the
Visitors' alphabet and numbers than I had previously! JB is
guessing the EG1 possibly stands for Engine-1.
In directing Hobbes where he should target his gun to kill Anna,
Ryan seems to indicate that the Visitors' hearts are on the
right-hand side of the sternum, unlike humans' on the left.
This differs from
V80 in which Julie finds (at least according
to the novelization of the mini-series) that Visitor organs are
more-or-less in the same places as they are in humans.
At 22:39 in the episode, we get a glimpse, via Erica's photo
album, of young Erica, Joe, and baby Tyler in the early days of
The events of Anna's announcement gala in New York are
reminiscent of the Visitors' gala in the 1980's mini-series,
V: The Final Battle
During the gala, at about 33:00 in the episode, it almost looks
as if Marcus is positioning Tyler and Erica such that they
largely block any body shot from a firearm that may come at him.
Since he knows there is a threat, this is fast thinking on his
Anna appears to be standing in a stylized "V" at 34:13 in the
Discussing the hit on Marcus at the Visitors' Concordia gala,
Agent Bolling tells Director Kendrick it wasn't "Lee Harvey
Oswald at the School Book Depository". The is a reference to the
assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. A Justice
Department investigation alleges that Lee Harvey Oswald acted
alone in murdering the President by firing a shot from the Texas
School Book Depository in Dallas, though many U.S. citizens
believe a conspiracy of many individuals to murder him is the
Although Marcus is shot by Hobbes, he's not yet dead, and may
survive. Is it possible that Hobbes deliberately fired a shot to
wound, not kill? Recall that Hobbes was seen meeting with Marcus
to exchange information about a woman in
"Red Sky" and it has not yet been revealed exactly what that
exchange was all about.