Written by Scott Rosenbaum and Gregg Hurwitz
Directed by Bryan Spicer
While Anna is
focused on having Lisa breed with Tyler to continue the
evolution of the Visitors, Diana urges Lisa to stage a coup
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The character of Lars Tremont introduced in this episode is
played by actor Marc Singer, who portrayed resistance fighter
Mike Donovan on the original V.
Apparently V trackers have a weakness to tracking scent through zinc;
Erica and Lisa comment that the coffin in which Lisa travelled
to the Fifth Column meeting point is zinc-lined for that reason.
Lisa refers to the Visitor gun as an immolation gun, similar to
immolation pills, as seen in several episodes and named in
The Visitor-supporter signs seen at the Peace Embassy state such
things as "We (Heart) Vs", "Peace, Love and Vs!", "We Are
Patriots 4 (Peace)", "MAFC ATTACK-Mothers against Fifth Column",
"Peace Is Patriotic Vs", and "Stop the Fifth Column Now".
The old warehouse in which Lisa is being held "hostage" appears
to be the same one in which the Fifth Column members met her
earlier. Since the location was located by scent by a V tracker,
wouldn't he be able to smell that Erica, Chad, and Hobbes had all
been there as well and blow their cover?
In her speech to her people, Diana indicates that she had been
held prisoner by Anna for 15 years.
Diana and Anna say almost the same line at different times when
"humans and Visitors can live side-by-side in peace" to her
people, and when Anna lies about her feelings to Lisa saying,
"humans and Visitors living side-by-side".
At 26:29 in the episode, Tyler's flight uniform patch is again
upside-down, as it was in some scenes of
We get our first full look at an undisguised Visitor in this
episode, during the "adult birth" of Anna's last queen egg. She
almost looks more insectoid than reptilian.
Lars Tremont tells Erica he is the head of Project Aries. Aries
is both a constellation and the first sign of the Zodiac. It is
also an alternate spelling of Ares, the Greek god of war,
otherwise known by his Roman name, Mars. The title "Project
Aries" is also a reversal of the "Aries Project", the name of a
mysterious project that pops up in several episodes of the U.S.
version of the TV series Life on Mars.
Tremont tells Erica that Project Aries is "humanity's last, best
hope...for a future." Possibly, this is a twist on the tagline
of the 1993-1998 TV series Babylon 5, which was that the space
station called Babylon 5 was "humanity's last, best
hope for peace."
At 39:34 in the episode, we see a mothership hovering over
Singapore in the Republic of Singapore. This city is not seen on
the world map of the locations of the 29 official motherships
although it is possible I have misinterpreted the location on
the map of a mothership over Jakarta, Indonesia since Jakarta
and Singapore are very close together. Or, as I speculated in
the study of "Unholy Alliance",
it may be that some of the motherships move to other cities on
occasion (although this theory may be belied by the revelation
in "Birth Pangs" that the 29
motherships are present in the 29 cities
because of 29 human boys who were successfully engineered 18
years ago for interbreeding with the Visitors).
At 39:41 in the episode we see the
Tokyo Dome. This is a real
world sports stadium in Tokyo, Japan.
The building seen in London at 39:48 in the episode is
Instead of Anna bestowing bliss on the population of Earth, it
is the hybrid child, Amy. Does this mean Amy is now the "savior"
of humanity, rather than Anna? If Amy were to eventually
renounce Anna, could she persuade humanity to rise up against
the Visitors? This power (along with her accelerated growth)
brings her closer to the idea of her being a starchild like
Elizabeth in V80.
Isn't it awfully coincidental that Jack just happens to be
caught in the bliss right where Erica emerges to the surface
from the underground base of Project Aries?
At the end of the episode, it appears that the previously hidden
motherships are decloaking and moving into locations around the
Is Ryan dead? It seemed that his daughter broke his neck with
the coils of her tail.
Why did Hobbes pack up and vanish? Did he receive new orders
from the Visitors, whom he is forced to obey due to their possession
of Sarah? Or did he decide to cut his losses when yet another of
Erica's plans failed?
Why is the project led by Lars Tremont called Project Aries? Is
it simply a reference to the concept of "going to war" ("Ares"
is the god of war)? Are the Visitors from a star in the Aries
constellation? (In the original V,
the Visitors are said to be from Sirius, a star in the constellation
I guess none of these questions will be answered since the
series was cancelled after Season 2, unless a comic book or
novel publisher decides to further the story. Write your