Written by Dean Widenmann
Directed by John Behring
Erica is removed
from active duty by the FBI; Eli plans grim retribution against
Ryan for his betrayal; Father Jack is laicized by the Church for
his stance against the Visitors.
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This episode's title was also the title of issue #12 of the
comic book based on V80,
At 00:30 in the episode, we see that the name of Chad's new
co-anchor on Prime Focus, Kerry Eltoff, has been added
to the opening logo of the news show.
Father Jack's letter of dismissal from the Vatican at 4:21 in
the episode reveals that the address of St. Josephine's Church
is 107 W. 111th St., New York, NY 10026. Although this is a real
address, there is no church there; on
Google Maps, it appears to be an apartment building.
When the traitorous Ryan sneaks into Eli's New York base, Eli
says, "Judas returns to complete his betrayal." This is a
reference to the Biblical Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus to
the Roman priests.
At 6:12 in the episode, a picture of a mothership is visible on
one of the many easels in Eli's base. Was Eli plotting an attack
directly on one of the motherships? Later, we get a slightly
closer look at the image and it appears to be a diagram of
several different views of the ship, with parts of the ship
identified with labels.
At 16:12 in the episode, the WNT website shows the headline of
the breaking news story about Erica being held hostage by Eli
Cohn. Farther down the web page is another headline, "Helipad
converted to Visitor landing site."
At 18:38 in the episode, Erica is looking at pictures on her
phone of Tyler and Joe sitting at the kitchen table with the
lopsided birthday cake she baked in the previous episode,
At 22:10 in the episode, we see that one of the nearby
intersecting cross-streets during the siege of Eli's building is
Church Street. This is an actual street in New York City. A few
seconds later, there is another street sign in the background
that is too blurry to read clearly, but it looks similar to
"Rawlings Bl"; however, there does not appear to be a road by
that name in either New York City or in Vancouver, Canada, where
most of the series is shot.
How was Thomas able to track down Hobbes for their meeting in
the alley? Hobbes appears to be surprised by his presence.
During Thomas' meeting with Hobbes, we finally learn that
Marcus' deal with Hobbes (revealed in
"Red Sky") concerns the ongoing safety of a woman
named Sarah who seems to be important to the mercenary.
At 30:25 in the episode, as Erica is leading Eli's hostages out
of the building, we get yet another appearance by the ubiquitous
Today newspaper machine!
At 36:17 in the episode, we see that, apparently, Anna's secret
entrance to the dungeon where she keeps Diana captive is simply
in the middle of a little-used corridor where anyone could
happen to walk by and see her using it (as Lisa does)!
It is ironic that Hobbes considers Ryan a traitor whom he should
have killed earlier when he himself becomes just as much a
traitor to the Fifth Column for almost the same reasons (the
Visitors holding someone they care for).