V – Episode 2-10 Review

Well, the second season of V is over and by now, if there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that the writers are going to drag out the prelude to invasion as long as possible. I wouldn’t have a problem with that if the stuff in between plot revelations were half decent, but it isn’t. The plots remain unfulfilling, the characters are boring, and the moral issues are dealt in the worst ways possible.

We’re supposed to believe that Erica has somehow turned into Anna with her despicable behavior, but the writers have such a ridiculous setup that it’s impossible to see it this way. Anna is pure evil, manipulating and killing her way to the top. Erica, on the other hand, wants to save billions of humans from this lizard. Can we blame her for wanting to kill Anna in the easiest way possible?

Diana getting killed is pathetic writing pure and simple. After building her up for a season and finally allowing her to leave the dank cave, she gives this speech about working with happens… and BOOM!… a tail is sticking through her chest. WTF. Why? Wasn’t she supposed to be important? Guess not. Again, the writers are pulling their favorite device, shocking just to be shocking. Speaking of sensible deaths, Tyler gets eaten by Anna’s next daughter who comes out of an egg conjured from thin air.

The first half of “Mother’s Day” is actually pretty good. The episode moves fast and there’s actually a plan to kill Anna which is being carried out. Then the writers remind us that they love the status quo and reset everything: Anna is fine and everyone is bamboozled by her.

Score: 7.8/10

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