V “Unholy Alliance” Review

V Season 2 Episode 4

V “Unholy Alliance Season 2 Episode 4 – I was really interested in the direction that V took this week. I’m a big fan of series that mix science fiction with religion (or anything that mixes different religions for that matter), and was pretty pleased with the way this was presented in “Unholy Alliance”.

I must say that I missed the first five minutes of V – my city is currently under a blizzard warning, and the local news decided to tell us more about the weather situation and cut off the beginning of V. I wasn’t thrilled. So, I’m filling in a lot of the blanks, and if I fill them in wrong, let me know!

Basically, Anna is ticked of because three of her Peace Ambassadors were killed by the Fifth Column. She decides to meet with the Cardinal in the Vatican City in an attempt to wrangle support of the Visitors from the Catholic Church. She has ulterior motives (of course), and wants the Cardinal to issue a “no tollerance” policy against clergy that speak out against the Visitors. After threatening remarks, the Cardinal agrees, and now the Catholic church endorses the Visitors.

Meanwhile, Tyler is ticked off because of the murders of the Peace Ambassadors, and decides to take matters into his own hands by destroying Father Jack’s church. Lisa attempts to stop him, but is ignored since Tyler believes he is protesting for her people.

Erica has other issues in addition to Tyler; she has a new partner and they’ve been friends for a while. Together she and Chris begin investigating the Fifth Column, and their investigation leads them directly to Father Jack. Chris decides that Jack is hiding something and pulls surveillance tape from the area around Father Jack’s church.

Ryan, Kyle, Jack, and Erica also meet the Fifth Column leader Eli Cohn. In exchange for his freedom (and life) he helps our friends stage a rouse involving two members that Erica and Chris can arrest in conjunction with the Peace Ambassador murders, as well as Malik’s dissapearence.

I love this show. I know I say that every week, but there isn’t anything bad about it! Aside from the one issue that I had this week which involved visual effects. The travel ship that Anna and Chad take to the Vatican looked so fake, for a moment I forgot I was watching V. Normally, the effects are spot on and great, but that just looked like something pulled out of Back to the Future 2.

I’m interested to see where Anna takes the human soul dilemma with her new knowledge from her mother – that the soul is not a curse, but a gift. I’d be curious to see if she takes this to the next level and embraces the soul, but uses it to her advantage. While I’m not sure how it would work with the Visitor’s aversion to human emotion, that’s why I’m not a writer on the show!

I’ll leave that to the professionals.

Do we think the ring that Chad now has from the Visitor sleeper priest is the reason that Anna couldn’t pull his memories? Or did I read too much into that scene?

How amazing is Elizabeth Mitchell? Every week she delievers an AMAZING performance, and looks fantastic doing it, too. (I had to throw in a little fangirl over her this week – she looked perfect)

I love the direction that V is headed in, and I hope, hope, HOPE they continue down this path. What a great sci-fi show, I look forward to next week!

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