Charlie Jade seeks a new identity, everybody stands on the verge of discovering something that will be trouble for somebody else, and Vexcor’s plan may be going seriously awry.


Title: “Identity”

First aired June 11, 2005

Cast

Jeffrey Pierce as Charlie Jade
David Dennis as Sew Sew Tukarrs
Michael Filipowich as 01 Boxer
Patricia McKenzie as Reena
Tyrone Benskin as Karl Lubinsky
Michelle Burgess as Essa Rompkin
Nina Swart as Gemma Gaetano
Marie-Julie Rivest as Jasmine/Paula
Danny Keogh as Julius Galt
Langley Kirkwood as Ren Porter
Rolanda Marais as Blues Paddock

Plot:

We catch up, at least briefly, with everyone, except for Paula. Sew Sew Tukarss discovers that fact that several Vexcor employees and their families have gone missing. We know they’re stuck in the Betaverse, but publically, no one outside of Vexcor has this information, and it would prove quite damaging if it became public. In the Betaverse, meanwhile, Jade’s attempts to find a new identity bring him into contact with an old friend who works for Vexcor. That friend is beginning to realize that something may be going seriously wrong with Vexcor’s plan.

We learn more about 01 Boxer’s Jekyll/Hyde existence as he decides he must leave the Gammaverse once more in order to save it. The question, of course, is what he will be when he arrives.

High Point:

The fact that we can now almost see where the show is heading, but with enough uncertainty that we remain in suspense.

Low Point:

Some of the transportation effects fell below the show’s usual standards.

The Scores:

Originality: 5/6.

Effects: 5/6.

Story: 5/6. The shape of the story arc becomes clearer—at least for now.

Acting: 6/6. I’m especially impressed by Filipowich who, after depicted a wild-eyed sociopath for several episodes, must now show us a likeable, if troubled, human being.

Emotional Response: 5/6. I am very curious to see where the Reena and the 01 Boxer plots go next.

Production: 6/6.

Overall: 5/6.

In total, “Identity” receives 37/42

Additional Comments

If you get a chance to watch this show from the beginning, I encourage you to do so.