One of these days, I swear, I’ll catch this on Tuesday night!

Title: There is No Normal Anymore

Cast

Elizabeth Mitchell as Erica Evans
Joel Gretch as Father Jack Landry
Morris Chestnut as Ryan Nichols
Morena Baccarin as Anna

And the rest on IMDB…

Synopsis

Erica and Father Jack, having quickly determined they’re both against the arrival of the Visitors, suddenly find themselves being tracked by a “Seeker” from the V’s. Meanwhile Chad, thinking he blew it for 80 million viewers with his exclusive first interview with Anna, looks to pick himself up and becomes more investigative in his next newscast.

High Points

  • Dueling screens for the two interrogations. Nice way to juxtapose Erica’s calm, cool demeanor and Father Jack’s nervousness.
  • Chad’s playing a dangerous game. I’m looking forward to seeing how it plays out.
  • Marcus (Anna’s assitant) is starting to give me the heebie-jeebies. Can’t wait for him to snap.

Low Points

  • Too jumpy. Almost like we have too many plot threads in the wind. This could hurt the show in the long run unless they tie Ryan and Erica/Father Jack’s plotlines together.
  • Erica’s boss. Goes from paranoid jerk to supportive supervisor in a moment?

The Scores

Originality: 4 out of 6. The terrorist motiff is still working.

Effects: 4/6. I have to knock this one down. The “Seeker” just looked like it was dropped in with bad blue screen (or green screen for you youngins).

Story: 4/6. I’m still in, but this one didn’t move the story forward a lot.

Acting: 4/6. The cast is getting better, even Tyler. There may be hope for the boy yet.

Production: 5/6. Still has high production values. Sets and camera work are good.

Emotional response: 4/6. Again, I’m hooked into the story and want to see where it leads.

Overall: 4/6. A decent episode that gave us a little, but left us wanting more.

The episode “There is No Normal Anymore” receives twenty-nine out of forty-two.