V Review – A Bright New Day

Let’s get ready to hiatuuuuuus!!

Just doesn’t sound a cool, does it? Next week is our last episode for 2009. Four episodes? Really?

Title: A Bright New Day


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…


Chad reports from the Peace Ambassador Center as 100 diplomatic visas are being issued to the first wave of American Visitors, with Anna getting the 1st, but not everyone agrees with the decision. Meanwhile Erica has started tracking a death threat while paired with a V officer, as she actually has to protect the V’s, and Ryan starts reaching out to his old friends to build up opposition forces and help fight-off the V’s.

High Points

  • Converging plotlines make my brain happy.
  • Laura: “Thank you Mother.”
    Me: D’oh!
  • “The Fifth Column says ‘hello.'”
  • Reconnected? Bliss? Color me intrigued.
  • That may well be the most creative excuse for showing a woman in her undergarments. Ever.

Low Points

  • All too brief usage of Alan Tudyk. I don’t care how contrived it is, they better find a way to get him back.
  • Next week is the last episode for 2009? Damn, it’s just getting up to speed and now you’re putting it on hiatus for the holidays? I don’t think the ratings can take that kind of hit.

The Scores

Originality: 4 out of 6. Some new twists and turns are keeping it fresh.

Effects: 4/6. The “Wall” was pretty cool.

Story: 4/6. Moving forward, getting some character depth.

Acting: 5/6. Father Jack is an interesting, flawed character. I like it.

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

Emotional response: 4/6. While the assassin plot line didn’t exactly shock me, the parental revelations at the end of the episode got me good.

Overall: 4/6. Gave us a lot more than last week. I’d say keep ’em coming, but we only get one more episode this year.

The episode “A Bright New Day” receives thirty out of forty-two.

8 replies on “V Review – A Bright New Day”

  1. My low point was the Visitors referring to other members of their own species as “Vs” Made me want to stab my TV with a spoon to hear that.

    • Agreed. I think I may becoming deaf to it, they use it so much back and forth. It’s a little lazy, I would think the Visitors would have a name for themselves (like we do, humans).

      • Unless they use V to refer to those of their kind that are in human skin and the other name – the name they haven’t provided – to refer to their kind that aren’t…

        We actually don’t know where the V originates. They may have provided it, and it might mean more than just “Visitors”.

        Do I believe the writers are actually going to that level of thought? Heh, not really, but they might. Hopefully we’ll find out!

  2. Oh yes, that is exactly the way to kill a promising new show that is still a bit wobbly, show 4 episodes then go on a months long hiatus. Dumb asses, why do they even BOTHER to make the show in the first place?

  3. This was a great episode. They had a lot of shocking revelations, a lot of stuff to move the storylines along, some new mysteries and….

    Did anyone notice the 2nd in commands reaction to being saved by Erica, to me he seemed, err smitten by here. Which means did he know it was all a setup or was Anna ok with offing him to garner the V’s more support .

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