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intercepts a message from a downed resistance fighter that reveals the
location of a rendezvous to transport Elizabeth to New York. Diana hears
of the rendezvous and uses holographic technology on Mike to learn the
Outside of LA, Robin makes her way through the
woods to an almost deserted highway. She hides when a Visitor envoy
passes, but comes out of hiding to flag down a passing motorcyclist.
Kyle Bates agrees to help Robin get to her father's ranch ... Robin is
obviously attracted to Kyle as well. On the ride, they witness a
plane crash. When Kyle investigates he finds the dying pilot, who
gives him a pouch for "the Fireman" at Club Creole. Though they are
chased by Visitors, Kyle and Robin manage to escape when Kyle uses his
skills in bike racing to jump a gully.
Diana and Lydia, who were tracking the courier,
have learned of Resistance Plans to move Elizabeth , and of Kyle's involvement
with the downed pilot. Diana's plan to learn the date of the move
includes Sean, who is being kept on the drug Procorp. Diana instructs
her trooper to move Sean to the Embassy, where holographic synthesizers
are being installed in an interrogation room.
After leaving Robin at his ranch, Kyle heads to
Club Creole to deliver the pouch. Mike and Ham are distrustful of
him since he is Nathan's son, and they decide to hold him until they can
have the message decoded.
At Science Frontiers, Diana confronts Nathan with
her suspicions that Kyle has joined the Resistance. While Nathan
seems oblivious, Diana plants a bug in the office. Nathan has seen
everything, however, and removes the bug before Diana leaves. Juliet
decodes the WLF message in her office, and reveals the rendezvous time
for Elizabeth's departure, even though she doesn't feel that Elizabeth
should be leaving.
Once Julie has decoded the message, Ham clears
Kyle to leave Club Creole. Before Kyle leaves he literally bumps
into Elizabeth, who falls through a door onto him. When she runs
off, Kyle attempts to follow her but is stopped by Elias, who insists that
Elizabeth was never there.
On the way back from Science Frontiers, Mike stops
off at his house and is shocked to find Sean there. Before Mike can
react, Visitor troops attack and immobilize him. Mike wakes up in
bed in his room, being tended by Sean and 'Juliet'. Confused and
disoriented, he is told that the war has been over for a year - all because
Elizabeth went to New York to assist the World Liberation Front, and they
were able to develop a new weapon against the Visitors. 'Julie'
leaves Mike to rest.
Outside the room, Lydia watches the scene through
a two-way mirror. Diana, proud that she made such a convincing 'Julie',
warns Lydia that any Visitor entering the room must wear a special necklace
... the necklace reacts with the holographic synthesizers to make the wearer
appear to be someone that Mike knows. They believe that they can
convince Mike to reveal Elizabeth's rendezvous information.
At Club Creole, Julie finalizes the plans for
Elizabeth's trip to New York. To alleviate Elizabeth's fears, Julie
agrees to go with her to the rendezvous point. When Julie leaves,
Elizabeth confides in Willie about her feelings for Kyle. Juliet,
meanwhile, finds Ham working on one of the trucks - though they are a little
concerned about Mike's disappearance, they believe that he is looking for
cars to use in the rendezvous. Elias and Ham are surprised when Kyle
arrives - but Kyle is fascinated by Elizabeth. Ham asks Kyle to help
the Resistance by providing some motorbikes for the next day. Kyle
Diana continues with her plan to learn of the
rendezvous site. As 'Julie' she bring Mike some "food", which thankfully
Mike refuses, because what he sees as pastry is actually white mice.
'Julie' and Mike kiss, which Lydia finds "disgusting".
Ham decides to check on Mike, and finds the lock
broken on his door and a Visitor in his bedroom. Ham breaks the Visitor's
neck, and reports to Julie. They decide to continue with the rendezvous
At the Embassy, Sean brings Mike a folder newspaper,
and continues to pump him for information on the rendezvous. Mike
finally reveals the site, and Sean quickly leaves to inform Diana.
En route to the site, Ham, Elizabeth, and Julie
are forced to abandon their vehicle after running a police checkpoint.
While Kyle is preparing the bikes at his ranch, Nathan arrives. Nathan
tries to defend his deal with Diana but Kyle remains unconvinced.
Though Nathan tries to get Kyle to admit his involvement with the Resistance,
Kyle ignores him and leaves the ranch.
Sean reports his information to Diana and Lydia.
While Diana supervises the assault on the rendezvous point at China Flats,
Lydia receives permission to kill Mike. Meanwhile, in Mike's 'room',
he opens the newspaper brought earlier by Sean and discovers that the front
page is a picture of Elizabeth - as an 8 year old child! Realizing
that he has been duped (for the Visitors do not know that Elizabeth has
aged) Mike shatters a window and destroys the illusion. When 'Julie'
enters the room with a gun, Mike knocks her out and removes the necklace
- revealing Lydia. Mike attacks a guard, steals an Embassy staff
car, and escapes.
In the mountains, Kyle meets Elizabeth et al and
leads them on a shortcut to China Flats. While the helicopter
waits in a ravine, everyone says their good-byes. Both Kyle and Elizabeth
regret that they did not have a chance to learn more about each other.
As Ham, Elizabeth and Julie (still wearing her motorcycle helmet) make
their way to the chopper, Kyle spots the Visitor troops and warns Elizabeth
of the ambush. He throws a grenade at the Visitors and leads several
of them away as they chase his bike. Ham, Juliet and Elizabeth reach
the helicopter, only to find Diana inside - and Diana recognizes Elizabeth.
Kyle manages to evade the pursuing Visitors and
heads back to the rendezvous site. Both Kyle and Mike arrive at the
same time, just as Diana is about to unmask Julie. As Elizabeth jumps
on Kyle's bike and the others pile into Mike's embassy car, Diana is left
watching as her plans to attain the Starchild fall apart around her.
The Resistance members celebrate at Club Creole,
and Elizabeth decides to stay with her friends in LA. While Kyle
refuses to "officially" join the Resistance, he says he'll be around; and
Elizabeth shyly smiles ...
Medal of Valour - No
Freedom Network broadcast. Thanks to MacraTerr
for the following information: The "Freedom Network" segment listed
as part of Episode 3 was originally run as part of Episode 4. This
was the only time the Freedom Network segment was shot on video (simulating
an actual newscast) rather than film. In the subsequent appearances
of this segment, it was shown in telecine form (i.e. converted to film).
This episode was aired before Episode 3.
Therefore, when Ham and Kyle meet at Club Creole both act as though
they are strangers.
When Kyle meets Robin by the highway, he has no
idea that she is Elizabeth's mother. Wouldn't he recognize
her? Surely her picture and Elizabeth's would have been plastered
on every newspaper for the past year!
Sean was converted during The First Invasion ("The
Final Battle"). Why would Diana need to have him drugged?
Thanks to Nick for the nitpick!
says: The Visitor officer with the mustache
who is guarding Sean Donovan was killed in The Final Battle by Maggie's
Red Dust spray.
notes: When Kyle first rides up to Robin,
there are skid marks already on the ground (presumably from a previous
take). And isn't it convenient that Kyle has an extra helmet for
also says: Kyle drops Robin off at his
house, but doesn't give her keys or let her in!
also comments: You would have thought Elizabeth
would wear jeans, or something more suitable than her dress, if she knew
she was travelling by bike to the helicopter!
(Kyle arrives to deliver WLF pouch to "The Fireman"
at Club Creole):
there is a strangler at the door.
Elias: You mean a stranger, right?
a stranger. He says he is looking to burn someone.
(Kyle watches Willie prepare a veggie lunch):
if I ask you a question? Aren't you one of them? I thought
the Visitors only ate live meat?
that is correct. But I am a veterinarian.
(Willie to Kyle, who is still eating):
will open soon, so I must change. Leave your plate, I will bust it
|Sandy Lang, Randall Brady, Anthony Ellis
||Daniel H. Blatt
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