Series Episode Guide
Original Airdate: November
~ Detailed Review ~
~ Bloopers and Nitpicks
Moments ~ Cast and Production
out-of-towner comes to the Resistance for help in liberating her town from
human collaborators. Elias becomes infatuated with her, while Elizabeth
confesses her love for Kyle.
The citizens of Rawlinsville are being forced
to work in a local cobalt mine by Garrison and his biker cohorts.
Trapped in their neighbourhood behind chain link fence and barbed wire,
Garrison forces them to work for Diana - cobalt is required for Visitor
laser weapons. When one of the citizens protests that another cannot
work, he is allowed to go free - and shot in the back as he runs through
the open gates. A woman, Glenna, uses this as a diversion to steal
one of the motorcycles and escape from the town.
Aboard the Mothership, a priest and follower of
Zon activates a signaling device to speak to Amon, the high priest of Zon.
Kenneth, the Visitor, confesses a killing to Amon, who offers compassion
and promises that the time will soon come for his arrival to deliver the
Visitors. Kenneth is soon attacked by a group of Visitor guards.
On the bridge, Lydia expresses her concern over the lack of cobalt for
Visitor ground forces and blames Diana. Diana is unconcerned and
orders that Kenneth be brought to her quarters.
Glenna goes to Club Creole for help in locating
the Resistance. After proving that she is not a Visitor, Elias brings
her to Mike and Ham, who keep their faces in shadow while they question
her. By a vote of 2-1 (Ham is the dissenting vote) they decide to
aid the town.
Juliet is able to send Mike a coded message from
Science Frontiers to inform him of Nathan's next munitions shipment.
Nathan confronts Julie about a traitor at Science Frontiers - but says
he would never accuse her ... without proof.
On a downtown street in Los Angeles, the Resistance
is able to use Julie's information to raid another munitions truck to get
explosives with which to blow the cobalt mine. Willie, dressed as
a woman, shoves a baby carriage in front of the oncoming truck. While
he wails about his "baby", Mike and Ham arrive in a stolen police car and
the three men steal the munitions truck. When Nathan gets the report,
he authorizes Mr. Chiang to obtain proof that Julie is the traitor.
Garrison meets with Diana on the MotherShip and
demands increased payment for the cobalt he will deliver. As a warning
to Garrison about reneging on a deal, she has him witness the death of
the Zon priest, Kenneth - eaten by a crivit.
At Juliet's apartment, Robin begins complaining
to Julie about her life - and Julie lets all her frustrations out on Robin,
especially about Robin's constant complaints and self-indulgence.
Robin runs out, and Julie hides the latest computer disk that she has taken
from Bates' office. When Robin returns later to apologize to Julie,
she discovers Mr. Chiang searching Julie's apartment, and is able to warn
Julie, who discovers that the disk is missing.
Ham, Elias, Mike, and Kyle plan the attack on
Rawlinsville with Glenna. Elizabeth demands to go along but is overruled
by Kyle in his zealousness to protect her. Kyle, however, is overruled
himself by Mike. Elias, meanwhile, sets up a date with Glenna for
after the raid.
The Resistance members head into Rawlinsville
by raft. When Kyle and Elizabeth are briefly separated from the others,
Elizabeth confesses her love for Kyle and tries to explain to him why she
felt that she had to go along. Kyle has a deeper understanding of
Aboard the Mothership, Diana has a flirtatious
dinner with Ensign Daniel, who is investigating the source of the Amon
At Science Frontiers, Mr. Chiang inserts the computer
disk that he stole from Juliet's apartment and confirms that it contains
information on the munitions shipments. While he is doing so, a cleaning
woman enters the room and begins cleaning the desk until he orders her
to leave. When Julie is brought into the office to be accused of
treason, the disk is revealed to hold only Julie's tax return. Juliet
slaps Nathan and leaves ... while down the hall Robin slips out of her
cleaning woman disguise and sneaks out.
The Resistance members have holed up in an empty
storefront. Mike mentions that a diversion will be needed to overpower
the guard, so Elizabeth heads outside despite Kyle's belated attempt to
stop her. Elizabeth tempts the guard from his post where he is knocked
unconscious by Mike and Ham. Glenna then frees some of her friends
from the jail. Once the other guards have been taken care of, the
freedom fighters confront Garrison at the mine entrance. Glenna cuts
off Garrison's escape - and kills him when he goes for his gun. Elias
is shocked when Glenna forces the Resistance members to throw down their
weapons - she has been planning to take over the mine herself!
Glenna contacts Diana and makes plans to deliver
the cobalt and the Resistance members that afternoon in a non contaminated
area. Diana instructs Ensign Daniel to send a hyper light cable message
to the Leader informing him that the L.A. Resistance has been crushed and
that the Visitors have Elizabeth.
The Resistance members are locked in the Rawlinsville
jail, where Elias is despondent about Glenna. Ham, however, has planned
for all eventualities - he has hidden some explosives in his boots, and
blows the door to the cell. The freedom fighters are spotted as the
make their escape, and a firelight ensues in the town square between them
and Glenna's people. When Elias sees Glenna running towards a garage,
he follows her and is forced to shoot her when she attempts to ride out
with a Visitor laser rifle.
With the Resistance now out of ammunition, the
bikers come out from behind their barricades just as Elias fires the laser
rifle into the street. They retaliate and he is shot in the side
- the Resistance members use this to jump out and attack the bikers.
While most are knocked out, one gets the bead on Kyle with a rifle - and
Elizabeth uses her powers to open a car door behind the biker, knocking
him out. Ham, who is leaning against the car, stares at the door
incredulously. Elias manages to stop the cobalt truck before collapsing.
While waiting at the rendezvous point, Diana is
informed that the mine has been destroyed. Before leaving, she pulls
out a laser pistol and kills Ensign Daniel, because "someone has to pay
for misinforming the Leader."
In Rawlinsville, Elias is patched up by the local
doctor while the townspeople tear down the fences and barbed wire that
has surrounded their homes.
Network Medal of Valour -
The Freedom Network Medal
of Valour is awarded this week to
Dr. Harvey Wachman of Kansas City, Missouri.
Dr. Wachman freed 12 boys from a Visitor Youth Corps Camp and reunited
them with their families in Chicago.
and Nitpicks -
When Garrison shoots the man running from the
town, his first shot hits the street and the second shot hits a parked
car. Yet the man falls dead to the ground!
During the firefight with the bikers, the Resistance
shoot at a sniper on the roof. The bullet hits the
edge of the roof, yet the sniper falls as if shot.
When the bikers come out from behind their barricades,
they are still holding their weapons. Yet
when the Resistance members jump them, there are suddenly no guns anywhere
to be seen! (Guess
it wouldn't have been a very good fight if the bikers just pulled out the
guns and shot everyone!!)
The set used for the town of Rawlinsville is,
according to Michael, the same set
used for the town of
Hazard County in The Dukes of Hazard. The Resistance escaped
from the same jail as the Duke boys!
noticed that the crivit shown in this episode
looks nothing like the one shown in "Breakout".
(Kenneth recites The Covenant of Zon)
is the cause for which I would die. But there is no cause for which
I would kill.
(Juliet loses her self-control with Robin)
tired? Well I'm tired too, Robin. I'm tired of the Visitors.
And I'm tired of
Bates. And I've had it up to here with this war!
And I'm tired to looking over my shoulder
every time I leave Science Frontiers because Chiang or somebody else is
following me. And I'm tired of you.
... I'm tired of a whimpering, self-pitying child who continually
puts her own needs in front of everybody
(Elizabeth confesses her love to Kyle on the trip
tried to tell you this wasn't such a good idea.
here because I wanna be.
are you trying to prove?
That I'm not some freak! Some
'thing' that you and the others have to protect!
love you! If you're out there risking your life for me, I wanna be
there. I might be able to help.
(Ham realizes he's out of ammunition)
is my last clip. And that cobalt truck's coming down the road any
minute. You got
was kinda hoping for the cavalry myself.
||Sheryl Lee Ralph
|Howard K. Smith:
||Howard K. Smith
|Additional Guest Stars:
|C.E. Grimes, Rion Hunter, Kay E. Kuter, Richardson
Morse, Craig Zehms, Michael Ashley Adams, Barry Buchanan,
Anthony Henderson, Eric Lawrence, Ricky Stout
||Daniel H. Blatt
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