Series Episode Guide
Original Airdate: November
~ Detailed Review ~
Freedom Network ~
Bloopers and Nitpicks
Moments ~ Cast and Production
Resistance attempts to destroy a Visitor prototype that will increase the
speed of harvesting humans for food. Nathan stops at nothing to learn
the identity of the Resistance members.
The Resistance plants an explosive in the middle
of the road, in order to ambush a Visitor sub commander. While Ham
sets the explosive, Fisher, another Resistance fighter, blocks the road.
When the bomb goes off, Ham
grabs the Visitors documents while Mike pulls up in the getaway car.
Ham and Mike get away, but Fisher is stopped by the police.
At Club Creole, Willie translates the document:
a conference for all Regional Commanders of Food Processing is to be held
25 miles away, in Playa del Mar, to introduce the "encapsulator" - a device
that will triple the processing speed of humans. All agree to raid
the conference. Mike and Julie leave to meet with the Resistance
in Playa del Mar, while Ham goes shopping for "party favours".
Diana confronts Nathan about the Resistance bombing,
but Nathan refuses to do anything because the Visitor was armed.
He does, however, promise to find and crush the Resistance. When
Diana leaves, Nathan sends for Mr. Chiang and puts forth following directives:
a 9:00 PM curfew, and possession of a firearm punishable by death.
He also orders Mr. Chiang to find Kyle.
Robin, Elizabeth, and Kyle go out for fast food,
and are sitting in Kyle's truck when Mr. Chiang arrives. Kyle refuses
to go with him, and manages to lose Mr. Chiang in a high speed chase.
Having had the police turn the Freedom fighter,
Fisher, over to him, Nathan hands his interrogation over to Mr. Chiang.
Fisher denies any knowledge of the Resistance, insisting that his
car had just stalled at the time of the bombing.
Kyle brings Elizabeth and Robin to a friends house
where they spend the night. Robin flirts a little with Kyle but he
remains oblivious, having eyes only for Elizabeth. The next morning,
Kyle leaves to make sure everything is safe, and tells Elizabeth to stay
at the house with Robin. Before leaving he instructs her to be careful
and kisses her softly on the forehead.
In Playa del Mar, Juliet and Mike make their way
to the Resistance Headquarters at the Pipeline Skate Shot. Though
Sandy Boddiker is not there, her brother lets them in, then jumps Mike
and holds them at gunpoint. The brothers, Barry and Dean, reveal
that Sandy is dead, are about to kill Mike and Julie as spies - until their
code names are given on Radio Free America, identifying them as members
of the Resistance.
Kyle makes his way to Club Creole, and informs
Elias that he was on the run from his father. Ham invites Kyle to
go with him on a raid at one of Nathan's munitions warehouses.
The next day in Playa del Mar, Mike et al plan
their attack. While scoping out the conference, Julie identifies
several important Visitors, including General Maxwell Larson, the "Butcher
of Birmingham"; and Mary Kruger, the "Dark Angel of Dallas". They
also see many humans, including Sandy - but Barry refuses to believe that
she is there. Inside the conference, Mary demonstrates the prototype
Ham and Kyle break into Nathan's warehouse - Kyle
takes the bottom floor, while Ham takes the main floor. Kyle, carried
away by the excitement, decides to take extra supplies and is surprised
by a security guard. Kyle buys time by telling the guard that he
is Nathan's son, and manages to overpower him and warn Ham to get out.
While trying to escape Kyle slips and falls, and is captured.
At Science Frontiers, Nathan reads Mr. Chiang's
report on Fisher's interrogation. He is informed that the Freedom
Fighter gave them a lot of information about the Resistance, but died during
interrogation before he could reveal the name of the mole at Science Frontiers.
When Nathan is informed of Kyle's capture, he smashes Kyle's photo - and
then decides to turn his son over to Mr. Chiang.
Ham arrives in Playa del Mar with the explosives
as Julie is comforting Dean, who blames himself for his sister's death.
They finish planning the attack on the conference.
Elias is surprised by a knock on his door after
curfew. He lets in Robin and Elizabeth who are concerned because
Kyle did not return. Elias explains about the raid on the munitions
warehouse, and tries to reassure Robin that Kyle is OK. Elizabeth,
however, can sense Kyle and knows that he is in danger.
Kyle, meanwhile, is being held captive at the
warehouse. Nathan questions him, demanding to know the names of all
Resistance members, their headquarters, etc. Kyle replies: "I wouldn't
give you my name". Nathan then refuses to deal with his son
anymore, and turns the interrogation over to Mr. Chiang.
Back in Playa del Mar, Juliet and the others begin
their attack. After Ham takes out a guard with a crossbow, Dean puts
on the Visitor uniform and takes the guards place. Ham, Mike, Julie,
and Barry then enter
the house, placing explosives strategically on each level. In the
kitchen, Julie discovers a huge walk-in freezer containing humans waiting
to be "processed". When the cook returns unexpectedly, Julie is forced
to hide in one of the freezers and the door locks behind her.
At the munitions warehouse, Mr. Chiang begins
his interrogation of Kyle. While maintaining a cool demeanor, Mr.
Chiang uses his knowledge of martial arts to beat Kyle, saying: "Your father
has requested that I speak to you - he is very concerned about your
well being". Kyle is beaten and bloodied, but continues to fight.
Elizabeth manages to make her way to the warehouse and uses her powers
to explode the light bulbs and window in the room. While Mr. Chiang
is distracted, Kyle jumps him and escapes out the window.
At the conference, the Resistance fighters meet
and find that Juliet is missing. They go back through the house to
search for her. In the kitchen, the cook has discovered Julie's hiding
place and a fight ensues. As he is about to go after her with a cleaver,
Mike reaches the room and knocks out the Visitor. Julie and Mike
rescue the humans from the freezers - one of them is Sandy, who has an
emotional reunion with her brothers. The Boddikers and the rescued
humans leave in the van, while Mike, Ham, and Julie steal a skyfighter
to make their escape, despite being chased by Diana. The Boddikers
watch as the house explodes, destroying the Encapsulator and all inside.
Network Medal of Valour -
The Freedom Network Medal
of Valour is awarded this week, posthumously, to Miguel Ramirez, a migrant
worker who, with his fellow workers, barricaded themselves in the Alamo
and held out against fierce Visitor fighting for two weeks. Miguel
elected to blow up the Alamo rather than let it fall into Visitor hands.
and Nitpicks -
During Mr. Chiang's pursuit of Kyle, at various
times dialogue is spoken but the actors lips do not move.
Kyle yells "Hang On"; Mr. Chiang exclaims "After him"; and Elizabeth
yells "They got cut off. All right". All the dialogue must have
been added later!
Elizabeth simply shows up at the munitions warehouse
to help Kyle. Granted, she could sense him so she could have
tracked him that way, but there was also a curfew in effect and
various Visitor patrols to deal with? Didn't her mother's lesson
teach her anything?
The final shot of the skyfighter flying over the
city skyline is badly superimposed. Looks like a flying saucer out
of an Ed Wood movie!
When Kyle jumps off the roof after Elizabeth helps
with his escape... if you look at the person jumping from roof to roof
it is clearly a stunt double and not Jeff Yagher. Thanks to Rosie!
(Diana berates Nathan about the killing of Raoul):
Diana: I expect
the terrorists responsible to be found and dealt with
Nathan: The man
found this morning was Raoul, your chief food processor from
San Diego. If Raoul was innocent, I'm St. Francis of Assisi.
(Mike and Julie question Dean Boddiker about Sandy):
looking for a friend, Sandy Boddiker. Do you know where we can
Dean: Sandy? She's not here.
Mike: Do you know where we can find
Dean: Beats me.
Mike: Don't tempt me.
(Ham and Kyle raid the munitions warehouse owned
Kyle: This place
is a gold mine. Let's stock up while we've got the chance.
Ham: Don't get greedy.
Kyle: I can't help it. Runs in
|Howard K. Smith:
||Howard K. Smith
|Additional Guest Stars:
|Jonathon Caliri, Robert Ellenstein, Chad McQueen,
Martin Azarow, Thomas Bellin, Jason Ross, Steve Itkin, Gustav Vintas
||Daniel H. Blatt
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