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Original Airdate: February
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and Kyle enlist the help of The Wildcats, a group of teens, in order to
obtain medicine to halt the spread of a diphtheria epidemic in the valley,
while Diana and Lydia plot to place the blame for Charles' death on another
member of their crew.
Willie and Elizabeth are chased in their van,
which is also carrying a hurt man, by a Visitor laser jeep. As they
near a bridge, Kyle jumps out from behind cover and shoots the jeep off
the road. Jumping inside the van, the three hurry to reach Julie.
They arrive at a ranch-style house, where Julie is caring for the victims
of a diphtheria epidemic that has spread throughout their valley.
As they enter, she is covering a victim with a blanket -- one man who didn't
survive the plague. Julie prescribes ampicillin for the man from
the van, only to be told that their supply of the drug is gone. The
Resistance leader is told that the Visitors have a supply at their medical
storehouse in town, but there are not enough people to raid the facility.
Kyle suggests that they radio Mike, still in L.A. to lead a refinery raid,
but Julie worries that Mike will not be able to reach the valley in time.
When a townswoman suggests the Wildcats, a group of wild kids living in
the hills that cannot be trusted, Kyle decides to approach them, and he
leaves with Willie.
As they drive through Widows Canyon, Willie and
Kyle hear howling, and are stopped by a bunch of teenagers driving various
cars and a dune buggy. After slashing his hand to prove that he's
not a Visitor, Kyle explains about the diphtheria plague and plan to raid
the Visitor storehouse. The Wildcats agree to listen to the Resistance
On the Mothership, Philip reminds Diana and Lydia
of their galactic law -- when a Supreme Commander is murdered, his murderer
is to be buried with him, and if no murderer can be found, all suspects
are judged guilty and accompany the Supreme Commander on his final journey.
Charles' burial is set for the next day. The fingerprints on the
bottle of cat poison are identified -- a picture of a Visitor appears on
the screen, which is then adjusted to show Marta's photo. While Philip
leaves to speak to her, Diana and Lydia are placed under house arrest.
Kyle leads the raid on the Visitor medical storehouse.
Sending Willie in with an ampicillin request, Kyle and the Wildcats wait
at the side of the building. While waiting, Kyle talks with one of
the Wildcats, Ellen. He learns that she and her brother, Tony, (the
Wildcats leader) had returned home from school to find their parents taken
by the Visitors. The other Wildcats had similar situations: Bart
lost his parents, and Andy lost his parents and little brother.
The ampicillin is loaded into Willie's van, but Kyle notices guards readying
on the roof and warns the others of an ambush. After a brief firefight,
both the Resistance members and the Wildcats manage to escape.
Back on the Mothership, Marta denies any involvement
with Charles' murder, and points out that her fingerprints were on the
poison because she is the ships pharmacist. She insists that she
admired Charles from afar but had no other interest in him.
At the ranch, the Wildcats and Resistance are
in the midst of a celebration, when Juliet discovers that they were given
baking powder instead of ampicillin. She knows that the only way
this could have happened was if there is a spy among them. While
the Wildcats all deny it, Kyle and Julie decide to radio Mike for help.
Mike, in L.A. planning another raid, agrees to
fly out to the valley with the necessary ampicillin. Kyle agrees
to radio him later with the specifics.
Lt. James reports to Philip that Juliet has been
spotted, and obtains permission to go after her. His spy informs
him of the Resistance plan to have Donovan meet them at an airstrip.
Meanwhile, Diana and Lydia decide to work together to save their lives.
Diana tells Lydia that she will handle the specifics while Lydia takes
care of their guards.
The Wildcats and Resistance agree to meet at an
abandoned airstrip. While waiting for the others to arrive, Ellen
flirts with Willie and takes his hand. Willie is obviously flustered,
but they are interrupted by the arrival of Tony, Andy and the other Resistance
members. Tony and Kyle continue to snipe at each other, and Julie
separates them. As they leave to clear the rocks and debris from
the runway, Tony notices that Bart is not with them -- but he arrives a
Marta is put on trial for the murder of Charles.
A holovideo of Marta is shown where she states her love of Charles, and
that he must die if she cannot have him. Lydia is impressed with
Diana's handiwork. Despite Marta's claims of innocence, Philip pronounces
her guilty -- she is sentenced to spend eternity with Charles in his sarcophagus.
Diana and Lydia exchange pleased smiles.
Back in the valley, the Resistance van runs into
a Visitor roadblock. While Kyle, Julie, Bart, and Tony provide covering
fire, the others flee into the woods. They all agree to meet at the
Wildcats camp. In the woods, Willie sees that Ellen has been captured.
Using a tree as a screen, he says something in his mother tongue to the
Visitor carrying her; thus distracted, Willie is able to knock him out
using a tree branch. Ellen kisses Willie, and confesses that she
is falling in love with him. Willie tries to tell her the truth about
himself, but Tony arrives in his dune buggy before he can do so.
At the roadblock, Lt. James expresses little concern over their failure,
as he knows that his spy will inform him of the groups' next move.
That night at the Wildcats camp, Ellen again comes
to Willie and gives him a necklace that had belonged to her Grandmother,
who had told Ellen to give it to the man she loves. Willie nervously
tries to explain who he is, but Ellen doesn't believe him. Finally
he is forced to peel back a layer of the pseudo-skin on his arm to prove
it. Shocked, Ellen cries and runs out into the night.
Diana goes to visit Oswald, who is preparing Marta's
body for Charles' funeral. Diana insists that Oswald ensure that
Marta be alive and conscious during the ceremony.
Juliet radios Mike, already in flight, to warn
him about their spy. Mike refuses to turn back, and informs Julie
that he will be arriving at 6AM. Julie agrees to try to provide him
with ground cover. In an equipment shed, Bart and Tony are startled
when Willie runs in to inform them that Ellen is missing. They pull
their guns on Willie who raises his hands in surrender, and Bart and Tony
then see the Visitors skin revealed. Believing Willie is a Visitor
spy, they begin questioning him about Ellen. As Tony raises his gun
to hit Willie, the others in the group arrive.
Elizabeth begins to sense that Ellen is trapped
by a fall that she has taken. When Tony doesn't believe her, he raises
his gun in their direction, and Elizabeth uses her powers to knock the
three Wildcats backwards into some crates. They all agree to go with
Elizabeth to find Ellen, leaving Andy behind at the shed in case Ellen
returns. En route, Julie realizes that she has left her medical bag
behind. Returning to get in, she catches Andy in radio conversation
with the Visitors -- his Walkman is actually a two way radio. Julie
cuts his transmission and ties him up, not sympathetic with Andy's explanation
that the Visitors have his brother, who is dying of the diphtheria plague,
and whom the Visitors promised to release if Andy co-operated with them.
Elizabeth leads the others to a ravine, where
Ellen is trapped. She uses her powers to lift Ellen, uninjured, out
of the ravine. Elizabeth collapses into Kyle's arms from the strain.
Back at the camp, the Wildcats have a hard time
believing that Andy is the traitor, but are finally forced to. Leaving
Andy tied and gagged, they try to come up with an alternate plan for their
rendezvous with Mike.
The next morning, Kyle and Willie separate from
the main group to take out some of the Visitors in a sneak attack.
Andy, meanwhile, manages to struggle free of his bonds and jumps into his
car. At the airstrip, a group of Visitors arrive and begin firing.
While Tony and Bart return fire, Julie and Ellen circle behind the Visitors
and take out the remainder. Thinking this is the complete Visitor
force, they are shocked to see two more jeeps, a car and a Visitor van
all heading towards them. Noting that Mike's plane is already in
descent, they have to fight even though they are vastly outnumbered.
However, Andy's car suddenly appears on the road and he heads straight
for the Visitor vehicles, smashing head on and obliterating them.
Mike parachutes out of the plane, leaving the
remaining Visitors to chase it. The Resistance and the Wildcats
rush to meet him, while Kyle and Tony shake hands and Ellen apologizes
to Willie, telling him that he will always be family to her.
Back on the Mothership, Marta awakens during Charles'
funeral service to find herself sharing a double-sized glass sarcophagus
with his rotting corpse. Marta beats on the walls of sarcophagus,
but her screams of terror cannot be heard as the coffin is sent into space.
Network Medal of Valour -
There was no Freedom Network
broadcast this week.
and Nitpicks -
This nitpick comes from Tracy:
When they discover Marta's "fingerprints" on the bottle of cat poison
and show a picture of her on the computer screen, she's in her natural
Visitor state. No one recognizes
her. Then, when they say "zoom in", they add her human disguise and
instantly it becomes clear who
she is. Other than making things clearer for the viewing audience,
what's with that? They should have
recognized her in her true Visitor state.
has a nitpick with the above nitpick! She says: How could they
have recognized Marta
without her human 'mask', since she'd been wearing it for all, or at least
most, of the invasion?
During the ambush, Kyle's bullet hits the Visitor
vehicle (sparks are seen from the shot) yet the Visitor
behind the vehicle falls dead.
During the final shoot-out, Tony, Julie and the
others kill a good many Visitors, yet when the Visitors
are shown returning fire there are always the same amount of them!
Why doesn't Elizabeth ever have a gun?!!!
When Andy's car collides with the lead Visitor
vehicle, the two cars are still obviously quite a distance
apart! Also, at least four Visitor vehicles are shown heading down
the road towards the airstrip.
Assuming Andy took out the two lead vehicles, that would still leave one
car and one van full of Visitors
heading their way!
Two guards escort Charles' sarcophagus to a portal,
where it is sucked out into the vacuum of space.
Since the guards are standing directly beside the sarcophagus, why is it
that they are not sucked into
space as well?
says: When the Wildcats and Kyle ambush the Visitor medical centre,
the explosions from the grenades thrown are nowhere near the locations
that the grenades actually fall.
(The holovideo of Marta is shown at her trial)
did you do it?
Diana: Lydia dear, when are you
going to realize that I'm . . . gifted.
(Diana arranges Marta's funeral)
you sure you want her to go out alive?
Diana: Not only alive,
but conscious. I don't want her in a Procorp haze.
Oswald: Yes, but I've never prepared
a funeral service for anyone who was still breathing.
Diana: Well then,
this will be a memorable first.
Oswald: Yes, but you see . .
Diana: No 'buts',
Oswald! If she stops breathing, so do you.
|Additional Guest Stars:
|Jeffrey Jay Cohen, Rhonda Aldrich, Adam Silbar,
Reggie Johnson, Ashton Wise, Peter Elbling, Nancy Warren,
Cathy Wellman, Fritz Ford, Paige Matthews
||Daniel H. Blatt
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