Exosquad

Season 2 Episode 17

Under the Skin

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Aired Saturday 11:30 AM Jan 01, 2007 on USA
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Under the Skin
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Phaeton's scientists have succeeded in creating a Neo sapien that looks like Alice Noretti, who was a member Able Squad when she was killed. Phaeton places her on a Terran worker transport, having learned that the Resistance plans to free the workers. Phaeton assumed (correctly) that she would be placed back with Marsh's squad, and since Marsh was a favorite of Winfield it would only be a matter of time before Noretti got the opportunity to assassinate Winfield. Meanwhile the Marsh/O'Reilly romance seems to progress, but is hindered by the arrival of Noretti. Marsala begins to notice clues that indicate Noretti is a Neo, but Marsh is in denial when Marsala shares his suspicions. Winfield decides to go to the Venusian surface to examine the situation and mingle with the troops, and of course expects to meet Marsh. Noretti acts, and has the opportunity to kill Winfield. But an identity crisis prevents her from doing so, for she embraces her Alice Noretti persona. She then tries to fight her way past various e-frames and jumptroops, but after getting hit by O'Reilly her e-frame crashes into the canyon wall, killing her.moreless

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  • Identity Crisis

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    This one is a bit of a tragic episode. It's pritty much like with the film "Blade Runner" or even "Battlestar Galactica revival" on identity and what makes a person human.



    It's intersting how even though this episode is focused on both J.T. Marsh and Collen's developing relstionship (both do make a good couple on a side note.) This episode true focus was a bit more on a character we don't know Alice. I'll admit Alice Norretii is a good character that you do simpahtize with. The clone we see is having trouble figuring out who she is, from the neo sapian instincts programed into her and the human identity she has inhabited. Even the simple things that normal humans do she can't really do for some reason and she doesn't know why. And on a sidenote she does look great in the um...nude. Anyway I really like how her presence has created a bit of a love triangle for Collen and J.T.



    There in lies the tragedy, as the clone spends more time with J.T. she develops certain feelings for him she unfortunately fails to gain an understanding of them as her programing takes over and ends in cruel confusion and loss of an identity she could of gained for herself.



    But despite a lot going for this episode it's also a bit lacking. My problem with the episode is I don't think there is enough internal conflict going on with the Noretii clone nor is the depth between the bond of J.T. Marsh and Alice built on or explored (though the fact we see in the end he carries a photo of her, my suspisions that there might have been some secret love relationship between the two might be true). This is where I can't help this episode should of been a two parter. And I'm sort of either way on the end result of the epiosde on another hand I wish the clone didn't get killed I couldn't help but feel the Alice character could of been built on more.



    But oh well, just like J.T. the ending made me feel sad because from his eyes you can't help but feel he lost a friend again, and Alice's second chance of life is gone forever.moreless
Teryl Rothery

Teryl Rothery

Field Repair Specialist Lt. Maggie Weston

John Kassir

John Kassir

Draconis

Robby Benson

Robby Benson

Lt. J.T. Marsh

Michael Donovan

Michael Donovan

Exotrooper Wolf Bronski

Richard Newman

Richard Newman

Phaeton

Garry Chalk

Garry Chalk

Exotrooper Marsala / Shiva

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