Invasion

Season 1 Episode 4

Alpha Male

1
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 12, 2005 on ABC
8.5
out of 10
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The citizens start to question why the town is still under a quarantine that has cut off medical and building supplies. The citizens find themselves on the verge of a major medical pandemic. Russell and Sheriff Underlay must track down the source of this quickly spreading virus.moreless

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  • I had to take this show off of my "My Shows" list after this episode. I can't bear to watch this show anymore, it drags along too slowly and is so dull. At least Rose hasn't been all "Carleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeettttaaaaaaaaaa" lately.moreless

    3.8
    Alright so I don't even want to go into how lame this show is but whatever. I'll mention positive aspects first. The sheriff thing is sort of interesting - what's his deal? The other "infected" people aren't acting like he is. Is he a leader or something? I sort of wanted to see what's going on in that trailer at the end of the episode. I think Mariel is sort of cool, but I have no idea why. K and that's about it. Stupid stuff - the orange glowing balls of retardedness (a.k.a. the aliens) don't even seem to be anywhere near the plot of the show anymore. All they do is float around and twinkle then water-rape people, thus making them love water (Mariel), smile weird (priest guy), or be all creepy (sheriff Tom). The monkey/virus thing was boring, I mean, geez, they didn't even let us see the freak monkeys get shot. Like, nothing interesting happened the whole episode. Oh no, crazy disease monkeys on the loose. Ranger gets all pissy with Tom, Larkin loses the kids and freaks all night, broken arm kid is all pouty when Kira smooches Mr. Naked, and Tom acts creepy even more. Naked kid coming out of the water was sort of funny though because it was so dumb.moreless
  • Jumped the shark already

    0.1
    Sorry, but this series lost me after they trotted out the old possibly bodysnatched, maybe alien infected, could be disease-ridden, rabid monkeys, oops baboons on the loose. Invasion had promise in the first couple of episodes, but this was just goofy. My wife and I both snickered and groaned every time somebody mentioned the baboons. Lookout! a baboon's gonna getcha! Too bad, as Shaun Cassidy was responsible for American Gothic, still a favorite of mine, and shortly coming out on DVD at last.moreless
  • Interesting but I still find it very difficult to get hooked.

    7.9
    I know this show ends up being canceled after the first season, I think I`m starting to see why. This is seriously slow and it`s difficult to get hooked. If it was not for William Fitchner, I think I would have quit already.

    That said, this episode did manage to catch my attention. Some interesting elements and the ending did leave me wondering. It does make me want to see more but I can easily wait, that`s the problem with the show.

    The mystery keeps building on and on, specially around Tom and his wife. William Fitchner is saving the show for me at the moment. Hopefully the next episode will be more revealing.

    It was interesting, a nice ending but still nothing to get me hooked.moreless
  • A gripping episode.

    10
    This is a very good episode, we see aspects of the backdrop that's starting to reveal itself. We get see a side of Sheriff Tom Underlay, we wonder if we can trust him. he is a creepy person, we get to see that there's something more to him what we are lead to believe. the thing with the monkeys is a clever ploy. they are not the big problem that we should be worried about. the teenagers partying at the park makes us worry about their careless behavior that might get themselves killed. there's so much in this episode, it's a well written one.moreless
  • a boring episode

    7.6
    like i said on my other reviews, i think that the director anbd writers are not delivering a good storie, still we do not know what the aliend want or need, the secuence of episodes is the same but with no new information to the viewers. I hope that the show steps up the storie and delivers a better episode so we can understand and enjoy better the show
Lisa Jane Persky

Lisa Jane Persky

Disheveled Woman

Guest Star

Jeff Perry

Jeff Perry

Terrence Gale

Guest Star

James Carraway

James Carraway

Roger Weeks

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Nathan Baesel

Nathan Baesel

Deputy Lewis Sirk

Recurring Role

Michael Mitchell

Michael Mitchell

Derek

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Joshua Gomez

Joshua Gomez

Scott

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