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Season 1 Episode 18


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Apr 19, 2006 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Russell and Dave investigate what's happening on Szura's island in the Keys. Tensions rise at school between the students who were changed by the hurricane and those who weren't. Underlay tries to find out the extent of the military's involvement in post-hurricane changes.

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  • This show is getting better and better each week.

    Shaun Cassidy made a real cool show, this is his best show ever. In this episode, we see conflicts arise among the main characters. Tom is now a full fledged fighter for the humans and the peace loving hybrids. So much of the tension are psychological, we see the characters dealing with the world around them or are coming to terms with the harsh reality that they need to accept. Tom learns more stuff about the military hybrids, his figuring out whose doing what, he might have done mistakes that he needs to fix or homestead will be overtaken by zealous aliens. Russ and Dave investigates an island used as a base camp by the hybrids. The scenes on the island really look cool.moreless
  • getting better and better i hope

    this series has a great potential but they can not find the key to deliver a good performance to the viewer. In this episode we strar to see the plot of the aliens in this series. My big fear is that this series will copy tha plot of the old series con V in the 80'
  • wow

    Can thisshow gett any better along with surface this ,is the best new TV show in a long while, love it that Genre is coming back to TV, took leaps forward in charecter devolpment,Jesse is going insane, can't wait to see the spawn of Christina, if any survived, wow I hope we get another season
  • A great show that keeps getting better.

    A great way to bring some of the loose ends from previous episodes to light. The show is definately trying to steer clear of some of the previous mistakes it made. Seeing the weather plane officer's body in the titanium crate with the tentacles attached was really interesting to see.

    I think this episode is great at showing the show may not be what everyone thought it was going to be. If it can continue to prove it can be creative and not predictable and also offer a great storyline each week, it will certainly come back for another season.moreless
  • Why can't this show get off the ground, when it's gotten so good?

    Another victim of an unfortunate and unnecessary hiatus, “Invasion” returns with another episode that demonstrates how well the story arc was constructed. I believe that the network pushed for quicker pacing, but the progression of the plot feels organic rather than forced. It took a long time for things to get this bad, but now that the writing is on the wall, events are spiraling out of control in logical ways.

    What’s the message in this episode? Essentially, the invasion is on, and a war for control and survival is brewing. Szura believes that the hybrids are the next stage in evolution, and he’s all about preparing his people for a successful takeover. Underlay is clearly not aware of Szura’s true goals, and it seems as though Szura has been locating and using hybrids in key positions around the region to maximize his chances for success.

    The military knows a lot more than they’re letting on, and in a nice touch, their goals are left completely open to interpretation. Is it about finding the hybrids’ weaknesses? Or is it about determining the abilities of the hybrids in the hopes of yielding some benefit from the emerging species? Underlay gets the message that the military has been keeping the “invasion” secret from the very beginning, and that he and others have been allowed to roam free thanks to a power struggle within the military. If the “wrong” people were in charge, the war would have started a long time ago.

    This is interesting in light of Russell’s precarious situation. He is quickly losing credibility, and sooner or later, his obsession with the hybrids will set him against the wrong people. Underlay certainly won’t like it, even if he has his own misgivings about where things are going. But if there are elements of the military looking to deal with the hybrids quietly, Russell could end up with allies among them. The problem, of course, is what to do about Mariel, since she’s “on the other side”.

    Bringing the discussion around to Jesse, who has taken the predicted dark turn. Not only does his violent side come out in this episode, but it becomes the basis for another aspect of the “divorced family” metaphor. As far as Jesse is concerned, now that Underlay has “changed her”, Mariel is no longer his mother. To him, his mother is dead. It just so happens that this psychological reaction to a divorce situation has a basis in fact!

    The only thing I didn’t like about this episode was Larkin. She was a lot stronger in this episode once the first act was over, but why in the world would she let some stranger into the house, even if she felt responsible for his condition? Does she forget what happened to her the last time she was alone with an odd stranger? Still, it’s a minor annoyance in a very strong episode. I can’t believe this series is still on the bubble.

Ivar Brogger

Ivar Brogger

Father Scanlon

Guest Star

Valerie Cruz

Valerie Cruz

Colonel Sabrina Lopez

Guest Star

Robyn Cohen

Robyn Cohen

Assembly Speaker

Guest Star

James Frain

James Frain


Recurring Role

Nathan Baesel

Nathan Baesel

Deputy Lewis Sirk

Recurring Role

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