Invasion

Season 1 Episode 20

Run and Gun

1
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM May 03, 2006 on ABC
9.3
out of 10
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193 votes
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Russell and Underlay find that they have to work together as another storm is quickly approaching to get their families out of Homestead and to try to find where Szura has stashed away the hybrids.

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  • The series is getting so good

    10
    Its hard to believe that Invasion will be ending in just two more episodes, but i have to say so far it is going out with a bang. The writing on the show has gotten better with every new episode. The story is complex, intresting and tense. I cannot believe that ABC is letting this show go. I have to admit that it is on eof the ebst SCIFI shows i have ever seen.



    Sheriff Underlay is continuing to loose his grip on the town and this charactor Zura is becoming an incresingly bad, badie. I can only hope that in the two episodes remaining of the series we will find answers, but i fear that there is just too much story to finish up in just two episodes



    This show is class, why not a season 2?moreless
  • The suspense keeps building up.

    10
    The psychotic Szura is giving our heroes some problems. I like the part were the town is about to be hit with another storm. This time it might spell the end of the human race. This conflict which is subtle in appearance is very heavy in subtance as the main characters face their very fears. Things might change for the worse and they might not get out of it. Showing that fear of an impending doom is expressed clearly through the personal battles that the characters are facing. The tension keeps building up, the excitement never seizes. There's more coming, and we just have to hold our breath.moreless
  • i stand corrected about this show

    9.5
    as i have said before some bad critics of the slow story line of this show i have to admit that this episode opend some big doors for a grand finala episode in a few weeks. We always thought thta the cop was the bad guy and insted we can see now how he was betraid by his own people.
  • A lot of set-up, but things are still moving forward nicely...

    7.0
    Even though the pacing has drastically increased since just before mid-season, the writers are still taking the time to build towards the actual invasion correctly. This was a more low-key episode than the past few, and so it wasn’t quite as evident that the story was driving forward. But it certainly looks as though Szura is establishing his beachhead for the imminent takeover.



    Way back at the beginning of the season, one of the ideas that never seemed to take hold was the use of the media to keep the population in line. It may have gone away for a while, but here it comes back with full force. The human populace is being told, through the media, that Hurricane Miranda will be striking elsewhere. The reality is far worse: the hurricane is coming right for them, and only the hybrids have been given the chance (and subconscious drive) to prepare.



    All of which places the human population in a highly precarious position. Some of them are beginning to suspect that something unfortunate is coming around the corner, but the majority of people seem ignorant as to their fate. The truth may not have helped them; even Russell and Underlay don’t figure out enough in time to save their loved ones from what’s coming.



    So it seems pretty clear that Szura has been working towards this moment for quite some time. Underlay became a convenient pawn in the game, and Szura had his hand in the military response and media coverage as well. Most of the success in any military operation is the result of advance preparation; many battles are won before a single shot is taken. In this case, Szura seems to have cleared the area for the hybrids to control, while herding the human population towards possible conversion or elimination. After all, if Szura has been preaching about survival of the fittest, and the infirm cannot be hybridized, why would Szura keep those humans alive?



    In terms of the “family” metaphor, the demands of the plot arc force that to play a smaller role. Still, it is present, especially in terms of Russell and Underlay. The message here is that the battles within have to be set aside when there’s a threat from without. Szura’s plan will affect all of them in a profound way, so the power struggles have to be set aside. The real question is whether or not it’s too late.

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  • Intense, Interesting, Fast-paced

    9.5
    These final episodes have all been very intense and fast paced. We're finally seeing where this is culminating. I know that there was some upheaval in regards to some of the episodes being drawn out and not very interesting. However, I think that in the end, it's making these last episodes even more dramatic.



    I've always been a big fan of episodes that help us to understand our characters so much better. Rather than having super intense episodes just for the sake of having excitement. Sometimes, the excitement doesn't make sense if you don't know the people which the story is revolving around.



    I just loved this episode ... it flew by, and really made me increasingly excited for the season finale!!!



    another Grade A episode!!!moreless
Tina Holmes

Tina Holmes

Ms. Wade

Guest Star

Julio Oscar Mechoso

Julio Oscar Mechoso

Frank Vargas

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Holmes Osborne

Holmes Osborne

Mayor Littles

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Nathan Baesel

Nathan Baesel

Sirk

Recurring Role

James Frain

James Frain

Szura

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Joshua Gomez

Joshua Gomez

Scott

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