Invasion

Season 1 Episode 16

The Fittest

1
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 08, 2006 on ABC
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9.3
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233 votes
  • A slower episode than usual which feels long and drawn out. But it does reveal more about key aspects of the plot.

    6.9
    This episode is good but to me feels as though it was stretched a little too thinly over the 45 minutes.
    The storyline was revealing not only to us but to the key characters as Mariel expains to her family exactly what happened to her on the night of the hurricane.
    It is the reaction to this by Jesse which was one of the frustrations of the episode for me. His childish sulking seems to be his only reaction upon finding out something he wasn't aware ofand felt he should have been told sooner. Your Mother's been permanently changed by aliens get over yourself!
    Another annoyance was the Christina/Derek situation. Although it revealed more about what the hybrids have actually done to their victims, with the implantation of the eggs and the glowing lights, the way it was done with these characters was just stupid. Both of them believing it was a baby was tiresome and the simpering of Derek when Christina wanted to kill it was equally tiresome.
    The only right move she's has made so far is that of shooting Derek right at the end.
    One redeeming factor of the episode was when Szura's identity was revealed. It was quite shocking given that he'd already appeared in the episode under another alias. But what was more shocking is that it's Paul Raines from season four of 24 back from the dead. Spooky!
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