Episode 1x07 - John May
The Resistance searches for John May. The star reporter is asked to come back to the mothership. Erica's son confronts her.
ABC (ended 2011)
Ryan confessed to killing John May although we don't know how or where so it has been left somewhat open.
Loved this episode, much more sinister and the storylines are moving forward with excellent pace. That's what I liked about the 4400, unanswered questions were always resolved quickly as new ones arose.
I think, for the people not familiar with the original version, that the show needs to start explaining more about the V-es. Right now, all the show is telling the viewer is that "Humans - good; V's - bad" and that just doesn't cut it. Yes, I'm sure practically everyone here knows that in the original show the V's wanted...
To steal earth's water, harvest humans for food, and enslave a few as possible soldiers for the V's future conflicts.
...but it would be great if the show at least started showing the viewer the motivation behind the V's actions. I mean after all, this is a re-imagining, so they may have slightly different motives. This whole "evil because they are" route the show is taking just yells "poor writing". We get it that the V's are evil, but at least try to have a V centric episode that begins to explain why they are acting the way they are. I understand that it's still very early, but the show is kind of weak at the moment, and I hope they have such an episode soon.
This episode was good though, in that it showed us more about John May's past and the creation of the resistance. I just feel like the show lacks a certain "intensity" to it. For instance, Georgie's death didn't have the impact it should have, because they didn't build the character up well enough. We didn't really know him so when he died, we didn't really care as much. They should have delved more into his past and the loss of his family. Maybe they should have had an entire episode dedicated to telling Georgie's past rather than just show us little snippets like they did in this episode.
Also, the whole deal with Juliet's (I don't know her name here, so I use her LOST name ) son is boring. Please stop it. The kid is a complete douche and the story is not interesting. Maybe if they let us in on what exactly Anna wants with him, we might care, but right now, it's just boring.
On another note, the story seems to be running without any direction at the moment. It just feels like every single episode is made on impulse without a greater purpose or direction. I wish for once they would lay out a clear goal, and then they could have 5-7 episodes of them attaining that goal. So perhaps they say "We need to get the Deus Ex Machina from ship number 3" and then the next 6 episodes, deal with the crew planning the infiltration and retrieval mission. With that setup we know what the goal is and we get the feeling that the story is going somewhere....
|Perhaps John May is coming back, after all they could have used a nobody actor for the part but they chose to use Sam Anders from Battlestar Galactica, just a thought.|
Ok episode the John May revelation didn't do much for me but the personal drama was interesting. Georgie going out was done well since it was impossible to rescue him fun watching Ana sick and distressed.