After watching the fourth episode my conclusion is that V is mediocre at best but that I'll continue to watch. That said, the following are things that just don't add up so far:
- ABC waiting until March to air new episodes. Extremely poor business decision.
- Ryan's plot line: He must have some idea of what the Vs plan is for Earth, but he hasn't said nor has he been asked - not even in that scene where he tells Erika to ask him everything she wants to know so that they can move on from there. Ha!!
Ryan must also be aware of what is reproductively possible between Visitors and humans and if they can reproduce (what are the odds of a reptilian species and ours being able to do that?) why didn't he take precautions? Note, that in the scene where his fiancee reveals that she is pregnant he looks worried but not surprised.
You wonder where the love part comes into their relationship when just about every happy moment between them is really a deception on his part - walking her to work, hugging her, initiating sex - everything. Well, at least he doesn't think she smells bad a la Dale (Erika's old sleeper V partner).
What are Ryan's motives really - okay love of his fiancee, but I'll ask again as I did once already on this forum, didn't he know what would be in store for her; for them when the Vs did finally come on the scene. What was his plan beyond sticking his head in the sand?
- Morris Chesnut's (Ryan) acting or to be fair maybe just the lines he is given - so one dimensional. Ryan comes off as aggressive and jumpy almost all of the time. No nuance, no rounded character. And of course we still know very little about him. But then, he's so cardboard-ish that I hardly care.
- Sloppy Anna: The whole thing with the medical staff. It didn't make sense that she would stop suspecting anyone else once the tech stepped forward to say he'd killed Dale. Maybe I'm better V high commander material but I would a) suspect that someone might sacrifice themselves intentionally to get me off the tail of the real culprit and b) I would immediately suspect Joshua, just because he was obviously close to the tech who stepped forward and was also obviously distressed when he was sentenced.
Sloppy also not to have either surveillance or other people present at the skinning (if the point of it was to make a public example of the traitor).
If you are trying to see whether someone is The One wouldn't you check into every aspect of their lives? It couldn't be that hard to discover that Tyler's mother is an FBI agent and indeed the same one who saved Anna's lieutenant's life and who had been Dale's partner. Even before knowing all of those things the prudent thing would be to put surveillance on Tyler's mother to see if/what she was up to.
Stupid, stupid, stupid: But then Anna isn't the only one who lacks sense. Going to the raid on the vaccine warehouse without masking your identity (and no Erika's ski cap doesn't count). Talking about the 5th column openly in the hallway of the ship and in the skinning room. Not covering your tracks - this goes for just about everything that Erika, Ryan and Jack the Priest are doing. And apparently Joshua as well since he doesn't seem to have been able to cloak his murder of Dale, even though he is a doctor.
Not explaining to your son why he should avoid the Vs and assuming that he is doing so even though he's completely obssessed with them. Not explaining to your fiancee that the Vs or at least their healing centers are to be avoided and why.
The bliss - Don't really get this. Yes, I know it was the reason that the 5th Column leader Ryan went to see gave up all of the other rebels, but it still seems just like a cheesy excuse for us to get a hint of Anna with her clothes off.
No culture - One of the dull aspects of the show so far is that we've gotten no feel for the Vs' culture and none of the humans on the show have asked about it. Do Visitors have families? We know now that Anna is Lisa's mother and that they have some kind of relationship...but what's the social structure? How are their bodies and physical capabilities similar or different (yes, I know they are reptilian)? Where have they come from? Again, no humans on the show have asked this, not even the reporter though that's one of the most interesting questions.
The ending shot of hundreds of V ships moving towards our galaxy was overkill. Either the ships are bringing things (supplies, more Vs) or taking them away (our natural resources, humans). The New York mother ship appears to be the size of a small town so that is scary and doesn't seem to present many options when our heroes currently consist of four people.