Season 1 Episode 6

Pound of Flesh

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Apr 06, 2010 on ABC

Episode Fan Reviews (8)

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  • Now, this is a great episode

    There have been news that this episode had the worst viewer count yet for this show. Sadly, this episode was also V's best.

    Over the course of five dull episodes of planning and no initiative, it has learned to quickly move its plot and intrigue the audience with story plots until the end of the episode.

    The acting was better this time around too. Mainly thanks to Morris Chestnut, for playing Ryan, who basically carried out the whole episode. Charles Mesure, who joined the cast recently as Hobbes, is also very interesting and it seems like the next episode would be centric to him.

    Where the other episodes failed and this one did not is excellent storytelling. Instead of expanding one story plot and only one story plot for the entire episode, this one weaved several interesting stories into one.

    Ryan and Valerie's baby seem to serve a great purpose. We also see the rise of the Fifth Column. Hobbes is an interesting character as he is a loose cannon. And the discussion between Father Jack and Chad is a quick, serving an interesting story and character development. Georgie's motives and actions plan out the next episode, and John May seems to be the leader of the fifth column.

    The only story plot that was unnecessarily long was Erica dropping Tyler off to his father. Unlike the other story plots where viewers ask themselves the questions, the scenes where Erica and her ex-husband talks about Tyler and never answering any of the questions because the camera cut off makes us feel cheated.

    Other than that, this is a great episode and if this episode is the sign of what's to come: this show will be a success.