Season 2 Episode 2

Serpent's Tooth

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jan 11, 2011 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Anna and Diana square off in the dark bowels of the Mothership – Diana has been down there for 15 years and not had a single glimpse of Anna. Meanwhile, Erica has Tyler's blood analyzed, and suspects the V's did something sinister to her when she was pregnant with him.moreless

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  • This episode provided a lot of clues to the nature of Anna's secret plan to enslave the humans.

    This episode provided a lot of clues to the nature of Anna's secret plan to enslave the humans.

    The script was not all that bad... There were no ridiculously obvious cliches (there were some, obviously.) Combined with excellent acting abilities of the crew, this makes up for a good episode in the series. I do not know what else to say..

    This is an exercise in futility... I'm trying to beef up the post with random nonsensical words. I hope this is enough before this post is rejected...

    "OOPS, you review must be at least 100 words long." This limit is kind of ridiculous.

    Now I should be fine...moreless
  • The 'soul' sets humans apart? Are you kidding me?

    The way shows like this which have a global scale yet conveniently collapse to the necessary location and characters is silly: like last episode where there's one scientist who knows what's happening with the rain - and he's conveniently in new york. or the fact that our fbi agent/resistance fighter also happens to be one of the people experimented on is head-smackingly contrived. but the whole 'soul' thing that our good V is concerned he has and that the bad V's are now going to (in vain, no doubt) search for with their science seems like outright pandering to the bible crowd. can we have a sci-fi show in the 21st century that doesn't need to bow towards religion enough to ensure they don't alienate the supernaturalist subset of our population?moreless
  • Once again V manages to disappoint

    The speed seems to have been a one time thing; this episode dragged on and on. Every time V adresses the resistance, it falls short. Except for Ryan's performance, which is very well done and a very believable struggle between absolutely knowing what's right and yet being forced to take blackmail and abuse in seeing his child in danger and seeing her suffer.

    I like the implications of Erica's double role; heading the taskforce against the Fifth Column and being a vital part of the Fifth Column. Unfortunately, there is no real Fifth Column, and no real resistance. There are just a handful of people (and apparantly from this episode, some more random groups) endlessly - and I mean endlessly - debating the downsides of war.

    Ofcourse Erica is right that they cannot win a direct war with the V's. When Father Jack has moral objections against killing humans in order to save humans, I can agree. But Erica? It doesn't fit her personality for one, and secondly, it really deadlocks the plot. There is so much wrong with the resistance that they really need to clean the entire thing up. Less talk, more action. As far as I see it now, only the final episode of season 1 and the first of season 2 were worth watching when it's about moving on with the storyline. We're now back in the same slow pace that doesn't get anything done.

    Normally we could count on Anna and Lisa to make things interesting on the V side. Not this episode. Ofcourse no one would get betrayed - we're too early in the show. Especially not Lisa, so there was no suspense. It was also illogical: why did they wipe Joshua's brain before interrogation? That just seems like the dumbest thing in the world to me. Anna's emotionality no longer has an edge, which makes me loose interest. I like it better when because of her emotions, she gets harder and tougher. I like that woman mean as can be - the kind of mean that makes her mutilate her own child.

    Diana's role is very anticlimactic. She stays downstairs, she throws around some wisdom about emotions and souls. No final words can compete with that.

    Once again, what did it for me, was Joshua. He is the only reason I continue to watch this show. Whether he is Fifth Column or brainwashed, he intrigues me. Lisa does as well, and we saw far too little of her. If this show knows what's best for it's future, it focuses less on the resistance - since we all know their chances are next to none on their own - and more on destruction from the inside out. The focus should lay with Lisa, being helped by the resistance, instead of the other way around. This episode fell horribly short. It didn't entertain, it wasn't suspenseful, and it was way too much talking once again. See you next week.moreless
  • wow...this was so bad episodde

    wow...this was so bad episodde...like watching catolic program....soul... no soul.... in my heart bla bla ...really make me a hedache. if is going this way , i think many people will say: its going down...this was such a good idea for TV show and u ruin it in one episode. bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad badmoreless
  • Serpent's Tooth

    Serpent's Tooth was a really good episode of V. I enjoyed watching this episode because Anna continues her plan to control Ryan by putting human skin on his daughter. I also found Anna's quest to find out how to destroy the soul and all human emotion was interesting. It was really cool to see Anna confront Diana after so long. Diana really knew how to push Anna's buttons too. This episode had a few suspensful scenes as Joshua was put into a memory machine, Agent Malik blows her own cover, and Erica has to fight for her life. This episode didn't give us a lot of what viewers want, but I thought it was done well. I look forward to the next episode!!!!!!!moreless
Nelson Wong

Nelson Wong


Guest Star

Keegan Connor Tracy

Keegan Connor Tracy

Eileen Rounick

Guest Star

John Shaw

John Shaw

Will Mabyee

Guest Star

Jane Badler

Jane Badler


Recurring Role

Bret Harrison

Bret Harrison

Dr. Sidney Miller

Recurring Role

Roark Critchlow

Roark Critchlow

Paul Kendrick

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Erica: When the timer goes down to zero, another one goes off.
      Kyle: In all 29 cities?
      Erica: No. The timer was set for each city, but New York is the only one that reset. We have to stop these people.
      Kyle: Stop them? We need to recruit them.
      Jack: You condone this?
      Kyle: There's no arguing it was effective. They wreaked havoc on Anna's plans. Now, by killing a few humans, they could save millions. That's pretty good bang for the buck.

    • Jack: Look, Ryan, I know that...Val's funeral was this morning, and I get that anger is easier than grief. So you can get all pissed off at what we're dealing with and go after them. We can do that, and we will. But you can't carry all this into that fight.
      Ryan: Yeah? How come I can't?
      Jack: Because if you shut it out, you'll lose sight of what you're really fighting for.

    • Agent Malik: They think Red Sky was the first volley in a battle against humanity, and they're willing to do anything to throw a wrench in the Visitors' plans.
      Erica: What plans?
      Kendrick: Eat our brains, kidnap our young.

    • Erica: I am very glad that you're on board. You are an excellent resource.
      Sidney: (whining) Soldiers are studly, scientists are resources.

    • Erica: Hey, nice look, Ty.
      Tyler: Yeah, I cut myself shaving.
      Erica: Well, you gotta stop using that bowie knife.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: January 11, 2011 on A
      Australia: January 26, 2011 on GO!
      United Kingdom: March 31, 2011 on Syfy/Syfy HD
      Poland: May 31, 2011 on TVN
      Czech Republic: October 15, 2012 on FANDA