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War of the Worlds

Season 1 Episode 19

Vengeance is Mine

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Aired Unknown Apr 17, 1989 on
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"I had no idea it was going to end in such tragedy." During a covert operation against the aliens' newest plot to mount their soldiers with lasers, Ironhorse opens fire on three figures assumed to be aliens - only to find to his shock that one was an innocent human hostage. He cannot seem to get over his mistake, and becomes distant from the rest of the group who are trying to track down the aliens and whatever their new plot may be. Things are not better for Paul as the woman's husband seeks out the colonel for revenge when he finds out that he was responsible for her death and the authorities will do nothing. While the aliens plot to steal money to buy their much-needed rubies for their new weapons, Martin Cole searches for his own brand of justice.moreless

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    Jared Martin

    Jared Martin

    Dr. Harrison Blackwood

    Lynda Mason Green

    Lynda Mason Green

    Dr. Suzanne McCullough

    Philip Akin

    Philip Akin

    Norton Drake

    Richard Chaves

    Richard Chaves

    Lt. Col. Paul Ironhorse

    Bernard Behrens

    Bernard Behrens

    Psychiatrist

    Guest Star

    Denis Forest

    Denis Forest

    Martin Cole

    Guest Star

    Carolyn Dunn

    Carolyn Dunn

    Sarah Cole

    Guest Star

    Ilse von Glatz

    Ilse von Glatz

    Advocate #1

    Recurring Role

    Ric Sarabia

    Ric Sarabia

    Advocate #2

    Recurring Role

    Michael Copeman

    Michael Copeman

    Advocate #3

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • The Advocacy argue that humans value rubies, but humans also value money and gold which they don't argue to steal. Also problematic is that they plot to and take over the bodies of the owners of the armored trucks, but why not just do the same to the ruby dealer from whom they're trying to buy them? That'll cut out all the purchasing frustrations.

      • As Harrison catches sight of the truck on the monitor, we see it driving out of the building, making it out onto the street. Harrison then has Norton call Ironhorse, who also spots the truck just exiting the building at that moment - about ten seconds after Harrison had just seen it doing the same thing.

    • QUOTES (4)

    • NOTES (5)

      • Denis Forest will go on to play a totally different character as Malzor, a recurring part, in the second season.

      • The very brief scene taking place in Ironhorse's room is one of the rare times we see the member's bedrooms. The only other time is Debi's in "The Second Wave".

      • According to the dates Harrison writes on his blackboard, this episode takes place in February - about in the middle based on many of the robberies occurring on the 13th. Most likely the last day in the episode takes place on Valentine's Day.

      • The script version of this episode is very different than the broadcast version.
        - The scene with the Advocacy testing the laser weapon on the human captive was not in the script. Instead, the Advocacy just look at the laser weapon and also mention the humans who have been resisting them (the Woman Alien reports to the Advocates that the humans were waiting for them and that it was a trap).
        - The ruby angle was not in the script either. Instead, the aliens possessed a ruthless bank robber named George Bennett, then the president of a bank, in order to have enough money to pay for optical lenses. The aliens were also doing business with an arms dealer named Canaris in the script. He was the one who had the lenses for them.
        - Martin Cole was written in the script as a tremendously less volatile man. He spoon-fed Ironhorse when he took him captive, showed him videos of Sarah Cole, and eventually was the one who untied Ironhorse from his restraints. However, Ironhorse watches the video instead, trying to know about the woman who was killed.
        - With this all, the ending is also much different with Ironhorse making a split decision call (as was with Sarah Cole) and it was the right call - he kills both aliens (Bennett and the alien who possessed the bank president). Thus, seeing how he lives day-to-day like this, Martin and Ironhorse came to an understanding.

      • While some have been altered in some way, this is the only time in which the quote used in the teaser line does not appear at all in any way in the episode itself.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Bystander: That guy in the uniform shot her. It's like Kent State or something.
        On May 4th, 1970 in Kent, Ohio, members of the National Guard opened fire on anti-Vietnam War demonstrators, wounding many and killing 4 students of Kent State University.

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