Season 1 Episode 3

A Bright New Day

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Nov 17, 2009 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: When Erica sneaks into the room across from the Visitor's "Perimeter Surveillance" room, not only does the sign reading "Those of the body only" in alien text disappear from the door when seen from the inside, but also the opposing hallway wall shows a different hallway with a turn where there was a narrowing instead.

    • Goof: After Erica discovers the V surveillance room, she leaves and we see a shot on the monitor of Tyler and Lisa entering his home. There would have to be a V jacket in front of them to achieve this shot, but they're alone.

    • Goof: Just after the cut from the Visitors getting their visas, Erica is sorting through information about people from the list acquired previously. She types the name 'Brian Downs' in a search on her computer, but when an immediate cut is made to a close-up of the computer screen the name now reads '-obert -ands'. Although the complete name is missing, it is clearly not 'Brian Downs'.

    • Goof: Near the end of the episode, when Tyler and Lisa are in his bedroom, he takes off his jacket and shirt. When he reaches down to tuck the jacket under his bed, however, at the edges of the screen, you can see that he's still wearing his shirt.

    • Goof: In the scene where Agent Evans notices the missing guard, the first two overhead shots are duplicate footage - you can see a woman in a V uniform with a purple headband and a blonde woman in a red shirt both turn at the T-intersection on the red carpet.

  • Quotes

    • Ryan: You ever heard of John May?
      Georgie: Guy's a myth.
      Ryan: No. He's not a myth. He's real. John May is the leader of the Fifth Column. First group of Visitors to ever turn against the leadership, he started it.
      Georgie: The Visitors have sleeper cells everywhere.
      Ryan: Yeah, and so do we. The Fifth Column is down but it's not out. We can win this.
      Georgie: And if John May gets into this?
      Ryan: He'll bring an army.

    • Tyler: You got your Visa today, huh?
      Lisa: Yeah.
      Tyler: So, what do you think about New York?
      Lisa: Still getting the hang of this whole Earth thing, you know?
      Tyler: Yeah, me too.

    • Erica: If a human kills a Visitor, that makes us the bad guys.

    • Chad: It's a bright new day in America.

    • Jack: I wanna be useful. I wanna be able to look people in the eye and say, "God loves you and everything's gonna be fine." How do I tell them that? I don't even know what to tell myself anymore.
      Erica: I know how you feel.
      Jack: Why are the V's doing it like this? Why the infiltration? Why the sleeper cells? Why don't they just annihilate us and get it over with?
      Erica: Because they're smart and patient and whatever their plan is, they need us for something. And until we figure out what that is we have to fight them the same way they're fighting us: one step at a time.

    • Joshua: (Before injecting Dale he reveals his true colours) The Fifth Column says hello.

    • Ryan: We need to mount a resistance before they infiltrate any further.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: April 20, 2010 on Syfy
      Israel: April 9th, 2011 on HOT Zone
      Czech Republic: July 30, 2012 on FANDA
      Slovakia: April 11, 2013 on Dajto

  • Allusions

    • In the incident report for George Sutton, the names of several members of V's Art Department can be seen in the box to the left of the photo.

    • Father Jack shows behind his ear

      While implied that Father Jack is showing a cut in his skin for his red blood to prove himself as human, this is a clear allusion to the television show The 4400 starring the same actor Joel Gretsch and created/written by Scott Peters, who is also the creator/writer for V.

      On The 4400, Joel's character was involved in a major plot where the telling sign was a mark behind the ear, his he revealed several times on that show.

    • Marcus: There will be no peace.

      This is reminiscent of the line from INDEPENDENCE DAY spoken to the US President by an alien captured by Will Smith, "Peace? There can be no peace."

    • Title reference: Bright New Day is a song by The Blood Brothers.