Down on earth, Erica totally agrees with me. She turns off the TV at the lack of authenticity in the show. Instead she watches Tyler trash the church again. THAT at least had a soupcon of realism. She calls her ex-husband to talk about their son. Tyler tromps down the stairs with the grace of an epileptic elephant. Speaking of lack of realism, instead of confronting Tyler about trashing a sacred sanctuary, not to mention her friend's office, and breaking several laws, plus being stupid enough to leave his cell phone at a crime scene, Erica LITERALLY baked Tyler a cake. She gives him a big hug, presents him with the cake and reminds him that he is a man now, but she is still his mother. That's good, Erica, set some boundaries. If this is a sample of Erica's parenting, I think we are finally understanding why Tyler is such a tool. He thanks her and heads off to meet Lisa who is still dating him. This is not realistic at all. Seriously, this is less realistic than aliens coming to earth to breed with us.
Up on the ship, Anna reveals her real plans for Concordia (space intruder, hide yo wife, hide yo daughter, yadda yadda) to the ship's engineer, who is not someone we have seen before, but who has delightful taste in turtlenecks. No. 2 points out to Anna that tonight's last minute gala is probably a tempting target for the Fifth Column what with the last minute nature of the event preventing actual security measures and precautions being put into place. Anna is not worried. She knows that Ryan Nichols will prevent the Fifth Column from doing anything. Not to beat a dead point, but this is not very realistic either. I mean, why does Anna think that Ryan, one guy who doesn't really leave the greater NYC area, can prevent a global network of terrorists? Has she seen one too many Norris-Seagal-Stallone movies where one man saves the world from destruction? Anyway, Anna is not concerned. And she is the queen and they have to do what she says or else she will eat them and their young.
Ryan is hanging out in an alley waiting for Eli Cohen. He rolls up in a black Mercedes with a driver, which is a pretty swank ride for a terrorist. Isn't he supposed to be hiding a yurt in upstate New York or something? And wouldn't any NYC cop worth his badge wonder why a Mercedes was parked in some grody alleyway? That doesn't looks suspicious in the least. Eli Cohen pops out of the car and asks Ryan what's up. Ryan explains that Erica doesn't know he is there, but he needs Eli's help. You see, Anna has his daughter and he needs to kill her dead, murdered, stabbed (yes, that's an Adventures in Babysitting reference) and contrary to Anna's opinion, he can't do it alone. Eli Cohen points out that Erica would not approve, but Ryan thinks he can convince her. That's good enough for Eli, I guess, because he shrugs and tells Ryan that they are going to assassinate Anna tonight. Eli is not very suspicious or cynical for a terrorist.