When Diana tells the team to snap things up, the team hops to. Their brilliant plan is to pretend to kidnap Lisa, and then have Lisa kill Anna when she inevitably comes after her. Anna does a bunch of public grandstanding about giving her own life for her daughter's, and walks right into the trap. But she catches on just in time, and puts on a whole show for her daughter, pretending to be not evil. Stupid Lisa totally buys it and decides not to kill Anna after all. Even with phase one of the plan knocked into a cocked hat, Diana refuses to back down. That only gets her murdered by Anna in the middle of her big moment, and gives Anna a chance to utter what may be the best line of the series to date. With Lisa's betrayal out in the open, Anna decides to replace her daughter with the creepy-ass spawn of her newly-hatched queen egg, complete with a copy of Lisa's skin. And she's the one who ends up mating with Tyler -- and then eating his throat! Awesome!
Also, Ryan heads back up to the ship to rescue his own daughter, Amy, but now she's a rebellious tween who may or may not have killed him for his trouble. And Anna has figured out Chad was one of Lisa's "kidnappers," so it looks like his cozy relationship with Anna isn't going to be even one-way any more.
Pretty much the only good news is that Erica gets recruited by a shadowy, mysterious, anti-V organization that's even more shadowy and mysterious than the Fifth Column, whose leader is played by original V star Marc Singer. Oh, and Kyle has packed up and vanished, so that's good even if Erica doesn't agree.
After deciding that human emotion might be useful after all -- as a weapon -- Anna attempts a mass blissing of humanity. It gets messy, but a last-minute assist from Amy helps her pull it off worldwide, turning all of humanity into sky-gazing zombies. Except those lucky enough to be in an underground bunker with Erica at the key moment. Marc Singer had better know what he's doing.
Well, it's not every day a recapper gets to sub in on what may be a series finale, so let's get to it. Erica sits up in bed and looks over to see Anna sitting on the edge of it. Anna's in red, which is the second sign that something's amiss. The third is when Anna holds up an automatic pistol. "What the hell are you doing here?" Erica demands. Anna speechifies, "No one understands what it feels like... to have the weight of an entire species on your shoulders. Every decision... every hard choice. No one understands it. No one except you." You've probably figured out by now that this is a dream sequence, if you didn't the moment Erica opened her eyes, or even earlier when part of this scene was shown during last week's preview. Anna stands and yammers on, "You understand. To survive you must show no mercy. Be void of any humanity. Just like me." Erica says she's nothing like Anna. Which is true; Anna's not normally given to long, self-pitying speeches like Erica is, but I guess Erica's dream version of Anna is. When we all know the real Anna is more about long, self-congratulatory speeches. Anyway, Anna effectively wins the argument by shooting Erica in the face.
Erica jerks awake, because even the nightmares on this show have hacky endings. Oh, no, it's one of those nightmares within a nightmare, because Kyle and his hairy armpit are in the bed next to her! Erica's reaction is less horrified -- she just asks herself, "What are you doing?" So I guess this is real after all. Kyle wakes up, looking distinctly un-bedheaded, and asks if it was another nightmare about the visitors. "And what it'll look like when Anna is gone," Erica lies, for no other reason than to set up Kyle's next line: "Let's take the bitch down and find out." Yeah, good luck with that.
On board the mothership, Anna proudly tells No. 2 that Lisa will be mating with Tyler tonight. She seems even more excited about it than Tyler will be. No. 2 reminds her that they still haven't extracted the human soul and wonders how Anna will control her grandchildren. Anna says Amy "will provide the secret to blissing humans." What exactly is the problem? Won't Lisa and Tyler's offspring be a hybrid like Amy and thus subject to bliss? Internal logic is hard. No. 2 reminds Anna that one human-blissing nearly killed her. I'd remind him that blissing near-human Tyler went a little more smoothly. Anna's angrily pulling rank on him when Amy rushes in, looking about ten years old. If there's a third season, Amy's going to start it out looking like Lena Horne's mom. Anna dismisses No. 2 so Amy can whinge about a nightmare she had. She begs Anna never to leave her, and Anna promises never to "abandon you like your father did." Nice dig there. It's like they're in a bad divorce or something. Lisa happens by, and she and Anna exchange a long, cold look before Lisa moves on. Are all the corridors outside Anna's rooms heavy traffic areas or something?