So… where were we? Oh right: Agent Erica turned Anna's eggs into one heck of an omelet. Anna is sooooooo pissed, because even though they were slimy, they were her babies. Adding insult to injury, Anna is overwrought with dirty human emotions and decides to step up the alien invasion plan, or at least turn the sky red, and not in way that delights sailors.
On earth, the red sky is getting all the humans atwitter. The FBI has their hands full, but Erica is sleeping on the job having bad dreams about Anna's revenge. On the ship, Marcus (a.k.a. Anna's No. 2) tells her that the other ship captains don't appreciate her new maternal instincts and are en route to confront her in person. She bitch slaps them into submission.
Ryan is being kept onboard the ship against his will, but he wants to be near his little babylike lizard. The little tadpole is being kept in a fish bowl, but it's really a prison. Anna does not appreciate Ryan's continued existence, but Ryan doesn't appreciate the fact that she imprisoned him, stole his daughter (it's a girl!), and killed his wife. Anna banishes him to earth. She's keeping the kid and hoping he joins the Fifth Column (not the boy band). Now that she has his offspring, she can yank him back whenever she wants. Naturally, Ryan heads straight to the Fab Four's HQ. Smart!
Chad Decker is still the mouthpiece of the Visitors, but his tone has changed. The Red Sky has made humans less thankful for the healing centers and blue energy orbs. He reports on riots at the Visitors' Visitor Center, gun stockpiles and looting. Making the situation even tenser, Anna has cut herself off from all diplomatic efforts. Agent Erica uses Tyler to gain access to the ship. Good timing, too, because it has started to rain a red bloodlike substance all over earth. After Tyler gets fixed up, Erica hollers at Anna until she tells the earth some bullshit about how Red Sky and Red Rain will reverse global warming. All the stupid, stupid earthlings cheer. Mission accomplished, Erica excuses herself and Anna pimps Lisa to Tyler. She wants another alien-human hybrid, pronto!
Scientists on earth are trying to figure out the cause of the Red Sky. Up on the ship, No. 2 tells Anna that one scientist is close to unraveling it, so naturally Anna arranges a hit on him. Lisa gives Erica his name first and they scoot to the university to get him on their team. The scientist is Sam from Reaper, so I don't mind the addition. The newly improved crime fighting team figures out that the red rain is chock-full of phosphorous, making them perfect baby V incubators. Erica admits that when she was pregnant SHE had abnormally high levels of phosphorous in her blood. She wonders if she and Tyler could be V test subjects?
Chad Decker stops by Father Jack's church, but Father Jack won't give him sanctuary until he confesses that he saw humans being tortured on the V ship. Chad gives Father Jack recordings of his interviews with the human test subjects. Father Jack convinces Chad to join the Fifth Column as a Double Secret Spy.
Up on the ship, Anna kills the remaining offspring that survived the bombing. They were defective and caused emotions. She cries quietly to herself and then goes to see her mommy. Glad to see that mommy issues are the great universal.
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Melissa Locker a.k.a. Lulu Bates has no phosphorous in her, unless phosphorous is in Pringles. You can follow her on Twitter @woolyknickers.
So... where were we? Oh right: Aliens landed! They were bee-yoo-ti-ful and wise and kind. Except, of course, that they really weren't. They were slimy-souled and ugly on the inside where it counts. They had healing centers that fixed all the ills that befell the poor weak humans. But those healing centers also acted as distribution centers for creepy alien inventions masquerading as vaccines. The Visitors got themselves a mouthpiece named Chad Decker who was willing to tow the party line for ratings, because, yeah, that's what matters most in life. The priest, Father Jack, tried to set Chad on the right path, but Chad really wanted an exclusive (nudge nudge, wink wink) with Alien Anna because she is one smoking hot alien and wouldn't that be a story to tell the guys at the gym? Father Jack joined the resistance when a parishioner died in his pews. There he met Agent Erica who thought she was tracking terrorists, but in reality she was tracking her partner who was an undercover operative for the Visitors. They also met Ryan, a Visitor with a pregnant fiancée who didn't know she was breeding with the enemy. Eventually bad boy Kyle joined their resistance league and they formed the Fab Four, which sounds like a boy band, but not as much as the Fifth Column, which is the name of the V resistance. I'm hoping that much like the Backstreet Boys and the New Kids On the Block have come to make beautiful music together, soon the Fab Four and the Fifth Column will join forces and really show those aliens what is up. Maybe a few dance steps too. Step step, slide, clap, step back.
The first major action that the Fab Four took was blowing up a warehouse of alien drugs. Then they used a rocket launcher to take down a V shuttle, but they were set up thanks to Chad Decker and the loose-lipped priest. After some bad PR, they had to go even further underground, but with their alien BFF Dr. Joshua up on the ship they still got word of Anna's evil plan to kill them all with baby soldiers. So under the guise of breaking bread with the future in-laws, Agent Erica came aboard the Mothership and with the help of Anna's jealous, attention-seeking older daughter, Lisa, turned Anna's new special baby eggs into Egg Beaters. This ensured that Lisa would always be her mommy's special little angel and that Erica would have a lot of frittatas in her future. While Anna is a cold-hearted snake who normally would have no qualms about eating her young, her human skin is infecting her with all sorts of yucko human emotions and she heads straight to the anger portion of her stages of grief. She is sooooooo pissed about the scrambled eggs that were her babies that she turns the skies red red red. Marcus a.k.a. No.2 tut tuts about this human reaction, but Anna doesn't care. She's already moved on to the "listening to the Cure, drinking wine, and smoking clove cigarettes" stage of grief.