Mania Grade: A
“We Can’t Win” is – head and shoulders – the best episode of the re-imagined V, given that it had plenty of edge-of-your-seat, WTF moments. It also had less than the usual approximately 42 minutes (san commercials in an hour-long drama) to make an impact since Lost ran two minutes over its timeslot, which it did, speaking for everyone involved’s commitment to a quality show.
The subplot between Erica Evans (Elizabeth Mitchell) and her son Tyler (Logan Huffman) is getting stale, let’s get that on the table first. Fans of the show are sick of seeing her cry every time she tries to get through to her mule-headed son. The issue of Tyler’s parentage has been brought into question, but now Erica swears Joe Evans (Nicholas Lea of X-Files fame) is his dad. Hmmm, is this a quick and dirty way of tying off that loose end since V’s on the bubble?
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