V Review: "Siege"
V viewers were treated to "Siege," this week, arguably the best episode in show history.
Not only were the actions sequences spot on, but I rather enjoyed the love/sentimental scenes, as well.
The episode picked up with Erica talking to her fellow Fifth Column buddies about Ryan being the traitor. Kyle wanted to strike vengeance against him, but Erica talked him down. They agreed that they should find out why Ryan betrayed them before doing anything hasty.
What Erica didn't realize was that when she walked in on Eli and Ryan, she changed the course of all of their lives. The FBI soon closed in on Eli and Erica realized that she was purposely left out of the loop because they believed she was a traitor.
By setting herself as the hostage, Erica was able to get her FBI pals to believe that she was not a double crosser. As horrible as this situation was, it really did save Erica's neck. She had no clue that the FBI was so hot on her tail.
I couldn't decide what was more of a shocker: Joe showing up to the scene and getting killed in crossfire; or Eli allowing his time to come to an end and handing over his army to Erica as their new leader.
Now that Joe is dead, Anna has Tyler right where she wanted him to be: living aboard with them. I still don't understand the importance of Tyler being Lisa's mate. We know that Erica wasn't the only one that got tested on back in the day, so why is Tyler so special?
I didn't find it to be too surprising that Kyle betrayed the group and set the bomb off. We learned last season that he was secretly meeting with Marcus. It may be apparent to us that he is not one to be trusted, but Erica and the rest of the Fifth Column have no idea who they are dealing with.
My favorite scene had to be the ending, when bad ass Erica talked to the remaining few Fifth Column members. She is ready to kick some Visitor butt and is not taking any prisoners.
Elsewhere: Jack is no longer a priest and remembers quite well what it is like to be a soldier.
As sad as it is to see Joe gone, it looks like the window of romantic opportunity to form between Erica and Jack is wide open. I know many of you may disagree, but I think these two would be quite the pair.