This was a fitting title for the episode, because everything about it was unholy.  I admit I fell asleep somewhere midway through the show, but woke up in time to rewatch and experience the unholiness of Morena Baccharin’s brilliant performance as Anna.  Each week she defies all logic with her “acting” and trust me, years from now this will define “camp” in the 2000 era moreso than Jane Badler did as Diana in the 80s.   In fact, watching Jane Badler now playing against Morena, she seems like a pretty high quality actress. Go figure.

Anyway, I told Mike I was going to patent a new drinking game where you take a drink every time she does her own patented “devious alien smile.”  Of course in this ep if you did that you’d likely be drunk within the first 10 minutes.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love me some Morena but what the heck is she doing on screen?  It’s like someone told her to act like an alien and she interpreted that as making devious smiles at everything and everyone at the drop of a dime.  Her daughter, her mother, her enemies, her subordinates, the pope, the baby, the camera – pretty much whatever she can smile at, she will.   I guess she is trying to convey that she knows something you don’t, but unfortunately more often than not her character is oblivious to everything around her.  Is there anyone that *isn’t* planning something behind her back?

This week somehow everyone has convinced themselves that Evil Tom (the priest dude, see reference page for details) is a major threat to the aliens.  These are aliens who can harness blue energy, kill with their tails, fly spaceships across the universe, turn the entire sky blood red, yada yada, but they are afraid of a single priest talking trash about them in a run down church.  Yeah, OK.  Now we do get the reveal that Tom is a “warrior priest,” i.e. he killed some peeps back in the day.  So of course he is a massive threat to the Alien Empire and must be brought down.  By the Pope.  Errrrr.  A few evil smiles and magic tricks later, Anna gets her way and all Catholics are ordered to stay away from Evil Tom and his 5th Column ways.

Even Doofus gets in on the act, trashing the church with his buddies while making sure to film it on his iPhone so everyone can see it.  Oh yeah, of course he loses his iPhone so that his mom can conveniently pick it up later.  Supergirl, fly away!  You can do so much better!!! 

In the mean time, Juliette is saddled with another new partner, who turns out to be an ex-friend or something that knew her before.  Is this a budding love triangle or just a nuisance?  Looks like the latter as he shares info with her boss that she’s been slumming it with Evil Tom on the side and lying about it.  How is it that all these uber aliens with their super technology plus all the people who seem constantly suspicious cannot figure out that Juliette is leading the 5th Column?  I’m betting if she wore a T-shirt with a 5th Column logo on it they still wouldn’t get it.  Anna would smile at her and make some comment about the shirt like she knew something, then turn around and let us know she was completely oblivious.

I don’t remember much else about the episode, except a brief appearance by Oded Fehr as a terrorist version of the 5th column.  Say what you want, but he gets stuff done.  And he’s not limited by being stuck with a bunch of goofballs.  Also more annoying scenes with the hybrid baby, Anna and Morris Chestnut.  All meaningless and filler.  No sign of Diana or Reaper this week and the terrorist dude had no lines.

I give this one a B for entertainment, C for plot.

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