|We all have guns!|
The religious fanatic (Peretta Jones) seems convinced that Karellen is evil. Of course, after 20 years of seeing Karellen at work, and witnessing his deployment of advanced alien technology that allows him to heal the dead (such as the murdered Milo), we must wonder: why should Karellen care about a little thing like getting shot?
|2015 winner: most unlikely farmer award.|
Episode 2 failed to continue showing Karellen's sense of humor, but it did reveal that he is trying to be a friend to Ricky. Why? We may never know.
Ricky (Mike Vogel) is the most unlikely Hollywood farmer since Kevin Costner didn't actually do any farming in Field of Dreams. We never see Ricky doing any farm work, but in Episode 2 he tells us how tired he is from all the corn harvesting. Right.
|In the barn.|
|Jennifer Greggson's arrival...|
Such lovely glowing eyes you have!
All that would be fine, but then we are taken a step too far. We are asked to believe that because Ricky visited Karellen's spaceship, Ricky is poisoned. But buddy boy Karellen arrives on the farm with a vial full of a rare and precious elixir that will save Ricky's life.
|Milo's SETI project.|
And then, at the end of Episode 2, our token religious fanatic sneaks into the barn and blasts Karellen with a shotgun. Karellen proves he is mortal and falls to the ground. Brother Ricky gives up the cure for what ails him and uses the rare and precious elixir to save Karellen's life.
None of this makes any sense, but it shows us that Karellen and Ricky are blood brothers and further humanizes our alien Overlord. Sorry, but after 4 hours of Karellen alien striptease I feel like we should have learned something useful about our Overlords. Thankfully my DVR and the fast-forward button will get me through this.
|Is Ricky sick or transforming into an alien?|
Karellen, brought back from the brink of death, tells Peretta that religions are beautiful like poetry, but his message is clear: in these end times, anyone who cannot accept the end of human existence is just making things hard for themselves. He advises: "embrace acceptance". This advice falls on deaf ears and before the end of Episode 2, Peretta kills herself, literally following in her mother's footsteps.
|Episode 3: will Milo go to hell?|
After 4 hours of show time, viewers still know almost nothing about Karellen and why he is on Earth. Or where he came from. In Episode 2, we are told that Karellen has collect 9,000,000 species from Earth, but so far he has not "collected" any humans.
|Thank you, Overlords!|
Next: Episode 3 (on December 16th, a birthday gift for Clarke?)
|What is going on deep inside Amy and inside Karellen's Psychic Research Institute?|