Musing Review: Terra Nova – Vs. (S1, Ep8)

Vs. was a unequivocally Taylor centric part and utterly a good one if we do contend so myself.  The Terra Nova organisation did a good pursuit of furthering a lot of a Sixer storyline and we followed a lot of a threads we’ve been saying over a final few episodes.  I consider they’ve strike their walk when it comes to essay / storyline and a characters are grown adequate we feel we’re starting to know them.  Again I’m tender with a visuals and this competence be one of a many aesthetically abounding shows on TV right now.

This part was a closest thing we’d ever get to a Thanksgiving themed part set in a universe of Terra Nova.  Everything happened on a backdrop of a annual Harvest Festival that commemorates a day that Taylor came by a portal to start a colony. Each story is fundamentally Taylor Vs. someone/something.  It’s Taylor Vs. Boylan, Taylor Vs. Jim, Taylor Vs. a Spy, Taylor Vs. a future.  This rest of a examination is spoiler-rific so a rest will be after a jump.

We get a explanation right adult front.  A overwhelming visible of a pre-historic dragonfly drifting around a cluster has us following it behind to a Sixer stay where it lands on Mira’s arm and she asks “What do we have for me now?”  Looks like a dragonfly is how a Sixers are communicating with a spy.

Back in Terra Nova we collect adult right where we left off a before part with Boylan now in control for assisting a Sixers.  Taylor is doing some equivocal oppressive interrogation.  At one indicate Taylor drugs Boylan when Jim is there (checking out a conditions on seductiveness of a disturbed Josh) and Jim thinks Taylor has left a tiny bit too far.  Jim decides to try and pronounce to Boylan himself when a unperceiving Boylan speaks about what’s buried underneath a Pilgrim Tree. Now that piques Jim’s interest.  He finds out that a Pilgrim Tree is where Taylor slept and survived when he initial came by a portal.  Jim goes digging around (literally) and finds a passed body.  I theory a murder a integrate episodes was not unequivocally a initial one in a past.  He keeps this one tighten though brings in Elisabeth to assistance him brand a body. Jim knows Taylor had something to do with this though doesn’t utterly know since yet.


Meanwhile a kids are practicing for a Harvest Day play, where Zoe is personification a lead (Commander Taylor) and Maddy is a executive / narrator.  The same dragonfly we saw in a opening stage is behind and a frightened infantryman hits it with his gun.  When Maddy inspects a depressed dragonfly they find it has a microchip on it.  Now a Terra Novans know how a Sixers are communicating with a spy.  Malcolm calls it the cretaceous equivalent of a conduit pidgeon.

Turns out Boylan isn’t a view since a procession was ambushed by a Sixers.  This procession was designed by Lt. Washington after Boylan was in custody.  How could he have finished it?  Taylor begrudgingly agrees to let Boylan go.  Jim follows Boylan behind to a bar and confronts him about anticipating a body.  We learn utterly a bit of backstory on how Boylan and Taylor used to be friends and that Boylan indeed helped Taylor bury that body.  We schooled pieces of a issue of a murder though not what happened.  Jim is some-more suspicious.

Malcolm finds out Elisabeth is holding a skeleton though informing anyone so Malcolm runs to Taylor.  Jim lies and says that he had an unknown note indicating a a body.  There is a unequivocally moving stage where Jim and Elisabeth are perplexing to censor their believe from Taylor.  Taylor is too intelligent for that and we can usually tell he knows that Jim is on to his secret.

Malcolm was means to figure out how a dragonfly worked as a “carrier pigeon”, a sonic signature (thanks, science), and figured out a approach to use it base out a spy.  He also happened to be a good insect surgeon and remade a wings of a dragonfly.  Now Taylor is vehement and decides to use a collect festival play as a time to base out a spy.  When they recover a dragonfly (with a locator chip on it) it flies to a Shannon’s house. Oh no!

While during a play an rudimentary stage creates a light tuber go off in Jim and Elisabeth’s conduct and they finally figure out a temperament of a passed body.  It was Taylor’s autocratic officer, General Philbrick.  Now since would Taylor kill his CO?  Jim doesn’t have time to find out since he is arrested for being a spy. Now he’s a one interrogated.  When Taylor comes in to pronounce to him something is a bit off.  Jim professes his ignorance when Taylor offers him a quid pro quo deal.  If Jim drops his review of a physique afterwards Taylor will let him go and call it a mistake.  Jim says no (good strength of character) and we roughly get to see it finish on that note when Jim finally tells Taylor he knows he murdered General Philbrick.  Enter some answers … finally.

Taylor goes on to explain a lot.  He explains how yes, he did murder General Philbrick and he did it for a good of a colony.  The same people who sent Philbrick are a same ones who sent a Sixers.  There are people in 2149 who are not meddlesome in a unselfish second possibility for amiability that is a Terra Nova dream, though they’re looking to ravaging Terra Nova for a resources to use in a future.  But a portal usually goes one approach right?  Well that’s since Taylor’s son Lucas, a genius, was sent behind on a second pilgrimage.  Lucas was already personification for a other organisation and was operative to make a portal go both ways.  When Taylor found that out what what Lucas was doing and that it was unpropitious to a dream of Terra Nova he broken his work.  Lucas ran off for days and when Taylor found him that was a night of a murder.  General Philbrick was sent by a absolute people in 2149 to soothe Taylor of authority and when he refused Taylor killed his coach in self invulnerability and outcast his son.

Taylor, nonetheless they competence execute him otherwise, unequivocally is a unselfish chairman and truly believes in a dream of a second possibility for humanity.  He’s not going to mount idly by and let a tiny organisation of absolute people ravaging and ravaging a Earth of a past like they did a Earth of a future.  Now isn’t that some amicable commentary.  He’s going to quarrel to make certain they don’t do to Terra Nova what they did to a Earth they left behind.  Jim enlists himself in a good fight.  The part wraps adult by finale on a fun note of jubilee now that all a tragedy between Jim and Taylor has been resolved.

We schooled so most in this part about backstory and character.  I’m blissful a tragedy between Jim and Taylor is left too.  There’s still a view on a lax though I’m assured we’ll find out who that is before a deteriorate is out.  Here are a integrate of other things we favourite this episode.  They were means to serve a budding adore of Maddy /Reynolds. The kids were unequivocally lovable behaving a play.  I like it how Jim is confiding in Elisabeth and not gripping things close.  This unequivocally differentiates his impression from Taylor’s.  Finally, Taylor’s finale debate was a good one with endearing moments that unequivocally done us feel for a wish of humanity.

Great episode.  Watch Terra Nova Mondays on Fox.  Catch adult on Fox.com or Hulu.