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Ann Evans ( Claudia Black )
The regular characters are hunting a serial killer who has killed fourteen people that they know of. Whoever it is can possess people while they are unconscious, like in Red Mist (2006) .
Deputy Max Evans (Nathan Dean Parsons) and his partner ( Riley Voelkel ) have someone in custody who is willing to make a deal. The cops want info so they can catch the killer, but are they honest enough to uphold their duty and keep their end of the bargain?
Liz ( Jeanine Mason ) has three degrees, unlike the original who was a High School pupil. Rather than do her job as a waitress, new Liz just a socialises with Dr. Kyle Valenti (Michael Trevino - Vampire Diaries ) and gives him exposition. Then he teams up with Michael and Alex, who locate an infiltrate a secret US Federal prison named Caulfield. This leads Michael to his mother, Mara ( Kayla Ewell ).
The serial killer is dying because of the potion Liz created. She wants to administer the antidote, because she does not want to have blood on her hands. Deputy Max Evans (Nathan Dean Parsons) and his partner ( Riley Voelkel ) are more than happy to be murderers.
The morality of the episode seems a bit mixed. From the Serial Killer's perspective, the aliens were refugees ... although they get stronger when they kill. In response, the US government is more than happy to kill all the aliens it holds in captivity rather than risk letting them escape. Meanwhile the so-called hero, Max, is willing to murder one of his own kind.
The serial killer is on the loose again, and Deputy Max has to hunt him down. This illustrates how the show has been upgraded from the original Young Adult version. Previously the characters were teenagers played by twenty-somethings, but now we see thirty-year-olds playing their real age rather than ten years younger. The original Max was a moral young man who used his alien superpower to knock people off their feet, while the new version is a violent cop who solves his problems with a pistol.
Dr. Kyle Valenti (Michael Trevino - Vampire Diaries ) knows who murdered his father, and considers buying a pistol of his own. The gun-shop owner tells him there is no background check, even though one is federally mandated, and actually offers him as ten percent discount when Kyle shares his story of a revenge quest.
Most of the plot threads are tied up, and we get a slow-play version of the original show's theme song. The end has a couple of massive twists.
This starts two weeks after the events of the previous episode. Isobel is in denial. Ann Evans ( Claudia Black ) is in town for the funeral.
Liz ( Jeanine Mason ) has to keep her sister, Rosa Ortecho ( Amber Midthunder ), hidden from the rest of the town. She has to tell Dr. Kyle Valenti (Michael Trevino - Vampire Diaries ), so he can help out.
Deputy Max Evans (Nathan Dean Parsons) needs a heart transplant. Luckily there is a potential donor on ice.
Everyone seems to be acting against their best interests. Rosa Ortecho ( Amber Midthunder ) should be playing dead and keeping a low profile, but she goes around town tagging buildings with graffiti. Isobel Evans Bracken ( Lily Cowles ) is pregnant, so she starts doing kick-boxing. Michael Guerin (Michael Vlamis - ) should also be keeping a low profile since his hand got healed, and should keep his relationship with Maria on an even keel.
Ann Evans ( Claudia Black ) takes her daughter to a yoga class. Will this help her sort herself out - or will she slow the alien master-race's breeding schedule?
Rosa finally discovers what happened in the aftermath of her death. We are reminded that most of the townsfolk are People Of Colour, while the Whites are either (illegal) Aliens or racist rednecks.
Michael Guerin (Michael Vlamis - ) investigates the life his mother, Nora Truman ( Kayla Ewell ), led before she was imprisoned in Caulfield. She and her friend Louise ( Cassandra Jean Amell ) were chased by a US Airforce officer, Tripp Manes (Jason Behr - Roswell (1999) ).
Michael Guerin (Michael Vlamis - ) and his ex-boyfriend go to the farm where Nora hid out. It is now owned by the Long family, who include Michael's enemy the racist redneck stereotype.
Tripp's descendant still has his cavalry revolver. He is cleaning it when Jenna Cameron ( Riley Voelkel ) drops by for info on her sister.
Isobel Evans Bracken ( Lily Cowles ) tries to help reunite Rosa Ortecho ( Amber Midthunder ) with her father, by telepathically brainwashing the old man into thinking her return is a religious miracle.
Michael Guerin (Michael Vlamis - ) and Isobel Evans Bracken ( Lily Cowles ) discover why Max's life-pod is failing. Meanwhile, Michael's male and female ex-lovers team up to have a feel-good bitching session together.
Isobel enters Rosa's mind in order to check it is really Max. Despite the storyline being about Max being a saviour, it is all up to these super-competent females to save him.
Max Evans (Nathan Dean Parsons) is back, but he has amnesia. Since he has forgotten about Liz ( Jeanine Mason ), this gives them the chance to reboot their relationship and drag it out, avoiding the Moonlighting effect.
Isobel Evans ( Lily Cowles ) tries to enjoy the single life, now her husband has been dissected and her unborn offspring poisoned. Will she hook up with Dr. Kyle Valenti (Michael Trevino - Vampire Diaries ), or with a hot lesbian? Are the aliens all essentially bi-sexual?
Michael has two ex-lovers, a male and a female, who go on a road trip without him. Maria wants to find out what happened to her mother. It turns out momma may have bought a pair of custom-made leather boots from Travis (David Anders - Vampire Diaries ). Unfortunately Travis is a creepy banjo-playing hillbilly like in Deliverance . In a reference to Vampire Diaries , Alex asks if the hillbilly's ring stops him burning up in sunlight.
Liz ( Jeanine Mason ) has a shock - her delinquent mother is back in town, and wants a family get-together. If they refuse, she will not sign the document they need so that her ex-husband will get his green card for US citizenship. Since Liz and Max Evans (Nathan Dean Parsons) are officially back together again,
Rosa Ortecho ( Amber Midthunder ) cannot join the family reunion because she is still legally dead. Since the alien proteins in her bloodstream are putting her through alien puberty, she cannot be left alone so Isobel Evans ( Lily Cowles ) is called in as a babysitter.
Dr. Kyle Valenti (Michael Trevino - Vampire Diaries ) runs tests on Maria De Luca, who is having strange visions. Just as the white characters were turned Latino, so the Latino characters are now African-American. When it turns out that Maria's grandmother was experimented on at the secret Caulfield prison for alien invaders, the assumption is that she was there against her will. In fact, it would make more sense that she was a willing volunteer who wanted to become the world's first Black female super-soldier.
Rosa Ortecho ( Amber Midthunder ) becomes depressed when the local white kids reject her friendship on the racist grounds that she looks like an Illegal. Luckily an art procurer ( Madison McLaughlin ) wanders in, looking for new talent, and invites her to a party for aspiring artists.
Jenna Cameron ( Riley Voelkel ) has been abducted, and her sister is in town to locate her. Max tags along to help out. This is not the original Max, who once auditioned for Star Trek: Enterprise . Instead he is a gun-toting pistolero who shoots someone's tyres out to make a point, and uses a handgun to take out a sniper.
Isobel Evans ( Lily Cowles ) and Michael get Mr Sanders (David Strathairn - Alphas ) to give them info on his childhood. Nora Truman ( Kayla Ewell ) was unhappy when the African-American farm-hand romanced Isobel's mother Louise ( Cassandra Jean Amell ). It turns out that Tripp Manes (Jason Behr - Roswell (1999) ) might not have been as terrible as first shown.
Dr. Kyle Valenti (Michael Trevino - Vampire Diaries ) goes on a date with his boss's daughter. Liz advises him to be honest, despite all the untruths in everyone else's relationships. Meanwhile, Max is arrested by Kyle's mother because she realises he has been less than truthful with her. Yes, she has him pegged as the serial killer. Will Max be truthful with his boss?
This show does not have a main villain, so it is a drama rather than a thriller. The main bad guy, Sergeant Major Manes, is still walking with a cane after his time in hospital. Perhaps it is because his muscles have atrophied, like the Bride in Kill Bill (2003) .
The villains are revealed. Their plan is to release a bio-weapon at the fairgound. It will target everyone of a particular bloodline. But since most of the characters are from a small number of families, which group will be targeted?
After the climactic previous episode, now we get the loose ends tied up and the next Season is set up.
We find out what happened to Tripp Manes (Jason Behr - Roswell (1999) ). We get a flashback showing him and Nora Truman ( Kayla Ewell ). This is also the introduction of the Season Three big bad - an evil alien known as Mr. Jones.
Alex the gay ex-military guy gets to sing in the open mic night, which makes this episode light entertainment rather than drama. Perhaps this is an attempt to boost the performer's singer-songwriter career.
Elena's mother is back again. This time she spouts racist crap about how bad white men always die as heroes, but it's different for people like us.