If you're late to the NBC show which airs Monday nights, there's a leader of aliens and she and some of her people have been imprisoned for decades in a military prison in Alaska. At the start of the show, a plane almost hit the president but then vanished. It was transported.
To try to figure out how to stop the ones who had done it, the president ordered the alien leader (Carrie from ER) released. She quickly managed to stay released.
The pilot of that plane was Layla's father. John Ritter's son dates Layla and wants to marry her. They go on a cruise. But she gets kidnapped by two tourists. He somehow ends up on the plane that transports. He survives. The father doesn't. (He does but it's many episodes later before we learn that.) When Layla finally escapes, she can't find her baby sister.
Last week, she finally rescued her baby sister (she and Ritter) only to have to face the truth that her father was an alien making her and her sister part aliens.
So she's finally rescued her baby sister.
And she's with her father. And he's taken them to a house where they will stay while he helps Sofia (ER's Carrie). As soon as they get there, a woman at the top of the stairs says she'll show Layla and her sister where their rooms are. Layla stays and talks to her father while her sister goes to the room. We hope.
If you'd just rescued your kidnapped baby sister (I think she's 8 years old) would you send her off with a stranger? And would she go? Wouldn't she be scared?
They were conducting experiments on the baby sister.
It makes no sense. I'm sick of Layla anyway. They need to kill her tired ass off.
Ritter's getting help from the woman who was a tourist (kidnapped Layla) and is working for the bad guys. Good. Keep her on the show, she's interesting.
Layla's such a whiny little baby.
Other than that, there was a lot going on.
They bad aliens tried to kill Sofia. The bad aliens stole nuclear rods. The president thinks Sofia is in on it. THey've cracked her mobile phone and know she's somewhere in San Francisco and when she receives or place her next call, they'll know her location (according to Homeland Security).
Sofia really makes the show. I hope it gets a second year but even if it doesn't Laura Innes has done some great work.
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