Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Grim Peace Resister" and I would really pair this with "An Open Letter to War Loving (Democratic/Republican) Frauds by Cindy Sheehan" on the Democrats who walked away from objecting to the war as soon as they got one of their own into the White House.
Okay, The Event. NBC's Mondays. Latest episode tossed things in another direction completely. Thomas called Sofia to tell her he had gotten a message back from their home planet. She wasn't interested in talking to him but agreed to meet because of the fact that there was bad news from home. After she got off the phone, Michael (Layla's father) asked Sofia if she was really going to go and she said Thomas wouldn't dare try to do anything with everyone assembled.
Now you may remember that the president and the military knew Sofia was in San Francisco but couldn't pin down where. What were they waiting for? Her cell to receive a text or call. They got both because Thomas then texted her where the meeting would be.
The president sent the military to take her in or take her out. He broke posse comitatus. The general warned him about it but he said it didn't matter and that the law was passed before the US had to deal with aliens so it didn't matter.
I really hate Blair Underwood in this role. I do not care for the president. I think he's a little s**t and completely unlikeable. We saw him have a bad dream where he gets killed last episode and, because of that dream, he's decided to kill Sofia.
So the military is disguised as the police and they've surrounded the house in San Francisco. They can see Sofia through the window. They're waiting on the president's order. They're on the street, they're by the doors, they're hiding by the porch (porch is about chest level of them).
And the president suddenly figures out the text (which they can't decipher) that went out to over 200 people besides Sofia must be a meet-up text.
So he orders them to stand down.
As Sofia and Michael go to the front door.
And step out.
And as they walk across the porch, you see about five heads of military dressed as police and you're left wondering why, when you can see them, Sofia and Michael don't even notice?
That was so cheesy. Not to mention that someone's got a video camera aimed right on Sofia's face because they're watching her back at the White House.
So she goes to the meeting and learns that their planet is about to be no more, they're going to have to transport the last remaining people on their planet to earth.
Now this meeting takes place in a church. And they only have one guard outside.
The military (disguised as police) has moved all over the neighborhood. They've got guns aimed at the guard, they've got guns aimed at Sofia through the church window.
The guard happens to look around -- something Sofia and Michael couldn't do -- and sees a gun between two curtains on a second story a bit aways.
He goes into the church and warns what's taking place. That's where it ended. Next week is apparently going to be the big siege.
In addition, Jason Ritter teamed up with the woman with the black hair who kidnapped Layla. They went after the vice president in a scene that may pay off next week but didn't do much this time. Oh, Layla may be at the church. She had one scene where she was hearing the couple she and her daughter are staying with talking about the text they'd just received and the husband was saying he'd go. Layla had a look on her face that made me think, "Oh, she's going to hide in the van and sneak a ride to the church."
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"