Sunday, December 5, 2021

‘Invasion’ Episode 8 Review: An Affair, a Revelation, and a Plot to Kill the Aliens

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The mystery of Luke’s unknown object intensifies when we see extraterrestrial matter shrink around him

Spoiler for Apple TV + ‘Invasion’, episode 8 – ‘Contact’

Apple TV + returned with the eighth episode of ‘Invasion’ and, as always, the show is more about the humans than the aliens. After the aliens were finally introduced halfway through the season, the show still shies away from actually having alien action, with family drama and drawn out scenes taking the lead.

‘Invasion’ shows us the effects of the alien invasion on different continents from the eyes of different individuals as they all deal with it differently. Read on to find out what happened in episode eight and what we thought of it.

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Episode 8 begins with Trevante (Shamier Anderson) successfully reaching a British airbase in London, but receiving the bad news that no planes are flying into the US. Meanwhile, Aneesha (Golshifteh Farahani) is chatting with her doctor colleague David (Noah Bean), whom she helped to join the army. Luke (Azhy Robertson) gets bored looking for his father after informing his mother. But his trip is cut short when another child leads him to see the restricted part of the facility that houses the corpses of people killed by aliens. When Aneesha and David look for her family, it gets hot when the two start making out. And you know what? Good for you! After trying to leave his family after cheating on and getting pregnant with another woman, Ahmed (Firas Nassar) certainly doesn’t deserve pity as he remains one of the most disgusting characters. A little affection after ages is good for Aneesha and that’s what we’re here for.

Meanwhile, Casper (Billy Barratt) finds his mother killed by an alien and throws a curveball, which reveals that he sensed her and can sense and hear her before she even arrived. Just like Jamila (India Brown), we are confused when he says he could possibly kill her. According to the boy, this only happens while he is having a seizure and the two plan to go to the hospital to cause a seizure, planning to “kill” them all. Well, while that plan doesn’t look promising, Billy Barratt’s acting was remarkable. The child showed his acting skills with incredible emotional action that really captured the pain of losing his mother. When we come to Trevante we feel like even the most boring character when we see his wife saying goodbye to him without giving her any more hope in their relationship. His appearance in London also leads him to meet Casper and Jamila, with two of the main characters who will work by their side. Luke’s foreign body still remains a mystery, but is confirmed as a threat to the aliens when we see the unknown black substance that was left on the corpses by aliens, and withdraws when he holds them close. Looks like humanity has a chance if they study and find out more about it.

When we got to JASA, the Japanese plot again didn’t disappoint when we see Mitsuki (Shioli Kutsuna) sending videos of Hinata (Rinko Kikuchi) to the shuttle, the episode ending with a cliffhanger that may cause her her lover as the sound crackles. Episode 8 left us with important secrets and wondered if the slow show could do this in the last two episodes.

Invasion is streamed on Apple TV + with new episodes released every Friday.

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