'Invasion' Episode 8 Review: An affair, a revelation and a plan to kill the aliens
The mystery surrounding Luke's unknown object intensifies as we see the alien matter shrink away in its vicinity
Spoilers for Apple TV+ 'Invasion', Episode 8 - 'Contact'
Apple TV+ returned with the eighth episode of 'Invasion' and as usual the series is more about the people rather than the aliens. After finally introducing the extraterrestrials halfway through the season, the show still shies away from actually having any alien action with family drama and long drawn scenes taking the lead.
'Invasion' shows us the effects of the alien invasion across different continents through the eyes of various individuals as they all deal with it differently. Read on to know what happened in the eighth episode and what we thought of it.
Episode 8 begins with Trevante (Shamier Anderson) successfully reaching a British airbase in London, but getting the bad news that there are no planes going to the United States. Aneesha (Golshifteh Farahani) meanwhile is chatting with the fellow doctor David(Noah Bean)whom she assisted when the army took her in. This sees Luke (Azhy Robertson) bored as he goes off to find his father after informing his mom. But his trip is cut short when another kid lures him into seeing the restricted part of the facility, which houses the bodies of those killed by aliens. When Aneesha goes to look for her family along with David, things get steamy when the two start making out. And you know what? Good for her! After trying to abandon his family after cheating on and impregnating another woman, Ahmed (Firas Nassar) most certainly doesn't deserve any sympathy as he remains one of the most repulsive characters. Some affection after ages does Aneesha good and we're here for it.
Meanwhile, Casper (Billy Barratt) finds his mother killed by an alien and throws a curveball revealing that he has felt them even before they arrived and can sense and hear them. Just like Jamila (India Brown), we're confused when he says that he could potentially kill them. According to the young boy, this only happens while he has a seizure and the two plan to go to the hospital to induce a seizure with him planning to 'kill them' all. Now although this plan looks unpromising what was noteworthy was Billy Barratt's acting. The child displayed his acting chops with incredible emotional acting that really captured the pain of losing his mother. Coming to Trevante, we also feel for the most boring character as we see his wife say her goodbyes to him with no hope for their relationship left. His appearance in London also leads him to meet Casper and Jamila with two of the main characters set to work alongside. Luke's foreign object still remains a mystery but gets confirmed to be a threat to the aliens as we see the unknown black substance left behind by aliens on the dead bodies retract and shrink away when he holds it close. Looks like humanity may have a chance if they study and find out more about it.
Coming to JASA, the Japanese plotline didn't disappoint once more as we see Mitsuki (Shioli Kutsuna) send videos of Hinata (Rinko Kikuchi) to the shuttle, with the episode ending on a cliffhanger that may potentially see her contact her lover as the sound crackles. Episode 8 left us with important mysteries to be uncovered and wondering if the slow show will manage to do so in the last two episodes.
'Invasion' is streaming on Apple TV+ with new episodes released every Friday.