I was totally devastated tonight during the season finale of V on ABC when Anna killed her mother Diana. Why such devastation? Well, let me take you back about 27 years…
It’s 1984 and my family lost our home. Long story short, we had to move in with my aunt and with 10 people in the house, tv time was limited to whatever everyone agreed on in the living room.
The “V” Miniseries starts and the entire family watched the first part but not everyone was into it but my mom and I. We watched it together in my parents bedroom and it was one of 2 things that really brought us together in a long time. I was 14 and resentful of her for all of the abuse that I had to endure, really, I hated her. I wanted to love her and this was our common ground.
We watched the entire mini-series together then V the Final Battle, which was sort of a second mini series, then they brought us V the TV Series and we watched that together every week. The show ended with peace on all sides and although it gave us closure for the show, it ended our “thing” that we had going. Life back to normal.
I have to admit that even though I was rooting for the fifth column, I was also rooting for Diana because she was just such an awesome character in the show. Not just her hair but the dramatic look on her face every time the fifth column would foil her plans for victory. The constant fight that she had with Lydia and, well, everyone. She was very entertaining to me.
During the early 2000’s I hear rumors of a return of V. The rumors that I heard were not a remake or a series but a movie, sort of a “V Returns” type of thing, you know like Superman Returns where it’s 25 or so years later. I liked the idea of a return, prefer a series but I’ll take whatever I can get.
Summer 2009 comes and I hear from the futon critic website that ABC is bringing V back as a new series and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Naturally I watched it. At first I wasn’t sure I liked it because it wasn’t exactly as it was in the 80’s but then I started thinking that I like it because it is a remake and the best way to remake an old show is to change everything.
I was very happy with the first season but then I heard rumor that Jane Badler was coming back to reprise her role as Diana. What? REALLY? HAPPY!!!
I think she was great during her short time in the 2nd season so I was very heart-broken and devastated when Anna killed her in the middle of the season finale. I didn’t expect the show to give her queendom back to her but I had hoped that she would have become a regular in the show again and not just a guest starring role.
I’m not truly convinced that Diana is dead, after all, Anna has brought some of her visitor friends back to life. She brought Dale (Alan Tudyk) back (then Joshua killed him again lol) and she brought Marcus (Christopher Shyer) back. I’m sure the fifth column could secretly take Diana’s body to a secret lab room and bring her back to life the way Anna brought those other people back to life. The only true way to kill these new aliens is with a pill that dissolves the entire body.
This isn’t just a goodbye to Diana, this is a I will never forget you. Not only how V brought my mother and I together before she passed away but because you talk to me on Twitter. I will always be grateful for that, you have made my day, no, my lifetime.
This show means more to me than anyone will ever know and bringing back my favorite original character means even more than that so I thank the producers and writers for bringing my beloved Diana back to me, even though it was for a very short time. You too have made my lifetime because I know that my mom was watching it with me every week just as we watched it together 27 years ago. Thank you for bringing us back together one last time. </3
Updated to correct facts in the show that I missed, some nerd I turned out to be.