V's Laura Vandervoort: I Would Love for Lisa to Be Bad
This year's final episode of V airs Tuesday (8/7c on ABC), and on its way out, the show drops several bombs that will leave viewers scratching their heads. (Just take our word for it.) TVGuide.com caught up with Laura Vandervoort to get the lowdown on the big episode and what's to come when the show returns after the Winter Olympics. Vandervoort teases the creation of an "untraditional family," a new Romeo & Juliet-like development, which V may turn against the Visitors and more.
TVGuide.com: Why should the audience feel for the Visitors?
Laura Vandervoort: You shouldn't [Laughs]. I'm kidding. Realistically, if you look at the history of the Vs, we were actually on Earth first. There's a whole mythology of it. You should feel for them because they're just trying to protect their species. Anna [Morena Baccarin] is doing everything she possibly can to keep her own species alive. You should feel for her because she's struggling. At the same time, it might destroy all of mankind.
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TVGuide.com: Why are they keeping the humans alive? Would you say they need the humans for something?
Vandervoort: That's possible. Everyone is saying online that there's always the possibility of them wanting to have alien-human babies, but again, I don't know. I'm sure we're keeping them alive for a purpose.
TVGuide.com: Would you classify Lisa as a good V?
Vandervoort: I would, but I also hope that she's not. First of all, the way that Lisa is seen is kind of in an angelic state. Anna [has] obviously got something evil. You can see it behind her eyes. I feel like Lisa is being taken along for the ride by her mother. Maybe she really does think that we're here for peace, and she is truly falling for Tyler and enjoying being on Earth because she's still young. I do think she's there for good, but I [would] love if the writers suddenly make her turn on her own people or turn on the humans, being two-faced all along.
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TVGuide.com: Maybe Lisa could join the Fifth Column?
Vandervoort: Yeah, I would think that's an interesting direction for Lisa to go. She's the leader's daughter and she turns on her own mother? That would be huge, and I can only imagine what her mother would do to her for doing that.
TVGuide.com: How did you feel about that reveal that Anna was Lisa's mother?
Vandervoort: That surprised me. They told me after Episode 2, but I didn't know how they were going to reveal it. I didn't see that coming, and I love that because it makes Lisa all that much more important in her status as a Visitor. She's got that extra spice, and I'm hoping that helps with the storyline for me.
TVGuide.com: How old are the Vs really? You are five years younger than Morena, so how does that work out?
Vandervoort: Yeah, she had me when she was five [Laughs]. I'm not sure how they're going to explain that. You also have to remember that this is a skin that we're wearing, so you really don't know how old we are.
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TVGuide.com: What does Lisa want out of Tyler (Logan Huffman)?
Vandervoort: She really is developing feelings for him. I think that's surprising her, but she can't let that get in the way of whatever her task is. I think her feelings will affect her carrying out her task. The fact that she has more feelings than she expected is going to be a problem.
TVGuide.com: Would you want Tyler and Lisa to have an alien-human baby?
Vandervoort: No. Even though I'd love to eat anything I want and have a belly for a season, I don't want them to head in that direction just because their relationship is really pure and innocent. I think if that did happen, it would be because Anna had told her to do that, to make that mixed race. I kind of want things to go slow for them, and I want it to be a Romeo & Juliet situation in that they have to be together, but they can't. Erica [Elizabeth Mitchell] is an FBI agent and my mother is the leader of the Visitors. That's two different families being torn apart.
TVGuide.com: Will Erica discover that Lisa is a V?
Vandervoort: She's smart enough that she'll discover it. Who knows? I'm assuming she'll find out because she's an FBI agent, but the Vs are smart enough to get around her.
TVGuide.com: Do you think Anna is really the leader of the Vs, or is there someone higher up than her?
Vandervoort: In my opinion, she's our leader, but I wouldn't be surprised if there are several different leaders and that there's one that even she has to answer to.
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TVGuide.com: Where do you want to see the latter part of the season go? Do you want to see them go to war right away?
Vandervoort: No, I really think you can do much with this show and really stretch it out, maybe the season finale being the start of a war. I would love for Lisa to defy her people and create a lot of tension where her and Tyler have to stay on the down low. He leaves his mother, I leave mine, and we try to survive on our own somehow. I wouldn't want to see the war right away. I want to learn more about the Vs and the people.
TVGuide.com: When will when the big reveal of what the Vs look like happen?
Vandervoort: I have a feeling — because a lot of the fans want to see the lizard skin — that this season you'll see a little more. I just couldn't say who or when. I hope I get to do it, but I hope it's not because I'm being killed off.
TVGuide.com: What is one big tease to leave fans drooling?
Vandervoort: A lot of the main cast will finally come together [in Episode 4]. Three in particular out of the cast will create their own untraditional family.