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  • TV-14
  • 2005
  • 1 Season
  • 7.5  (12,971)

Invasion was a science fiction television series that aired on ABC from 2005 to 2006. The show was created by Shaun Cassidy and starred a talented cast including William Fichtner, Eddie Cibrian, Kari Matchett, Lisa Sheridan, Tyler Labine, Alexis Dziena, Evan Peters, and Ariel Gade.

The story of Invasion revolves around an eerie phenomenon that happens in the aftermath of a major hurricane striking a small town in Florida. Strange objects begin to fall from the sky, and people start to behave in bizarre ways. Gradually, it becomes apparent that some kind of extraterrestrial force has invaded the town, and it's up to the remaining inhabitants to figure out how to survive.

William Fichtner plays Sheriff Tom Underlay, a tough and no-nonsense lawman who finds himself caught up in the middle of the strange events. Eddie Cibrian plays Russell Varon, a park ranger who is trying to reconnect with his estranged wife, Dr. Mariel Underlay (played by Kari Matchett), and their two children Jess (played by Lisa Sheridan) and Rose (played by Ariel Gade).

As the series progresses, the characters come to realize that the invasion is not just a random occurrence, but a carefully orchestrated plan by an alien race to take over the planet. They find themselves battling not only the strange effects of the invasion itself, but also the human collaborators who are working with the aliens in order to achieve their own goals.

One of the strengths of Invasion was the way it combined elements of science fiction with a very human drama. The characters are well-drawn and believable, and the relationships between them are complex and nuanced. The performances are uniformly excellent, particularly from William Fichtner, who brings a great deal of depth and nuance to his role as the conflicted Sheriff.

In terms of production values, Invasion was also impressive. The special effects are well-done, particularly in the depiction of the alien technology and the ways in which it interacts with the human characters. The show also benefits from some strong direction and cinematography, particularly in the way it captures the eerie atmosphere of the Florida setting.

One of the more interesting aspects of Invasion is the way it explores themes of identity and transformation. As the characters struggle to resist the influence of the aliens, they find themselves changing in unexpected ways. This leads to some thought-provoking questions about what it means to be human and how much of our identity is shaped by our environment.

Overall, Invasion was a strong and engaging science fiction series that deserved a longer run than it got. It combined thought-provoking themes with well-drawn characters and strong production values, and was anchored by some excellent performances. While it may not have achieved the cult status of some other shows in the genre, it remains a memorable and rewarding viewing experience for fans of science fiction and human drama alike.

Invasion is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (22 episodes). The series first aired on September 21, 2005.

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The Last Wave Goodbye
22. The Last Wave Goodbye
May 17, 2006
In the middle of the hurricane chaos, Underlay and Russell mount a rescue of the humans who are being round up by the hybrids. Meanwhile, two humans who suspect that Underlay is the cause of the chaos take Larkin, Dave, Jesse and Rose as hostages.
Round Up
21. Round Up
May 10, 2006
While Russell and Underlay return to Homestead in an attempt to thwart Szura's plans during the impending hurricane, Mariel, Larkin and the kids are rounded up by the National Guard for their protection. But Mariel and Larkin suspect that their saviors may well be their captors. Meanwhile, Underlay's deputies question Dave as to the whereabouts of the sheriff.
Run and Gun
20. Run and Gun
May 3, 2006
Russell and Underlay find that they have to work together as another storm is quickly approaching to get their families out of Homestead and to try to find where Szura has stashed away the hybrids.
The Son Also Rises
19. The Son Also Rises
April 26, 2006
Russell may find that because of his investigation of the hybrids that he may lose his job. Sensing another storm, the hybrids prepare. Rose's teacher is teaching a subject that has Russell bothered. Jesse and a school friend find a way to get even with the hybrids.
18. Re-Evolution
April 19, 2006
Russell and Dave discover the island where Szura has been housing some special hybrids. But they also uncover what look like plans for a possible invasion. Meanwhile, Larkin accidentally hits a man with her car and is convinced he is a hybrid, and Jesse gets into a fight with some hybrids at school.
The Key
17. The Key
March 15, 2006
Mariel involuntarily performs an ultrasound on Christina when she demands to know why her womb is growing so quickly. The schools reopen and Jesse is worried by the way, that some of the fellow classmates are behaving. Russell and Dave search for answers as to what Healy knew about the hybrids.
The Fittest
16. The Fittest
March 8, 2006
Russell teams up with Tom try to catch a pregnant Christina and Derek, who are on the run, armed and acutely unstable. While searching Russell and Tom find a group of exiled migrant workers. Jesse and Rose learn from their mother what happened to her during the hurricane. After Kira's encounter with the being in the water she lies unconscious in the hospital. Meanwhile, Larkin investigates Paxton further to try to discover his real reason for being in the area during the hurricane.
The Nest
15. The Nest
February 15, 2006
Curiosity and frustration get the best of Kira as she searches for the truth about her father, Mariel and what is happening to the people of Homestead. But she soon finds her life in danger when she falls in with the wrong crowd during her search. Meanwhile, Russell helps Mariel test her blood for abnormalities and discovers a shocking anomaly.
All God's Creatures
14. All God's Creatures
February 8, 2006
Dave, Russell and Larkin are shocked after discovering the identity of their trespasser. Kira questions what happened to Mariel and her father from their time they had been in the water. Tom searches for the person who shot him.
13. Redemption
January 25, 2006
Underlay subconsciously drifts between the past and the present after he is shot by an unknown intruder, re-living the 1996 plane crash that led to his "rebirth." Meanwhile, knowing that his wife and unborn child's life will be on the line, Russell must stop Larkin from reporting the truth about the hybrids.
12. Power
January 18, 2006
Russell pays a visit to Mariel and discovers that Underlay has taken the children on an unscheduled vacation -- without asking for her permission. Meanwhile, Russell notices someone hiding in the shadows outside of Mariel's house, and Larkin becomes suspicious of her husband's intentions with his ex-wife.
Us or Them
11. Us or Them
January 11, 2006
Russell finally confronts Mariel about the changes she's undergone since the hurricane, Underlay invites a confused Deputy Sirk into his home to recuperate, and Jesse meets a beautiful but strange girl while on vacation with Larkin and Rose.
Origin of Species
10. Origin of Species
November 30, 2005
After reading his blog about the strange happenings in Homestead, Dave is abducted by a couple who have a vested interest in learning what he knows about the circumstances surrounding the hurricane's aftermath. Meanwhile, Underlay and Sirk learn the identity of the dead woman found in the bay, and Sirk gets his first look at one of the orange, luminescent beings.
The Dredge
9. The Dredge
November 23, 2005
After Russell becomes a prime suspect in a double murder, Larkin learns that her husband has a past criminal record - which leads her to question his integrity and investigate the circumstances surrounding it. Meanwhile, Dave contacts Mariel in an attempt to find out what happened to her the night of the hurricane, and Mariel pleads with Tom to dredge the bay to discover the true identity of the body she claims to have seen.
The Cradle
8. The Cradle
November 16, 2005
After a baby is abandoned at Russell's ranger station, the mother - Christina -- is located by Underlay but vehemently denies that the child is hers. But her mother-in-law swears that the baby is her grandchild and that Christina has been acting strange ever since the hurricane hit. Meanwhile, Mariel -- who begins questioning why she has been losing touch with her kids -- makes a shocking discovery in the water, and Dave learns the identity of the owner of the wedding band.
Fish Story
7. Fish Story
November 9, 2005
After barely surviving a car crash that has left her injured and the fate of her unborn baby in question, Larkin is picked up by a man whose suspicious actions cause her to question his motives. Meanwhile, Mariel desperately tries to reconnect emotionally with son Jesse.
The Hunt
6. The Hunt
October 26, 2005
After finding an old Cuban refugee on the water who has lost his family to "the lights," Russell decides to go fishing to catch one of the mysterious, orange luminescent beings. Meanwhile, a transformed Derek begins to lose interest in Kira and directs his sights on stepmother Mariel - incurring the wrath of Sheriff Underlay.
Unnatural Selection
5. Unnatural Selection
October 19, 2005
Russell questions the mysterious circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a fellow worker at Underlay's hands. Meanwhile, Larkin becomes suspicious of an old flame's motives after he invites her to visit his military base, Mariel begins to worry that she hasn't been a good mother to her children since the hurricane -- and she also wonders what Father Scanlon's intentions are when he invites her to attend his church survivor's group.
Alpha Male
4. Alpha Male
October 12, 2005
Sheriff Underlay just might get the quarantine he's been looking for when Russell discovers that escaped laboratory animals may be responsible for a deadly flu virus that's beginning to spread throughout Homestead. Meanwhile, Jesse becomes jealous when Kira flirts with a boy at a party, and Larkin is physically attacked by a woman who questions the reporter's identity.
3. Watershed
October 5, 2005
Jesse is knocked unconscious by a mysterious, unknown force, and it's up to Russell to save his son. Meanwhile, Russell becomes concerned about Mariel's strange behavior, Larkin suspects that Sheriff Underlay is aware of a possible military cover-up, and Dave searches for the meaning of the inscription found on a wedding band.
Lights Out
2. Lights Out
September 28, 2005
After discovering an Air Force officer named Paxton in a wet suit and barely alive at the ranger station, Russell begins to question what befell the man when he notices his wounds are identical to Dave's. But Russell soon finds out that he's not the only one interested in Paxton when Sheriff Underlay and Larkin both begin to question the man's mysterious circumstances. Meanwhile Mariel finds something unexplainable protruding from Paxton's wounds, Russell's curiosity about the strange skeleton grows, and Underlay continues to push for a town quarantine.
1. Pilot
September 21, 2005
Russell starts to investigate the strange happenings in Homestead after the hurricane hits and unknowingly begins a fight for the survival of his family, his community, and what might ultimately be the whole human race.
Where to Watch Invasion
Invasion is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Invasion on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Apple TV and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 21, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (12,971)