Brothers Kenny and Michael Mittleider review and discuss a short lived but very socially aware TV series from the late 80's early 90's ALIEN NATION. Each podcast we will review a single episode in sequential order starting with the Pilot. Will give you our thoughts on the episode as well as some fun behind the scenes information.
Today we cover Season 1, Episode 6 - The First Cigar
Directed by John McPherson
Written by Diane Frolov & Andrew Schneider
Original air date October 23th, 1989
Plot Summary: Struggling to pay a debt of $2,400 to the IRS, George finds himself having to go to a successful Newcomer businesswoman Betsy Ross for a loan. Ross, who claims to be impressed with the progress that George, one of their own, has made on this planet, is happy to help, and, in addition, insists she can get for him information about dealers of the hightly addictive narcotic "Jack", termed "the crack of the 90's" Sikes doesn't trust Ross, but George refuses to accept his argument until it becomes clear that Ross is actually an Oversser trying to corner the Jack market for herself.