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Invasion Main Cast

William Fichtner William Fichtner as Sheriff Tom Underlay
Eddie Cibrian Eddie Cibrian as Russell Varon
Kari Matchett Kari Matchett as Dr. Mariel Underlay
Lisa Sheridan Lisa Sheridan as Larkin Groves
Tyler Labine Tyler Labine as Dave Groves
Alexis Dziena Alexis Dziena as Kira Underlay
Evan Peters Evan Peters as Jesse Varon
Ariel Gade Ariel Gade as Rose Varon

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Invasion - Synopsis

Invasion, a science fiction television series that aired in 2005, is set in the aftermath of a devastating hurricane in a small Florida town. The series blends elements of mystery, drama, and science fiction, focusing on the lives of the town's residents as they grapple with the strange occurrences following the natural disaster.

The central narrative revolves around Park Ranger Russell Varon, played by Eddie Cibrian, and his family. Russell is divorced from his wife, Dr. Mariel Underlay, portrayed by Kari Matchett, who has since remarried to the local sheriff, Tom Underlay (played by William Fichtner). The blended family dynamic becomes increasingly complicated as the series progresses.

After the hurricane hits, strange phenomena begin to occur. Russell's daughter, Rose, claims to have seen lights in the water during the storm, sparking the initial intrigue. The town soon realizes that something extraordinary is happening when several residents, including Mariel, are found naked and disoriented in the water with no memory of what happened to them.

As the series unfolds, it becomes apparent that an alien species is involved, using the hurricane as cover for their invasion. These aliens are subtly integrating into society, taking over human bodies. The key element of suspense and intrigue in "Invasion" is the uncertainty about who has been taken over by the aliens and who remains human.

The show explores themes of identity, trust, and the nature of humanity. The alien presence brings out different reactions from the characters: some see it as a threat to be combatted, others view it as a natural evolution of humanity, and some are unaware of the true nature of the changes happening around them.

Russell, along with a small group of allies, including a local journalist, Larkin Groves (played by Lisa Sheridan), starts to investigate the bizarre occurrences. They face increasing challenges as the sheriff, Tom Underlay, who seems to have a deeper understanding of the aliens' intentions, becomes an antagonist trying to hinder their efforts.

The narrative structure of "Invasion" is marked by a slow build of tension and mystery, as more details about the aliens and their intentions are revealed. The show also delves into the emotional and psychological impacts on the characters, particularly the effects on families and relationships.

Despite its compelling premise and story arcs, "Invasion" was short-lived. It was cancelled after one season, leaving many of its plotlines unresolved. The cancellation left fans with many unanswered questions, particularly regarding the full extent of the invasion and the ultimate fate of the characters. The series is remembered for its atmospheric storytelling, strong character development, and the way it combined family drama with science fiction.

Invasion Show Details

  • Created by: Shaun Cassidy
  • Total number of seasons: 1
  • Total number of episodes: 22
  • Date first episode aired: 21 September 2005
  • Date final episode aired: 17 May 2006
  • Show status: Cancelled

Invasion Season 1 Episodes

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  1. Pilot - After a devastating hurricane, Park Ranger Russell Varon begins to notice strange occurrences in his small Florida town, including mysterious lights in the water.
  2. Lights Out - The town's residents struggle with the aftermath of the hurricane, and Russell's daughter, Kira, goes missing.
  3. Watershed - Suspicion grows when several people are found in the water with no memory, including Russell's ex-wife, Dr. Mariel Underlay.
  4. Alpha Male - Russell investigates a local legend about strange creatures in the water, while his brother-in-law, Dave, uncovers a disturbing secret.
  5. Unnatural Selection - Tensions rise as the town deals with power outages, and Russell discovers a possible alien connection to the recent events.
  6. The Hunt - A search party is formed to find a missing woman, leading to a terrifying discovery in the woods.
  7. Fish Story - Russell and Dave delve deeper into the mystery, encountering unusual creatures and unexplained phenomena.
  8. The Cradle - Mariel's behavior becomes increasingly strange, raising suspicions about her connection to the aliens.
  9. The Dredge - The discovery of a military dredge operation intensifies the mystery, revealing more about the extent of the invasion.
  10. Origin of Species - Revelations about the alien species come to light, affecting the town's residents in unforeseen ways.
  11. Us or Them - Russell faces a difficult decision as he learns more about the aliens' intentions and who among his loved ones might be affected.
  12. Power - With the town's power grid failing, paranoia and fear escalate, leading to a confrontation between Russell and Sheriff Underlay.
  13. Redemption - As the season finale unfolds, the true nature of the invasion becomes clearer, setting up a dramatic confrontation and leaving the town's future in question.
  14. All God's Creatures - The residents grapple with the reality of the invasion, and alliances are tested as they try to understand the aliens' motives.
  15. The Nest - A disturbing discovery in a local nest sheds light on the aliens' methods of reproduction and integration into society.
  16. The Fittest - The town's survival instincts are put to the test, leading to a showdown that reveals the invaders' next move.
  17. The Key - Russell and his allies uncover a potential way to stop the invasion, but they must act quickly as the situation escalates.
  18. Re-Evolution - With the town on the brink, Russell and his family face their toughest challenge yet as they fight to reclaim their lives and home.
  19. Run and Gun - In a race against time, Russell and Dave take a daring risk to thwart the aliens' plans and save the town.
  20. Round Up - As the military gets involved, the town's residents must choose sides, leading to a tense and uncertain standoff.
  21. Traveler - With the arrival of a mysterious traveler, new insights into the invasion are revealed, changing the course of the battle.
  22. The Last Wave Goodbye - The season culminates in a dramatic finale where the fate of the town and its inhabitants hangs in the balance, and major revelations are made about the alien invasion. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Certain content that appears on this site, comes from Amazon Services LLC. This content is provided “AS IS” and is subject to change or removal at any time.

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