Thursday, January 20, 2022

Naomi - Unidentified Flying Object

The second episode of Naomi continues to make some pretty substantial changes to the comic as Dee (Alexander Wraith) becomes more mentor to Naomi McDuffie (Kaci Walfall) than just her introduction to a brand-new world. Her parents' casual disinterest in Naomi's current "school project" (looking into the UFO sighting on the day she was adopted) seems to suggest they aren't aware of their adopted daughter's origins (or maybe just oblivious to what's happening?). If true, that's a shame as some of the comic's best moments come within those shared family reveals which further open up Naomi's world.

Most of "Unidentified Flying Object" centers around Naomi's growing list of friends (giving the show more of a generic CW feel) searching for answers about the UFO sighting, although only one of them knows why it's so important to our central character. We also see Naomi's father get a promotion to a secret-branch of the military investigating aliens seeming to put him on a parallel course to his daughter's investigation. The outcome of the episode seems to be Naomi will begin attempting to develop her powers, but as to the secrets of her origins where will those answers come from? Possibly the tight-lipped Zumbado (Cranston Johnson), who is obviously something quite different from his comic counterpart.

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