Gordon McClintock, American hero...and Indogene sleeper agent. The town was ready to embrace the returning hero, but perhaps, if they'd looked deeper, they'd have seen the alien underneath. Then again...
The entire town spent the episode obsessed with one of its new arrivals - McClintock - when it should have been paying attention to another - the reporter from the West Coast who just happened to be carrying a viral hemorrhagic fever. Best not to get blinded by the light.
You'd think that, once the Earth was overrun by alien terraforming, things like governmental niggling might have gone the way of the dodo. Think again. As Connor's E-Rep incursion shows us, people in power will always make things harder for those on the fringes who just want to get things done.
Kenya's cavalier attitude about her affair with Stahma could have been both their undoing, if the Casti miaden hadn't put the kibosh on that approach right quick. As Datak's wife knows, sometimes subtlety is the way to go.