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Episode Notes/Recap:

  • During A Meeting With The 2nd Mass, Weaver Begins Having Convulsions, And He Collapses. It Seems To Somehow Be Related To The Injury That He Sustained From The Harness. Anne Rushes To Weaver, To Assess The Situation.
  • Weaver Is Temporarily Restrained In One Of The Hospital’s Rooms. It Seems That The Poison From The Harness Bite Is Spreading.
  • Tom Tells The 2nd Mass That They Need To Get Help For Weaver. Tom Tells Everyone That The 2nd Mass Needs To Head Out For Charleston Immediately.
  • While Out Scouting, Hal And Maggie Stumble Upon Dozens Of Dead Children/Teens That Have Had Their Harnesses Removed.  While Checking For Any Surviving Children/Teens, Hal Finds Karen Face Down, Amongst The Dead Children/Teens (Apparently Karen’s Harness Has Been Removed, As Well). Karen Jolts Awake, And Pleads For Hal To Help Her.
  • Tom Tells The 2nd Mass That They Need To Head For Charleston A.S.A.P. Tom Is Informed, That Under Weaver’s Orders, The Men Drained The Vehicles’ Fuel, To Keep The Hospital’s Generator Going. The Vehicles Are Out Of Fuel, And The Generator Only Has 12 Hours Worth Of Fuel Remaining.
  • Tom Tells Dai To Assign 3 Teams, To Go Scouting For Fuel.
  • Hal And Maggie Rush Back To Camp With Karen.
  • Ben Tells Tom That They Can’t Let Karen Stay, Because She Is Still Attached To The Skitters. Ben Says That Karen’s Harness May Have Been Removed, But He Can Hear The Connection Between Her And The Skitters.
  • Karen Is Taken The Psyche Ward Of The Hospital, And Put Into A Secure Room.
  • Karen Regains Consciousness.
  • Karen {Claims To} Have No Memory Of How Her Harness Was Removed, Or How She Ended Up In The Woods, Facedown. Tom Informs Karen That She Must Stay In The Hospital Room, Until It’s Determined That She’s Not A Threat.
  • Ben Decides To Stay With Karen, To See If Something Is Out Of The Ordinary With The Situation/Her Return.
  • Weaver’s Condition Begins To Rapidly Deteriorate. Anne Thinks That The Poison Has Infiltrated Weaver’s Bloodstream.
  • Anne And Lourdes Learn That The Pathogens Inside Of Weaver Can Only Live In Cool Environments (Which Is Why They Have Stayed Close To The Surface Of Weaver’s Skin). Anne And Lourdes Cover Weaver With Blankets To Raise His Core Temperature. This Slows The Spread Of The Pathogens, But It Doesn’t Kill Them. Anne And Lourdes Think That If They Perform A Rarely Used Technique, It Will Disrupt The Growth Of The Pathogens. The Techniques Involves Weaver’s Blood Being Pumped Out, Heated To Over 105 Degrees, Cooled Down, And Pumped Back In. Heating The Blood Should Kill The Pathogens.
  • Jamil Begins Looking For Supplies To Help Successfully Complete Weaver’s Procedure.
  • The 3 Fuel Scouting Teams Return To The Hospital. They Didn’t Find Any Fuel, But They Did Find Anthony And Pope. Anthony Seems Unharmed, But Pope Is Unconscious. Pope Is Rushed Into The Hospital And Placed Under Anne’s Care.
  • Anthony Says That Pope Was Injured By A Mech Blast.
  • While Talking To Karen, Ben Gets Close To Her, And Some Sort Of Connection Forms Between The Two Of Them. Both Of Their Spikes Begin To Glow. Hal Walks In And Asks What Is Going On, Karen Then Collapses.
  • Karen Awakens. She Disoriented, But She’s Not Injured.
  • Weaver’s Procedure Begins.
  • The Hospital’s Power Goes Out Causing The Machine, Pumping Weaver’s Blood, To Go Out. Tom Begins Manually Turning The Pump, But If The Power Isn’t Restored Soon, The Pump’s Water Temperature Will Cool. It Won’t Be Able To Heat Weaver’s Blood Then.
  • The Power Is Restored, And The Pump Begins Working On It’s Own Again.
  • Tector (Who Was Assigned To Fuel Scouting) Returns With Barrels Full Of Gasoline.
  • Hal Begins To Suspect That Ben Is Trying To Recruit Karen, To Become An Ally Of Him And The Skitters.
  • Maggie Goes Into Karen’s Room To Question Her. Maggie Has A Gun Drawn On Karen For Protection. Karen Begins Talking Trash To Maggie, And Maggie Opens Fire On Her. Karen Uses Her Superhuman Abilities (That She Gained From Being Harnessed) To Dodge The Bullets. A Fight Begins Between Maggie And Karen.
  • Karen Knocks Maggie Out. Ben Arrives, And Karen Claims That She Is The Victim Of The Situation.
  • Ben Tells Karen That He Knows A Place Where People Like Themselves Can Be Accepted/Safe.
  • Karen And Ben Head To The Roof To Make Their Escape. Hal Walks Out Onto The Roof, And Tells Them That They’re Not Going Anywhere. Ben Chokes Hal, Until He Falls Unconscious, And Ben And Karen Escape From The Hospital, And Begin Heading For Their “Safe-Haven”.
  • Weaver Awakens, And Is Even Able To Speak. His Procedure Was Successful, And It Seems That His Condition Is Improving.
  • Pope Awakens And Tells Tom That The Skitters Are Looking For Ben. Apparently Pope Was Overrun By Skitters, And They Used Karen As A Medium, To Ask Him The Location Of Ben And The 2nd Mass. This Situation Happened 2-3 Days Ago.
  • Tom Rushes To Find Ben, But He Learns That Ben And Karen Have Escaped. Tom Also Finds Hal And Maggie Unconscious.

Favorite Episode Quote(s):

1) “You Know Weaver And His Schedules.”    – Tom

2) “Typical Guy, Making It All About You.”    – Maggie

3) “They’re Not My Masters.”    – Karen

4) “There’s No Other Choice, Is There?”    – Dai

5) “So Let’s Stop Playing Games, Okay?”    – Maggie

6) “I’m Sorry It Came To This, Ben.”    – Karen

7) “How Much Fuel Did We Burn Saving My Sorry Ass?”    – Weaver

 

Review:

Tonight’s Episode Of Falling Skies Was Great! Tonight’s Episode Really Focused On  The Mystery Behind Ben And His Glowing Spikes. Tonight’s Episode Also Threw In A Huge Twist, By Bringing (Unharnessed) Karen Into The Show. I’ve Been A Fan Of The Show Since I Watched The Series Premiere, Last Year. I’m Curious To See How The Rest Of The Season Plays Out, And I’m Excited To Hear That Falling Skies Has Officially Been Renewed For A Third Season. Overall, I Would Definitely Recommend Falling Skies. Watch Falling Skies Live: Sunday’s At 9/8c. On TNT.

 

~ Scott R.


Episode Notes/Recap:

  • Mech Fire And Explosions Break Out 1 Click From The 2nd Mass’s Camp. Weaver Thinks That Another Resistance Group May Be Under Attack, So He Sends Tom And A Small Team Out To See What’s Going On.
  • Tom And His Team Arrive At The Location Of The Gunfire, And They Find Dead Mechs/Skitters Scattered On The Ground. It Seems That No Humans Were Involved In The Battle, But Rather, The Mechs Were Killed By Mech Gunshots. (Could The Mechs Be Shooting Each Other, And If So, Why?)
  • Weaver, Hal, And Maggie, Meet Up With Tom And His Team, At The Mech/Skitter Battle Site. They All Begin Searching For Humans And Useful Items.
  • While Searching The Location Of The Dead Mechs/Skitters, The 2nd Mass Finds Rick unconscious, underneath A Dead Skitter.
  • Rick Is Brought Back To Camp, And Placed Under Anne’s Care. He Is Still unconscious.
  • Weaver’s Injured Leg Begins To Look Rank, And Infected.
  • Ben Is Nowhere To Be Found. Hal Tells Tom About Ben’s Spikes Glowing.
  • Rick Awakens, And He Seems Disoriented. Rick Says That Ben Was With Him, And He’s Now Injured. Rick Says That He Can Show Tom Where Ben’s At.
  • Rick Begins Leading Tom, Weaver, And A Few Other 2nd Mass. Members To Ben’s Location. Rick’s Spikes Glow, As He Makes His Way To The Location.
  • Rick Leads The Team To Ben. Ben Is With The Red-Eyed Skitter, And It’s REvealed That The Skitter Is Injured, Not Ben. Ben Tells The Group That The Skitter Needs Medical Treatment. It’s Also revealed That The Red-Eyed Skitter Was On The Alien Ship With Tom. The Skitter Uses Rick As A Medium And Tells Tom That They’re Both Facing The Same Enemy, “The Overlords”. The Skitter Then Collapses Due To It’s Injuries, Causing Rick To Collapse As Well.
  • Tom Thinks That The Skitter Can Provide Useful Information, So He Convinces Weaver To Allow Him To Take The Skitter Back To Camp, As A Prisoner.
  • Hal, Maggie, And Two Other 2nd Mass Members Head Out To Scout For Pharmacies And Hospitals. Apparently, Anne Is Low On Medical Tools/Supplies.
  • Weaver And The Team Arrives Back At Camp, With The Skitter.
  • Ben Reveals To Tom That He Has Been Communicating With The Skitters, Since Jimmy Died. Ben Says That His Spikes Began Glowing Around The Same Time.
  • Ben Says That Some Of The Skitters Have Been Able To Resist The Effects Of Their harnesses, And Resist Their “Overlords”. Apparently, The Skitters Have Been Rebelling Against Their “Overlords”  For A While. Ben Says That The Skitters Want To Team Up With The Humans, To Destroy The “Overlords”.
  • Weaver Begins Questioning The Skitter (Who Is Using Rick As A Medium, To Communicate). The Skitter Tells Weaver That He Wishes To Talk To Tom Alone.
  • The Skitter Tells Tom That There’s not Much Time To Talk. Apparently, A Death Squad Is Coming To Kill The Skitter, And Everyone In The Camp.
  • Hal And The Team Arrive At The Hospital, And Discover A Stockpile Of Medication.
  • Maggie Reveals To Hal That She Had Cancerous Brain Tumors. (Previously, Maggie Was Vague About What Type Of Cancer She Had).
  • Maggie And Hal Share A Passionate Kiss. An Awkward Tension Follows The Kiss.
  • The Skitter Tells Tom That The “Overlords” Invaded Their Planet, And Harnessed Them, Just Like What The “Overlords” Have Done To Earth, And Humans.
  • The Skitter Tells Tom That The Skitters And Humans Can Team Up And Prevail, Or The Humans Can Fight Alone, And Die.
  • Maggie Tells Hal That They Can’t Have A Romantic Relationship.
  • Hal And The Scouting Team Move Out From The Hospital, And Begin Making Their Way Back To Camp.
  • As  Hal And The Scouting Team Gets Near Camp, They Begin Getting Fired At By The Alien Death Squad. They Are Able To Escape From The Death Squad, And Make It Back To Camp. Maggie Is Injured From The Attack.
  • Weaver Thinks That The Skitter Purposely Led The Death Squad To Them, So He Orders The Skitter To Be Killed. Ben, Tom, And Rick Try To Explain The Situation To Weaver, But He Doesn’t Listen. The Skitter Breaks Free From It’s Cage, To Avoid Being Killed. Tector Begins Firing At The Skitter. Rick Jumps In Front Of Tector, To Save The Skitter, And He Gets Shot. Rick Ultimately Dies.
  • Maggie Is Handed Over To Anne, For Treatment.
  • Maggie’s Wounds Are Treated, And She Is Expected To Make A Full Recovery.
  • Maggie And Hal Slowly Begin To Open Up To Each Other, And Reveal Their True Feelings For Each Other.
  • Anne Continues To Treat Weaver’s Injured Leg.
  • Weaver Tells Tom That He’s Worried That Ben May Pose A Risk/Threat To The 2nd Mass.
  • Anne’s Supplies Are Given To Her. She Finally Has The Tools And Medicines That She Needs.
  • The Camp Is ReLocated To The Hospital, Where Hal And The Scouting Team Found The Medical Supplies. The 2nd Mass. Successfully Gets The Back Up Power Going, In The Hospital.
  • Ben Reveals To Matt That He Will Be Going Away For Awhile. He Tells Matt To Keep It A Secret.

Favorite Episode Quote(s):

1) “I’m Keeping An Eye On My Partner.”   – Hal

2) “I’m Worried About Ben.”    – Weaver

3) “I’ve Come To Respect You”     – Weaver

 

Review:

Tonight’s Episode Of Falling Skies Was Thrilling! Tonight’s Episode Presented Many New Questions And Mysteries, Such As Ben’s Future, And Evidence That Shows That The Skitters May Be In The Same Situation As The Humans. I’m Really Curious To See What Happens In This Season, And I’m Surprised That It Hasn’t Been Renewed For A 3rd Season (Yet). Overall, I Would Definitely Recommend Falling Skies. Watch Falling Skies Live: Sunday’s At 9/8C. On TNT

 

~ Scott R.


9/8c Falling Skies on TNT

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Episode Notes/Recap:

  • Two Of The 2nd Mass Members (Who Are Assigned To Sniper Duty) Use Matt As Bait, To Draw In And Kill 2 Skitters.
  • Ben And Hal Move Ahead To Scout For The Safest Route To Charleston.
  • While Out Scouting, Ben And Hal See Two Thugs Steal Their Bikes. Ben Hones In On His Superhuman Abilities, And Is Able To Hear The Motorcycles’ Engines. Ben Determines That The Thugs Are Heading East.
  • The 2nd Mass Sets Up A Temporary Camp At A Local abandoned building. They Plan To Rest For A While, And Then Pack Up Camp, And Head Out For Charleston.
  • Annie And Tom’s Romantic Relationship Continues To Progress And Evolve.
  • Hal And Ben Find The Location Of The Thugs That Stole Their Bikes. Hal And Ben Storm The Building And Ambush The People Inside. Surprisingly, The Survivors Are Only Teenagers And Children, There’s No Adults Around. Hal And Ben Get Their Bikes Back, And They Tell The Survivors That The 2nd Mass’s Camp Is Nearby, And They May Have Some Extra Supplies. Diego (The Survivors’ Leader) And A Few Other Members Of His Group Go Back To The 2nd Mass’s Camp With Ben And Hal. The Remaining Members Of Diego’s Group Stay At The Warehouse Where They’re Holed Up.
  • Tom Learns That Matt Was Acting As Bait For The Skitters. Apparently, Matt Was Only Supposed To Be Helping With The Scouting. After Learning That Matt Was Acting As Bait, Tom Pulls Matt From Scouting Duty, As Well As The Next Few Missions. 
  • Hal And Ben Arrive Back To The Camp With Diego, And The Small Group That Came With Him.
  • It’s Revealed That One Of The Survivors Who Came To The 2nd Mass’s Camp With Diego, Is Weaver’s Daughter (Jeanne). Jeanne And Weaver Re-Unite.
  • Jeanne Informs Weaver Of Some Bad News. Apparently Jeanne’s Mom (Weaver’s Wife) Died Of A Stroke, During Her Fight For Survival.
  • Diego Gives Hal Some Intel About The Local Area. Diego Also Says That He’ll Think About He And His Group Going To Charleston With The 2nd Mass.
  • Lourdes Begins Speaking With Diego, Since Diego Has Family In Diego And Knows That Area. Lourdes Asks Him About Parras (A City In Mexico). Apparently Lourdes Has Family There. Diego Informs Lourdes That Parras, And A Large Area Surrounding It, Was Destroyed. Apparently No-One survived.
  • Diego And His Group Load Up Their Newly Acquired Supplies, And Head Back To Their Camp. Hal And Maggie Accompany Them. Apparently The Plan Is For Diego And His Group To Drop Off Their Supplies Back At Their Camp, And Then Head Back To The 2nd Mass’s Camp.
  • Hal, Maggie, Diego, And Diego’s Small Group Arrive At Diego’s Camp, Only To Learn That The Skitter’s Ripped Up The Camp, And Took The Members Of Diego’s Group, That Stayed Behind.
  • While Scouting A Few Days Ago, Hal And Ben Saw An Abandoned Factory That Had Electricity Along With Mech’s Guarding The Place. Hal And Ben Suspect That Diego’s People Were Taken To The Factory To Be harnessed.
  • Diego And His Crew Decide To Go To The harnessing Factory Without The 2nd Mass. Matt Joins Up And Goes With Diego And His Crew.
  • The 2nd Mass. Heads Out For The Harnessing Factory, But Realizes That Diego And His Crew Have Already Left. The 2nd Mass Also Realizes That Jeanne And Matt Also Left With Diego And His Crew.
  • Weaver And A Small Team Head To The Harness Facility.
  • Matt And Jeanne Awaken And Find Themselves Restrained On A Table. Everyone Around Them Has Been harassed, And They Are Most Likely Next. Apparently, Diego And His Team Were Overpowered By The Aliens, And Captured.
  • Matt And Jeanne Lie Helpless And Witness One OF Their Fellow Captors Being harnessed.
  • Maggie And Hal Enter One Of The Rooms In The Facility And Find Diego, Along With His Crew, Tied Up Inside. Maggie And Hal Free Diego And His Crew From Their Restraints, And They All Head Out To Find Jeanne And Matt. (Who Are Somewhere In The Facility.)
  • Weaver And His Team Are Able To Rescue Matt And Jeanne, Before They Were harnessed.
  • Ben Puts His Hand On The Tank Where The harnesses Are Stored. One Of The harnesses Swims Up To Ben’s Hand As If Ben Is Drawing The Harness Like A Magnet. Ben’s Spikes Begin Glowing As Well. Ben Then Shoots The Tank’s Glass, And Kills All Of The harnesses.
  • One Last Remaining harnesses Latches On To Weaver’s Leg. Weaver Yanks The Harness Off, And Kills It.
  • Everyone Safely Makes It Back To The 2nd Mass. Camp.
  • Annie Bandages Up Weaver’s Leg.
  • Jeanne And Weaver Finally Reconnect.
  • Hal Confronts Ben About His Glowing Spikes. Ben Tells Hal To Drop The Subject.
  • Lourdes Tells Jamil About Parras, And Her Family That Died There. Jamil Comforts Lourdes, And Tells Her To Never Lose Hope.
  • Diego And His Crew Decide To Break Away From The 2nd Mass And Find Shelter Elsewhere. Jeanne Decides To Leave With Diego And His Crew. Jeanne Informs Weaver That She’s Going With Diego And His Crew, By Leaving A Note In Weaver’s Room While He Is Sleeping. Jeanne, Diego, And Diego’s Crew Leaves.

Favorite Episode Quote(s):

1) “It’s Like You’re A Different Person.”    – Hal

2) “Yo, What Gives Mason Jar?”    – Boon

3) “Great. You’ve Ruined Everything.”     – Matt

4) “I Told You He Hasn’t Changed.”    – Diego

5) “This Is Exactly Why Mom Kicked You Out.”    – Jeanne

6) “You Got A Spare Shotgun?”    – Tom

7) “{But} You’re An Incredible Leader.”    – Jeanne

8) “I Saw Your Spikes Glow.”   – Hal

9) “{But} I Am Not Signing My Own Death Warrant.”   – Ben

 

Review:

Tonight’s Episode Of Falling Skies Was Great! The 2nd Mass. Encountered Another Group Of Survivors, And Weaver Was Able To Re-Unite With His Daughter. These New Developments Really Helped Develop The Episode. I’ve Been A Fan Of The Show Since Season 1, And I’m Really Hoping That The Series Gets Renewed For A Third Season. Overall, I Would Absolutely Recommend Falling Skies. Watch Falling Skies Live: Sunday’s At 9/8C. On TNT.

 

~ Scott R.


Episode Notes:

  • The 2nd Mass Sets Up Camp At The Airport Hangar.
  • Weaver Plans To Move The Camp To The Catskill Mountains, For The Winter. Tom Says That If They Hide In The Mountains For The Winter, The Aliens Will Think That The Human Race Has Surrendered.
  • While Walking Around Camp, Tom Is Mugged By Pope (And His Crew) And Taken Out To The Woods.
  • Pope Tells Tom To Leave The 2nd Mass, Or He Will Kill Him. Ben And Jimmy Spot Pope And His Crew Holding Tom Hostage. Ben And Jimmy Are Able To Subdue Pope And His Crew.
  • Tom Tells Weaver That The 2nd Mass Needs Pope And His Crew, To Help Fight The Aliens. Tom Then Asks Weaver To Pope’s Crew (Known As The Berserkers), To Keep An Eye On Pope. Weaver Assigns Tom To The Berserkers.
  • While Out Hunting Skitters, Ben And Jimmy Run Into A Group Of Skitters. One Of The Skitters Has A Mysterious Red Eye. Jimmy Takes Out All Of The Skitters, Except For The Red-Eyed Skitter. Ben Runs Up To Knife To Knife The Red Eyed Skitter, But Freezes. Apparently, The Skitter Is Using Ben’s Spikes To Control Him. As The Skitter Controls Ben, Ben’s Spikes Begin To Glow. During The Altercation With The Skitters, Jimmy Is Thrown Into A Tree, And A Branch punctures His Abdomen.
  • Ben Rushes Jimmy Back To The Camp, Where Anne Goes To Work On Him.
  • Tom And The Berserkers Go To Sweep The Area Where Ben And Jimmy Encountered The Skitters, To Make Sure That The Area Is Secure.
  • While Sweeping The Area, The Crew Sees Skitters Collecting Their Dead. Pope Orders The Crew To Kill The Skitters, But Tom Tells Them To Hold Their Fire. The Crew Listens To Tom’s Orders. Tom’s Call Was A Good One, Because A Few Seconds Later, A Mech Arrives To Help The Skitters Collect Their Dead. The Mechs And Skitters Eventually Leave The Area.
  • Tom And The Berserkers Arrive Back At Camp.
  • An Airplane Lands At The Airport. The Pilot Identifies Herself As Annie Churchill. Weaver Identifies The 2nd Mass, And Says That He Is The Captain. Annie Then Tells Weaver That She’s Been Looking For Him.
  • Annie Says That She Is One Of 4 Pilots Who Left Charleston To Search For Survivors. Annie Says That She Is Searching For Survivors Under The Direct Order Of The Continental Congress. Apparently, A Government, Along With A New Capital, Has Been Established In Charleston.
  • Jimmy Isn’t Able To Beat His Injuries. He ultimately Passes Away.
  • Weaver Decides To Head Out For Charleston, After Jimmy’s Funeral.
  • Pope And Tom Get Into A Fight Over A Compass That Belonged To Jimmy. Tom Beats Up Pope, And Takes Back The Compass.
  • Pope Decides To Break Free From The 2nd Mass, And Go Out On His Own. Only One Of His Crew Members Follows His Lead.
  • Anne And Tom Share A Romantic Kiss.
  • Annie Churchill Heads Out With Her Plane, To Continue Her Search For Survivors.
  • Jimmy’s Memorial Is Held.
  • While Visiting Jimmy’s Grave, Ben Has Another Encounter With The Red Eyed Skitter. Ben Freezes, And His Spikes Begin To Glow Again. The Skitter Hears Hal Arriving, And Runs Off.
  • The 2nd Mass Heads Out For Charleston.

Favorite Episode Quote(s):

1) “Just Doing My Job.”   – Anne

2) “I’m Just A History Teach.”

Review:

Tonight’s Episode Of Falling Skies Was Thrilling! The Episode Introduced A New Possibility That A Government/Safe Haven Has Been Established In Charleston. Also, One Of The Shows (Fairly Important) Characters Passes Away. Tonight’s Episode Also Introduced Quite A Bit Of Mystery, Such As: Is Charleston Really A Safe Haven, Or Is It A Trap? I’m Really Excited About The 2nd Season Of Falling Skies, And I Can’t Wait To See What It Has In Store. Overall, I Would Definitely Recommend Falling Skies. Watch Falling Skies Live: Sunday’s At 9/8C. On TNT.

 

~ Scott R.