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Episode Notes/Recap:

  • Ben Begins Leading Karen To The Rebel Skitters, For Protection. Ben And Karen Run Into One Of The Overlords (Along With A Group Of Skitters/Mechs). It Seems That Karen Gave Their Location Away. She’s Been Working For The Overlords, The Entire Time.
  • Karen Puts Her Harness Back On, And Tries To Convince Ben To Put His Harness Back On.
  • Just Before Karen Puts Ben’s Harness Back On Him, The 2nd Mass Arrives, And A Gunfight Begins Between The 2nd Mass, And The Aliens.
  • Tom Draws His Gun On The Overlord, During The Gunfight. The Skitters And Mechs Stand Down. They Don’t Want To Risk Injuring Their Leader (The Overlord).
  • Anne Patches Up Maggie’s Wounds.
  • Tom And His Crew Return Back To Camp. They’ve Brought Back Ben Safely, And They’ve Also Brought Back The Overlord, As A Hostage.
  • The Aliens Begin Attacking Camp, Most Likely So That They Can Get The Overlord Back.
  • Tom Kills One Of The Mechs, By Creating An Explosion. The Explosion Traps Anne, Lourdes, And Matt In The Hospital’s Basement.
  • The Aliens Fall Back/Stand Down.
  • Karen Shows Up At The Camp’s Perimeter. She’s Wielding A White Flag, And Says That If The 2nd Mass Releases The Overlord, Everyone Can Leave Unharmed. Karen Says That If The 2nd Mass Doesn’t Release The Overlord, Things Will Get Ugly.
  • The 2nd Mass Knows That They Can’t Trust Karen And Her Deal, So They Begin Figuring Out Another Way To Safely Get Away From The Hospital.
  • The Overlord Remains Restrained In The Hospital Room.
  • Anne, Lourdes, And Matt Escape From The Basement, And Find Jamil Severely Injured, In The Hallway.
  • Maggie And Hal Head To An Access Tunnel, In The Lower Section Of The Hospital, To See If It Would Be A Suitable Escape Route.
  • Maggie And Hal Open The Door To The Tunnel, Only To Find Thousands Of Alien/Spider Creatures Inside. They Quickly Shut The Door, Trapping The Creatures Inside.Hundreds Of The Alien/Spider Creatures Begin Climbing Out Of Jamil. They USed Him As A Trojan Horse.
  • Anne, Lourdes, And Matt Begin Running From The Alien/Spider Creatures That Crawled From Inside Of Jamil.
  • Hal And Maggie Inform Weaver Of The New Threat.
  • Anne,Lourdes, And Matt Lock Themselves Inside Of The Blood Lab, To Escape From The Alien/Spider Creatures. Matt Is Sent Crawling Through An Air Vent Located In The Room, To Get/Bring Back Help.
  • Matt Finds Tom. He Tells Him That Anne And Lourdes Are Locked Inside Of The Blood Lab.
  • Karen Returns To The Camp’s Perimeter, With The Flag. Boon Walks Up Beside Her. It Seems That He Has Been Taken Hostage, While He Was Out Scouting.
  • Boon Is Killed By A Mech, Right In Front Of The 2nd Mass’s Eyed, As A Message Of Sorts.
  • Anne And Lourdes Are Rescued By Tom And Pope.
  • Weaver Is Informed Of Jamil’s Death.
  • Tom Bursts Into The Hospital Room, To Confront The Overlord. Ben Is In The Room, And The Overlord Begins Using Him As A Medium, To Speak.
  • The Overlord Claims That They Will Move On Once Their “Task” Is Completed. The Overlord Says That If The Humans/Rebel Skitters Continue To Interfere With Their “Task” There Will Only Be More Pain And Suffering.
  • The Overlord (Purposely) Causes Ben To Collapse In Some Sort Of Seizure.
  • The Overlord Tells Tom To Release Him Immediately.
  • Tom Shoots The Overlord, And Ben Is Released From His Mind Control. Ben Seems To Be Unharmed.
  • Anne Begins Trying To Patch Up The Severely Injured Overlord.
  • Karen Is Brought To The Hospital Room, And Her Injured Leader Is Shown To Her.
  • It’s Revealed That The Hospital Is Rigged With Explosives. Tom Tells Karen That If She Lets The 2nd Mass Evacuate, They Won’t Blow The Hospital, And Cause Her/The Overlord To Die.
  • The 2nd Mass Safely Evacuates The Hospital. They Plan To Head For Charleston.
  • Ben Heads Out To Join The Skitter Rebellion. He Informs Tom Of His Departure.
  • The 2nd Mass Begins Their Journey To Charleston.

Favorite Episode Quote(s):

1) “Damn Straight.”   – Weaver

2) “Tell Me What To Do.”    – Tom

3) “It Beats Dying In Here.”    – Weaver

4) “Trusting You Is Problematic.”   – Karen

5) “Just Doing My Job.”   – Matt

 

Review:

Tonight’s Episode Of Falling Skies Was Phenomenal! Tonight’s Episode Definitely Had New Twists And Presented New Mysteries. I’ve Been A Fan Of The Show, Since It’s Premiere Last Summer, And Tonight’s Episode Definitely Showed Me Why I Am A Fan! Tonight’s Episode Expanded On The Mystery Of The Overlords, And Their Reason For Invading Earth. Sadly, One Of The Fairly Important Characters Died, Which Will Definitely Affect The 2nd Mass. The Next New Episode Seems Like It Wil Expand Even More On The Mystery Of The Overlords/Aliens, Which Should Be Interesting. Overall, I Would Definitely Recommend Falling Skies. Watch Falling Skies Live: Sunday’s At 9/8C. On TNT

Side Note: Falling Skies Will Be Having A Short Hiatus. Be Sure To Catch An All New Episode: August, 8th At 9/8C. Only On TNT.

 

~ Scott R.


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.