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Episode Notes/Recap:

  • The Rebel Skitters, Along With Ben, Enter Charleston. Tom Is Able To Convince Bressler And His Men Not To Shoot The Skitters.
  • The Red-Eyed Skitter Begins Speaking, He Uses Ben As A Medium. The Skitter Reveals That The Overlord That The 2nd Mass Captured A Few Weeks Ago, Oversees The Aliens’ Military Operations. The 2nd Mass Had No Idea That The Overlord Was That Important.
  • It’s Revealed That If The Overlord Is Killed, The Alien Military Would Be Complete Lost, And Non-Functional.
  • The Skitter Reveals That Some Sort Of Weapon Is Being Constructed At A Location 500 Miles From Charleston. The Skitter Says That The Overlord Will Be There In 3 Days To Inspect The Progress.
  • It’s Revealed That The Skitter Obtains This Vital Information, When The Overlords Control The Skitter Via It’s Harness. Apparently, When The Skitters Are Controlled Via Their Harnesses, They Are Able To Look Into/Read The Overlords’ Minds.
  • The Skitter Says That He And The Other Rebel Skitters Can’t Enter The Area Where The Weapon Is Being Constructed, Because They Would Be Detected, Due To Their Harnesses.
  • Ben And The Rebel Skitters Go To The Outskirts Of The City, To Await Bressler’s Decision. Wither Bressler Will Agree To Attempt A Mission Aimed At Killing The Overlord And Destroying The Weapon, Or He Will Strike Down The Idea Completely.
  • Bressler Says That His Men Aren’t Going To Attempt The Mission, Because It’s Too Risky. However, Weaver Convinces Bressler To Let The 2nd Mass Attempt The Mission.
  • Bressler {Discreetly} Orders His Men To Kill All Of The Rebel Skitters. The 2nd Mass Knows Nothing Of This Secret Order.
  • Hal Goes Out Looking For Ben. Hal Finds Ben And The Rebel Skitters Camped Out At The Bridge That Enters Charleston. Hal Tells Ben, That He And Tom Need Him Back. Ben Says That He Belongs With The Rebel Skitters Now.
  • Hal Leaves The Rebel Skitter Camp, And Returns To Charleston.
  • It’s Revealed That Anne Is Pregnant. She Plans To Tell Tom About Her Pregnancy, After The Upcoming Mission Is Completed.
  • Arthur Is Released From Lock-Up, And Placed Under “House Arrest”, In His Office.
  • Ben Rushes Into Charleston, And Says That The Rebel Camp Was Attacked.
  • Everyone Heads To The Camp, To See What Happened. Most Of The Skitters (And De-Harnessed Children) Were Killed. Only The Red-Eyed Skitter, And A Few Others Escaped. The Attackers Were Human. This Was Possibly The Work Of Bressler And His Men.
  • Bressler Acts As If He Knows Nothing About The Attackers.
  • Bressler Says That He Is Cancelling The Upcoming Mission.
  • Weaver And The 2nd Mass Plan To Go On The Mission Anyway. They Tell This To Bressler, And He Ultimately Gives Them Permission To Carry-Out The Mission.
  • Ben  Reveals That If The Aliens Weapon Is Completed, It Will Wipe Out Everything. This Means That The 2nd Mass’s Mission Needs To Be Successful.
  • The 2nd Mass Heads Out To Begin Their Mission.
  • The 2nd Mass Arrives At The Weapon’s Construction Site. They Begin Making Their Way Through An Underground Tunnel, Which Leads To An Underground Facility, That Is Directly Below The Weapon. This Is Also Where The Base Of The Weapon Is Located. The 2nd Mass Plans To Plant C-4 All Around The Base Of The Weapon, Blow The Charges, And Ultimately Destroy The Weapon.
  • The 2nd Mass Begins Planting Their Charges, But Are Interrupted When Enemy Skitters Arrive At The Underground Facility. A Shoot-Out Begins.
  • In The Midst Of The Shoot-Out, Dai Is Killed.
  • Karen, Enters The Room, And The 2nd Mass Becomes Out-Numbered.
  • Tom, And The 2nd Mass Are Captured, And Restrained.
  • Karen Begins Speaking To Tom, And Demands To Know How He And The 2nd Mass Found Out About The Weapon Construction Site.
  • Karen Begins Torturing The 2nd Mass Members, With A Taser Like Weapon, In An Attempt To Get The Information, That She Wants To Know.
  • Karen Moves To Anne, To Begin Using The Taser Her, But Karen Then Announces That Anne Is Pregnant With Tom’s Baby.
  • Just Before Karen Begins Using The Taser On Anne, The Rebel Skitters Arrive At The Underground Facility And Free The 2nd Mass From Their Restraints.
  • Tom Is Able To Gain The Upper-Hand, And He Kills The Overlord. Karen Flees The Scene.
  • While Rescuing The 2nd Mass, The Red-Eyed Skitter Was Injured, And Ultimately Dies.
  • The 2nd Mass Finishes Planting Their C-4 Charges, And Blows The Charges. The Weapon That The Aliens Were Constructing, Is Destroyed Completely, By The C-4 Explosion.
  • The 2nd Mass Arrives Back At Charleston. Their Mission Was Succesful.
  • Ben Also Returns To Charleston, With The 2nd Mass. He Plans To Stay With The 2nd Mass, Permanently.
  • Hal Is Brought To The Medical Department. Apparently He Was Injured During The Mission. Hal Is Unconscious, And May Have Suffered A Concussion.
  • Tom Talks With Anne About Her Pregnancy, And the Future Of Their Child.
  • Hal Awakens, And Goes To The Mirror, In The Room That He Is In. An Implant (Much Like The One That Was Found In Tom’s Eye, A While Back) Is Shown Crawling Out Of Hal’s Eye, And Then Crawling Into His Ear.
  • Bressler Restores Civil Government To Charleston, Under The Condition That Arthur Is No Longer The Majority Leader.
  • Tom Reveals to Arthur, That After Hal Recovers/Heals, He And The 2nd Mass Plan To Move On From Charleston, In Order To Keep Fighting The Aliens.
  • The Charleston Facility Begins Trembling And Rumbling, And Everyone Heads Outside To See What’s Going On. When Everyone Arrives Outside, They See A Thunder Storm Like Occurrence, Followed By A Loud Screeching Sound. Then, Thousands Of Spacecraft Like Vehicles Land On The Ground.
  • One Of The Spacecraft Like Vehicles Lands Right In Front Of Everyone, And A Human Like Creature Casually Steps Out Of The Spacecraft Like Vehicle. It’s Not Clear If The Creature Is An Ally Or An Enemy, As The Episode Abruptly Ends.

Favorite Episode Quote(s):

1) “We’ve Come A Long Way, You And I.”     – Weaver

2) “I Can’t Tell You How Proud I Am Of The 2nd Mass.”   – Porter

3) “You’re Just An Irritant To Him.”    – Karen

4) “Roger That, Dad.”    – Matt

5) “Well, Somebody’s Gotta Survive This War.”    – Weaver

6) “I Don’t Want You To Die, Papa Bear.”    – Jeanne

Review:

First Off, I Would Like To Say That I Am Glad That Falling Skies Has Officially Been Renewed For A Third Season, Which Will Air Next Summer. Tonight’s Finale Of Falling Skies Was Mind Blowing! In Tonight’s Finale, The 2nd Mass Carried Out A Mission To Destroy A Deadly And Highly Destructive Weapon That The Aliens Were Constructing. The 2nd Mass Also Planned To Kill The Overlord That They Previously Captured, After Learning That The Overlord Ran The Alien Military Operations. The 2nd Mass’s Mission Was Successful, But At The End Of The Episode A Mysterious Human Like Alien Landed. The Alien Looked Almost Like Master Chief From The Video Game Franchise: Halo. It Is Hinted That Tom May Have Had A Previous Encounter With This Alien, But It’s Not Clear If The Alien Is An Ally Or An Enemy. Hopefully For The Second Mass, The Alien Is An Ally, As Thousands Of Other Aliens Just Like Him Landed, As Well. Falling Skies Has Manged To Build An Exponentially Great Fan base, Which Includes Myself, As Well. I’ve Been A Fan Of The Show Since It Premiered, Last Summer, And I Truly Am Excited For What Season 3 Of Falling Skies Has In Store. Overall, I Would Highly Suggest That You Catch On The First Two Seasons Of Falling Skies, And Be Ready For The Third Season, When It Airs, Next Summer.

~ Scott R.

( Follow Me On Twitter: @NBC_CHUCK_FAN )


(Notes Highlighted In Red Are Details That May Have A Somewhat Significant Role, In Next Week’s Episode)

Episode Notes/Recap:

  • The 2nd Mass Arrives At Their New Safe Haven. The Community Is In An Underground Mall Like Structure. Everything Topside Was Destroyed, But The Underground Structure Wasn’t Damaged, Whatsoever.
  • The 2nd Mass Begins To Get Settled In Charleston.
  • Weaver Finds Jeanne, In Charleston. Apparently She Was Able To Get There, As Well.
  • Tom Finds Arthur Manchester In Charleston. Apparently, Arthur Was Tom’s Mentor. Tom Regularly Attended Arthur’s Lecture, At The University.
  • Apparently, Arthur Is The Leader/President Of Charleston.
  • Weaver Learns That Arthur Makes The Decisions For Charleston’s Military, Along With Making Civil Decisions.
  • The 2nd Mass Is Ordered To Relinquish Their Weapons. Apparently, All Of The Weapons Are Stored In A Central Area, And Issued, When Needed. Weaver Agrees To Follow The Order, And The 2nd Mass Relinquishes Their Weapons.
  • Tom Begins Speaking With Arthur. Tom Tells Arthur About The Skitter Rebellion, And Says That They May Need To Team Up With The Rouge Skitters. Arthur Dismisses The Idea Completely.
  • Arthur Tells Tom That There Is A Referendum Vote The Following Day. The Vote Is To Determine If Arthur Is Still A Capable Leader. Arthur Asks Tom To Support Him In The Vote. Tom Agrees To Do So.
  • Jeanne Tells Weaver That She, Diego, And The Rest Of Their Group Were Attacked By Skitters, And Had To Scatter. Jeanne Says That They All Escaped, But Diego And The Rest Of The Group Never Showed Up At The Rendezvous Point. Jeanne Says That She Asked Arthur To Send Out A Search Party, But He Refused. Jeanne Plans To Bring This Subject Up, At The Vote.
  • Anne Begins Working In the Medical Department. Oddly, She Gets Assigned To Pediatrics, Even Though She’s Become A Combat Medic, Due To Her Experience With The 2nd Mass.
  • Tector Begins Embracing His Military Background.
  • Matt Gets Into A Fight With A Kid That Was Talking Trash About The 2nd Mass. Apparently, Matt Threw The First Punch.
  • Pope, Lyle, And Crazy Lee Break Into The Artillery, To Steal A Few Weapons, And Leave Charleston. Maggie Pulls A Gun On Pope And His Crew, And Tells Them To Put The Weapons Back. As Maggie Has Pope And His Crew At Gunpoint, Two Guards Arrive. One Of The Guards Shoots Lyle. Maggie, Pope And Crazy Lee Are Sent To Lock-Up. Lyle Is Taken To The Medical Department, For Treatment.
  • The Vote Begins.
  • Jeanne Presents Her Speech At The Vote. She Says That The Humans Need To Go On The Offense, And Fight The Aliens, Rather Than Hiding From Them.
  • Tom Is Called Up To Give His Speech. Tom Also Says That The Humans Need To Go On The Offense, And Fight Back Against The Aliens.
  • A De-Harnessed Boy Is Found At The City’s Perimeter. He Says That He Has A Message For Tom. The Boy Is Brought In, To Speak With Tom.
  • The Boy Says That There’s Been A Development With The Overlords. The Boy Says He Was Sent By The Red-Eyed Skitter. The Boy Says That The Skitter Is Nearby, And Wishes To Speak With Tom.
  • Arthur Orders That The Boy Be Put In Lock-Up, And The Perimeter Secured. Arthur Refuses To Let Tom Meet With The Skitter.
  • Arthur Learns That Ben Is A Part Of The Skitter Rebellion.
  • Pope Is Brought In To Speak With Arthur. Arthur Offers Pope A Deal. The Deal Is, If Pop Provides Arthur With “Dirt” On Tom, Arthur Will Release Pope From Lock-Up. Pope Refuses The Deal.
  • Hal Busts Maggie Out Of Lock-Up. He, Tom, Weaver, And A Few Other 2nd Mass Members Plan To {Secretly} Meet With The Red-Eyed Skitter.
  • Just As The 2nd Mass Is About To Head Out, General Bressler And His Men Arrest Them. Apparently, Bressler Did This Under Arthur’s Orders.
  • Arthur Has Every Member Of The 2nd Mass Detained.
  • Somehow, Arthur Knows About Weaver’s Leg, And Tom’s Implant. Arthur Claims That Certain 2nd Mass Members Told Him The Information. Tom Suspects That Arthur Threatened The 2nd Mass Members, In Order To Get The Information.
  • General Bressler And His Men Overthrow Arthur, And Put The Colony Under Martial Law. Bressler Releases All Of The 2nd Mass Members From Lockup, Puts Arthur In Lock-Up, And Gives Tom Permission To Meet With The Red-Eyed Skitter.

Favorite Episode Quote(s):

1) “Looks Like Your Reputation Proceeds You, Folks.”    – Porter

 

Review:

Tonight’s Episode Of Falling Skies Was Thrilling! The 2nd Mass Has Finally Made It To Charleston, But It Seems That It May Not Be What They Expected. The Leader Of The Colony Is Tom’s Former Mentor, But It Seems That Since The Invasion, He Has Drastically Changed (And Not For The Better). I Really Enjoyed Tonight’s Episode, As Many New Mysteries Were Presented, Such As: What Are Arthur Manchester’s True Intentions? Tonight’s Episode Is What The Entire Season (And Series) Has Been Building Up To. I’ve Been A Fan Of The Show Since The Series Premiered, And I Can’t Wait For This Sunday’s Season Finale!

Be Sure To Catch The Season Finale Of Falling Skies: This Sunday At 9/8C. Only On TNT.

 

~ Scott R.

( Follow Me On Twitter: @NBC_CHUCK_FAN )