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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.


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.


Cast –

Noah Wyle As:  Tom Mason

Moon Bloodgood As:   Anne Glass

Will Patton As:    Dan Weaver

Drew Roy As:    Hal Mason

Maxim Knight As:    Matt Mason

Connor Jessup As:    Ben Mason

Collin Cunnigham As:    John Pope

Sarah Carter As:    Maggie

Seychelle Gabriel As:    Lourdes

Episode Notes:

  • The Story Starts Out 3 Months After Tom Boarded The Alien Ship.
  • The 2nd Mass Is In An Intense Gunfight With Mechs And Skitters. Weaver Gives The Orders for The Second Mass To Fall Back, But Ben Refuses And Keeps Fighting. Ben Sees One Last Skitter And Shoots It, Only To find Out That It’s Actually Tom.
  • Tom Is Rushed Back To Camp, Where Anne Begins An Emergency Surgery To Remove The Bullet From Tom’s Chest.
  • Anne successfully Removes The Bullet From Tom’s Chest. Tom Is Okay, But He Remains Weak And unconscious.
  • While unconscious, Tom Begins Having Flashbacks Of What Happened To Him During His 3 Months On The Alien Ship.
  • It’s Revealed That The Human-Like Alien Told Tom That If The Humans Surrendered, a protected Area Of Land Would Be Set Aside, For The Humans To Live On In Peace.
  • It’s Revealed That Tom Rebelled And Escaped The Alien Ship Along  With Many Other Resistance Members/Leaders. All Of The Escapees Made A Run For It, And All Except Tom Were Killed By A Single Mech. The Mech Didn’t Shoot At Tom, Instead, It Let Tom Escape. (Why Didn’t The Mech Shoot At/Kill Tom?)
  • Tom’s Flashbacks Begin To Depict His Journey Back To Camp.
  • Weaver Learns That Mechs/Skitters Are Close. He Ultimately Learns That He Needs To Relocate The Camp.
  • Weaver Learns That A Mech Convoy Is Only Minutes Away From Camp, But Tom Isn’t Stable Enough To Transport. The 2nd Mass. Stays At The Camp To Fight The Mechs Until Tom Is Stable Enough To Transport.
  • Fortunately, The Mech Convoy Passes Without Detecting The Members Of The 2nd Mass. However, Tom Still Isn’t Stable Enough To Transport.
  • Tom Awakens.
  • Tom Slowly Begins to Regain His Strength. He Is Able To Get Up And Walk Around The Camp.
  • Weaver Wants To Relocate The Camp, But To Do So, He Must Find A Way Across A River, That Is Blocking The Route.
  • Tom Loses Trust In Himself, Because He Thinks That The Aliens Did Something To his Mind, So That They Could Control Him.
  • Weaver Discovers A Bridge Leading Across The River, But It Needs Patching Up So That The Vehicles Can Cross It. Weaver Gets A Crew Started On Repairing The Bridge.
  • Tom Tells Hal That He Suspects The Aliens May Have Control Over His Actions.
  • Tom Collapses In Pain.
  • Anne Examines Tom And Discovers That He Has Some Sort Of Parasite In His Eye. Anne Removes The Parasite, And Stores It In A Jar.
  • Ben Swims To The Other Side Of The River To Scout For Any Dangers/Threats.
  • Tom Gets Weaver To Put Him In Restraints In Case The Parasite Was A Mind Control Device. Tom Fears That There May Be More Parasites, Like The One That Was Removed, In his Body.
  • While Scouting On The Other Side Of The River, Ben Discovers Some Sort Of Mech Base.
  • Weaver Suspects That The Mech Base On The Other Side Of The River Is The Thing That’s Controlling The Alien’s Air Support. Weaver Decides To Send A Team In To Destroy The Base.
  • The parasite Chews Through The Jar That Anne Stored It In. The Parasite Flies Away.
  • The Bridge Is Repaired, And The 2nd Mass. Begins To Bring The Vehicles Across.
  • Weaver’s Team Destroys The Mech Base, And The Signal Between The Base And The Alien’s Air Support Drones, Is Ended.
  • The Medical Bus Begins To Cross The Bridge But Gets Stuck. The 2nd Mass. Needs To Get The Bus Across And Blow Up The Bridge, Because the Skitters And Mechs Are Closing In.
  • Matt Frees Tom From His Restraints. Tom Then Goes To Hold The Skitters And Mechs Off, So That The Medical Bus Can Make It Across The Bridge.
  • The Medical Bus Is Able To Make It Across The Bridge.
  • Tom Runs To Make It Across The Bridge With The Skitters And Mechs Right Behind Him. Pope Grabs The detonator From Jamil And Blows The Bridge While Tom Is Still On It. Tom Appears To Have Been Killed By The Explosion.
  • Tom Emerges From The River, And Re-Unites With The 2nd Mass.
  • The Parasite Flies Back To A Skitter And Crawls Into It’s Eye. (What Could This Mean?)
  • Weaver Learns That There’s An Airport Nearby. He Plans To Re-Locate The Camp And The 2nd Mass. To The Airport.

Favorite Episode Quote(s):

1) “Life Hands You Lemons. You Blow It’s Friggin Head Off!”   – Pope

2) “Second-Guessing Doesn’t Change Where We Are.”   – Weaver

3) “All That Matters Now Is We’re Together.”   – Tom

4) “Truth Is, Your Boys Are Amazingly Resilient.”   – Anne

5) “You’re Not Taking Him Across That River With Us.”  – Pope

6) “Get Out Of My Sight.”   – Weaver

7) “You’re Right. Hate Is A Very Powerful Emotion.”   – Tom

8) “I Can’t Leave The Wounded.”   – Anne

9) “Ben, It’s Okay.”   – Maggie

10) “It Was A Lie. And I Fell For It.”   – Tom

11) “Tom You Have To Believe. I Tried To Be There For Them.”  – Anne

12) “Thank God For Hal And Ben.”   – Weaver

13) “I Don’t Trust Myself.”   – Tom

14) “I’m A Medic, Not A Shrink.”   – Lourdes

15) “It’s The World We Live In, Not The World We Want.”   – Hal

16) “Proud Of You, Hal.”   – Tom

17) “I Think They May Have Done Something To My Mind.”   – Tom

18) “I’m Afraid, Hal.”   – Tom

19) “Those Old Fish-Heads Couldn’t Change Him If They Tried.”  – Hal

20) “I Think That Was Our Lucky Day, Right?”   – Hal

 

Review:

The Season 2 Premiere Of Falling Skies Definitely Lived Up To My Expectations. The Premiere Introduced Many New Questions, Which Will Most Likely Be Answered Later In The Season. If You Thought That Season 1 Was Intriguing, Wait Until You Watch The Season 2 Premiere. There Are Many Mysteries Carried Over From Season 1 Such As, Are The Skitters Still Able To Control Ben? It Was Hinted That Ben May Still Be Under the Skitters’ Control. I’ve Been A Fan Of The Show Since The Pilot Episode Last Year, And Tonight’s Premiere Made Me Love The Series Even More. I Would HIGHLY SUGGEST You Check Out The Series. Watch Falling Skies Live: Sunday’s At 9/8C. On TNT

 

~ Scott R.