Falling Skies Season 1, Episode 6

Episode  6 – Sanctuary Part 1

Summary:

The civilians are getting antsy, frightened by what has been going on in the camp. Things go from bad to worse as they realize another brigade has been overrun, and the skidders are heading their way.

Things I loved about this episode…

  • Fear mentality – it would be chaos in reality.
  • Ben freaking out Max with his spine spikes. Big brothers…
  • Ben explaining how he felt about the skidders.  Uber creepy. It freaks Hal out too.
  • Tom and Ann – how long before they they get closer?
  • Lourdes, the pre med student, there is something very wholesome and sweet about her.
  • Go Jimmy, he must have played airsoft.  Good shot Captain Weaver.
  • Jimmy is in shock, give the kid some whisky.
  • Maggie, “I’m going to go save your br0ther…the one who’s about to get his ass kicked.”
  • The dynamic between Hal and Ben. If I was Tom I’d let Hal go with Max and Ben.
  • Tom and Ann finally hold hands.
  • The slave girl Clayton deals with is creepy good.

Things that I didn’t like about this episode…

  • Send all those under twenty with me, after I walked in after my position got overrun.  Hmm, I smell something fishy here.
  • Candles burning in an unattended hallway? You have that many candles.
  • Come on, the mech shows up and the new guy wants you to give him your kids.  Don’t trust Clayten!!!
  • Yeah, let’s take the path I told everyone we wouldn’t take.  Great idea, and Hal just let’s him lead them away.
  • Clayten is such a traitor. What a bastard. Is everyone at Clayton’s camp in on it or is just him?

 

Falling Skies Season 1, Episode 5

Episode  5 – Silent Kill

Summary:

Tom has found his stash of narcotics and is ready to go after Ben. Anne cautions him that even if they get him back, its not a guarantee that he will be okay. The skidder is naughty, but Ann still thinks she can learn form it.

Things I loved about this episode…

  • Ann is hot and has an awesome name in real life – Moon Bloodgood
  • Captain Weaver schooling Tom in tactics.  Even if it leads to the highly unlikely strategy of sending one dude in with a knife between his teeth in the dark.
  • Uncle Scott working on the radio equipmen with Max
  • Margaret is a cutie too.
  • Uncle Scott being worried about Anne. He’s a sweet old man.
  • Dr. Harris getting strangled. You get what you deserve when your an idiot.
  • Captain Weaver, “I don’t know what’s crazy anymore, we’re fighting aliens from outer space.”
  • Ann getting up close and personal with a scalpel. You go girl.
  • Mechs are the worst sentries ever – they make a lot of noise.
  • Ah, the skidder loves its little slave babies. How cute.
  • A half way quiet kill.
  • Uncle Scott, he’s also a physicians assistant.
  • CPR Boobies – keep doing CPR – Don’t stop, you can save him.  Damn, she stopped.
  • Margaret’s story. It was sad but touching.
  • The baby shower – I wonder if its going to be like “V” and its going to be an alien.
  • Ben is back.

Things that I didn’t like about this episode…

  • I know I’ve belly ached about it, but the civvies are a little too well fed and a little too clean.
  • Poor Captain Weaver, I think the song was his daughters.
  • Mike’s son Rick isn’t on a 1 to 1 watch? He just got unslaved, slaved, unslaved.
  • I’m afraid Captain Weaver is going to eat a bullet eventually. He’s starting to show cracks.
  • Ann is showing her crazy bits, but I still love her.
  • Hal’s “slave impression”.  He moves his head too much.  Although he did improve a bit later on.
  • Poor Captain Weaver listening to his kid’s music.

Falling Skies Season 1, Episode 4

Episode  4 – Grace

Summary:

They’ve got the bug Tom captured in lock up but Captain Weaver won’t let him go back after Ben until after he gets them more motorcycles to improve their mobility.  Hal has his own worries as he struggles with Karyn’s being taken.

Things I loved about this episode…

  • Max wants to fight.
  • The old man who gives Max the radio job. I think he’s called Uncle Scott.
  • Skidders sleeping.  Apparently they are like bats.
  • Skidders give off radio waves.
  • The hot religous pre med student.
  • The creepy look Mike get’s when he realizes his son is looking at the alien, saying “father”.
  • Mike getting serious with his M16.  He’s my kind of negotiator. Then it passes out, and the radio static stops.
  • Anne is also pretty cute.
  • Gas grenade bombs.  Sweet.
  • Harness kids with guns.  Very smark aliens.  People will hesitate before shooting kids, even if they are salved.
  • Skidder on the wall in the motorcycle shop.  Very nice special effects.
  • Human endurance, no matter how bad it gets, there are things to be thankful for.

Things that I didn’t like about this episode…

  • Tom is too easy to convince not to go get Ben.
  • The recon team just got back and they are too clean. Come on, you’ve been walking for hours, rub some dirt on.
  • You let Pope go back to get gas with just one other dude?
  • Dr. Harriws is a D*ck but I agree with him that they should kill the damn alien.
  • Holy crap, Mike’s kid is a slave still.  Poor Mike. And the skidder can talk through the slave. Poor Mike, he lost his kid.
  • Some of the slave kids look a little chubby.  What have they been eating?
  • So do some of the civilians. (look chubby I mean)

Falling Skies Season 1, Episode 3

Episode  3 – Prisoner of War

Summary:

The’ve found Ben, but the slaves are well guarded and they need to come up with a plan. They struggle to save Ben but learn a lot in the process.

Things I loved about this episode…

  • The military briefing.
  • Noah Wiley as Tom – he’s a good actor even if he doesn’t have Derek’s abs. (Teen Wolf)
  • Pope is a “Culinary Artest”.  And a D*ck.
  • He was good looking for an older guy – you know he was like forty.  Slap.
  • Sawed off double barrel shotguns for when just one barrel isn’t  good enough.
  • Tom playing wack a mole with an alien’s head.
  • Maggie being dragged away. I think I know what the slaves eat and poop now.
  • There is something very creepy about the Dr.  I don’t like him.
  • Very cool harness removal scene.
  • The alien strategy to keep you from trying to rescue their slaves. (I don’t like the strategy, but I like how well thought out the storyline is.)
  • Pope’s food is good.  But he’s still a D*ck.
  • Oh crap the skidder can communicate with the slave kid they cut the harness off of.

Things that I didn’t like about this episode…

  • People would be freaking out over their kids.  They were just a bit too calm, not enough tears.
  • The Colonel Porter asking Tom to rescue just Ben so they can try an experimental surgery to take the mind control thingy off of him.
  • Mind control slaves? Do they eat, poop, pea? Do they take care of themselves? Or are they just run into the ground? Would aliens really use slave labor like this? Hopefully this will be explained as the series goes on.
  • Damn, they have to leave Ben behind, for like the fifth time.
  • Maggie is cute but wouldn’t her butt be a little smaller if she were a survivor eating beans and rice and walking all day, every day?  Sorry, just saying.
  • Isn’t anyone concerned that Tom brings an alien to homebase? Or Mike brings his mind controlled slave son there?
  • Why don’t the skidders have guns?
  • The aliens kill the slaves to try and tell the soldiers that if they try and rescue them they will kill the slaves.
  • Dr. Harris – I’m seriously creeped out by him.  And what was up with Tom’s wife and Dr. Harris?  It sounds like Dr. Harris was banging Tom’s wife and then abandoned her?  It’s a bit confusing.

Highest Uninsured Rates

Does anyone think there is a link between the five states with the most uninsured and who their governors are? And what a shock, they are all rethuglicans.

Please note that Texas, with their beloved Rick Perry is at the head of this list, do you want him doing the same thing to our country?

State Uninsured Governor
Texas 25.69% Republican
New Mexico 22.82% Republican
Florida 21.29% Republican
Nevada 19.86% Republican
Arizona 19.56% Republican

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Falling Skies Season 1, Episode 2

Episode  2 – The Armory

Summary:

The armory is guarded, and Tom is forced to scout it out before he can go and search for his middle son Bed, who has been taken by the aliens. Tom and his crew are surprised to find out they aren’t the only ones interested in the armory.

Oh, and thank you to Pete for pointing me to the series.  I meant to thank him when I blogged about Episode 1 but I’m a bad friend.

Things I loved about this episode…

  • Getting a room with thin walls.
  • Alien finger necklaces.
  • Uhmmm, why is the leader of the bad guy scavengers kissing Hal?
  • The leader noticing Tom trying to get the sidearm.
  • Billie and CueBall getting what they deserve.
  • Tom’s counter attack. Go history teacher!

Things that I didn’t like about this episode…

  • Captain Weaver, he’s going to be the one we love to hate.
  • Uhmmm, why is the leader of the bad guy scavengers kissing Hal?
  • Do you really send the hot scavenger to guard the hot prisoner?
  • Would Weaver really abandon the food and guns? I think he would have let lead fall.
  • Come on, frontier justine, Captain weaver would have killed the scavenger leader.  Do you really put him in jail?
  • Tom’s AK47 keeps bothering me.  I think 5.56 ammow would be more plentiful in the states.