Falling Skies - Season 1 15

Falling Skies

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Falling Skies Season 1

Falling Skies opens in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, the few remaining survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people in their care while also engaging in an insurgency campaign against the occupying alien force, whose nature and purpose remains a mystery.

At the centre of Falling Skies is Tom Mason (series star Noah Wyle), a Boston history professor whose family has been torn apart. His wife was killed shortly after the initial attack, and one of his three sons has been taken captive by the aliens for some unknown purpose. Tom must now put his extensive knowledge of military history to the test as second in command of the 2nd Massachusetts, a regiment of resistance fighters protecting a large group of civilian survivors. They are constantly trying to gain intelligence about the aliens in order to one day outsmart and overtake them and hopefully rebuild their lives.

Moon Bloodgood also stars as Anne Glass, a paediatrician who works with the surviving children to help them cope with the traumatic upheaval in their lives. Series star Will Patton plays Weaver, a fierce military leader of the resistance and Tom's commanding officer.

Falling Skies also stars Drew Roy as Hal, Tom's oldest son and a growing fighter in the resistance movement; Maxim Knight as Matt, Tom's youngest son; Connor Jessup as Ben, Tom's son who was captured by aliens; and Seychelle Gabriel as Lourdes, an orphaned teenager who helps Anne in the group's makeshift medical clinic. Mpho Koaho and Peter Shinkoda play Anthony and Dai, two resistance fighters in the 2nd Mass.; Colin Cunningham is John Pope, the head of a gang of marauders; and Sarah Sanguin Carter is Margaret, a wary survivor from Pope's gang.

Episode guide

  1. 01 - Live and Learn

    In the first part of the two-hour series premiere, the world is left in tatters after a sudden, unprovoked and unexplained invasion by aliens, leaving the planet's remaining human population to fight for survival against the occupiers. History professor Tom Mason (Wyle) has been named second in command for the 2nd Mass, but his real focus is on his three sons, one of whom has been captured by the aliens for an unknown purpose.

  2. 02 - The Armory

    While scouting for supplies, Tom, Hal (Roy) and their squad encounter a gang of marauders determined to get their hands on the 2nd Massachusetts' weapons in the second part of the two-hour series premiere. Leading the gang is an ex-con named John Pope (Cunningham), who decides to use his hostages as bargaining material.
  3. 03 - Prisoner of War

    Dr. Michael Harris (guest star STEVEN WEBER -- Happy Town) joins the 2nd Mass with a theory about what might save the teenagers abducted by the aliens.  But the plan could be derailed when Tom starts digging for answers to questions that have haunted him since the early days of the invasion. The 2nd Mass comes face-to-face with skitters and mechs when they attempt to rescue Ben.
  4. 04 - Grace

    Tom and his team head out to track down more motorcycles for the 2nd Mass. -- relying on Pope to guide them to a good location. They hit the jackpot until they meet some skitters and harnessed teenagers at the bike shop.  Back at the base, Dr. Harris and Anne disagree over the best method to gather more intelligence on the aliens.
  5. 05 - Silent Kill

    Hal comes up with a dangerous new plan to rescue the captured teenagers from the aliens, but it might require putting someone at risk.  Meanwhile, a sudden tragedy causes Anne to make an enormous discovery that proves instrumental to Hal's risky plan.
  6. 06 - Sanctuary Part 1

    Lt. Terry Clayton (guest star HENRY CZERNY -- The Tudors) of the 7th Mass arrives with word that the aliens are on their way to attack the 2nd Mass. Clayton's plan to lead the children to a safe haven while the adults remain behind to fight is met with some resistance from the parents, including Tom.
  7. 07 - Sanctuary Part 2

    When plans to move the children of the 2nd Mass. out of harm's way before an alien assault go awry, Hal steps up to take the lead, and Ben gets a chance to prove his loyalty.  Mike's son, Rick, has trouble adjusting to life after being an alien captive, hoping the skitters will return to take him back.  Meanwhile, Anne has her hands full when Sarah goes into labor while the 2nd Mass. base is being evacuated.
  8. 08 - What Hides Beneath

    The 2nd Mass prepares to take the fight to the invaders with an assault on one of their bases. But Weaver's increasingly strange behavior worries Tom that he might not be fit to command. Hal and Tom encounter a left-behind woman (guest star BLAIR BROWN -- Fringe) who employed a suspicious means of surviving the invasion, making it unclear whether they can trust her. Anne and Lourdes make a shocking discovery about the skitters that could change everything for Ben. And Pope puts his expertise to use in trying to find a more efficient way to kill mechs by using their own strength against them.
  9. 09 - Mutiny

    Escalating tensions between Weaver and Tom and divisions within the ranks threaten to tear the 2nd Mass apart on the eve of their major assault on the alien base structure. Tom has difficulty processing the profound implications of Anne's latest discovery.
  10. 10 - Eight Hours

    With Weaver leading several squads of fighters -- including Hal and Pope -- against the aliens, Tom remains behind to help protect the civilians as they evacuate. But a major breach in security endangers both the soldiers and the civilians.  A surprise alien attack leads Tom to an encounter with an alien being which could change his life forever.  Tom is now confronted with a decision that may lead him to discovering what the aliens want with the captured teenagers, humankind and the planet.