"Strange Brew" was the best episode of the season.
Was that not the best episode of the season?
I’m not sure it advanced the plot line all that much but it gave us a window into what might of been, and where Tom’s true love really lies.
Our favorite lapdog to the Overlords, Karen (I’m sorry Karen, was that harsh?) was up to her old tricks again. This time she employed some face hugging technology in order to extract information from the captive Tom Mason.
The results were quite revealing.
Let’s start with the most surprising reveal into the psyche of Tom Mason.
Please read more at my blog. I’m not kidding that was the best episode of the season.
The Point of Infection.
Have you been wondering when Lourdes might have been infected with the Espheni Bio-tech bugs? How about this encounter when Tom Mason returned for the season two opener, “World’s Apart”.
The ever faithful Lourdes prays for his safe recovery.
And gets infected.
Lourdes Saves the World!
Or maybe just Charleston.
Here’s a theory I’ve wrestling with, you can tell me if it makes sense. Now, didn’t our favorite Volm say in the last episode that when the Espheni “Sky-Net” goes up it will basically choke off all organic life on Earth? And didn’t he say it wouldn’t effect the Espheni and their ilk (like the Skitters) because they’ve been altered to resist its affects?
So I’m thinking anything infected with their bio bugs (like Lourdes) will be immune along with anyone that was infected in the past (like Tom, Ben or Hal). Certainly, anything genetically altered like baby Lexi should be immune and that should go for her parents also.
Spoiler Alert from the last episode!
So if Lourdes is the mole shouldn’t she provide the key to immunization for the people of Charleston? She can either infect or alter them without their knowledge or she could be discovered as the mole and captured. Dr. Roger Kadar could extract a cure or rather immunization from her and everyone will be saved.
The downside of which will be that they may become hybrid humans permanently.
I have some more thoughts at my blog.
So what do you think?
What’s the movie of the week for Falling Skies?
How about “The Manchurian Candidate”?
In recent weeks we’ve had movie references to “Full Metal Jacket” and “The Defiant Ones”. This week it seems as though The Manchurian Candidate is the inspiration.
Released in 1962, The Manchurian Candidate dealt with a soldier that was brainwashed. Much like Hal had his mind taken over by Karen’s Bio-bot insect.
The soldier, Shaw, played by Laurence Harvey, was tasked with shooting a presidential candidate. Hal threatened to shoot his father the president.
Shaw, as pictured above, used a sniper’s rifle to carry out his deed. Hal, also pictured above found himself at the wrong end of a sniper’s rifle.
In “The Manchurian Candidate”, Shaw chose to foil the plot by shooting himself. Hal also chose to shoot himself but it was to escape capture.
Some remarkably similar parallels between a cold war thriller and its modern day antecedent. Maybe we’ll get another movie reference next week!
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Tom Mason and John Pope are the new Defiant ones on Falling Skies!
Sunday night’s episode of Falling Skies, “Search and Recovery” gave us a look at Hollywood’s distant past and a lesson on how two opponents can learn to survive together.
The episode begins with the immediate aftermath of the plane crash involving General Bressler, Tom Mason and John Pope. Bressler has died in the crash which means the two uneasy allies in the form of Pope and Mason are left to fend for themselves in the wild. They are hundreds of miles from Charleston so they have to travel through difficult and unfriendly terrain in order to make it back safely.
While Pope and Mason fight along side each other the animus between them is no secret. Mason sees Pope as an undisciplined wild card, a lone wolf that cares little for others. For his part Pope sees Mason as a rigid authoritarian that is bookish and afraid of taking chances.
It’s not long before their uneasy alliance for survival takes a bad turn and the two rivals come to blows as their latent mistrust for each other surges forth. Their fight is a vicious one and it quickly turns from fists to knives. I was a bit taken aback by this. The knives signal this is a fight to the death. While I knew Mason and Pope didn’t like each other, I didn’t think it would turn deadly. There is a lot of hate there apparently.
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I’m getting that Volm vibe again!
My “Vadar” (that’s Volm radar) has picked up some reverberations in the Falling Skies ether again and I think we are getting a step closer to the mysteries behind the Volm thanks to the last episode, “At All Costs”.
Let’s start with the heavy handed bluster of General Donovan (played by Battlestar Galactica veteran Michael Hogan) when he sees that Tom Mason has brought Cochise with him. He and President Hathaway go into instant paranoia mode. This serves to demonize the Volm in the eyes of these characters; characters we are led to believe stand for the true United States and therefore legitimize the mistrust for the new alien species.
I feel this is part of a misdirection campaign to taint our perspective of the Volm as viewers. We’ve already seen this mistrust by General Bressler, John Pope and Colonel Weaver. All major characters or significant supporting characters that have stated their mistrust of the Volm.
Seeds planted to grow our own mistrust.
Is there more? Plenty. See my blog here.
Tom Mason invokes the spirit of Abraham Lincoln in the “Badlands” episode of Falling Skies. Can he deliver “a new birth of freedom” or will hope die with those that gave their “last full measure of devotion”?
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Karen, Karen, Karen!
What do you have`planned for humanity?
What does she want? What is her agenda? Is she really the next Overlord?
According to Tom Mason she is, although my radar has detected a few false flags from the initial two episodes. But look at that sweet face, who wouldn’t want to follow her over a cliff into your complete and utter doom.
She has leader written all over her!
She certainly seems to have her tentacles everywhere. And given proclivity for evil, tentacles seems and apt description of her reach. Let’s start with poor ol’ Hal.
As Maggie has claimed, Karen did something to him and it was in the form of one of the Espheni cyber-bugs. As we all saw, Karen had placed a bug buried deep inside his cerebral cortex. It allowed her to manipulate him with a Svengali like thrall. He would come to her in the depths of the night in a dream like trance and from there she would work her magic as pictured above.
See the rest of Karen and her “magic” plan at my blog….