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Falling Skies

Series Summary
In the wake of an alien attack that has crippled most of the world, shock has turned to resolve as the survivors gather to fight back. Leading the charge is Boston history professor Tom Mason, whose wife was killed in the attack, and one of his three sons is among a group of captive teens. Desperate to rescue his son, Tom joins forces with the 2nd Massachusetts, a makeshift regiment assigned to protect the survivors. As second in command to Weaver, Tom uses his knowledge of military history to gain intelligence about the aliens and form a plan of attack. But the plan keeps changing and more questions surface as the survivors discover what they're really up against: a highly intelligent, heavily armed alien force whose purpose on Earth is the biggest mystery of all.

Air Dates: 2011 - Present

Genres: Drama, Science fiction

Network: TNT

  • Season 4, Ep. 12 : Shoot the Moon Aug 31, 2014

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    Tom and Lexi must find a way to destroy the Espheni power core; an Espheni bomb is dropped onto Chinatown.

  • Season 4, Ep. 11 : Space Oddity Aug 31, 2014

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    Lexi's return complicates Tom's mission; Lexi is forced to save her father's life after a Beamer malfunction; the 2nd Mass fears an impending Espheni strike.

  • Season 4, Ep. 10 : Drawing Straws Aug 24, 2014

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    Tom and the 2nd Mass learn to pilot a Beamer as part of their plan to destroy the Espheni power core; the group draws straws to see who will embark on a dangerous mission; the threat of death triggers confrontations.

  • Season 4, Ep. 9 : Til Death Do Us Part Aug 17, 2014

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    Tom and a team follow the Volm to a supply cache in search of equipment; Maggie and Ben grow closer as he teaches her about her new skills; Pope and Sara continue to clash.

  • Season 4, Ep. 8 : A Thing With Feathers Aug 10, 2014

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    An alien attack leaves Maggie fighting for her life; Tom and Dingaan must rely on an enemy ship to rescue them.

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  • When resting between thrilling action scenes, it's all very earnest, never campy or cheesy--but not particularly sophisticated or deep, either. It doesn't really have to be as long as it's entertaining. By those standards, Falling Skies succeeds. show more

  • There are some promising ideas and story lines here, but the pilot far outshone subsequent episodes in terms of quality and efficiency. show more

  • It's "Jericho" meets "V," with the good from both and the bad discarded. It'll raise the summer-TV bar significantly. show more

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