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 5, Ep. 10 : Reborn Aug 30, 2015

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    The final standoff brings the Masons, the 2nd Mass, and their new allies into the bowels of an iconic American location, wrought with unpredictable obstacles.

  • Season 5, Ep. 9 : Reunion Aug 23, 2015

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    Tom gains a powerful new weapon against the Espheni; Ben attempts to extract enemy plans; Pope discovers that Tom is alive; the 2nd Mass must reassess their situation when an unexpected visitor appears.

  • Season 5, Ep. 8 : Stalag 14th Virginia Aug 16, 2015

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    Weaver discovers the shocking truth about an old friend; Maggie and Isabella are forced to work together; the 2nd Mass attempts an escape.

  • Season 5, Ep. 7 : Everybody Has Their Reasons Aug 9, 2015

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    The 2nd Mass arrives at a functional military base run by Weaver's former flame; the two groups make plans for the final assault on the Espheni.

  • Season 5, Ep. 6 : Respite Aug 2, 2015

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    Tom takes refuge with a family that has distanced itself from the fight; Hal and Isabella's romance grows as they search for Tom; the 2nd Mass locates an Espheni device; Maggie makes a decision.

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Based on 27 Critics
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  • 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

  • If "Walking Dead" weren't alive, up and taking a vacation to generate new blood, Steven Spielberg's Falling Skies would be the best current sci-fi series on TV. Show More

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