So I am just writing some quick recaps and general thoughts here on the last two episodes of “Falling Skies.” I didn’t see last week’s episode until the other day, which is why I didn’t blog about it before.
Last week mainly centered around the return of Captain Weaver’s daughter Jeanie. She thought he was dead, and he thought she, her mother and little sister were dead. She had been living with a group of teens and kids who were on their own without any adults, which is how they wanted it. They ended up getting themselves all kidnapped by the skitters and taken to the harness factory. During the rescue Ben’s big brother saw his spikes glowing and realized Ben had been lying . . . . Jeanie meanwhile decided not to stay with her dad’s group and rejoined the kids.
This week was primarily about Ben and his spikes. They ended up finding the other kid Ben was friends with who was also harnessed (I can’t remember his name) and taking the red eyed skitter hostage. The friend talked for Red-Eye. It was Red-Eye who apparently saved Tom on the ship and helped him get free, he did so because they saw something in Tom. He says he’s part of a resistance movement that has been working for over 100 years to over throw the real threat to them all. When their planet was conquered, their children were taken an harnessed much like what has happened on earth. However they were too weak to fight back on their own. They believe with Tom’s help, the humans can team up with them and they can overthrow their masters. Tom didn’t know why they needed their help. Red Eye said their technology was no match for the oppressors, but with the Skitter Rebels’ help they can supply them with technology and intel on how the oppressors work.
My Thoughts . . .
So Red-Eye did in fact turn out to be good. I don’t think any of us were shocked by this. However Tom doesn’t think he can trust him, and it appears Ben is going to run off as he was saying goodbye to Matt at the very end. I guess he’s going to join the Skitter Rebels? He could also maybe going to join Jeanie’s group? I’m assuming we’ll eventually see Jeanie again, otherwise what was the point of having her show up? Pope is also still MIA, so I wonder when we’ll see him again.
There was a side story where we learned Hal’s gal-pal Margaret had some kind of brain tumors she was slowly dying from. Oh no! I wonder where this is going to lead? His old girlfriend is still harnessed and working for “the oppressors.” I guess this could be a way for them to eventually reunite? However, I have a suspicion that Red-Eye will offer a way to save Margaret in order to prove he is on the up-n-up.