This is another catch-up post as I didn’t post about “Falling Skies” last week. Basically both of these weeks were very Karen focus, as Hal’s harnessed ex returned. Last week she was found alive with a bunch of dumped de-harnassed kids, but she had not lost her link. Her soul purpose was to lure Ben away. She did so under the guise that they’d join the rebellion, and were a danger to the 2nd Mass because of their link to the aliens. However once away, Karen showed her true colors. She was luring Ben away because they wanted to use him to find Red-Eye and the rebels. Fortunately, Hal and others showed up to save him before they could re-harness him. The fish head overlord was taken into custody by Tom and the others. This sent Karen to negotiate for his release. Tom and the 2nd Mass tried to use this to get them time to make it south to Charleston, but then a new alien showed up . . . spider aliens! Tom talked with the Overlord, through Ben, who told him that they go from planet to planet, usually ones whose population have squandered their planets. What they do, we don’t know yet. The Overlord assured Tom just like the other places they go, they do their work and leave, they weren’t there to conquer them. Tom wasn’t sure he was getting the truth, and ended up shooting the Fish Head! They used his wounding to make a real deal with Karen to buy them time to flee, as they knew they couldn’t trust Karen. The show ended with the 2nd Mass moving south, and Ben saying goodbye to strike out on his own. Ben knew his leaving would keep them safe, and he had to join the rebellion and try and pull other de-harnessed kids into it.
So those spiders were horrific! It was like sci-fi horror meets urban legend, with them spawning inside of you. Poor Jamal though, that actor can’t get a break. Killed off on ‘Harper’s Island’ and wrongly accused and nearly beaten to death on ‘The Killing,’ and now an alien spider’s nest! I have a feeling Captain Weaver’s death is imminent at this point.
I don’t know what to make of what the Overlord Fish Head revealed to Tom. I’m wondering if what they want is some kind of energy source or mineral? Their towers do look like drills. Maybe they target worlds where their inhabitants have already destroyed the ecosystem to a point that the Fish Heads feel it’s doomed anyways?
I have a feeling Charleston is either going to be a huge trap, or they are going to arrive there and find the Doctor’s husband and son alive and waiting there. I think she claimed she saw them shot down? But Weaver thought his family was dead too. I found it odd that her husband and son were brought up in this episode by Lourdes just as Tom and her have finally started, you know, touching each other . . . and by touching I mean hugging and acknowledging what they are feeling. A monkey wrench is coming for them, I am sure.