So there is only ONE more episode left of “Falling Skies” this season. How will they wrap this up? Apparently the last five minutes of the next episode are going to be a game changer. The sneak peak seemed to show hundreds of ships? falling to earth. Oh dear!
In the latest episode the 2nd Mass finally made it to Charleston where one of Captain Weaver’s old friends was (Jim I think? They met him on the road awhile back). Weaver’s daughter Jeannie had made it too, but she was none to pleased with how things were going there. She wanted to fight the aliens and work to rescue others, but the leader was against this. The dude who played “Max Headrom” was the military leader in charge, but the real leader was Tom’s old college professor Arthur (Lock from “Lost”).
Arthur seemed completely opposed to military action at all against the aliens. He felt they were safe, the aliens thought Charleston was dead, and if they laid low it would be okay. Tom disagreed with him publicly, which he did not approve of. He then went on a fishing expedition for anything he could use against Tom, and of course found it. HE learned about the implant in Tom, and Ben being harnessed. All this, and a de-harnessed kid showing up with a message from Red-Eye was too much for Arthur. He had Tom and his men jailed, then anyone from the 2nd Mass quarantined and guns pointed at them . . . even the kids. This was the last straw for Max Headrom, who declared Marshall Law and put Arthur in jail! He then suggested Tom and his men make that rendezvous with Red-Eye . . . he was on their side and wanted to fight!
I think it’s pretty clear that Arthur has a deal with the aliens. He kept making mention how HE and his people, civilians, built this entire compound . . . not the army. That is why he was in charge. He was clearly not willing to challenge the aliens at all, he kept saying they didn’t know they were here and wanted it kept that way . . . Really? Advanced aliens with scanning technology don’t see an entire city of people? I don’t think so! I think Charleston IS the camp the Overlord told Tom about. I think that Arthur was told to find Tom and lead him and the 2nd Mass there, as well as all the other armies fighting the aliens. He has a deal to keep humans safe, as long as they don’t pose a risk. I think this must mean he knows what the bigger plan is too.
How they will wrap this up, I still am unclear about. Something huge has to happen though, really shocking. A rebellion, or a new alien threat?