Perhaps it was because I was really tired, and ready to just pass out, but I felt like the season finale of “Falling Skies” was a bit jumbled. A lot was going on, but I didn’t feel like I was getting many answers.
For instance, Military Leader Max Headrom (I still don’t know his name) kept locking people up, and then letting them out, every five minutes. I was confused!
Nothing much bad happened with Arthur either. He was locked up, then let out, apparently asked to step down as leader, but asked Tom to take his place. Tom however said no. If he had a deal with the aliens, it didn’t come out in this episode.
Tom was told to meet with the Rebel Skidders, but then he was locked up, then he was let go, then the entire 2nd Mass was held at gun point after the Skidders and Ben showed up in Charleston to deliver a message. It was just nuts! I think the power went to Max Headrom’s head and fast.
The Skidders and Ben showed up with a message, and the 2nd Mass surrounded them to protect them from Max Headrom’s men. They told of a new weapon being built that had to be destroyed. They also told Tom that it’s unfortunate that he had the Overlord he did and let him go, he didn’t know what he really was holding. It seems this was the Overlord who oversaw all the plans for the eastern part of the U.S., and all the plans were held in his head. If they had killed him, everything would have been thrown into chaos for awhile. It seems the fish head overlords are all psychically linked or something.
Tom and the 2nd Mass, after being locked up and let go a few times, went out to destroy the weapon. The weapon was a huge gun pointed at the sky, and Ben made a comment that it wasn’t for them . . . Hmmmm. During the fight Red Eye got killed, which was a sad moment. Tom bashed the Overlord’s head in, which was a great moment. Karen got away, and I kept wondering why nobody just shot her instead of watching her climb up and over a huge wall. Something happened to Hal and he collapsed. Oh and Tom found out that the Doc was pregnant with his child, which she hadn’t yet told him. He was happy of course.
As the show came to a close, Hal was in some kind of a coma. The Doc didn’t know what was wrong, but they’d keep monitoring him. Ben told his family that he would be sticking around for awhile, he didn’t need to run off to the rebellion again just yet. However Tom and Weaver felt maybe Charleston wasn’t for them, and they should pack it up and head out.
Then in the final moments all hell broke loose. Hal woke up, looked very creepy, and one of those implants crawled out of his eye and into his ear. Gross! Meanwhile outside they heard explosions and everyone ran to see what was going on. Ships were raining down to earth, and out of one walked an entire new species of alien in full metal body armor.
Bloody hell! Is this a good alien or a bad alien? My guess is this is what the cannon was aimed at. The minute they destroyed that cannon, the new aliens could then land. Will they be on the side of humans, or are they even worse than the overlords? At the beginning of the season the overlords did tell Tom that he really didn’t know what was going on, and as soon as they accomplished their mission then they would leave this planet. Could this be a huge twist? Are the overlords not the real enemy? Could the humans just have gotten caught in the aliens battle with each other?