Falling Skies

TNT (ended 2015)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 5 : Ep 10


    Aired 8/30/15

  • S 5 : Ep 9


    Aired 8/23/15

  • S 5 : Ep 8

    Stalag 14th Virginia

    Aired 8/16/15

  • S 5 : Ep 7

    Everybody Has Their Reasons

    Aired 8/9/15

  • S 5 : Ep 6


    Aired 8/2/15

  • Cast & Crew
  • Noah Wyle

    Tom Mason

  • Moon Bloodgood

    Anne Glass

  • Drew Roy

    Hal Mason

  • Maxim Knight

    Matt Mason

  • Peter Shinkoda


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  • Beginning 6 months after a devastating alien invasion has reduced humanity to tatters FALLING SKIES follows former history professor Tom Mason and Captain (later Colonel) Dan Weaver as they lead a band of survivors called The 2nd Mass across Massachusetts and parts of the Eastern United States as they face daily struggles and battles with the alien invaders and human foes alike.Waging a continuous war of insurrection and maintaining a vigilant search for a permanent safe haven The 2nd Mass experience victory and loss, joy and sadness, hope and desperation but the bonds of family and friendship they share as well as their compassion and dedication may be just what they need to gain ultimate victory against an alien civilization with vastly superior technology, staggering numbers and deplorable methods.Exec produced by Steven Spielberg FALLING SKIES returns to TNT in the SUMMER of 2015 for the 5th and final season.moreless

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  • Quotes (18)

    • John Pope: I'll take a rest for a little while. Being the leader of a post-apocalyptic gang of outlaws has been exhausting.

    • Tom: What about the guy? Anne: Just my first impression, but he's very smart, very capable and very sure he's the best man for the job. Tom: I suppose he's good looking too? Anne: I don't know. Lourdes? Do you think he was good looking? Lourdes: Mmmm... Yeah, for an older man. Tom: Older? Lourdes: He must be like forty? Tom: Ow! Anne: Ouch! Lourdes: Oh! I didn't mean...Tom: Oh no no...That's quite all right. I think I kinda' walked into that one.

    • Tom Mason: Matt deserves a childhood. One day when you have kids you'll understand.
      Hal Mason: Me, kids? Dream on!
      Tom Mason: I will.

    • Dr. Anne Glass: We want to follow you. All of us. You just have to let us.

    • Maggie: (talking about how Skitters might reproduce) Very few animals mate for life. Best chance for survival is to hook up with anyone healthy enough to improve the gene pool.
      Hal: (with a smirk) Are you still talking about Skitters?

    • Pope: (trying to convince Tom to leave) Your children will be looked after as if they were my own, that's a promise. Even the spiky one. Unless he goes full Skitter, in which case all bets are off.

    • Maggie: (Hal has been talking about an old girlfriend, Rita) Rita's kind of an old lady name.
      Hal: Ok, Margaret.

    • Hal: (after being alone with Pope, Maggie is upset) I will stop this truck right now and kick his teeth in if he said something to upset you.

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    Notes (67)

    • Audience - 5,910,000

    • Filmed with a 1.78:1 aspect ratio.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Germany: Friday, July 1, 2011 on TNT Serie
      United Kingdom: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 on FX/FX HD
      Finland: January 10, 2013 on Nelonen

    • Audience - 4,200,000

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: Thursday, July 14, 2011 on FOX8
      United Kingdom: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 on FX/FX HD
      Finland: January 17, 2013 on Nelonen

    • Audience - 4,070000

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: Thursday, July 21, 2011 on FOX8
      United Kingdom: Tuesday, July 26 2011 on FX/FX HD
      Finland: Thursday, January 24, 2013 on Nelonen

    • Filmed at Alderwood Collegiate Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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    Trivia (7)

    • In the early scene in the lab where they are talking about heroin, Tom is holding a package. From one angle it's covered in tape. As the camera cuts back to the other side, the package is totally bare with no tape. As the camera cuts back and forth the tape magically appears and disappears on the package.

    • On Mike's gravestone, his last name is given as Thompson.

    • Pope makes a comment about Radio Free Europe, referencing the radio that Matt is using. Radio Free Europe was created after World War II to deliver information into the Eastern Bloc countries controlled by the Soviet Union.

    • At the very end of the episode, we can see that Weaver's rifle strap is released.

    • Molon Labe is an ancient Greek phrase, it was said by king Leonidas of Sparta to the Perses king when asked to surrender his troops. The most readily used English translation is "Come and take them."

    • Goof: Arthur Manchester and Tom Mason reminisce about "Boston College, History Department, Maloney Hall," and how Tom always sat in an aisle seat but "never missed a lecture." While Maloney Hall houses the administrative offices of the Boston College history department, none of its rooms are big enough to serve as lecture halls and, as of 2012, classes in that building are quite rare.

    • At approximately 20 minutes in, the mole uses a bump key to access a room.

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    Allusions (3)

    • At the entrance to the school it reads:

      "Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army" a quote by Edward Everett. It continues "If we retrench the wages of the schoolmaster, we must raise those of the recruiting sergeant."

    • When the fighters are nervous about transporting the bombs, Pope refers to the Wages of FearWages of Fear was a 1953 film about the nerve-wracking tension of drivers transporting unstable nitroglycerine.

    • Pope says "I'm going to wish you into the cornfield." This is an allusion to the original Twilight Zone, from Season 3, Episode 8, titled Its a Good Life, in which a little boy has god-like mental powers and can wish away anything that displeases him into a mystical "cornfield", from which there is no return.

  • Fan Reviews (129)
  • The ending. . .

    By LENZ5369, Sep 02, 2015

  • wow, it was

    By lynnjackson524, Aug 31, 2015

  • The Show that keeps interrupting the hour of continuous commercials.

    By RickAllen, Aug 17, 2015

  • Yeah, I'm done

    By Blizzje, Aug 16, 2015

  • Failing Shite

    By Square-i, Aug 12, 2015

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