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Falling Skies

Season 4 Episode 6

Door Number Three

11
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Jul 27, 2014 on TNT
7.4
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Tom reunites with his family and the 2nd Mass, but the reunion celebration is cut short when Lexi falls victim to a health crisis. Before long, her illness stirs up tension within the ranks as family members clash over how best to treat her.

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  • Lexi goes into a cocoon

    6.0
    Lexi goes into a cocoon, Maggie convinces everyone who isn't her family that they need to kill her, then Maggie plays the hero by standing alongside her family and vowing to protect her! Nothing else of interest happened, slow episode,
  • cocoon

    6.5
    Someone on the writing staff must have loved his Babylon 5 too much. A cocoon, really? I already found this idea with Delenn on Babylon 5 a bit ridiculous. This episode suffered from too much Lexi time, as the family reunited again in Lexiland. The best part was the fist scene ( even though you could guess after about 15 seconds that it must be a dream). But this series has enough violence as it is and it would be great to see some nice sex scenes for a change. It would be nice too to have some romance in the future for Ben. I think he and Maggie would fit better than Maggie and Hal, as I have the feeling that Ben also isn't the settling down with a picket fence type of guy, which he showed when he decided to keep his spikes so that he can fight on.

    The Lexi story is just so over the top and doesn't really fit with the post apocalyptic resistance type of story. Why exactly does she have powers? The Esphenie don't have any similiar powers so why should a human hybrid have them? And how did she grow so fast? To make it realistic in a science-fiction sense she must have eaten a lot of food for the added mass which was never mentioned ( I must confess the original V series had the same fast growth of the human alien hybrid and for some reason it didn't bother me there). And I think she is still in no way as good as Karen in being the bad guy, as we see in the flashback scene which showed us Karen at her quietly menacing best.

    The "whole family stands in front of Lexi to protect her" is pure Spielberg. A bit mawkish. But I must agree to kill Lexi only because she is different would be morally wrong. But I guess if they wait for her to actually hurt people it would be too late to stop her. Nice moral quandary there. Is it right to kill or punish someone before they actually do it even though we know they will in the future ( see Minority Report).

    I must confess that I now mostly watch for Noah Wyle as he is really great and believable in his role.moreless
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    10
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  • Gimme that ol' time revolution

    1.5
    While it's fun to go all Don Rickles/Joan Rivers on this show [not that I'm comparing myself to them], and it probably deserves it, I suppose I should offer a more sober look at what's going on



    Let's start with the biggest puzzle in the storyline recently, to me and to others, anyway: the Mason family's loyalty to Lexie. The writers have offered us hints: Anne sees Lexie as a surrogate for the human son she was unable to protect; Ben is still at least part Espheni; Matt just recently escaped from Espheni Prep and knows it's possible to pretend loyalty to the aliens; Col. Weaver sees the parallel with his own daughter; and Hal is PWned by Maggie. Maggie herself is a little harder to fathom; is she under Lexie mind control, as the Volm have hinted (which, of course, raises the possibility of ALL of them being so), or was she actually swayed by Ben's little speech? And Tomwell, we haven't been given any real motives for Tom's loyalty, IMO, despite his assurances that he will do what's necessary should Lexie prove dangerous.



    So, are the writers taking lazy shortcuts to create conflict within the 2nd Mass? (That's certainly seemed to have been the case so Or do they have a long-term plan, which will be revealed in due time and which make sense of all of this? Are we going to get a "Lost"-type ending? (Or "Newhart", or Bobby Ewing's death, or even "Sopranos"?) Or will we get something more conventional?



    I continually try to read something deeper in the scripts Pope as an allegorical reference to Catholicism, the free Masons but nothing sticks. Some unexplained occurrences, such as the green spot on the moon or Jeanie's Volm attack, suggest that maybe the writers aren't making it up as they go, but whether they have a total overarching sense of the story, or they're merely one or two episodes ahead, is hard to determine.



    And what of the Volm? So far, they seem to be merely deus ex machina; a way to get much needed anti-Espheni technology and intel to the 2nd Mass, so that their continued survival doesn't look ridiculous. I mean, are the Volm ever going to actually DO something?



    Instead of the show being merely post-apocalyptic survival, with some guerrilla war against a vastly superior foe thrown in, it's now taken a turn into some strange, weird, almost magical realm, with mind control rearing its hoary head. (I always hated those episodes of Star Trek. How could any crew member on any of the Enterprises trust any fellow crew member, ever? They could be possessed by some alien at any I wish FS would return to the old stuff; I don't think they mined it completely.



    Anyway, I guess I'm still a very very very little tiny bit hopeful that the show regains something for the final season. So, I'll keep watching (and sniping).



    And where TF was Sara this week?

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Erika Forest

Erika Forest

Young Lexi

Guest Star

Stephen Kosar

Stephen Kosar

Sammy

Guest Star

Woody Jeffreys

Woody Jeffreys

Dick

Guest Star

Ryan Robbins

Ryan Robbins

Tector

Recurring Role

Jessy Schram

Jessy Schram

Karen Nadler

Recurring Role

Treva Etienne

Treva Etienne

Dingaan Botha

Recurring Role

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