Falling Skies

Season 2 Episode 6

Homecoming

16
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Jul 15, 2012 on TNT
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  • THE SARAH CARTER SHOW

    Falling Skies: Trust Issues

    The second half of Season 2 began with its worst episode thus far, full of ex-girlfriends, infections, and a huge mess.

  • Episode Summary

    While on patrol, Hal and Maggie discover an unharnessed and alive Karen among a group of half-buried unharnessed corpses. Tom has some tough decisions to make when Weaver falls gravely ill from the bite he received at the harnessing factory.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • Inspiring Tom & Anne, I've joined the 2nd Mass, intense parallel stories, exciting confusion and wowing action but slightly predictable (Spoilers)

      8.0
      Anne, would you marry me ? The first minutes sounded like a siren song destined to lure the innocent viewer to its doom. But it's Noah Wyle & Moon Bloodgood's lair we're talking about here so there's nothing to fear. Wait, was Red Eye under their bed ? Probably but what matters is that Tom looked like a mess, as he hasn't shaved for months not taken a bath in weeks, when Anne was screaming "Sleeping Beauty doesn't stand a chance against me". Seriously beside their charming personalities I was also quite moved by their discussion about past and present. How their lives used to be, with their respective partners and children. Moreover it was inspiring because I couldn't agree more that surviving is a lot about moving forward despite all the traumatic experiences we have endured. Tom lost his wife for instance but he still has his three sons. As for Anne she represents the future of their "colony" considering the number of people she has already saved.



      It leads us to Captain Weaver's mysterious illness. I wasn't surprised his leg got infected by an alien parasite considering his wound already looked disgusting in the past episode. I didn't really worry about his fate because killing him would represent a risk I'm not sure the producers are willing to take. We lost Jimmy a few weeks ago so please give us a break. Yes your devoted servitor is in fact a proud member of the 2nd Mass ! But I'm not ready to tell you my name because it would compromise the future of my extraordinary mission. That's why I did my best to support Tom as he had to take charge and deal with our fuel crisis. And as usual we could count on our jack of all trades, what a great guy, as he was even able to build a machine to boil up our Captain's blood. In my subjective opinion a kiss from Anne would have done the job nicely but it would have made me jealous so let's just welcome our brave leader into the world of the living. This is Falling Skies, not The Walking Dead ! Remember ?



      But the highlight of this week was definitely Karen's arrival. When Hal came back from patrol with her in his arms I smelled trouble or "big badaboom" as my muse Leeloo would say. Enduring Maggie's lunatic behavior is already annoying, even if I envy their relationship, so we didn't need an other blonde to lower the total IQ of our group. Just a little joke to welcome John Pope's return ! However this time he wasn't the bad guy but the one who warned us about Karen. Otherwise I saw it coming from miles away considering how viciously she stared at the camera. What was the point of revealing her true nature to the people watching us ? It should have been kept a secret until the last minutes ! Moreover she was locked into a room when "Benalien" can move freely just because he's Tom's son. I also wonder if he has the same abilities than Karen because thanks to the camera I had discreetly placed I was able to witness the surreal moves she executed to knock out Maggie. Remember Trinity in The Matrix ? Not as mind blowing but definitely entertaining ! Last but not least my favorite part was when I heard Ben getting all paranoiac about Ben when he was actually the one under the influence of Karen. Once again someone let negative emotions take over but lucky for him cowgirl Maggie was around and decided to face her illegal doppelganger !



      Note : This review was first posted on Kritikenstein, my weblog.moreless
    • I just don't get it. This series is awesome

      9.0
      I don't understand it. This series is the best sciifi I've seen since BSG. People seem to have problems with this series over the things that make it excellent. People are flawed, if we were invaded it would be pretty similar to the plot line. I can't get enough of this series. Yes it was obvious that the girl was a plant, yes mag is deeply flawed, guess what she was held prisoner and raped. The aspects of this sciifi series are exactly what I have been waiting for. People are flawed deeply flawed, and an alien invasion would be the equvelant of a modern MEU goin up against a roman legion. Hope this series will continue. I am tr

      Irked of falling in love with shows only to see it canceled by shortsighted morons who shouldn't be allowed to drive let alone run a tv companymoreless
    • Good but disappointing installment of this sci-fi television series

      7.0
      While on patrol, Hal and Maggie discover an unharnessed and alive Karen among a group of half-buried unharnessed corpses. Tom has some tough decisions to make when Weaver falls gravely ill from the bite he received at the harnessing factory. In my opinion, this was a good episode of "Falling Skies" but it was nowhere near as amazing as the previous two episodes. There was nothing spectacular, ground-breaking, breath-taking, or any of that stuff about this episode. Nothing much really went on in this episode and that's what disappointed me the most. The storyline was predictable like everything that happened in this episode was all called by me because I predicted pretty much every single one of them. This season gives you surprises by this episode, not really. The only surprise in this episode was probably when Hal and Margaret found a bunch of dead bodies in the forest near the beginning of the episode and that's it. But yeah, nothing much goes on here and not only that but there was pretty much no action whatsoever in this episode. I'm glad that Captain Weaver was recovered, there were good character development here and there, the storyline, while mostly and VERY predictable, was handled and executed decently, and that one surprise near the beginning of the episode. I lost some respect for Ben in this episode and it was so freakin' predictable that Ben would hit Hal when Hal said "Ben, come over here now" then Ben walks towards Hal and says "Thanks for looking after me" then hits him. Like wow!!! that really shocked me (sarcasm). I saw that coming 100%. The episode dragged in a lot of parts too and some of the dialogue didn't really matter in this episode was nothing but unsettling boredom. Also, I felt like Ben and that blonde girl's acting was pretty bad in this episode especially that blonde girl and that scene where the blonde girl (don't know her name) attacking Margaret almost felt abysmal to watch. I don't know, there were just some things about this episode that could've been fixed. As much as I'm enjoying this season SO FAR at least, this is the 2nd weakest episode of the season while "Compass" the 1st weakest episode of the season. Overall, a good but disappointing episode of "Falling Skies"... they can do so much better than this so hopefully the next episode will make up for this episode. 7/10

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    • Homecoming

      9.0
      Homecoming was a superb episode of Falling Skies. I really enjoyed watching because there was a lot of great character and plot develoment. There was some minor action, lots of drama, and hints of possibly great story lines if handled properly. If this show could somehow become the new Stargate SG-1 with it's storytelling abilities then the show could potentially go pretty far. I missed seeing any alien action this episode but it was definitely worth watching though some what predictable. I liked how Ben and Karen connected, but it seems she has hidden motives. Tom and Dr. Glass have a little fight which was good for their relationship. Captain Weaver goes through a risky treatment and Pope returns unconscious. I liked the ending and certainly look forward to watching what happens next!!!!!!!moreless
    • Amazing

      10
      Amazing

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