Falling Skies

Season 1 Episode 6

Sanctuary, Part 1

10
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Jul 17, 2011 on TNT
6.6
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Lt. Terry Clayton of the 7th Mass arrives at the high school with disturbing news that Skitters and Mechs are on their way to attack the 2nd Mass headquarters, Clayton claims to have a plan approved by Porter to lead the children to safety while the adults remain to fend off the attack, but his plan is met with strong resistance by all the parents, including Tom.moreless

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  • still waiting on the big moment....

    7.5
    well i actually stopped watching this when it was premiering on the sundays, didnt had the action i expected. And now that im watching the reruns i dont regret it.

    Ok well this episode its still on the same... teens got rescued off the skitters and got the harnesses off and notciviliansare acting up... its actually kinda boring to see they still on that.

    some dude tried to steal the medicine...n flea the camp. dumb move.

    The most relevant thing its the setup, kinda lame they had to write this up humans vs humas.. hope it wasntSpielbergidea..... but well its basically another human traitor that come and takes the kids away.... low move... lame.. hope he gets killed....

    nice thing is i saw where that rebel went to... i was wondering as i was watching.

    hope the series have a good ending... im seriously waiting for that bang!moreless
  • That guy looks so suspicious from very beginning.

    3.5
    To be honest, it's pretty rubbish episode. That guy looks so suspicious from very beginning. I'm sick of sending stupid kids to battle and went crazy and leave mess behind. It's first time I start to skip the show and just check out ending. yup, just like what I thought. I got a very interesting question. At the beginning of show, that family got the medicines and drop the bag on the ground. They were order to leave. I would leave directly but the mom still picked up the medicine bag and hand over to guy from Mass 7th. Why? very very strange.moreless
  • 3.0
    Robert Rodat has written some great stuff, but I'm having a bit of trouble with what he is doing to the syfy story line of Falling Sky's. The patriotic story line is as timely now as it was when he wrote The Patriot. But it has been done to death in almost every war story out of Hollywood for the last 2o year and it has honesty been placed into the hands of better characters than the ones written into this series. Yes I know this is a WAR! A WAR with the invading hordes of skitters and Mechs. But this is also a Science Fiction story of an alien race. So what about the invaders. Why do they want the kids to collect scrap? Why the wings on the Mechs? Lets get to the Sy in Syfy.



    This TV / Syfy version of THE PATRIOT could have been great. Do we really want to see the humanity in humans once again be lost. This has been played to death.



    With this group of high end writers and top of the line directors all teemed up to wow TV land, you would think this show would have something to offer.moreless
  • This was basically set up but still good.

    7.0
    Ok so basically this is set up for a part two episode so not alot happened, but the stuff that did happan was very charecter development that will show great effect thoughout the series.

    Now I'm not going to go into the main plot of this episode for two reasons. First i don't want to spoil it and Second it was so predictable I wasn't even shocked at the end. but did give me reason to see the next episode.

    Moon Bloodgood who plays Anne Glass and Sarah Carter who plays Margaret gave a spelded preformance that I'm sure alot of female viewers will enjoy.The usually calm and incontrol Dr Glass is shaken after a medicine robbery. Margaret givesAnne props forfighting back and when Anne says "alot of good that did" Margaret adds thatif she had taken that lying down it would really mess with her head, and she is speaking from personal experience. She gives the doctor a gun and teachs her how to us it so that she can get over this. My one complant about this is how many gunsdoes the 2nd Mass have, alot aperently since their just giving them away to civilians who not face battle everyday.The more I lern about Margaret's past the more I feel sorry for her and admire her at the same time. I mean first she got abused in Pope's gang, then we found out in the last episode that she had cancer when she was 16 and now she has a tramatic robbery experice.

    Next we move on to Ben Mason, who up till this point has just been a target charecter to rescue and has had no lines or develoment since the show started. Based on what we learned from past episodes Ben was is short a book nerd, now he can do 102 push up's without breaking a sweet something he could never do before he was Harnessed. Hal Mason (Ben's big bro) brings to DrGlass attention, he also notes a difference in his brothers personallity,Hal also looks distubed when Benexplains to their younger brother Matt that the Skitters treated him well almostparent like, and hecan't recall ever thinking or caring about his human family and a part of him misses the Skitters. Now Hal should know about the Skitters caring side from the last episode (Silent Kill). I think Hal can be over protective brother just like Tom Mason is an over protetive father, but hisconcerns are valid- there is something differnt about Ben.Hal is not the only one to think that Ben and all the un-Harnessed kids are different, in fact some people are afraid of them.One random 2nd Mass fighter named John, harasses Ben in the lunch line andsays that having these un harnessed kids here ( which he nicknames "Razor-Backs" because of the needes on their backs) is just asking for the Skitters to attack, he says this for the whoole cafeteria to hear and itwhile no one says anything their expersions say they agree. before John can say any more Margaret and Hal come to Ben's aid. Halthretes John and he backs off but his words seem to affected Ben. and while I think John is a D*** hisfears are brought on by Rick Thopson, the fisrt kid to be de-Harnessed. Since Rick was the first his development and behavior sets the bar for all other de-Harnessed kids, or "Razor-Backs". And Rick has basiclly been acreepy zombie who has tried to put his Harness back on, that doesen't really make him or other "Razor Backs" look to good.

    The main question is how these Razor-Backs act and develop in the next episode. And how they will play a part in the whole series and if John wasright.

    One last thing, they did a great job re introducing Jimmy Boland in this episode, and I look forward to seeing more of him as to before when I could'nt care less about him.

    This episode did what it was supose to do,make you want to watch the next episode!moreless
  • Sanctuary, Part 1Sanctuary, Part 1

    8.0
    Sanctuary, Part 1 was a great episode of Falling Skies and I really enjoyed watching this episode because there was a lot of character and plot development. The episode was kind of slow at times, but there was a lot of great information adding believability to the story. It was interesting to hear Ben's account of what it was like to be under the Harness. This episode had scenes which add to the complexity of the story and it keeps getting more intriguing. There was some action, drama, and more alien encounters. I look forward to watching the next episode of Falling Skies!!!!!moreless
James Collins

James Collins

Cueball

Guest Star

Jaclyn Forbes

Jaclyn Forbes

Elyse

Guest Star

Henry Czerny

Henry Czerny

Lt. Terry Clayton

Guest Star

Martin Roach

Martin Roach

Mike

Recurring Role

Melissa Kramer

Melissa Kramer

Sarah

Recurring Role

Dylan Authors

Dylan Authors

Jimmy Boland

Recurring Role

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