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Falling Skies: Collateral Damage (PREVIEW)

Falling Skies

Season: 
3
Episode: 
Collateral Damage
Producer(s): 
Regular Air Date: 
Sundays @ 10PM ET
Network(s): 
Air Date: 
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Grade:
B-
Seasons: 
4
Episodes: 
2

Tom and Weaver have been notified that the aliens have refurbished a nuclear plant to help them rebuild their army of mecha suits that have been the cause of many human fatalities. Their only option is to take out the nuclear plant in such a way that it doesn’t cause fallout from the radiation, making their plight thus far purposeless.

Tom and Weaver are introduced to a hermit like scientist that has been responsible for powering the Charleston community and who might be able to help Tom and his team destroy the nuclear plant without killing both sides. Tom’s tactics in implementing this plan do not sit well with Weaver and Pope’s input pushes the issue even further between them. Both sides start to consider the validity of their alien allies involvement in their plight.

Meanwhile Hal and Margaret are having domestic issues as Hal must conform to his new life after sustaining a life altering injury from his last meeting with Karen. Anne has given birth to Tom’s child, or is it? Matt is having adjustment issues dealing with life in the alien apocalypse as well Anne’s new role in his family. Lastly, there is a spy among them.

While I was never really too great a fan of the show when it first began to air, too much typical family drama, human in fighting, and boy scout speeches and actions, this new season, so far, seems to be all flash with small hints of intrigue.

To say that season one and two were pretty much intellectual programs is a given, and it’s also a given that season 3, again, thus far, is all action, dramatic boy scout speeches and actions not withholding.

It’s only two episodes in, well, really the first two episodes are part of a two hour season premiere, but things look to have changed up dramatically. It reminds me a lot of the original V series. The survivors find their place, a child might bridge the gap between the two species, a small faction of aliens have come over to the human side, and the humans have really begun to bring the fight to the aliens like never before.

I’m not saying the show doesn’t have its tinge of originality, but I feel like we’ve been here before. So far, I feel like the show is starting to spiral off. Whether that becomes an issue in the future for the seemingly successful show is yet to be seen. Time will tell. As always final judgment is yours. Enjoy.

AJ Garcia
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