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Monday, July 25, 2011

Falling Skies 1.7: The Fate of Traitors

An excellent Falling Skies 1.7 last night, the best so far in the series.  I've said that before, which means the series is getting better and better.  Among the main things we learned last night -

  • Ben is thoroughly with us.  His time harnessed has given him greater than his previously human endurance - in running as well as push-ups - but his loyalties are still with his family and species.  Indeed, he's one of the heroes in last night's story.
  • Not so much Mike's son Rick, who was also liberated from the harness, but, apparently, only physically.  At the end of last night's episode, he reveals his continuing alien loyalties - especially disquieting, in view of his father's death at the hands of the humans in business with the aliens,
  • But Pope is back in action, and he's heroic, too, as he saves Hal from death.  (Fine acting by Drew Roy as Hal, by the way - his intonations are just like Noah Wyle's, who plays his father.)
But back to the humans doing business with the aliens - giving them our children in return for the traitors' own safety - one thing I didn't like at the end of last night's episode was letting them go free.  In reality, I'm against the death penalty (because of the danger of innocent people wrongly convicted).  But in this fiction of an alien invasion, they - the human adults we saw working with the aliens - deserved the firing squad.

Looking forward to the last two episodes of this season.

See also Falling Skies 1.1-2 ... Falling Skies 1.3 meets Puppet Masters ... Falling Skies 1.4: Drizzle ... Falling Skies 1.5: Ben ... Falling Skies 1.6: Fifth Column

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