Falling Skies

10 Best Episodes of Falling Skies

Falling Skies opens in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, the few survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people in their care while also engaging in an insurgency campaign against the occupying alien force.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 04, 2023.

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Falling Skies - S4E10

#15 - Drawing Straws (Season 4 - Episode 10)

Tom and the remnants of the 2nd Mass learn to pilot a Beamer as part of their plan to destroy the Espheni Power Core, and the group draws straws to see who will embark on the dangerous mission. The threat of death hanging over everyone triggers long-simmering confrontations between many of our main characters, ultimately bringing the 2nd Mass closer together.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 1602 votes.

Falling Skies - S2E8

#14 - Death March (Season 2 - Episode 8)


The 2nd Mass pushes on to Charleston, but some are still grieving the group’s recent losses. Weaver learns more about Tector’s background before the invasion. And Matt begins to bond with a harnessed girl who was found recently.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 1041 votes.

Falling Skies - S2E1

#13 - Worlds Apart (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Weaver is still in command of the 2nd Mass, while Anne continues to serve as medic. They have seen many battles and are a much leaner unit now. Pope has taken command of the Berserkers, a renegade group within the 2nd Mass that Weaver doesn’t fully trust.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 1126 votes.

Falling Skies - S1E7

#12 - Sanctuary (2) (Season 1 - Episode 7)


Hal takes the lead fighting an unexpected threat against the children of the 2nd Mass. Anne has her hands full when Sarah goes into labor while the 2nd Mass base is being evacuated.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 958 votes.

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#11 - Love and Other Acts of Courage (Season 2 - Episode 5)

A familiar face returns to the 2nd Mass, but his intentions remain unknown. Meanwhile, a skitter is captured and brought back to the camp as a prisoner. And Hal bonds with Maggie as she begins to open up about her past.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 1058 votes.

Falling Skies - S3E1

#10 - On Thin Ice (Season 3 - Episode 1)


Season three of Falling Skies opens seven months after the 2nd Mass arrived in Charleston. In the interim, Tom has been elected to political office, but he has his hands full as the resistance continues to battle the alien invaders. Tom’s decision to have the rebel skitters fight alongside humans creates tension and raises suspicions that someone may be feeding secrets to the enemy. Meanwhile, Hal struggles with nightmares that seem so real, he has difficulty knowing if he’s awake or dreaming. And Tom and Anne prepare to welcome their baby.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 1487 votes.

Falling Skies - S1E9

#9 - Mutiny (Season 1 - Episode 9)

As the 2nd Mass. prepares for a major assault, divisions within the ranks threaten to tear the group apart. Tom has difficulty processing the profound implications of Anne’s latest discovery.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 956 votes.

Falling Skies - S2E2

#8 - Shall We Gather at the River? (Season 2 - Episode 2)


Tom is haunted by memories of his time with the aliens. Pope plants seeds of doubt about him among the group. Ben’s hatred for skitters grows. The 2nd Mass locate a bridge that will help them cross the river to safety ahead of an impending attack.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 1041 votes.

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#7 - Molon Labe (Season 2 - Episode 7)

Ben is endangered by someone who he thought he could trust. Tom captures another hostage. Weaver offers Matt a job to lift his spirits. The 2nd Mass are trapped in a basement and face a new enemy.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 1031 votes.

Falling Skies - S2E9

#6 - The Price of Greatness (Season 2 - Episode 9)


The 2nd Mass meets new faces, while Tom comes across his former mentor, but it’s difficult to know whom to trust. Maggie realizes that Pope may not be sticking with the group very long. Tector embraces his military past.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 1004 votes.

Falling Skies - S2E6

#5 - Homecoming (Season 2 - Episode 6)

Hal stumbles across bodies of de-harnessed kids and finds someone from his past. Tom and Anne grow closer. And Weaver’s health deteriorates just as Tom discovers he may have been keeping important matters from the group in order to protect them.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 1047 votes.

Falling Skies - S3E10

#4 - Brazil (Season 3 - Episode 10)


When the 2nd Mass destroys a crucial Espheni base, a relentless enemy is taken down and the Mason family is reunited with those who had been lost. But the arrival of more interstellar players puts the fate of the Earth’s remaining survivors in doubt.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 1538 votes.

Falling Skies - S1E8

#3 - What Hides Beneath (Season 1 - Episode 8)

The 2nd Mass prepares to take the fight to the invaders with an assault on one of their bases. But Weaver’s increasingly strange behavior worries Tom that he might not be fit to command. Hal and Tom encounter a left-behind woman who employed a suspicious means of surviving the invasion, making it unclear whether they can trust her.

The episode was rated 8.21 from 995 votes.

Falling Skies - S1E10

#2 - Eight Hours (Season 1 - Episode 10)


With Weaver leading several squads of fighters against the aliens, Tom remains behind to help protect the civilians as they evacuate. But a major breach in security endangers both the soldiers and the civilians. Tom is confronted with a decision that may lead him to discovering what the aliens want with the captured teenagers, humankind and the planet.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 983 votes.

Falling Skies - S2E10

#1 - A More Perfect Union (Season 2 - Episode 10)

When skitters approach the newly combined resistance force, the groups’ interaction surprises everyone. Meanwhile, Tom finds out life-changing news just as the 2nd Mass comes face-to-face with their most dangerous threat to date.

The episode was rated 8.42 from 1106 votes.

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