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Falling Skies

Falling Skies

TNT 2011

The series tells the story of the aftermath of a global invasion by several races of extraterrestrials that neutralizes the world's power grid and technology, quickly destroys the combined militaries of all the world's countries, and apparently kills over 90% of the human population within a few days.It's a 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.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Falling Skies

Falling Skies - S5E4

#1 - Pope Breaks Bad


Season 5 - Episode 4

A mission to procure vehicles and fuel goes awry. Cochise shares troubling news with Anne that will test both her medical and leadership skills. Anthony's mental stability and his loyalties are brought into question. Meanwhile, a desperate Pope takes things into his own hands.

The episode was rated from 1786 votes.

Falling Skies - S5E1

#2 - Find Your Warrior


Season 5 - Episode 1

On the heels of Tom and Lexi's successful albeit tragic mission to destroy the Espheni power core on the moon, we pick up with Tom's life hanging in the balance as his Beamer drifts into space. While onboard the beamer, Tom encounters a surprising guest who urges him to find his inner warrior. Meanwhile, back on earth, Anne reluctantly steps into Tom's shoes to help lead the 2nd Mass in his absence. Against all odds, Tom makes a miraculous, yet mysterious return to earth. Once reunited with the 2nd Mass, Tom shares a new plan for winning the war. The Espheni, for the first time, are on their heels, and the 2nd Mass will not rest until they are gone from this planet for good.

The episode was rated from 1847 votes.

Falling Skies - S5E10

#3 - Reborn


Season 5 - Episode 10

The final standoff brings the Masons, the 2nd Mass and their new allies into the bowels of an iconic American location, wrought with new and unpredictable obstacles. Despite great loss along the way, they must persevere with hopes of once and for all reclaiming Earth and humanity.

The episode was rated from 1949 votes.

Falling Skies - S5E6

#4 - Respite


Season 5 - Episode 6

Injured, Tom takes refuge with a unique family who has distanced themselves from the fight, giving him a glimpse of life without war. Hal and Isabella's romance grows as they search for a missing Tom. Meanwhile, The 2nd Mass locates an Espheni device that could be a linchpin to winning the war... if they can figure out how to use it. And Maggie makes a decision that has consequences for her and the entire 2nd Mass.

The episode was rated from 1765 votes.

Falling Skies - S5E3

#5 - Hatchlings


Season 5 - Episode 3

The 2nd Mass discovers the source for the seemingly endless supply of enemy forces. With the Volm's help, Tom's leadership begins to spread to remaining human militias around the world. Hal disobeys his father to help Maggie on a personal mission. Meanwhile, Tom has to make an agonizing choice that ultimately risks one of their own, leaving lasting repercussions for them all.

The episode was rated from 1776 votes.

Falling Skies - S5E5
#6 - Non-Essential Personnel
Season 5 - Episode 5

The 2nd Mass leaves Chinatown en route to what they hope will be the final Espheni battle. Along the way, they encounter a deranged and desperate gunman who takes Weaver hostage. Meanwhile, Tom sets off to rescue Hal from Pope and his dangerous group of survivors.

The episode was rated from 1754 votes.
Falling Skies - S5E2
#7 - Hunger Pains
Season 5 - Episode 2

A surprise skitter attack leaves the 2nd Mass without food. In desperation, Maggie, Ben, Pope, and Sara go on a dangerous mission hoping to find supplies.

The episode was rated from 1760 votes.
Falling Skies - S4E1
#8 - Ghost in the Machine
Season 4 - Episode 1

On the outskirts of Charleston, just steps away from perceived safety, The Mason Clan and the remaining 2nd Mass suddenly find themselves under brutal attack by a new Espheni war machine – and a new, deadly creation unlike anything previously encountered. Divided like cattle and spread to the winds, The Masons must each forge new relationships and abilities to survive.

The episode was rated from 1853 votes.
Falling Skies - S5E7
#9 - Everybody Has Their Reasons
Season 5 - Episode 7

The 2nd Mass arrives at a safe haven. As the two groups make plans for the final assault on the Espheni, the 2nd Mass begins to realize that things aren't exactly as they seem.

The episode was rated from 1817 votes.
Falling Skies - S1E2
#10 - The Armory
Season 1 - Episode 2

While scouting for supplies, Tom, Hal and their squad encounter a gang of marauders determined to get their hands on the 2nd Massachusetts’ weapons. Leading the gang is an ex-con named John Pope, who decides to use his hostages as bargaining material.

The episode was rated from 949 votes.

Last updated: may 14, 2021



Well after seven episodes the show still is very weak. Bad acting, script errors, cheesy dialog. I was expecting so much of this show but a big let down so far. But i have to agree V was much worse.


What happened to the first blonde girl, Hal's girlfriend?


Poor directing and writing. Tries to build suspense in situations that common sense could have resolved. Four episodes in and I think we have to go our separate ways.


I may be the only one here, but i don't watch shows just to comment about the acting, visual effects and stuff. Actually I finished this one a time ago now. However i think it deserves some more credit, as i've seen shows with poor acting and terrible visual effects that surprisingly last more than 1 season. While of course, good series (like this or better, i should say) die after 2 seasons. I may be a simple guy but i know what i want, and it's not about the acting or the script, it's about the story! Creativity, above all. Stargate sg-1 always had terrible actors, even for the 90's, and i don't see anyone complaining. Atlantis was similar, and then stargate universe came, with great production and better cast, and guess what? Ended after season 2. If you ask me, sci-fi is going to hell these days, but at least some shows like this can still make it. Despite all of that, as i'm not just a stupid fanboy, i will admit the second half of season 5 was horrible, so thank god they finished it there. But i can't complain about the overall story (and acting). I just can't, guys, sorry!


I really liked the way this one was going. I just think the ending was rushed! Everything was done so elaborately and then suddenly the ending was there.


my God... episodes are getting worse and worse and worse. Season 4 is really a total disappointment. I hope they will make an end to the series soon, before it gets cancelled without a proper ending :( Acting seems to be going downhill, even by the regulars in the cast, conversations are so predictable they hardly have to say anything anymore at all anyway and this whole Messiah crap is really getting to me (Frank Herbert, anyone?). Seems the creators are totally out of inspiration and have started copying random other series and movies and throwing it into a mixer and then hope for a proper story coming out of it. That is definitely a fail.... they really should have brought an end to this series at season 3, instead of dragging a great series on and on into oblivion. season 1 and 2 were superb, now it's just stretching things thin :(


How is it that everyone is from or around Boston but no one has a masshole accent? That's what really bothered me about this series.


I find it getting better the more i watch it, or i appreciate it more after all this time. But, this is with keeping in mind that its not a high quality show with superb writing. Its a bit rough around the edges and you have to accept that some of the acting, writing is just not that good. If you can watch past that, then im sure that you can really appreciate this show. PS: Also it looks like the CGI budget wasnt that big in the beginning so dont expect to see much CGI until later in the series.


I liked it the first three seasons. The ending kinda sucked.


This show kind of started on the wrong feet : everyone had high expectations and it did not really deliver. But it got better throughough the first season. So, basically : not the show of the year, but not a bad show either. This is your average entertaining sci-fi show.

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